Every three (3) years, each school district must develop and submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) a Special Education Plan, which becomes a part of the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan, which encompasses Academic Standards and Assessment, Professional Education, Teacher Induction, Special Education, Educational Technology, and Student Services into one, will guide our continuous improvement efforts to identify future goals and improve educational opportunities and achievement for all students.
2018-2021 Plan Development
A committee of stakeholders is currently developing the Comprehensive Plan that will guide the district for the next three years. The Committee began meeting in April of 2017 and will complete its work in September or October of 2017. The Plan will then be available for public inspection for 28 days prior to Board approval in November of 2017.
The Planning Committee has been meeting regularly and has finalized drafts of the mission and vision statements. It has also reviewed student achievement data in preparation for developing goals and strategies. The final drafts of the mission and vision statements are as follows:
Unified in a commitment to inspire and to empower resilient, lifelong learners.
It is our VISION that Westmont Hilltop High School be characterized by:
STUDENTS who are accountable for their behavior and who challenge themselves to think, learn and accept responsibility
GRADUATES who are equipped with a strong academic foundation, global life skills, and a desire for life-long learning
PARENTS and GUARDIANS who take a meaningful interest in their child's education and overall school experience
FACULTY who develop and support curriculum and programs that challenge students to think critically, creatively, and communally in a mutually respectful environment
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERS and STAFF who serve the best interests of students and parents, effectively partnering with the faculty to achieve this vision
CURRICULUM that is challenging; encourages students to think, act and learn independently; reflects a global perspective; develops productive citizens; and prepares students for careers and higher education
Prior Comprehensive Planning information is archived below:
2014-17 Comprehensive Plan
The Special Education Plan (draft) must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board, prior to submission to PDE. The timeline for submission and approval of the Special Education plan is as follows:
Superintendent Review: March 15, 2016
28 Day Public Review [Website; Copy of draft available for review in District Administrative Office]: March 17, 2016
Board Approval of the Plan: April 25, 2016
Deadline for Submission to PDE: May 1, 2016
To view the plan, click the link below:
Comments may be directed to:
Mrs. Cindy McCombie
Special Education Director
Westmont Hilltop School District
675 Goucher St.
Johnstown, PA 15905