K12 Education

Cedar Valley Schools

Cedar Valley schools are developing minds to think critically, act decisively, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively.

Education is a top priority in the Cedar Valley. School districts have made substantial investments in new state-of-the-art buildings, access to technology, and established critical business partnerships to prepare students for higher education and employment.

Cedar Valley schools have strong commitments to advancing students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education curriculum. They are continually developing 21st-Century learning spaces and opportunities into their school environments.

Cedar Valley schools are developing minds to think critically, act decisively, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively. Learn more about the different K-12 school systems by clicking on the links below:

Leader Valley

The Cedar Valley is the 1st to implement Leader in Me regionally.

In addition to our great school districts, there is something else that impacts education in the Cedar Valley. Leader Valley is a talent development initiative in the Cedar Valley region. Leader Valley prepares Pre-K-12 students for life by providing them with the essential soft skills needed for a life of effectiveness and a competitive advantage in the workforce. We believe this is achieved through high levels of community collaboration. Through Leader Valley, strong partnerships among Cedar Valley businesses, Pre-K-12 Schools, and higher education are being fostered.

In cooperation with local businesses, Leader Valley provides financial and administrative support to The Leader in Me® schools in six school systems:

  • Cedar Falls Community Schools
  • Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
  • Janesville Consolidated Schools
  • St. Patrick’s School
  • Waterloo Community Schools
  • Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School

The Leader in Me is a FranklinCovey’s whole-school transformation process designed to teach leadership and life skills.

This initiative is currently implemented in 24 Cedar Valley schools:

  • 16 elementary schools
  • 1 K-8 building
  • 5 middle schools
  • 1 high school
  • 1 K-12 system
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Career & Technical Education

Cedar Valley is home to several career and technical educational programs in regional high schools.

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