Our District is a Common Sense Media Certified School District with 11 certified Common Sense Media Schools. We are also a Future Ready Schools (FRS) district that focuses on implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential.

Mission, Vision, Goals, Beliefs and Values 

Mission Statement
Our Mission is educating, empowering and inspiring excellence.
Vision Statement
PTS inspires excellence and opens the possibilities for students, staff,family, and community to see beyond themselves and develop a positive future.  We promote the use of critical values to develop meaningful and productive relationships to create a safe and secure learning environment.  Our schools cultivate pride and are the community's choice to educate their children. We attract and develop leaders in education who desire professional growth and opportunities that are relevant and forward thinking.  PTS implements and utilizes technology to meet the needs of our learners and provide them with skills to meet the innovation of tomorrow.  We empower students with the academic skill sand the character traits to view obstacles as opportunities to grow and build resiliency.  We focus on student centered, researched based practices that begin in early childhood and extend beyond the classroom.  We embrace a culture that recognizes and celebrates diversity and creativity.  Our students, staff, family, and community partner to create our nationally recognized school corporation.  TOGETHER, WE EXCEL!
  • PTS will create a culture of high achievement.
  • PTS will create a culture of technological innovation.
  • PTS will create a culture of collaboration and acceptance in a safe and secure learning environment.
  • PTS will be nationally recognized.

Beliefs and Vision Statements

PTS believes:
  • Student achievement requires all stakeholders to be invested in our students and their college and career readiness.
  • Student achievement is dependent upon the collaborative efforts of administration, teachers, support staff, family, community stakeholders, and the students themselves.
  • All students are capable of learning and will be challenged to reach their full potential.
  • Curricula should be viable, aligned, rigorous, intentionally taught, learned, assessed, and reflected upon.
  • All employees are collectively responsible for educating our students, modeling high expectations, and positively impacting students' lives.
  • It is responsible for embracing employee strengths, cultivating areas of growth through training, and developing talent for future sustainability.
  • It has a responsibility to teach, model and foster behavior that reflects integrity, compassion, equity, and respect for all.
  • Community engagement creates the synergy for high achievement and student development.
  • Our schools are a source of pride and the foundation of a strong community.
  • In open and honest communication with the school community, striving to develop positive relationships, valuing the community's voice, and encouraging active community participation.
  • Learning is the purpose of education.
PTS values:
  • Meaningful and engaging curriculum and instruction that is student-centered, research-based, and reflects students' diverse needs.
  • Life-long learners and coachable professionals.
  • Employees who exemplify critical values and add value to the lives of those around them.
  • Financial decisions that positively impact students.
  • Responsible stewardship, accountability to community taxpayers, and forward thinking as it pertains to budgets and finance.
  • An orderly, inviting, clean, healthy, safe and secure learning environment for students and employees.
  • The integration of technology throughout all levels of learning to augment instruction, provide the necessary tools to ensure technological literacy, and to enhance college and career readiness.
  • A strong, active, and productive technology presence throughout the district.
  • Students that demonstrate responsible digital citizenship, are proficient utilizing and possess the skills to adapt to emerging technology.
  • Diversity
  • A positive culture reflecting a physically and emotionally safe, productive, working and learning environment.