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    • Tech High School School Improvement Plan 2010-2011GOALS1. Measurable Goal: To increase academic achievement for all Tech High School students as evident by state assessment results. Artifacts: Progress Reports, Report Cards, Homework, Study Island pass rates, Benchmarks, Data Books, Assessments, Teacher Observations, Teacher Evaluations, Standards Booklets, PD360 Transcripts, Professional Development Reports, Content Planning Minutes Evidence: Meeting school goals and State of Georgia AYP requirements Person(s) Responsible: School Administrators, Teachers, Students, Parents 1.1 1st year GGT Students will achieve the 2011 AMO pass rate for English Language Arts and the AMO pass rate for Mathematics 1.2 EOCT scores in all content areas will increase by 5-7% from the 2010 school year. 1.3 Tech High School graduation rate will increase to 95% 1.4 9th grade promotion rate to increase to 85% Initiatives 1.1 and 1.2 English Language Arts Writing Test Preparation Student s will: a.) Complete weekly writing assignments in class and at home with Study Island reinforcement activities b.) Conduct one on one conferences with students to provide individual feedback c.) Conduct after-school tutorials and Saturday School Classes encouraging critical students to attend d.) Utilize the inclusion model to meet the instructional needs of SWD e.) Pass rate of 93% ELA Preparation Students will: a.) Complete daily Study Island reinforcement activities b.) Administer ELA benchmark assessments by means of USA Test Prep c.) Conduct after-school tutorials and Saturday School Classes encouraging critical students to attend d.) Conduct weekly warm-up activities tailored to EOCT questions e.) Plan differentiated instructional lessons to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population/ utilize media center for small group support f.) Use Collaborative and Inclusion Models to meet instructional needs of SWD g.) Provide a constant flow of informational communications to parents with dates for after-school and Saturday School classes h.) Conduct peer tutoring sessions with select students ,time permitting, the administrative support staff i.) EOCT pass rate of 93% and GGT pass rate 90.8%
    • Math Preparation Students will: a.) Complete daily Study Island reinforcement activities b.) Administer Math benchmark assessments by means of USA Test Prep c.) Conduct after-school tutorials and Saturday School Classes encouraging critical students to attend d.) Conduct weekly warm-up activities tailored to EOCT questions e.) Plan differentiated instructional lessons to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population/ utilize media center for small group support f.) Use Collaborative and Inclusion Models to meet instructional needs of SWD g.) Provide a constant flow of informational communications to parents with dates for after-school and Saturday School classes h.) Conduct peer tutoring sessions with select students ,time permitting, the administrative support staff i.) EOCT pass rate of 85% and GGT pass rate 81.2%Science Preparation Students will: a.) Complete daily Study Island reinforcement activities b.) Administer ELA benchmark assessments by means of USA Test Prep c.) Conduct after-school tutorials and Saturday School Classes encouraging critical students to attend d.) Conduct weekly warm-up activities tailored to EOCT questions e.) Plan differentiated instructional lessons to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population/ utilize media center for small group support f.) Use Collaborative and Inclusion Models to meet instructional needs of SWD g.) Provide a constant flow of informational communications to parents with dates for after-school and Saturday School classes h.) Conduct peer tutoring sessions with select students ,time permitting, the administrative support staff i.) EOCT pass rate of 85% and GGT pass rate 85% Social Studies Preparation Students will: a.) Complete daily Study Island reinforcement activities b.) Administer ELA benchmark assessments by means of USA Test Prep c.) Conduct after-school tutorials and Saturday School Classes encouraging critical students to attend d.) Conduct weekly warm-up activities tailored to EOCT questions e.) Plan differentiated instructional lessons to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population/ utilize media center for small group support f.) Use Collaborative and Inclusion Models to meet instructional needs of SWD g.) Provide a constant flow of informational communications to parents with dates for after-school and Saturday School classes h.) Conduct peer tutoring sessions with select students ,time permitting, the administrative support staff i.) EOCT pass rate of 50% and GGT pass rate 85%
    • Initiative 1.3School-Wide Plan Graduation Rate a.) Initiate a comprehensive school wide GGT plan for all 1st time test takers b.) Supervise and collect data to follow progress of students in credit recovery and virtual classes c.) Use planning time to discuss progress of targeted students/seek support of counselors d.) Track student progress by grade level/identify students who have fallen behind a grade level and develop SST support process ( Attendance, Discipline and Academic Review)/ monthly planned sessions led by school counselors e.) Develop an action plan to include parents in the planning process of targeted students f.) Conduct planned Saturday School classes around targeted instructional needs Initiative 1.4 School-Wide Plan – 9th Grade Promotion Rate a.) Develop a comprehensive plan to address promotion rate of 9th grade students with emphasis on vertical teaming b.) Develop a