GOAL #3: Academic Rigor & Student Achievement
Create and foster an aspirational, achievement oriented student body supported by an engaged parent and school community.
Create and deliver a progressive curriculum which promotes individual thinking and real world experiences and addresses individual student needs.
- Continue to implement the district’s new plan for developing progressive curricula
Ensure the district recruits and retains staff who are highly qualified and have opportunities for professional development to promote academic rigor and achievement.
- Expand mentoring program to Year 2-4 teachers
- Link the new instructional model to professional development
- University partnership for professional development for grades 3-5 co-teaching pairs
- Hire new teachers with and encourage existing teachers to pursue Master’s degrees, at least at the high school level, in order to increase dual enrollment possibilities
- Continue to widely advertise openings and attend job fairs at highly-regarded colleges/universities
Provide tools, resources and the appropriate state-of-the-art environment to allow for rigorous learning to take place.
- New high school Culinary Room
- New high school Community Based Instruction Room (CBI)
- Renovate high school Media Center and creation of maker spaces / tech lounges in the elementary and middle schools
Develop expanded curricula that offer exposure to STEAM (via classes, clubs, electives) and the humanities that leads to eventual concentrations at the high school level
- Implement new STEM curriculum in K-5 Media classes
- Implement new high school STEAM and humanities electives (Anatomy; Physiology; Sports Medicine & Anatomy; CP Environmental Science; Computer Science Foundations; Computer Programming I; Computer Programming II; Filmmaking; TV Production II; Human Rights & Genocide; Sports in American History; Contemporary History Through Media, SUPA Economics)
- Continue to strive for a “pathway” model in the high school
- Explore interest in STEAM club
Emphasize a culture of achievement through competitive teams and a guidance staff who encourages application to reach schools and more opportunities for engagement from K-12.
- Research additional competitive academic teams we could offer
- Guidance continues to advise students to apply to reach schools