Kornerstone Charter School (Board Presentation)

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  • *8th grader will earn high school credit
    *However, even the traditional courses during Years 1, 2, & 3 will be different from any other school in the district
    Examples: Geocaching = Social Studies and English
    Appropriate Uses of Technology = English and Social Studies (exploring policy & ethics)
  • ADDING 1 GRADE PER YEAR INCREASES SUSTAINABILITY BECAUSE STAFF AND GOVERNANCE CAN BE ADDED AS THE SCHOOL INCREASES
    -COMMON PRACTICE IN SEVERAL NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS.
    -The small school size will allow students access to emerging technologies, immerse in an expertise area, and accelerate or decelerate credit accumulation.
  • ALL CURRICULUM WOULD FIT INTO ONE OF THESE FOUR STRANDS

    HOW GRADING STUDENTS SHOULD BE ASSESSED CAN NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED FURTHER AND IMPLEMENTED IN THE 1ST PLANNING YEAR
  • Students enrolling in Kornerstone will strive for excellence in learning and attainment.
    *National Charter motto is “Autonomy for accountability” - Kornerstone will strive for “Excellence in autonomy and accountability.
    *”I believe that by the time the school is fully enrolled, the student body will look like any other school in any other community. We’ll have students with all different abilities. %12-%15 of the students will be students with disabilities- who will be collaborating with high achieving students in a truly inclusive learning environment.”

    Each of the instructional models listed above will need to be examined and require extensive training for staff and personnel.
  • Work Readiness Report Card,
    Dr. Brown - Cornell University
    THESE ARE THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.

    Kornerstone Charter School will provide extensive vocational, social, emotional, and academic experiences; thereby, empowering students to meet their greatest individual needs while becoming productive citizens, family members, and employees. Kornerstone Charter School will be located in the Kimberly Area School District. Kornerstone students who wish to return to other schools within the Kimberly Area School District will be allowed to transition back to the school of their choice at least four times per year.
  • Seminars
    Students will share their expertise area with the community of Kimberly. This “celebration of learning” will benefit the citizens and younger students. Example, if a student is a programmer or graphic artist - that student would hold seminars in which community members would come into the school and learn from the student. The student becomes the teacher.

    Community Mentor
    One idea which is crucial to the long term success and sustainability for the charter school
    *Students are linked up with community member in their expertise area.
    *community members would undergo proper background check and training
    *Students would gain realworld experience with their mentor
    *Develop mentor relationship beginning in year 3. (opportunity to switch mentors if student goes to new expertise area)
  • Briefly mention Horizon Report

    Explain Autonomy for Accountability and tie in Excellence in Autonomy.
  • 5 areas mentioned in HORIZON REPORT that will impact/change education
    1. Mobiles
    2. Cloud Computing
    3. Geo Everything
    4. Personal Web
    5. Smart Devices & semantic aware applications

    This innovation in developing learning environments is crucial
  • Governance - Monthly meetings: 2-3 staff, 2-3 parents, 2-3 community. 3-4 year term cylce. Appointed. Lottery.
  • Two things can not be paid for with grant $
    1.) Salary for instruction (does not include professional development)
    2.) Construction, rent, lease
  • 8 Teachers/Staff = $42,000 Salary average
    Equip, programs, curriculum & assessment $210,000 or $1,750 per student
    Building & Maintenance = $126,00
    Prof Development = $84,000
    Executive Fund = $84,000 into non-profit (backup for prof. dev & building, etc)
  • Kornerstone Charter School (Board Presentation)

