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Howard-Suamico School District: Giving students ownership in their learning experiences

September 27, 2023
“It’s critically important that students have ownership in this, and they see themselves within the work.”

Mark Smith, Ed.D. | Deputy Superintendent

Howard-Suamico School District is working to implement student-centered personalized learning experiences as part of its District Strategic Plan. Students are coached to engage in deeper learning and develop life skills identified in the district’s Graduate Profile. 

Students build an understanding of new learning through inquiry, engage in dynamic collaborative learning experiences, apply skills with voice and choice, and ultimately assess their own learning. Authentic learning experiences are being built directly into each content area, course, and grade level using a curriculum framework that details learning intentions and success criteria for deeper learning.

About the District
Founded in 1961, the Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD) encompasses 58 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico, just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field, HSSD serves 5,879 students in eight schools and eight community-based 4K sites, making it the 26th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin.

The HSSD vision, mission, and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together.