Strategic Planning for Piedmont's Future
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Greetings Patriot Families:

In September 2016, the Board of Directors for Piedmont Community Charter School-CFA began a process to revisit the strategic goals with a renewed commitment to the MISSION of the school as the primary statement of purpose and ultimate reason for the school’s existence.
Piedmont Community Charter School – A challenge Foundation Academy is a tuition-free K-12 school that offers a superior college preparatory education option for this community and its families.
This statement guided our activities during the strategy process and provided clear direction for the big picture aspirations of the board, administration, staff, parents and students. When unpacked, the mission statement reveals our most important goals.
The school is tuition free:
The school is funded by federal, state, and local funds and is subject to state and federal laws 
concerning its administration.

The school is and will be K-12:
The members of the board are in agreement that this school offers a unique option in the community and will remain K-12. The board recognizes that the very mission of the school states this fact.

The school's curriculum is college preparatory:
Piedmont is committed to providing a challenging college preparatory curriculum in an environment of high expectations complemented by artistic and extra-curricular activities.

The school seeks to engage the community:
PCCS-CFA provides an important option as a school of choice within Gastonia and the surrounding counties. This goal pushes us to openness, communication and transparency of action. Piedmont instills individual responsibility and a commitment to serve by respecting the diversity of others and valuing the relationships that unite us as a school community.

The school seeks to engage the families that have chosen PCCS-CFA:
The board and the administration recognize that preparing for college requires more than academics for success.  The school will continue to be an inclusive community that fosters participation of students and parents in a wide variety of events and programs.
Bolstered by our mission and core values, the board held four work sessions in the fall.  These sessions continued work that began in July 2016 at the Summer Board Training held at the secondary campus.  Along with compulsory board member training, we began a dialogue about what the future of the school should be. This discussion was led by a facilitator.  Our short term goal is to realign board committees with strategic goals. Our long term goal is to have purpose- driven board committees with defined goals.  
We will share more of the goals and progress of the school over the next few months. If you have any questions please respond to this email.  

Michael Satterfield
Board President  

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