    1. 1. Kornerstone Charter School Excellence in Autonomy Empowering 21st Century Learners 1 Thursday, October 22, 2009
    2. 2. A Charter School Is... An autonomous school within the school district Independent School Comprised of a Governance Board The research arm of the school district 2 Thursday, October 22, 2009
    3. 3. How it will help KASD Bring in the best & brightest from The Valley Continuum of Innovation & Leadership Prepare students for the real world Fulfills Excellence 3 Thursday, October 22, 2009 Innovation& leadership = The research arm of the entire district
    4. 4. WHAT WILL THE CHARTER PROVIDE High School credit for 8th graders modified/flexible schedule (compressed, classes meet on alternative days, extended school day) Internship opportunities exceeding 18 weeks 15:1 student to staff ratio access to emerging technology multiple grading scales Year round school Fuse Project Based Learning & Service Based Learning 4 Thursday, October 22, 2009
    5. 5. Cornerstones / Curriculum Strands Taken from Rovy Branon:Situativity.org Learning Learning Design Design Systems Systems Technology Technology Employability Skills 1. Good Communication Some discussion has centered on 2. Collaboration moving Technology to the center 3. Work Ethic and adding Community as a 4. Problem Solving & Critical Cornerstone Thinking 5. Social Responsibility Thursday, October 22, 2009 Overview ALL CURRICULUM WOULD FIT INTO ONE OF THESE FOUR STRANDS HOW GRADING STUDENTS SHOULD BE ASSESSED CAN NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED FURTHER AND IMPLEMENTED IN THE 1ST PLANNING YEAR
    6. 6. Adding it all up Budget (Based Year # of Students on $6500 per Students Per Pupil $ pupil) 600000 2010 0 $150,000 450000 $150,000 + 2011 45 $292,500 300000 $150,000 + 2012 60 $390,000 150000 0 2013 75 $487,500 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 75 $487,500 In 2013 &2014 we are eligible to apply for dissemination grants totally another $300,000 Thursday, October 22, 2009 Two things can not be paid for with grant $ 1.) Salary for instruction (does not include professional development) 2.) Construction, rent, lease
    7. 7. After the $ runs out Prof. Dev Salary Building/Maint. Fund BalanceProf. Dev Equip, Programs, curriculum, assess. 10% 10% Fund Balance 2012-2013 p, Programs, curriculum, assess. 25% 75 Students $6500 per pupil Building/Maint. $487,500 Annual Salary 5% 50% Budget Thursday, October 22, 2009 4 Teachers & 1 Support Staff = $243,750 or $48,750 average salary (need to figure out Administrator Cost/Salary) Equip, programs, curriculum & assessment $121,000 or $1,625 per student Building & Maintenance = $24,375 Prof Development = $48,750 Executive Fund = $48,750 into non-profit (backup for prof. dev & building, etc)
    8. 8. The Money 8 Thursday, October 22, 2009
    9. 9. Structure Year 1 = 8th Grade Traditional Courses during Year 1, 2, &3 Year 2 = 9th Grade Prerequisites for Year 3 = 10th Grade expertise Year 4 = 11th Grade and electives offered In-Field Research Begins Year 5 = 12th Grade Internship & Project Year Thursday, October 22, 2009 *8th grader will earn high school credit *However, even the traditional courses during Years 1, 2, & 3 will be different from any other school in the district Examples: Geocaching = Social Studies and English Appropriate Uses of Technology = English and Social Studies (exploring policy & ethics)
    10. 10. SIZE UP TO 30 STUDENTS PER GRADE 15:1 STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO GRADES 8,9,&10 WOULD BE IN SCHOOL DURING THE FIRST YEAR THE DOORS OPEN (2011-2012). ADD ONE GRADE PER YEAR BY 2013-2014 Kornerstone WOULD BE OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY. Thursday, October 22, 2009 ADDING 1 GRADE PER YEAR INCREASES SUSTAINABILITY BECAUSE STAFF AND GOVERNANCE CAN BE ADDED AS THE SCHOOL INCREASES -COMMON PRACTICE IN SEVERAL NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS. -The small school size will allow students access to emerging technologies, immerse in an expertise area, and accelerate or decelerate credit accumulation.
    11. 11. What a Kornerstone Student Will Look Like Motivated Instructional Models Innovative Used Brain Based Learning Passionate about Differentiated Instruction something Global Studies On-line Virtual Inquisitive Project Based Learning Coachable Technology Eduction Vocational/career Willing to work in Standards Based Learning the community Thursday, October 22, 2009 Students enrolling in Kornerstone will strive for excellence in learning and attainment. *National Charter motto is “Autonomy for accountability” - Kornerstone will strive for “Excellence in autonomy and accountability. *”I believe that by the time the school is fully enrolled, the student body will look like any other school in any other community. We’ll have students with all different abilities. %12-%15 of the students will be students with disabilities- who will be collaborating with high achieving students in a truly inclusive learning environment.” Each of the instructional models listed above will need to be examined and require extensive training for staff and personnel.
