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  2. 2. A private school education in a public school setting THINK, EXPERIENCE, LEAD…..
  4. 4. Lead Petitioner Ms. Ceron Christie MA-ED AND MBA
  5. 5. Other members of the Charter Development team Mrs. Diana Cancel: Sr. Human Resource Manager, County of Riverside, CA – MBA Mr. Joseph Mitchell: UHY Advisors - CPA, MBA Mrs. Maritza Rivera: Payroll Manager for Western Region of a National Consulting Firm - MS
  6. 6. Charter Development Nonprofit Partnerships California Charter School Association ExEd – Charter School Business Operation
  7. 7. VISION  Every youth will directly influence his emergence from poverty, do his best work and be his best ethical self.
  8. 8. MISSION  Through a small and academically rigorous but nurturing environment, ThinkTank’s mission is to prepare youths in grades 9th – 12th to become accountable for their actions and further, to use those actions to better their own environment and to compete in the global economy.  The school encourages low-income youth to become knowledgeable and self-motivated, and to employ critical thinking skills to merge theory with practice. Students are encouraged to create and pilot small-scale businesses on campus and in the community while being socially responsible.
  9. 9. BOARD MEMBERS  Mrs. Betsy Blanchard – National Foundation of Entrepreneurship: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Schools  Mr. John Dowsing – Engineer, Northrup Grumman Aerospace, Redondo Beach, CA  Mr. Greg Koffman - Rosenberg & Koffman Law Group  Mrs. Maggie McCrumby – Retired Educator  Dr. Robert Sinclair – Ph.D Economics, Vice President of Risk Architecture – Citigroup  Ms. Linda White – Director of Special Education, San Marino, CA  Mr. Yale Wishnick - Retired Program Director to California Teachers Association Institute for Teaching (IFT)
  11. 11. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPOSED AREA 28% or higher of Compton residents are living below the national poverty level Median Income $13,972 annually Population 58% Hispanic 40% African American California Poverty level 14% Graduation rate 38% 45% overall (high school dropouts are 3.5 times more likely than high school graduates to be arrested in their lifetime). CUSD is the #1 Employer Food Industry being #2 CUSD approved $40 million budget cut 2010 Layoff notices Only 5% achieving a Bachelors degree
  12. 12. Surrounding District Academic DataCDE data also shows a consistency of academically low performing districts in middle and high schools; with Compton Schools receiving API decile rankings of 1 and 2 respectively. Districts API API Rank Similar PI - YR Free & Subgroups Schools Status reduced Hispanics African Other # of API Lunch Americans Students CUSD (ALL) (ALL) (ALL) (ALL) Middle 535 1 5 5 70% 75% 23% 1% 28,538 High 537 1 5 5 School LAUSD Lynwood Middle 629 2 3 3 89% 93% 6% 12973 High School 585 1 1 4 PARAMOUNT Middle 568 2 8 2 85% 88% 10% 5% 12410 High School 492 1 2 1
  13. 13. Instructional Framework & Program Summer Preparatory Programs (SPA –DAYS) Targeted Instruction (TI) built directly into students’ schedule Three Career Pathways Arts Science Business and Entrepreneurship 4 classes/day = 90 Minutes each Career Pathway begins the day Extended Learning Time 180 + 2 middle terms = 210 days Experiential (Hands-on) Learning With Master Teachers Entrepreneurship in every classroom Student designed businesses Pilot Micro-businesses on Campus Step into ThinkTank’s Capital VENTURE TANK
  14. 14. PROPOSED ENROLLMENT GRADE 9 10 11 12 ENROLLEMENT YEAR 1 125 125 YEAR 2 90 125 205 YEAR 3 90 90 125 305 YEAR 4 90 90 90 125 395
  15. 15. Preparatory Accountability Support by Enacting Students are expected to attend tutorials and encouraged to attend SPA, PAP, BOSS and TWT programs to ensure successful achievement  SPA: Summer Preparation Academy - Training program for accelerated study includes student design and management of academic and professional portfolios.  PAP: Preparation for Advanced Placement Classes  BOSS: Business Opportunity Success Story – Seminars  TWT: ThinkTank Workshop Training in portfolio design in Arts, Science and Business.
  16. 16. MOST INNOVATIVE PROGRAM  ** A small school environment (400 students over 4 years), hosted in an environment reflective of the seven identifiable factors demonstrated on successful high school campuses.
  17. 17. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM II  Extended Instructional Year - 210 days of balanced instruction that includes:  Traditional Instructional Days + Two Middle Terms (30 days)  180 [Eight periods/day] 15 + 15 = 210 days **Middle Terms are full day schedules – remedial and enrichment activities, field trips, community service, full and half credit electives.
  18. 18. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM III  Three Unique Academy Career Pathways: College prep with emphasis in business development  ThinKTank Preparatory Academy of Arts  ThinkTank Preparatory Academy of Math – Science  ThinkTank Preparatory Academy of Business & Entrepreneurship
  19. 19. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM IV  Core + Experiential + (Network for  Student + School Subjects Learning Teaching Success Success Areas Entrepreneurship (Career path) Curriculum - NFTE) ThinkTank will drive Experiential Learning with the use of NFTE’s Entrepreneur Curriculum
  20. 20. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM V  Identify Academic Problem + Targeted Instruction  Higher Achievement (Test Scores) Tutorial sessions are built directly into each student’s schedule for the year.
