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South Atlanta Educational Complex’s Journey: Where we were, where
we are, where we are going

February 19, 2014
Agenda
2/20/2014

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Welcome and Purpose
Acknowledgement
Small School Presentations
Community Vision Presentatio...
SOUTH ATLANTA CLUSTER’S VISION

The Vision of the South Atlanta Cluster is to
provide a seamless and supportive Pre-K
thro...
SOUTH ATLANTA EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX’S VISION

The South Atlanta community will collaborate
and communicate to promote campus...
SMALL SCHOOL’S PRESENTATIONS
Administrators

Schools

Jarod Scott (Principal)

Computer Animation and Design (CAD)

Dr. Pa...
South Atlanta School of
Computer Animation & Design
February 19 , 2014
Jarod M. Scott, Principal
Why Small Schools?
• HST Initiative 2006
• Rigorous & challenging career
focused themes
• Personalized, responsive &
suppo...
CAD Mission and Vision
Our mission is to develop a community of
leaders equipped academically, personally, and
st
socially...
CAD Demographics
Total Enrollment: 310
School wide Title I
56% Male & 44% Female
98% African American
16% Special Edu...
Parent & Community Engagement
• Interactive Parent Center
• Monthly parent engagement opportunities
– Bring your Parent to...
Why we engage in this work:
Student Highlights

• James Atkins (2012), selected
as CAD’s first Gates Millennium
Scholar
• ...
Gate Keepers of the Work:
Staff Highlights
• Katherine Davis and Jania Hoover (2013)
contributing authors to the book
Keep...
A Collaborative & Supportive Environment
for Teachers
• Empowering teachers as leaders
• Veteran Teacher Mentors
• Peer to...
The Challenge: High-risk data

2/20/2014

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South Atlanta CAD

Color Scale:
Change in
Grad Rate

+20

+6

-25
New

2/20/2014

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The Opportunity: Personalized, Responsive &
Supportive (9th Grade Support)
• 9th Grade Transition
– Assess/interests

Advi...
Personalized, Responsive & Supportive
(Move on when Ready)
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Graduation Coach, Counselor
Full Time ...
Higher Student Achievement – 3 Year Trends
Indicator
GHSGWT
(Writing)

SAT
Value Add
EOCT
9th Grade Lit.
American Lit.
Bio...
Post-Secondary Readiness
2010-11

2011-12

2012-2013

1-year
difference

Graduation Rate

57

60

55

-5

Graduates not
re...
Comprehensive SAHS & CAD
Old SAHS

CAD

% Passing

% Passing

% Passing

2006 -2007

Grad Rate

CAD

2011 -2012

2012 -201...
APS High School Test Score Growth
18
2012-2013

Months of Instruction Equivalent

15

12

9

6

3

0

2011-2012
Instructional Framework
FOCUS: CAD Essentials
Radically Improving Student Learning
Reasonably Coherent & Content Rich Curr...
South Atlanta School of
Health & Medical Sciences
February 19 , 2014
Dr. Patricia Ford, Principal
South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences (HMS)

2/20/2014

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Demographics/Who are We?
Students

Staff

 Total Enrollment: 308
 43% Male & 57% Female
 94% African American
 13% Spe...
What’s Working

• Relationships
• Relationships
• Relationships
2/20/2014

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Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in 9th Lit:

According to the 2013 EOCT
results in 9th L...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in Biology:

According to the 2013 EOCT
results in Biolo...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2011 EOCT
results in Math I:

According to the 2012 EOCT
results in Math I...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in American Lit:

According to the 2012 EOCT
results in ...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in Math II:

According to the 2013 EOCT
results in Math ...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in US History:

According to the 2013 EOCT
results in US...
Let’s analyze our performance…
According to the 2012 EOCT
results in Economics:

According to the 2013 EOCT
results in Eco...
THE WORK: EVERY CHILD EVERY DAY
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Candid Conversations: All students Can Learn!!
Human Capital
Creation of ...
South Atlanta School of
Law and Social Justice
February 19 , 2014
Ms. Charlotte Davis, Principal
2/20/2014

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Community Vision

2/20/2014

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Community Involvement

• Offering of more academic workshops for
parents
• Hispanic Community Outreach
• Host Campus wide ...
9th Grade Learning Academy

• Establish a cohort of subject area teachers that
share 9th grade students
• Utilize 9th Grad...
9th Grade Learning Academy (cont.)

