Pathway to Excellence OverviewPathway

Highland Park Public School’s Pathway to Excellence is a strategic plan that has been in place since June 2016 and that was developed by over 60 community stakeholders including representatives from the following constituent groups:

Students, parents, local business owners, leaders of civic organizations such as the Highland Park Town Council, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (New Brunswick Chapter), local houses of worship, residents without children in the schools, teachers, support staff, and school leaders.

Committees are responsible for facilitating the implementation of specific action steps that work to attain the district goals. These committees meet with the superintendent periodically throughout the year for progress updates, reflection, and continued implementation planning.

The Pathway to Excellence is a “living document” and will be updated according to new needs, challenges, and or changes in the priorities of the school district.

The Goals

Goal 1

The district will ensure that curriculum and instruction supports the "whole" child (i.e. the academic, social, emotional, and mental wellness of every student). 

Goal 2

The district will ensure the inclusion and support of students, of all abilities, races, cultures, religions, belief systems, sexual orientations, genders/gender identities, and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Goal 3

The district will ensure implementation of more consistent and effective differentiated instruction (content, process, and products).


The Strategies 2018-2020

Click here to download and review the action steps due to be implemented 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years to support the three strategic plan goals.


The Progress 2016-2018

Colors denote the status of the action steps in our plan. Red shades indicate no progress has been made; yellow shades represent the action step is in progress, and the blue shades point out the action steps that have been fully implemented with the utmost fidelity.

Click to download and review 2016-2018 progress.