Future Ready is an initiative started by the United States Department of Education with the purpose to achieve personalized learning for all students by infusing the dynamic use of technology into high-quality teaching. This is not another plan of action, but instead a framework and model for collaborative implementation of existing high quality teaching and learning. Many of the components necessary for success already exist within our schools, this framework attempts to bring cohesion to these existing islands of excellence. The image of the seven gears is an important one, as all the components function in unity, as they are all part of the overall system. The seven gears are as follows:

The implementation at both Paly and Gunn for 2016-2017 is focused upon using existing resources and equipment to execute on goals from WASC Self-Study plans (Paly & Gunn). Sophomores and juniors can expect to be engaged in a classroom environment that supports the use of technology for academic purposes on a daily basis. Teachers will continue to align curriculum and instruction to provide students with more authentic projects, accurate and timely feedback, and opportunities to expand their learning beyond the classroom walls.