  21. 21. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM VI  Learn about + Explore + Plan for  College/ + Start Business/self Occupation Future University Job/Career Kuder Career Navigation program to help students identify they’re best traits, skills, and occupation
  22. 22. INNOVATIVE PROGRAM VII  ThinkTank Knowledge + Business + Seed  Self-Sufficiency + Financial Base Plan Money Sustainability Students use entrepreneur tools to design and pilot businesses on campus and in the community
  23. 23. INTERVENTION FOR TARGETED GROUP  Experiential teaching through strength based learning  Business ownership incentive  Two middle terms for targeted instruction  Tutorials built directly into schedules  Mentor Teacher program (10 students/teacher)  Relevant & aligned benchmark testing  Individual learning plans based on major pathway
  24. 24. Entrepreneur/Micro-Business Component Though Entrepreneurship will be integrated into all core classes and students are required to complete an e-portfolio prior to grade-level promotion. Those students interested in business, leadership or entrepreneurship will utilize NFTE direct curriculum on How to Start a Business.
  25. 25. How the NFTE program works? Students are given a proposed situation that affects the school and are asked to brainstorm ideas to address the situation. Once the ideas are generated they are taught to utilize: Research, market analysis, financial plan, design a business, implementation and maintenance plan. Maintenance plan involves SWOT analysis. SWOT looks at the strenghts, weakness, opportunities and threats that may face the business. Micro businesses are piloted on campus; thus allowing students the opportunity to tweek or adjust mistakes. Senior students who successfully run their microbusinesses will step into the ThinkTank’s Venture Experience where they will present their business plan and financial numbers to prospective investors. Businesses that are successful will be implemented in the Compton Communiity. In brief, utilizing NFTE Entrepreneurship curriculum throughout all courses, brings together a series of activities to support an area that is regarded as strategically important to the community and US economy - in this case student entrepreneurship.
  26. 26. TEXTBOOKS ART ART: Davis Publication Discovering Drawing, 2007 Edition Stagecraft II: Thomson Learning/Wadsworth Scene Design and Stage Lighting, 2003 Edition DRAMA I: Perfection Learning Corp. Basic Drama Projects, 2004 Edition ENGLISH TEXT English Grammar and Composition: McDougal Littell. Language Network, 2001 Edition Basic Text: Literature & Language Arts, Third Course, 2003, Holt, Rinehart, Winston. Teachers may select works from this textbook. Supplemental Text: Holt Handbook CREATIVE WRITING Basic Text: Crossroads: Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres. Diane Thiel, 2005. Pearson/Longman ISBN 0321127617 Journalism: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Journalism Today, 2005 Edition History World History Patterns of Interaction; Beck; 2006; and the support materials provided by McDougall-Littell. SCIENCE Biology -Basic Textbook and Supplementary Materials: Biology: Principles & Explorations, Johnson / Raven, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, © 2001 Environmental Science Holt, Rinehart & Winston 2006 Edition Chemistry - Basic Textbook and Supplementary Materials: World of Chemistry, Zumdahl/Zumdahl/DeCoste, McDougal Littell, © 2002 Physics: Basic Textbook and Supplementary Materials: Glencoe Physics: Principles & Problems, Zitzewitz, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, © 2002. Or Alternate Basic Textbook and Supplements: Conceptual Physics, Hewitt, Prentice Hall, © 2002 MATHEMATICS Algebra: Holt California Algebra 1, Burger, Edward B., et. Al, 2008; Holt, Rinehart and Winston Geometry: Bass, Laurie, et al. Geometry. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 US History: The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century 2006; McDougall-Littell BUSINESS Economics: Principles in Action and other support materials provided by Prentice Hall, 2006 ENTREPRENEURSHIP How to Start & Operate a Small Business, New 10th Edition: Student Textbook NFTE Classroom Support Materials: Entrepreneurs in Profile Leadership: Cengage Learning Research Findings, Practice, and Skills / Edition 5 by Andrew J. DuBrin Foreign Language Spanish: Realidades, 1, Prentice-Hall; 2004 Italian I, II: EMC Paradigm Forza Level I, II, 2002 Edition US. Government: Magruder’s American Government; and the support materials provided by Prentice Hall; 2006
  27. 27. CST AND API GOALS 15% improvement each year until average is 80% proficient on CST for English & Math 15 % improvement each year for FBB and BB for every disaggregated group 75% of students move 1 ELD level each year Base Target of 700 for 2013 – 2014 30 points growth each year thereafter
  28. 28. PARENT INVOLVEMENT Parent Professional Development & Leadership *Barbecue * Tea 4 Two Parent Volunteer & Family Athletic Competition Parent Weekend Academy 2012 -2013
  29. 29. STUDENT RECRUITMENT  Place information ads on community news portal – HubCity, paper, community center, radio, cable stations and churches  School website – parent and students may fill out application and submit directly online  Direct presentations to middle schools  Direct Mail list  Bilingual English/Spanish Materials  Collected parent signature surveys and letters of support
  31. 31. FUNDING SOURCE  Public Charter Grant Program $600,000  Walton Family Foundation $250,000  Chase Manhattan  Citibank  Wells Fargo  Anthony Robbins Foundation