• Schedule a double dose of Math, ELA, and
Science for each 9th grade student
• Utiliz...
9th Grade Learning Academy (cont.)

• Propose to hold the 2014 Crawford Long Middle
School Transition at the South Atlanta...
Recruitment / Retention Highly Effective
Teachers
• Establish common planning and meeting
times for both grade level and c...
Interventions and Preventions to Support
Student Success
• Change to 4x4 scheduling from 4x8

• Utilizing AP Potential and...
School Safety & Security
• Two Full-time School-based Resource Officers
• Morning Entrance into Building – Metal
Detector ...
Resource Sharing

• Weekly Building Council Meeting
• Shared Advanced Placement Courses
• Shared Elective Classes

• Oppor...
• Questions
• Answers

• Closing remarks

2/20/2014

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Thank You
February 19, 2014
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  1. 1. South Atlanta Educational Complex’s Journey: Where we were, where we are, where we are going February 19, 2014
  2. 2. Agenda 2/20/2014 • • • • • • Welcome and Purpose Acknowledgement Small School Presentations Community Vision Presentation Response from Special Guests Closing Remarks 2
  3. 3. SOUTH ATLANTA CLUSTER’S VISION The Vision of the South Atlanta Cluster is to provide a seamless and supportive Pre-K through 12th grade learning experience, preparing students for college and career success. 2/20/2014 3
  4. 4. SOUTH ATLANTA EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX’S VISION The South Atlanta community will collaborate and communicate to promote campus-wide consistency in the pursuit of excellence. 2/20/2014 4
  5. 5. SMALL SCHOOL’S PRESENTATIONS Administrators Schools Jarod Scott (Principal) Computer Animation and Design (CAD) Dr. Patricia Ford (Principal) Health & Medical Sciences (HMS) Charlotte Davis (Principal) Law & Social Justice (LSJ) 2/20/2014 5
  6. 6. South Atlanta School of Computer Animation & Design February 19 , 2014 Jarod M. Scott, Principal
  7. 7. Why Small Schools? • HST Initiative 2006 • Rigorous & challenging career focused themes • Personalized, responsive & supportive learning environment • Partnerships: 22 million – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Arthur Blank Foundation and – Institute for Student Achievement 2/20/2014 7
  8. 8. CAD Mission and Vision Our mission is to develop a community of leaders equipped academically, personally, and st socially to find creative solutions to 21 century opportunities by providing a rigorous, interdisciplinary, personalized learning environment. “100% of CAD students will graduate on time, prepared for college and/or other higher education and a quality life as a productive citizen turning their dreams into reality." 2/20/2014 8
  9. 9. CAD Demographics Total Enrollment: 310 School wide Title I 56% Male & 44% Female 98% African American 16% Special Education 97% Free/reduced lunch 29% Transient rate Value Added Score 10 Two pathways: Computer Animation & Industrial Design (Engineering) 2/20/2014 9
  10. 10. Parent & Community Engagement • Interactive Parent Center • Monthly parent engagement opportunities – Bring your Parent to School Day – Guidance Nights – Training and workshops for parents – Monthly Coffee Talks with the Principal • Partnerships – – – – – – – 2/20/2014 Project GRAD Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport McDonalds The Home Depot Turner Broadcasting Institute for Student Achievement/ETS Morehouse and Spelman Colleges 10
  11. 11. Why we engage in this work: Student Highlights • James Atkins (2012), selected as CAD’s first Gates Millennium Scholar • Miaya Faniel (2013), selected as CAD’s second Gates Millennium Scholar • Dyquavius Brunson (2013), Winner of the National Black Arts Festival Digital/Graphic Arts Competition Youth Division • Veronica Manual (2013), first dual enrolled student to enroll full time at Atlanta Area Tech • Industry Certified Engineering Program 2/20/2014 11
