BCTS District Mission & Vision

  • The mission of The Bergen County Technical School District is to include, engage, and inspire the workforce of tomorrow.


    As educational leaders, we believe that...

    • All students can learn and all deserve access to a high quality, career and technical education
    • A rigorous curriculum must possess a balance of essential life, career, and academic skills
    • Physical, social, and emotional safety and wellness are paramount to a child’s education
    • The needs of the students and their classrooms should drive our decision-making
    • The power of internal, local, and global educational partnerships is a cornerstone of student exploration and discovery
    • Input from all of our stakeholders, especially staff, students, and their families is critical
    • Collaborative decision making, personal communication, and mutual respect make-up the foundation of a positive workplace culture
    • It is our responsibility to continuously reflect, improve, and leave a lasting legacy on career and technical education
    • We are a vital resource for our county
    • Creativity among our students and staff is what sets us apart
    • Students are most engaged and inspired when the knowledge we teach has context and higher purpose behind it
    • Academic integrity is cardinal to our programming
    • Inclusion and acceptance are pillars of a diverse school community
    • Personalized and differentiated pathways to learning and transition open doors for our students
    • Established rules and procedures are essential to keeping our buildings safe


    Our values are being embraced and our mission is being accomplished when we see:


    • An environment where students are safe, feel confident to learn, and develop skills to be lifelong learners
    • Students developing social and emotional learning through a structured character education program
    • Effective, efficient, and state of the art security measures and drills that support physical safety in schools
    • All stakeholders (staff, students, parents, and community) are knowledgeable in and engaged with the mental health resources available
    • Students making decisions that reflect empathy and respect for their peers, teachers, and community


    • Students engaging in real-world learning experiences that promote critical thinking, leverage emerging technologies, and solve problems collaboratively
    • Learning experiences that encourage students to embrace academic and industry challenges, adapt, learn independently, and persevere
    • Teachers differentiating instruction to include and ensure the success of all learners
    • Educators continuously growing in professional practice, content knowledge, and pedagogy in a collaborative environment with students as well as colleagues
    • Students using sound communication and interpersonal skills to share their ideas and influence others


    • Leaders communicating with consistency, honesty, and transparency
    • Teachers and administrators working together to plan, implement, monitor student learning, and reflect on district and building goals
    • Leaders encouraging innovation through technology by providing opportunities to explore and develop new ideas through partnerships, internships, and career opportunities that benefit all students
    • Leaders embracing the responsibility to continuously reflect, improve, recognize staff efforts, and leave a lasting legacy on education


    • Stakeholders included in a dialogue about school improvement and their feedback on school climate is measured
    • Students participating in bettering the community through service and engagement
    • The District taking action to include students and staff from a variety of communities in Bergen County
    • Each student having the opportunity to use their career and technical skills to impact how progress is made in their field

    Finance & Facilities:

    • Facilities that provide learning environments that are safe, mirror industry, and maximize student learning
    • Budgetary planning that is transparent, forward thinking, and aligned to district goals
    • Facilities that are physically flexible, adaptable to different modalities and styles of learning, and inclusive for all
    • Resources that are allocated to the hiring and retention of human capital