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Personal Growth Plans

The mission of Bloomington Public Schools is to develop in all our learners the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing world. According to our strategic plan, all students will have a Personal Growth Plan to prepare them to meet the following milestones:


What is a Personal Growth Plan?

Each student's Personal Growth Plan includes information and/or goals in the following areas:
  1. Academic Indicators like grades, test scores, academic goals, etc.
  2. Life & Social Skills like participation in extracurricular activities, attendance data, life & social goals, etc.
  3. Career & College Planning (Grades 6-12) like career interest inventories, resume tools, course planning, etc.
Why is the district developing a PGP for every student?

Bloomington Public Schools' vision is to create Pathways to Graduation for all learners to prepare them for the next level of study, to graduate, and to enter college or a career with the necessary skills to be successful.  Plans are also mandated by the World's Best Workforce legislation (Statute 120b.125).

What will PGPs look like in the 16-17 school year?

All high school students will participate in 12 Homeroom/Advisory PGP activities throughout the 2016-17 school year to help them form their plans and prepare for life after high school. Senior activities aim to help students make a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education or the workforce.  

In early November, high school students were introduced to Naviance Family Connection, a comprehensive career and postsecondary college resource. This online tool helps students identify and research potential postsecondary colleges and careers. Parents and guardians are encouraged to log on with their students and talk to them about their postsecondary plans.  

What will PGPs look like after this year?

PGP planning is underway in our three middle schools for implementation in 2017-18.

All students in early childhood through adult education will eventually have a PGP. For an overall view of when PGPs will be rolled out at each level, please see the PGP timeline.