  12. 12. Gate Keepers of the Work: Staff Highlights • Katherine Davis and Jania Hoover (2013) contributing authors to the book Keep the Fire Burning: Avoiding Teacher Burnout • Cinzia Thomas (2013), featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution for her role in improving the graduation rate at SAEC • Jania Hoover (2013), APS District Trainer for Common Core Standards Implementation • Keene Walker (2013), CAD Teacher of the Year • Phyllis Hayden-Johnson (2013), CTI Coordinator of the Year for the State of Georgia • Cheryl McLaurin (2013), Regional Social Worker of the Year • Diana Pierra-Louis (2013), selected to consult with the Department of Defense as a Language Specialist 2/20/2014 12
  13. 13. A Collaborative & Supportive Environment for Teachers • Empowering teachers as leaders • Veteran Teacher Mentors • Peer to peer teacher support & sharing of best practices • Teacher Learning Center & Data Room • Common planning for Interdisciplinary Teams • Job embedded Professional Development and Blended Learning • Instructional coaching (informal classroom observations extensive feedback, one-one-coaching & demonstration, PLC facilitation support) • Built in Vertical Team collaboration and planning time • 21st century technology in all classrooms 2/20/2014 13
  14. 14. The Challenge: High-risk data 2/20/2014 14
  15. 15. South Atlanta CAD Color Scale: Change in Grad Rate +20 +6 -25 New 2/20/2014 15
  16. 16. The Opportunity: Personalized, Responsive & Supportive (9th Grade Support) • 9th Grade Transition – Assess/interests Advisory & Distributed Counseling Increased Learning Time Flexible Learning Plan Collaborative & purposeful planning time for teachers • Progress monitoring • 4x4 scheduling & Academic Support Classes (Math & ELA) • 9th Grade Professional Learning Community • • • • – Dedicated core of teachers & support staff • Writing across the curriculum 2/20/2014 16
  17. 17. Personalized, Responsive & Supportive (Move on when Ready) • • • • • • • • • • • • Graduation Coach, Counselor Full Time College/Career Center College Admissions Advisor Credit Recovery & Grad Point Tools for College Success Class Graduation Coach, Counselor Dual Enrollment Advisory & Distributed Counseling Weekly Town Hall Meetings SAT/ACT Prep Mentoring program Summer college & career Institutes 2/20/2014 17
  18. 18. Higher Student Achievement – 3 Year Trends Indicator GHSGWT (Writing) SAT Value Add EOCT 9th Grade Lit. American Lit. Biology US History Economics Math I Math II 2/20/2014 2012-2013 90% 2-year gains 83% 2011-12 83% 1125 NA 2010-11 57% 83% 30% 49% 66% 22% 13% 1164 10 2011-12 52% 74% 66% 78% 54% 52% 20% 1197 10 2012-2013 63% 70% 67% 73% 80% NA 27% + 72 - 2010-11 +7 2-year gains +6 - 13 + 37 + 24 + 14 + 30 + 14 18
  19. 19. Post-Secondary Readiness 2010-11 2011-12 2012-2013 1-year difference Graduation Rate 57 60 55 -5 Graduates not requiring remediation NA 23.8 12.2 -11.6 50% 51.1 +1.1 45.9% 10.6% 57.8% 27.4% + 11.9 + 16.8 6.2% 17.5% +11.3 93.91 94.10 +0.19 CCRPI Indicator Advanced Placement NA Pathway Completers Lexile greater than 1275 on American Lit % scoring at the exceeds level EOCT Attendance Rate NA 2/20/2014 NA NA NA 19
  20. 20. Comprehensive SAHS & CAD Old SAHS CAD % Passing % Passing % Passing 2006 -2007 Grad Rate CAD 2011 -2012 2012 -2013 60 55 +13 74% (87%) Points Growth Over Former SAHS 9th Lit. 25 52 63 +38 American Lit. 49 74 70 +21 GHSWT 79 83 90 +11 Biology 17 66 67 +50 US History 25 78 73 +48 Economics 28 54 80 +52 2/20/2014 20
  21. 21. APS High School Test Score Growth 18 2012-2013 Months of Instruction Equivalent 15 12 9 6 3 0 2011-2012
  22. 22. Instructional Framework FOCUS: CAD Essentials Radically Improving Student Learning Reasonably Coherent & Content Rich Curriculum (CCGPS) Opportunity to Learn (time & viability) Creating the Evironment of Learning Sound Lessons & Planning (TKES) Opening Work Session Closing Authentic Literacy (writing & vocabulary development in every class) Critical 2/20/2014 Thinking Through Complex Writing Feedback & Revision 22
