Vision 2031

Vision 2031: Our vision for transforming school so all Hopkins students reach their full potential.
We are creating a better world by inspiring each student to reach their full potential.

Hopkins Vision 2031 is a vision of innovation created with the core belief that every student deserves a brilliant future. It is the result of multiple avenues of feedback designed to find out what our community, staff, and students think a world-class education should look like and what traits each student in the graduating class of 2031 should have.

The process to affirm community values is an important component to the visioning process. Thousands of sources of stakeholder and community feedback were used to inform Vision 2031, including: staff survey responses, student outreach interviews with community members, School Board listening sessions at local parks, staff strategic visioning sessions, digital surveys, and strategic focus teams.

Photo of outdoor programming and quote by Dr. George Nolan
Photo of two girls as emcees at graduation ceremony next to a quote from Imani Kerre-Mongi
Photo of a boy sitting at a desk with a computer and a quote by Isaiah Schmitz
An adult and child sit on the floor and read a book and a quote by Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed
Two girls sitting on a blanket smiling at the camera and a quote from Michelle Hetlund
Four students sit outside and eat lunch.

Inventing a Bold New Educational Model in Hopkins

Hopkins Public Schools has a long history of innovation, excellence, and above all, doing what is right for students. This foundation is the perfect springboard for us to build a new model of education — one that puts students at the center of their learning.

Moving forward does not mean that we will forget who we are, but rather that we acknowledge that change is necessary if we want our students to have the skills they will need to be successful.

North students at prosthetics design class

Different Results Require a Different Design

If we desire to eradicate predictable outcomes from our student achievement results, our work begins with rejecting traditional practices that do not serve all of Hopkins' students. We are diligently working toward a school system that promises a brilliant future for all students, regardless of their race, gender, culture, or economic status.

Research shows that every student can grow and develop gifted behaviors. In Hopkins, we nurture behaviors such as cognitive flexibility, real-world problem-solving, and persistent curiosity through inquiry-driven learning so that each student can confidently navigate their future.

Teacher and student high five each other

Prepare Students for the Future, Not the Past

In the industrial age, companies depended on employees to memorize facts to solve problems. As a result, schools arranged content to prepare students for factory work that was needed at the time. Today, leading companies are seeking employees who can collaborate, critically think through problems, ask the right questions and research the information needed to solve them. Education must evolve to support our new reality.

Hopkins is transforming education so that all students, regardless of their race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or economic status will have the skills and traits needed to succeed in our rapidly-changing world.