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    Our District

    The Spring Grove Area School District is a community of approximately 500 caring and dedicated employees who work in partnership with our families, community, local organizations, and volunteers to support the academic and social-emotional growth of ALL our 3,800 Rocket learners. We are committed to providing a positive educational experience and challenging and motivating all students to attain their full potential in school and beyond. 

  • Our Mission

    To challenge and motivate all students to attain their full potential.

    Our Vision

    All students experience Learning Without Limits every day. 

    Our Values

    We believe that students should experience Learning Without Limits in a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment where they can connect with others, engage in rigorous learning, own the learning, and solve complex problems. 

    Diversity Statement

    We will treat all people with equality, dignity, and respect; we will educate all students to understand, accept, and value all members of the world community; and we invite the community at large to join with us in support of this mission.

Learning Without Limits

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    Learning Without Limits is a method of learning that encourages students to not only absorb new information and knowledge but to learn how to find out more and how to learn more. The four tenets of Learning Without Limits are connecting with others, engaging in rigorous learning, owning the learning, and solving complex problems. 

    Connecting With Others

    We are a global society. The more our children know about and get to know their peers, the richer their lives will be. Opportunities are expanding for students to connect with each other and with students around the world as they immerse themselves in topics and lessons of deep interest. 

    Engaging in Rigorous Learning

    Rigor carries various meanings for various people. What is rigorous for one student can be downright impossible for another, or only somewhat challenging for yet another. This is where the individual teacher-student relationship is most important.
    Working with your child, the teacher knows your child’s abilities and how best to challenge them without pressing. Students who are engaged in rigorous learning are excited about school; they are interested in what they are doing and feel like they belong in school. They get to show their learning in a variety of ways, and their hard work is recognized and celebrated, which makes them feel good about school, what they've learned, and themselves. 

    Owning the Learning

    We have encouraged students to follow their interests and inspirations wherever they lead; whether it’s building rockets, arguing a mock trial, or writing a book. Students want to learn in their ‘best’ way, to be engaged, connected, and deeply involved in the process. Teachers and students can work together to develop questions and find the answers, instead of teachers holding all the information and lecturing. 

    Solving Complex Problems

    The goal of teaching is to equip students to identify and solve problems in their academic work and life. This includes solving problems that are set for them (the kind of problem-solving we usually think of in school) and solving new problems that they define themselves, or the world creates for them; creating something new as the solution. In this case, "being able to think" means students can solve their own complex problems and work creatively to do so. 

2022-2025 District Comprehensive Plan

  • The Comprehensive Plan addresses planning for continuous improvement of leadership, teaching, and learning to ensure all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life. The Plan is developed by the Assistant Superintendent’s Office. District stakeholders, including leadership, board members, parents, staff, and community members, are involved in developing the Comprehensive Plan and creating a shared vision for student success. 

    Spring Grove Area School District’s 2022-2025 Comprehensive Plan has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for implementation. The plan was developed during the 2021-2022 school year. The District's mission, vision, and values were updated, and new district priorities and goals were set. 

    Priority #1: Support all students with flexible and customizable learning opportunities to enhance growth and achievement.

      • Goal 1: Develop a system, at each level, to assess and monitor student growth and achievement.
      • Goal 2: Increase opportunities, at all grade levels, for students to explore career opportunities and become better prepared for post-secondary life. 

    Priority #2:
    Identify and minimize barriers to student learning for all students. 

      • Goal 1: Increase involvement of all stakeholders in all aspects of our school community at all levels, K-12.
      • Goal 2: Develop a continuum of supports (academic and social/emotional) for all students.

    2022-2025 Comprehensive Plan

District Operational Plan

  • The Board of School Directors, in regular session at the June 27, 2022 voting meeting, approved the 2022-2023 District Operational Plan items indicated below.

    Curriculum and Instruction

      • Redefine and expand instructional technology and learning options for students and staff
      • Continue to evaluate and implement options for our own programming for students with complex needs
      • Explore additional curricular programs to offer students opportunities to broaden post-secondary options


      • Continue consumer-driven benefit options to expand whole employee wellness, including physical, emotional, financial, professional, and community wellness
      • Continue the implementation of the Frontline upgrade of the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) / Professional Growth
      • Continue master planning for repurposing and/or disposition of district facilities not currently used for instruction and improving the function of existing facilities