Our personalized learning journey started a few years ago during our strategic planning process. As we engaged in a deep dive of our student achievement and growth data, it was very clear that despite our excellent rating we were not meeting the academic needs of every single student the district. Equally important to academic performance is a student’s experience and sense of hope for the future. So, we asked students directly their perception of our schools, classrooms, and experience which resulted in formative feedback for systemic change in order to foster stronger connections to school, build resiliency, and cultivate hope for every single student we serve. These results are the foundation for our work across the district in personalized learning.