Bold Steps

Our community has shared many consistent themes about what it values in its schools: high quality academics including a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses, engaging elective options in the arts at the elementary and secondary level, athletics, gifted and special education programming, diversity, world language offerings, and frugality.

In order to position Mason City schools for the future, together, we must develop the bold steps that are needed to achieve the vision.


Global Discovery 

(MCS Priorities: High Impact Learning and Deep Parent & Community Partnerships)
By 2020, every student will have the opportunity to participate in an international experience - even without leaving Mason.

Students need to build their capacity to communicate and solve problems as active members of our global community.


(MCS Priorities:High Impact Learning, superb Staff Support )
By 2020, every student and staff member will practice and demonstrate leadership in an authentic experience based on needs and interests that is part of each Comet’s Personalized Growth Plan.

Students and staff need to serve and shape their community in purposeful ways in order to make their lives meaningful and their community better.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning 

(MCS Priorities: High Impact Learning and Superb Staff Support)
By 2020, Mason City Schools will offer learning opportunities both inside the school setting and beyond the schools’ walls including online learning opportunities and internships that are driven by a data culture. Students will naturally integrate personal learning devices.

Students need to build career skills that prepare them to think critically & innovatively, and work collaboratively.

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