I am honored to be the Superintendent of the fourth largest school district in Kentucky. Our mission in the Kenton County School District is to ensure that every student is prepared for the global work market. As a System focused on providing Excellence in Instruction, and Student and Business Engagement, we are leading the region in initiatives designed to ensure that all students graduate prepared for college or a career. This is our fourth year with the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology (KCAIT), a program designed to ensure 100% of students participating are college and career ready. This year, we are adding the Future Educators Academy as well as a Women in Engineering Academy.
The Kenton County School District has set high expectations for our students. The Kentucky Academic Standards are a set of standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematics. The new standards, which have been adopted by most states across the United States, focus on mastery of content at a particular grade level and include very little repetition of content from one year to the next. The district will also begin the fifth year of implementation with the Spring Board curriculum, focusing on refinement and enhanced instructional planning and support.
Excellence is Everywhere in the Kenton County School District, and everyone is welcome. Over 30 languages are represented in our district. Our students have more college and career opportunities, as evidenced by the Class of 2015 receiving over $20 million in scholarships.
Our district goals include:
· Increase the quality of student learning
· Create a community of character for inquiry and learning
· Set rigorous goals for student achievement
· Communicate high expectations for the way we go about learning and teaching
This school district is committed to providing quality instruction, active student engagement and developing and maintaining strong relationships with our parents and business partners. Seventy-eight teachers have earned National Board Certification while working with the Kenton County School District. You have selected an excellent school district for your child’s education and I look forward to our partnership preparing these students for their productive futures.
Terri Cox-Cruey, Ed.D.