Creating a Comprehensive Scholastic Program in Your School

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A Comprehensive Scholastic Program is similar to a school’s sports program. A CSP involves competitive teams in many areas of academic interest including science, mathematics, and language arts. Learn how a CSP can transform your school and how to create this program from scratch including strategies on fundraising and team building.

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Creating a Comprehensive Scholastic Program in Your School

  1. 1. Comprehensive Scholastic Program 11 Steps to Creating a Comprehensive Scholastic Program in Your School(s) NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  2. 2. What is a CSP A Comprehensive Scholastic Program is analogous to your sports program. A CSP offers scholastic competitions and activities in all scholastic areas: • Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies • Fine Arts • Cross-Discipline NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  3. 3. Scholastic Competitions • Language Arts: The Quill, Poetry Out Loud, Spelling Bee • Mathematics: MATHCOUNTS, State Mathematics Contest • Science: Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Future Cities Competition • Social Studies: National History Day, National Geography Bowl • Fine Arts: WPU Show Choir, Art Showcase • Multi-Disciplinary: Speech and Debate, Quiz Bowl, Odyssey of the Mind NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  4. 4. Why do we need a CSP Why do you have a sports program in your school? All the same reasons apply. • Allows students to explore their passion • BEST VALUE in enrichment to very high performing students • Teaches teamwork, sacrifice, dedication • Additional recognition for your outstanding students • Engage hundreds of students in your school NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  5. 5. Why do we need a CSP NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Additional recognition for your outstanding students Meredith Hemphill, 2013 NCASA Student of the Year
  6. 6. Forming a CSP in Your School I’m Ready! Where do I begin? 1 – Find a Champion – someone with a passion for success. Someone who won’t take no for an answer! This is your Scholastic Director Usually this is an Assistant Principal or teacher who already coaches a team. NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  7. 7. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Jason Kline, Myers Park HS AP and Scholastic Director
  8. 8. Forming a CSP in Your School 2 – Get buy-in and support from administrators. Why? They will help with: • Funding Sources (including district-level funding) • Perks for coaches • Marketing the program • Recognition of teams • School scheduling opportunities NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  9. 9. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Kathy Fox, Principal of Jay M Robinson MS of Charlotte
  10. 10. Forming a CSP in Your School 3 – Funding: Identify potential first-year funding sources and educate them on the benefits of a CSP. Secure key areas including NCASA and competition registration, travel, and essential resources. - Possible Funding Sources: - School District - PTA - Who funds your sports teams? - Local businesses - Key parents NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  11. 11. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities 2012 Twelve State Final
  12. 12. Forming a CSP in Your School 4 – Engage School Staff Form a small committee to determine the competitions in which your school will participate. Sell them on the benefits of the program • Be a salesman! • Describe the benefits of the program through the student lens • Perks for coaches • Glory to your school! • Find sponsors / coaches for each competition NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  13. 13. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities NCSSM Quiz Bowl Team at 2013 State Finals
  14. 14. Forming a CSP in Your School 5 – Join NCASA • Many competitions at a low cost. • Ongoing assistance with competition registrations and information • May 12 conference??? NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  15. 15. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Mitchell High School Show Choir at 2013 State Finals
  16. 16. Forming a CSP in Your School 6 – Market the program to students and parents • Build excitement • Put up posters • Announce on website, morning meetings NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  17. 17. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities First Place submission in 2013 Art Showcase State Final from Jay M Robinson Middle School
  18. 18. Forming a CSP in Your School 7 – Have formational meetings for each team Engage students in first meeting with aspects of competition to build excitement Create a comprehensive calendar for all school competitions so conflicts can be resolved well ahead of time. NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  19. 19. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities River Road Middle School from Elizabeth City at 2013 Quiz Bowl State Finals
  20. 20. Forming a CSP in Your School 8 – Distribute funds to teams so they can obtain resources NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  21. 21. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Atkins High School Show Choir from 2013 Regionals
  22. 22. Forming a CSP in Your School Before the first competition ends…. 9 - Engage key parents to form a SCHOLASTIC BOOSTER CLUB This has the same purpose as your athletic booster club: raise funds to support your scholastic teams. Benchmark your athletic booster club, find a key parent to lead the effort. NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
  23. 23. Forming a CSP in Your School NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities First Place submission in 2013 Art Showcase State Finals
  24. 24. Forming a CSP in Your School 10 – COMPETE! 11 – Celebrate your participation and successes through websites, announcements, school board meetings, etc. Questions? NCASA Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities

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