Strategic Plan: Innovation, Purpose and Promise
" make SSA the best school in the Gulf South."  - Marguerite S. Celestin
Strategic Plan Vision
We believe that the quality of life in our society is greatly improved when young women are educated to succeed, stand confident, and lead Christian lives of service and responsibility. We are committed to providing the best education for our young women in an institution that is ever forward-looking and innovative. We continuously explore possibilities and potential by incorporating the best educational practices research has to offer. We strive to be the best high school in the Gulf South as measured by student achievement, community partnerships and organizational strength.
Strategic Plan Values
  • Continuous improvement in all areas is fundamental.

  • Our Catholic faith frames all of our actions.

  • Quality teaching deserves to be rewarded.

  • A rigorous and relevant curriculum prepares our graduates to succeed in a global information-based society.

  • Community outreach and social responsibility are hallmarks of the program.
  • Perseverance and diligence are expected and rewarded. 
  • Clear, two-way communication is essential.
  • Technology improves the quality and delivery of instruction, access to student information, communications with constituents and efficiency of administrative systems and processes.
  • Careful planning and expansion of facilities results in a superior learning environment.
  • We cherish and celebrate our century plus history, one that is rich in tradition and opportunity for women.
  • Philanthropy is a tradition of joyful giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of our SSA community. It has transformational power, both for the giver and the receiver.
Strategic Plan 2012 - Goals and Strategies

Goal 1: A continuously-improving exemplary academic program, grounded in our Catholic faith serves the needs of all students and incorporates best practices and learning beyond the classroom.
A) Evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of the 4x4 system.
B) Develop and implement a comprehensive annual curriculum renewal process to prepare students for the next level.
C) Utilize data management system for coordinated learning outcomes.
D) Promote and support opportunities for academic learning beyond the classroom, including a true service learning program.
E) Integrate technology into the classroom and implement innovative systems for learning.
Goal 2: Excellent faculty and staff function within interconnected systems for efficiency and effectiveness.
A) Attract, retain, and reward excellent faculty through career ladder faculty professional development structure.
B) Provide professional development for non-teaching staff.
C) Achieve operational efficiency for the overall school structure.
Goal 3: A vibrant learning culture equips strong, independent, confident women of faith to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
A) Enhance college and career counseling.
B) Lead students in discovering their talents, passions and abilities.
C) Enhance culture that celebrates perseverance and diligence to promote a strong work ethic.
D) Promote and support extra-curricular activities as a means of student development.
Goal 4: A living faith permeates the culture of the entire SSA community.
A) Redefine the campus ministry program to engage all students and enrich spiritual development.
B) Integrate Catholic identity standards into learning across disciplines.
C) Impart an understanding of and commitment to the values necessary to live a Catholic life as women of God.
D) Service projects are mission driven, effectively utilize SSA student time and talent and have a measurable impact on the outside community.
Goal 5: Dynamic stakeholder relationships are fostered by strong communications.
A) Streamline internal communications.
B) Develop and implement a public relations and marketing plan.
C) Launch website as center of internal and external communications.
D) Promote ongoing dialogue with parents, students and all constituents.
Goal 6: Appropriate facilities and technology infrastructure are essential to support the school’s sustained excellence.
A) Create and systematically maintain inventory of technology infrastructure and resources.
B) Formalize short and long term planning for technology acquisitions and maintenance.
C) Update and execute exisitng master site plan for short-term needs.
D) Complete revision of master site plan, including evaluation, prioritization and cost effectiveness of identified needs.
E) Develop timeline for implementation of intermediate and long-term needs for master site plan.
Goal 7: A comprehensive fund development plan supports the goals identified in the Strategic Plan, which is the most ambitious financial undertaking ever initiated by SSA.
A) Implement a comprehensive development plan which includes specific, targeted fund-raising efforts [annual giving, capital campaign, planned giving, endowment giving, grants, corporate/community partnerships, alumnae events, special events] and an effective annual review process.
B) Establish a program of "Youth in Philanthropy" which incorporates elements of Catholic stewardship and social responsibility.
C) Assess and implement staffing needs of the Advancement Office

Strategic Plan Team Participants
Core Team: Marguerite Celestin, Mary Kathryn Villere, Eileen Depreo, Jennifer Grimley, Carol Pool, Elaine Simmons, Harold Aucoin, Jerry Delahoussaye, Cindy Harlan, Sue Zaunbrecher. (Members of the Core Team also participated in Steering Committee meetings.)
Steering Committee: Mark Bowen, Kelly Carite Boyd ‘83, Joie Campeaux 2006, Dorothy Garcia, Jennifer Ballard Gitz ‘85, Bobbie Landry, Melissa Landry 2007, Clif St. Germain, Sarah Stewart 2006, Liz Tocco, Paul Vorenkamp, Cindy Williamson.
Work Group: Pam Angelle, Bruce Authement, Karen Baker, Nancy Baldwin, Melody Morse Barousse ‘78, Kim Bartlett, Denise Bordelon, Cindy Braud, Rick Brocato, Ted Bruning, Karen Bucksbarg, Larry Bucksbarg, Bryan Burns, Calvin Campeaux, Lee Caston, Betty Champagne, Jean Champagne, Ashley Villere Chitwood ‘89, Kevin Cleveland, Ellen Fischer Cole ‘86, Rebecca Simpson Dougherty ‘83, Susanne Cambre Dwyer ‘80, Sue Gutierrez, Jane Harvey, Susanne Hepburn, Yvette Jemison, Louisette Kidd, Barbara Link, Aimee Boudreaux MacIver ‘96, Marty Mayer, Rich McConnell, Lori Murphy, Bonnie Paille, Manny Perez de la Mesa, Toni Pettavino, Julie Raines, Jewel Reuter, Carmen Riedlinger, Collins Rossi, Sybil Roussell, Amanda Schneidau, Kim Simpson, Gordon Stewart, Frank Stritzinger, Ryan Trosclair, Matt Voelkel, Greg Ware, and Mary Beth Willem. Special thanks to the participants in the January, 2006 convocation.


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