The mission of Auburn City Schools, the pinnacle of educational excellence, is to ensure each student embraces and achieves his or her unique intellectual gifts and personal aspirations while advancing the community, through a system distinguished by:
Compassion for others
Symbiotic relationships with an engaged community
The creation and sharing of knowledge
Inspired learners with a global perspective
The courage to determine our future
Strategic planning, defined as a method by which a community continuously creates artifactual systems to serve extraordinary purposes, has been approached as both a discipline and a process. With an intent to generate innovation and creativity and with a respect to the established traditions and reputation for excellence, it is the purpose of this plan to serve the students and community with a commitment to unprecedented possibilities and continuous discovery.
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View Auburn City Schools Strategic Plan
[Board approved March 2013]
Auburn City Schools enrollment is climbing at a very rapid pace
In October 2013, Dr. Karen DeLano laid out the process that Auburn City Schools would use to move forward with providing facilities for the ever-growing student population.
That process has been progressing steadily over the last several months. A facilities committee has been working hard on determining what options exist for providing adequate physical space for our students. At the same time, a financial committee has been studying options on ways to help increase our ability to pay for such facilities.
Auburn City Schools Presents Facility Options Survey Results
Auburn City Schools presents the results of the data collected by survey during and after the well attended community forums. Results are being reviewed and considered along with other factors such as available funding, educational programming, instructional best practices, advice from the financial and facilities advisory councils, and student input while determining the best approach for addressing the enrollment growth and facility needs of the school district. The superintendent intends to bring forth a recommendation in early May 2014.
Please click here to review survey results
Auburn City Board of Education held a joint work session with the City Council on Monday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. at the Harris Senior Center, Opelika Road.
Click below to review the work session presentation materials:
ACS Facilities Plan Presentation 2024
ACS Facilities Plan 2024
Community Forums - February 24 & 25
Community Forum Meeting Presentation
Community Forum Options Packet
Children entering kindergarten in Auburn City Schools this fall may now register at the K-2 school they will attend in 2014-2015. Parents are asked to please contact their school as soon as possible to begin the registration process. An accurate count of students entering kindergarten will allow each school to prepare the appropriate number of classrooms.
Based upon your home address, please register at the school your child will attend:
Auburn Early Education Center
721 East University Drive
Cary Woods Elementary School
715 Sanders Street
Dean Road Elementary School
335 South Dean Road
Richland Elementary School
770 Yarbrough Farms Boulevard
When registering your kindergarten student, please take the child’s Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Record (Blue Card), and two proofs of residency to the school. For verification of residency, a mortgage, lease or property tax statement must be provided with a copy of a current utility bill or other acceptable artifact.
The Superintendent will accept alternate forms of evidence or modify otherwise applicable requirements as necessary and appropriate to accommodate migrant, immigrant, ELL or homeless students.
Children must be five years old on or before September 2 to register for kindergarten.
Questions? Please call the Board of Education Office at (334) 887-2100 for information.
AHS welcomes Sinclair to administration team
When it comes to being one the three new assistant principals at Auburn High School, Damian Sinclair a.k.a. Mr. Fix-it, approaches the job similar to the way a mechanic approaches a car.
He considers himself a “people builder” because he likes to make sure all the pieces of a school are running smoothly just like a mechanic maintains and ensure the quality of a vehicle and how it runs.
Sinclair said that mindset all starts with listening to people more and forming positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and fellow administrators.
“I am the type of person who is going to come to work every day with a smile on my face while leaving all personal things at the door,” Sinclair said. “I want to come in and have a positive experience and give others a positive experience; with my business background I am big into customer service.”
A native of Crowley, Louisiana, Sinclair originally worked in banking and finance for Wells Fargo while working on additional degrees like his Masters in Management from Belhaven College in Mississippi (he also has a Masters and Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership from Troy University-Phenix City).
Raville looks forward to her first administrative role at AHS
Auburn High School has an entirely new group of administrators in place to start the 2014-2015 school year with.
Caroline Raville has been selected as one of the assistant principals under Dr. Shannon Pignato and she is looking to bring her passion for education at the teacher level to her new position as an administrator.
Raville is originally from South Florida, but made the move to Auburn at age 15 before graduating from AHS in 2000 and earning an English degree from Auburn University.
“(After Auburn University) I went to Africa for a while and worked with a non-profit in Swaziland before coming to Nashville to work in publicity (for authors) for a publishing house,” Raville said. “From there I was hired by a non-profit organization that ran all the after school programs in Nashville and I was their director of development, but I kept sneaking out to spend all my time at the after school programs (which was actually in her job description).”
There Raville tapped into her natural talent for teaching.