Guiding Documents

The LISD Vision is "engage, inspire, achieve for life-long success."
The LISD Goals are:
1) Maximize academic growth for each student.
2) Prepare each student for college and career success.
3) Inspire the whole child.
4) Engage each student in relevant learning. 
5) Ensure a world class workforce focused on student achievement.
6) Manage district resources effectively. 
7) Communicate effectively with our community to build relationships. 

Guiding Documents consist of the Core BeliefsGraduate Profile, 10 Ethical Principles and the LISD Learning Model. Another foundational document used in Leander ISD is the Student Learning Behaviors.

10 Ethical Principles 10 Ethical Principles Graduate Profile A photo of the LISD Learning Model

Core Beliefs

As a public school organization, we hold these truths as our core beliefs:

  • Each and every student is at the heart of our decisions. This requires a focus on students and all elements that impact their overall student experience in order for them to reach their maximum potential.
  • LISD life-changers (each and every staff member) should be empowered so they can inspire our students to own their learning.
  • Our LISD family, which includes our students and their families, life-changers, board, and community members, thrives when we ensure a welcoming, safe, and caring environment in which we treat one another with integrity, respect, fairness, and acceptance while appreciating our differences.
  • A deliberate and intentional focus on relevant and deeper learning for each student will optimize individual outcomes and personal growth.
  • Developing and maintaining meaningful, collaborative relationships between all our LISD family is vital for a whole child, student-driven experience.

10 Ethical Principles

Honesty - telling the truth

Integrity - doing the right thing

Promise-keeping - doing what you say you are going to do

Loyalty - supporting someone or something

Concern for Others - caring for and helping others

Law-abidance/Civic Duty
- obeying rules and laws/making the world a better place

Respect for Others
- being polite and kind to everyone and everything

Fairness - treating everyone equally

Pursuit of Excellence - doing everything the best you can; looking for ways to improve

Accountability - taking responsibility for your actions, and taking pride in what you do right
Leander ISD's Learning Model is a research-based model for instruction in LISD. It was implemented district wide in 2006 as a tool to provide LISD with guidance on how classrooms and schools can effectively enhance student achievement.

At the center and heart of the Learning Model is “Focus on Student Learning.” This is district's singular purpose for existing and is considered in every new opportunity and decision made throughout LISD.

The result of three years of collaborative work by principals, instructional leaders and teachers at all levels across the district, the Leander ISD Student Learning Model is both a target and a guide as the district seeks to become the best in the world at guiding student learning.
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