9 Principles

9 Principles for Organizational Excellence

The Nine Principles® are the guiding principles for improvement work for any organization that intends to be excellent. These principles set the behaviors and expectations for organizations to create and sustain a culture of excellence where individuals choose to work and achieve at high levels. Likewise, the Nine Principles® are the easiest way to communicate to every department what it takes to create a culture of high performance.  Oakridge Public Schools has adopted Studer Education's Nine Principles for Organizational Excellence as our improvement model.

The Nine Principles® are the guiding concepts of organizational excellence.

So, what are the Nine Principles®? 

Organizations and systems have made an unprecedented commitment to the pursuit of performance excellence. Notice the first of the Nine Principles®. This is where Oakridge Public Schools started.  

Within these Nine Principles is our school improvement model as created by the Michigan Department of Education.  At the center of all our work is the whole child model.