Winona Area Public Schools
World's Best Workforce

The mission of Winona Area Public Schools is to empower students of all ages to
be life-long learners who demonstrate creative thinking, critical thinking, critical analysis and problem solving skills in an ever changing and challenging world.

 In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 2013, section 120B.11, a school board, at a public meeting, shall adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with creating the World’s Best Workforce Plan (WBWF). It is intended to serve as a foundational document that aligns educational initiatives that serve students pre-k through high school. It is based on five beliefs:
  • All students are ready for kindergarten
  • Close the achievement gap
  • All students in third grade achieve grade level literacy
  • All students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school
  • All students graduate from high school
WAPS’s World’s Best Workforce Plan serves as a blueprint that demonstrates how current district initiatives and plans work together in a concerted effort to create a quality workforce equipped with the necessary skills for the current century.
World’s Best Workforce means striving to do the following:
  • Have all students meet school readiness goals
  • Have all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy
  • Close the academic achievement gap among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and their more privileged peers
  • Have all students graduate from high school
  • Have all students attain college and career preparedness