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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Street NW
Austin, MN  55912
507-460-1900

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

The Packer Profile

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The Packer profile is a direct result of feedback from students, staff, and family stakeholder groups during the 2021-22 strategic planning process. The Packer Profile identifies the community’s shared aspirations for students and what it means to be a graduate of APS. It reflects what our students, staff, and families desire each day for our students and support their preparation to become college, career, and life ready.

APS graduates are entering an ever-changing world filled with endless possibilities. To support our students in achieving their dreams after high school, APS staff will model and guide students towards their development of the Packer Core Values. The core values will hold our system accountable to focusing our instruction, student engagement, and community collaboration in supporting our students to make a difference in the world.

During the 2022-2023 school year, design teams of teachers and school counselors from AHS and Ellis will work to create the Packer Profile 3 key principles and what those will look like for students and staff. This initial design process will take place in October through February and result in a high-level structure scope and sequence. Community stakeholders and students will have multiple opportunities to receive updates on the progress of these design teams and provide feedback to consider in future design processes.

Packer Profile Principles

The Packer Profile reflects 3 key principles to guide student experience throughout their education at Austin Public Schools:

  1. Career Pathways Exploration: Students will leverage their interests and abilities to explore future careers and educational opportunities.
  2. Meaningful Learning Experiences: Core content and instruction will intentionally engage students in authentic learning experiences with relevance beyond APS.
  3. Packer Portfolio: Beginning with the class of 2027, students will celebrate by sharing their meaningful pathway journey and growth in the Packer Core Values through a digital portfolio with the community.

Packer Core Values

Community Input Sessions