Applications are currently being accepted for parent membership on the Local School Planning Council. The Council meets 5 times a year (dates below) to discuss school issues, budgeting and policies. If you are interested please complete the application below.

School Planning Council

Vision Statement

Stonewall Jackson High School is a community of learners. All students will learn and achieve to their greatest potential. All graduates will be competent to enter the work world and prepared to pursue advanced educational opportunities. Staff members and graduates will be instilled with the desire and skills necessary to be lifelong learners.

Mission Statement

The Stonewall Jackson High School learning community will provide creative and stimulating programs that elevate the achievement of every student to his or her highest potential by establishing high standards and expectations for participation and achievement in a variety of challenging curricular and co-curricular activities. The climate for student learning and staff effectiveness will be maximized by promoting strong family involvement, providing instruction from a global perspective, and emphasizing diversity and acceptance.

Local School Planning Council

The Stonewall Jackson Local School Planning Council meets 5 times throughout the school year to assist the Stonewall Jackson community in gathering input from key stakeholders to make site-based decisions. The meetings are open to the public and input from the representatives and entire school community is encouraged. As part of site-based management in Prince William County Schools, the Local School Planning Council is a key component for the monitoring our strategic plan and site-based budget. Representatives serve a two-year term and are selected at the beginning of each school year.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

All meetings are from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the SJHS Library

September 25, 2019
October 29, 2019 - new date!
January 29, 2020
March 25, 2020 
May 6, 2020

Parent Membership Information and Application 2019-2020

Stonewall parents and family members are encouraged to become involved in the Stonewall Jackson High School Planning Council.  The purpose of the school planning council is to advise the principal on those issues important to the school, such as identifying school needs, developing and evaluating the annual school improvement plan and discussing school procedures and policies.  We hope you will consider applying for one of the positions, which are now available.

The SPC is composed of teachers representing all departments and school areas, the IB Coordinator, parents, students, one classified employee, the principal, one assistant principal and one business/community liaison.  Parent terms on the council last for two years, which may be extended if interested. Parent representatives will be chosen by geographic lottery from the pool of interested parties.  Former Council members are eligible to apply.  The geographic locations are: Gainesville/Bristow; Sudley; Transfer Students (IB or AFJROTC); Balls Ford area; Rixlew and Loch Lomond; Bull Run; Westgate; Irongate; Victory Lakes. Sheffield Manor and  Independence.

The SPC will meet 5 times a year at 6:30 p.m  starting in September, dates 9/25, 10/30, 1/29, 3/25, 5/6.  Attendance to these meetings is mandatory for all council members.  Each month the council tackles new proposals and policies, reviews the budgeting process, hears reports from various programs, and continuously monitors and evaluates the present school plan while working to gather data for the creation of future school plans.  We stipulate that council members cannot miss two consecutive meetings.  This requirement ensures that all voices are heard and all constituencies are represented.  

You are strongly encouraged to consider applying for a seat on the SPC.  Our school has taken great strides in meeting our commitment to excellence.  A major factor in this success is our commitment to collaboration and site-based decision-making.  Please consider completing the application.  Your involvement can only help to further the success of all students at Stonewall Jackson High School.

If you have more questions about the Stonewall Jackson High School Planning Council, please call the principal’s office at 703-365-2900.


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