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Vision 2031: Adoption of District-Wide, 10-Year Vision for Innovation

District vision of an innovative education and portrait of a graduate in 2031


Hopkins Public Schools has created a vision of what innovation in education should look like and what traits the graduating class of 2031 should have. Vision 2031 was created based on feedback from the community, staff, and students, leveraging 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. Included in the vision are six pillars of innovation, a list of traits of the 2031 graduate, core values, district beliefs, and intended outcomes of the vision.


Vision 2031 encompasses what Hopkins Public Schools believe a world-class education should look like and outlines the traits they believe each of the district’s graduates for the class of 2031 should have. The vision includes what the district hopes to achieve within the next ten years and includes the following:

  • Six pillars of innovation, ranging from community engagement to digital tools to mindsets needed to implement innovative practices

  • Traits of the 2031 graduate, which encourage comprehensive student development

  • Core values of the district that acknowledge and embrace the diverse backgrounds of its students

  • District beliefs about teaching, learning, community engagement, and whole child development

  • Planned outcomes for what a world-class education will look like at Hopkins schools in 2031

To help bring this vision to life, the district continues to solicit feedback from any stakeholder who wishes to contribute. Additionally, the district has recruited a group of high school students to engage the community in giving feedback on what they envision to be a world-class education, what is going well, what could improve, and what they would like to see happening in Hopkins schools.

This strategy is a part of TLA's Hop, Skip, Leapfrog release, which explores the concrete ways in which schools and systems pursued student-centered innovation during COVID-19. Explore the full guide to find additional strategies, insights, and resources.