Shelby County Schools

Mission Statement

The Mission of Delano Optional School is to teach students to read with comprehension, write clearly, develop critical thinking skills, process and apply information, achieving today’s education using tomorrow’s technology in a safe and nurturing environment.

Vision Statement

Delano Optional School will prepare and empower students to demonstrate continued academic success and social leadership in a competitive global society.


Delano Seeks High Standards


Because we want the best education for our students, we use standards as our starting point.  Standards are clear, challenging statements of what students should know and be able to do with their knowledge and skills.  Standards for teaching and learning provide the same high-quality results for education that standards provide for every other area.  High-level, consistent standards are the best way to ensure that all aspects of the learning process are coordinated from kindergarten through grade twelve.  Standards eliminate the guesswork in education and help guarantee success.

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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