required summer entrance program for all incoming 9th grade students c.) Conduct additional reading classes for identified students. Utilize technology /media center to work with small groups of students before, during, and after school sessions d.) Counselors will review students’ PRF and make a list of students who have repeated any grade level, review CRCT data and list students who are performing two grade levels below in ELA and Math, identify gifted students and SWD e.) Implement Standards Based Instructional approach in all content fields with all students2. Measurable Goal: To provide and maintain a safe, orderly and secure learning environment which supports academic success Artifacts: Attendance Reports, Discipline Reports, Fire/Tornado Drill Reports, Surveys, Teacher Sign-in Reports, District/State Retention Reports, Evidence: Increased Attendance, Positive School Culture, Minimal Substitute Usage, Student Retention, Increased Enrollment Person(s) Responsible: School Administrators, Secretaries, School Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Students 2.1 To attain a student attendance rate of 95% in order to improve academic achievement 2.2 To attain a staff attendance rate of 80% in order to improve academic achievement 2.3 To increase student retention rate by 15% at 9th and 10th grade instructional levels
    • Initiatives 2.1 and 2.2 Student and Staff Attendance a) Implement a school-wide incentive program to increase attendance for staff and students b) Post staff and student attendance (charts/graphs) on main bulletin board c) Give perfect attendance certificates to students and teachers at year’s end Awards’ Program (present certificates to seniors at graduation) d) Work with the Foundation Board to provide more teacher incentives for perfect attendance (twice a year) e) Utilize parent volunteers to telephone homes regarding severe tardiness and/or absences of identified students f) Counselors/or assigned staff member will track cases of excessive tardiness and absenteeism (certified letters will be sent to parents/guardians)Initiative 2.3 Student Retention a) In partnership with Junior Achievement, continue to provide Job Shadow opportunities to various corporate businesses and host the JA curriculum day to enhance the students’ knowledge of financial literacy and to promote workforce readiness skills to compete in a global economy b) Conduct an interest inventory with incoming 9th graders to determine needed enrichment programs c) Administer diagnostic reading and math assessments to all newly enrolled students to appropriately develop their schedules d) Conduct vertical team meetings(monthly) to discuss the progress of 9 th and 10th graders (early intervention of struggling students is needed) e) Continue to nurture the partnership with Georgia Tech and Duke University to provide opportunities for designated students to participate in enrichment programs f) Plan for Club Day to engage students in a positive enrichment experience3. Measurable Goal: To create an environment that promotes active engagement , accountability, and collaboration of all stakeholders to maximize student achievement Artifacts: Volunteer Logs, Surveys, School Partnership Agreements, Newsletters, Webpage, Email Reports and database, PTSA and Governance Minutes/Agenda’s, Evidence: Increased volunteerism, Enhanced customer satisfaction, Increased student enrollment, Increased revenue and support to school by local businesses, minimal communication gaps among stakeholders Person(s) Responsible: School Administrators, Teachers, Students, Parents 3.1 To provide opportunities for 25% of parents to be actively involved in a planned school volunteer program 3.2 To receive a 50% customer service satisfaction rate from parents 3.3 To develop at least two (2) new education partnerships 3.4 To improve internal and external communications with all stakeholders as determined by survey referenced in item 3.2
    • 3.5 To receive a 75% approval rate from the School Board on a survey designed to assess collaborative working relationships to expand academic programs at THSInitiative 3.1 and 3.2Parental Engagement to increase by 25% a.) Provide 4 parent workshops (1 per/quarter) for the 2010-2011 school year. Each core content team will present an overview of standards and instructional strategies. Sample work activities illustrating exemplary work should be on display. (To be scheduled by school staff) b.) Provide Parent Packets at PTA meetings with tips for school success, SAT and Act testing tips, and information about enrichment opportunities. Develop at least four packets yearly c.) Engage parents and community members in a specially designed Media Project to obtain more books to stock media center d.) Promote PTA Meetings by developing informative and meaningful programs that will train parents and keep them informed of school’s progress (Principal should conduct a State of the School meeting annually) e.) Post dates of Governance Board Meeting and encourage parental and staff involvement. Keep records of sign-in sheets f.) Develop a Parent Satisfaction Survey to be administered in May of 2011; Utilize data to improve parent/ school partnership Initiative 3.3 New Partnerships a.) Collaborate with the Foundation Board and the CEO to promote Tech High School (THS) in the community at large in order to engage new partnerships to support students and staff b.) Collaborate with colleges and universities to develop partnerships with THS to provide quality field trip experiences to promote college attendance c.) Develop a positive relationship with local merchants to promote support of THS. Purchase locally whenever possible Initiative 3.4 and 3.5 Improved Communications a.) Develop a formatted plan to implement consistent and constant communications to all stakeholders. b.) Utilize many forms of media to promote parental and community engagement: pamphlets, electronic messages, web site up-dates, newsletters, grade level news, progress reports to parents, video productions, newspaper articles, and others c.) Work with School Board to develop strategies for fund-raisers, business support from the community at large, and enrichment opportunities for students. d.) Administer a parent/ community satisfaction survey to determine effectiveness of communications’ plan