    12. 12. Essential Goals All students in Kornerstone Charter School will achieve mastery in all five employability areas: Work Ethic, Good Communication, Collaboration, Social Responsibility, and Problem Solving & Critical Thinking 5 MOST IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR EMPLOYER HIRING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 12 Thursday, October 22, 2009 Work Readiness Report Card, Dr. Brown - Cornell University THESE ARE THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. Kornerstone Charter School will provide extensive vocational, social, emotional, and academic experiences; thereby, empowering students to meet their greatest individual needs while becoming productive citizens, family members, and employees. Kornerstone Charter School will be located in the Kimberly Area School District. Kornerstone students who wish to return to other schools within the Kimberly Area School District will be allowed to transition back to the school of their choice at least four times per year.
    13. 13. Goals Continued Each student will develop an expertise area (Major) All students will work in internship for at least 1 semester in fifth year All students will lead at least 3 seminars for the Kimberly community Each student will have community mentor & Kornerstone staff member for their expertise area 13 Thursday, October 22, 2009 Seminars Students will share their expertise area with the community of Kimberly. This “celebration of learning” will benefit the citizens and younger students. Example, if a student is a programmer or graphic artist - that student would hold seminars in which community members would come into the school and learn from the student. The student becomes the teacher. Community Mentor One idea which is crucial to the long term success and sustainability for the charter school *Students are linked up with community member in their expertise area. *community members would undergo proper background check and training *Students would gain realworld experience with their mentor *Develop mentor relationship beginning in year 3. (opportunity to switch mentors if
    14. 14. GOALS CONTINUED ALL students will have access to emerging technologies and will have the opportunity to develop technology literacy talents 2009 Horizon Report Kornerstone will strive for Excellence in Autonomy. The chartered school will serve as a model which other communities can adopt. 14 Thursday, October 22, 2009 Briefly mention Horizon Report Explain Autonomy for Accountability and tie in Excellence in Autonomy.
    15. 15. WHY Kornerstone HORIZON REPORT EXCELLENCE WHY NOT? 15 Thursday, October 22, 2009 5 areas mentioned in HORIZON REPORT that will impact/change education 1. Mobiles 2. Cloud Computing 3. Geo Everything 4. Personal Web 5. Smart Devices & semantic aware applications This innovation in developing learning environments is crucial
    16. 16. TIMELINE ❖ August 15th - Planning Team Formed Year 1 -July 15th 2010 - Charter approval ❖ September 15th - Attend ($250,000) PLANNING YEAR Academicfest, Inform School Board Year 2 September 2011 - Doors open ($250,000) ❖ October 1st - Hold Community Forum and Reveal Idea Year 3 Final grant year -Full Capacity ($250,000) ❖ October 15th to January 15th - Write Planning Grant Year 4 - Dissemination Year 5 - Charter Renewal ❖ February 15th - Authorization from BOE ❖ April 15th - Grant due to DPI Thursday, October 22, 2009
    17. 17. What to Investigate Year round school 2-year curriculum cycle Extended school day 7am-5pm Recruit Governance Board members, & Staff Members, Thursday, October 22, 2009 Governance - Monthly meetings: 2-3 staff, 2-3 parents, 2-3 community. 3-4 year term cylce. Appointed. Lottery.
    18. 18. Purpose To create a school from the ground up that will serve motivated students who think outside the box and want to have a positive impact on the community in which they live. Students will utilize multiple learning applications and models of instruction to construct choice into their own education experience. 18 Thursday, October 22, 2009
    19. 19. Hand Outs Executive Summary Email Article from Barry Golden (Xiong) 19 Thursday, October 22, 2009

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