    • 4. Measurable Goal: To institute support services that deliver on time, on budget, and with quality those services which support student academic success at THS Artifacts: School Budget, Title 1 Schoolwide plan, Payroll statements, Audit, Teacher Certifications, Student Response Systems, Teacher Websites, Web based programs for teachers and students, Laptops for all teachers, Computer Lab and Media Lab, Media Center with appropriate number of books and reference materials, Surveys, Master Schedule Evidence: Balanced Budget, Increased Technology usage, Title 1 funds used appropriately Person(s) Responsible: School Administrators, CFO, CEO 4.1 To manage all internal accounts, Title I Budget, grants, payroll, etc. with no audit exceptions. 4.2 To retain 100% highly qualified instructional personnel as required by NCLB 4.3 To improve technology services to students and staff as measured by daily use to support instructional programs and as used to support student academic tracking/monitored daily and weekly by administrative team 4.4 To improve THS operational procedures to determine effectiveness as measured by a 75% customer satisfaction rating from students and staff.Initiative 4.1 a) Collaborative planning between the CFO and CEO and regular meetings with the principal will ensure that all internal accounts are maintained for annual auditsInitiative 4.2 a) Provide further collaboration with APS on professional development opportunities b) Utilize Title I funds for specific state required professional development c) Upgrade the Microsoft office programs for school computers to the 2007 version to allow teachers to utilize video clips for instruction as well as participate in professional development opportunities d) Principal or his designee will track certification of staff to ensure that the requirements for NCLB are metInitiative 4.3 a) IT will provide upgrades to the Microsoft office programs( 2007 version) for students and teachers b) Media specialist will plan collaboratively with teachers to provide assistance to students in the utilization of technology (internet, etc.) to enhance the instructional program c) Media specialist will monitor virtual classes on a daily basis d) Teachers will communicate with parents on students’ progress and other concerns via email e) Weekly updates regarding school events/concerns will be sent to the parents/guardians via the webpage
    • Initiative 4.4 a) Conduct a customer service survey with students and staff to ensure continuous improvement in the effective operation of THS b) Review and implement changes based on results of the customer service survey5. Measurable Goal: To employ and retain highly qualified and effective staff Artifacts: Teacher Certifications, Recruitment Reports, Interview Forms, Training Logs, PD360 Transcripts, Teachers Evaluations/Observations, Standards Booklets, Data Binders, Content Planning Minutes, Staff Meeting Minutes/Agendas Evidence: Student Engagement, Positive Relationships among students, Differentiation, Hands-on Tasks increased Person(s) Responsible: School Administrators, Teachers 5.1 To maintain 100% highly qualified teachers and alternatively certified candidates to ensure the effectiveness of the total instructional program 5.2 To provide on-going staff development for 100% of the professional staff (maintain a log on training sessions and staff evaluations of each session) 5.3 To improve student achievement by implementing an effective instructional delivery that reflects consistent and rigorous planning and implementation for all course contentInitiative 5.1 a) Monitor the utilization of the PD 360 network (Personalized Staff Development for staff) b) Utilize Title I funds for needs-based workshops for staff (state mandates) c) Conduct consistent formal and/or informal classroom observations providing feedback to teachers d) Implement the teacher evaluation process with fidelityInitiative 5.2 a) Provide opportunities for staff to attend external conferences in related fields of instruction b) Utilize the PD 360 network to enhance professional development in specific needs-based areas c) Utilize the APS Professional Development Calendar for THS staff wherever possible d) Require attendees of all professional development activities to redeliver to entire staff or relevant persons e) Monitor the implementation of new staff development strategies in the daily instructional program f) Conduct an informal evaluation for each locally developed professional development and utilize the evaluation data from these sessions to improve future workshops
    • Initiative 5.3 a) Submit unit plans that reflect the content of the standards for the appropriate subject and grade level b) Conduct ongoing formal and informal classroom observations (using a designated tool) to monitor rigor and appropriate instructional strategies c) Utilize the standards-based classroom format to plan collaboratively d) Utilize student assessment results to plan effectively to meet the needs of all students (differentiation of instruction)