  23. 23. South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences February 19 , 2014 Dr. Patricia Ford, Principal
  24. 24. South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences (HMS) 2/20/2014 24
  25. 25. Demographics/Who are We? Students Staff  Total Enrollment: 308  43% Male & 57% Female  94% African American  13% Special Education  Mobility Rate 23%  Two pathways: Nursing & Therapeutic Medicine  Principal  Counselor  Instructional Coach  2 Assistant Principals  33 Faculty & Staff 2/20/2014 25
  26. 26. What’s Working • Relationships • Relationships • Relationships 2/20/2014 26
  27. 27. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in 9th Lit: According to the 2013 EOCT results in 9th Lit:  5% exceeded standards  15% exceeded standards  63% of All students met standards  59% of All students met standards  37% of All students did not meet standards  41% of All students did not meet standards
  28. 28. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in Biology: According to the 2013 EOCT results in Biology:  10% exceeded standards  14% exceeded standards  54% of All students met standards  53% of All students met standards  46% of All students did not meet standards  47% of All students did not meet standards
  29. 29. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2011 EOCT results in Math I: According to the 2012 EOCT results in Math I:  4% exceeded standards  6% exceeded standards  37% of All students met standards  52% of All students met standards  63% of All students did not meet standards  48% of All students did not meet standards
  30. 30. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in American Lit: According to the 2012 EOCT results in American Lit:  17% exceeded standards  13% exceeded standards  92% of All students met standards  81% of All students met standards  8% of All students did not meet standards  19% of All students did not meet standards
  31. 31. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in Math II: According to the 2013 EOCT results in Math II:  1% exceeded standards  6% exceeded standards  28% of All students met standards  77% of All students met standards  72% of All students did not meet standards  23% of All students did not meet standards
  32. 32. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in US History: According to the 2013 EOCT results in US History:  12% exceeded standards  20% exceeded standards  59% of All students met standards  64% of All students met standards  41% of All students did not meet standards  36% of All students did not meet standards
  33. 33. Let’s analyze our performance… According to the 2012 EOCT results in Economics: According to the 2013 EOCT results in Economics:  32% exceeded standards  28% exceeded standards  94% of All students met standards  90% of All students met standards  6% of All students did not meet standards  10% of All students did not meet standards
  34. 34. THE WORK: EVERY CHILD EVERY DAY • • • • • • • • Candid Conversations: All students Can Learn!! Human Capital Creation of Professional Learning Communities Alignment of Resources On-going Professional Development Weekly Data Talks Creation of A Collegial Culture High Expectations 2/20/2014 34
  35. 35. South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice February 19 , 2014 Ms. Charlotte Davis, Principal
  36. 36. 2/20/2014 36
  37. 37. Community Vision 2/20/2014 37
  38. 38. Community Involvement • Offering of more academic workshops for parents • Hispanic Community Outreach • Host Campus wide meetings when applicable • Provide advance notice of meetings • Community Outreach through Neighborhood Walk • Developing Partnership with Business, Community & Faith-Based Organizations 2/20/2014 38
  39. 39. 9th Grade Learning Academy • Establish a cohort of subject area teachers that share 9th grade students • Utilize 9th Grade Assemblies • Establish Common planning for 9th Grade Academy Teachers • Assign each student to an adult Mentor/Advisor 2/20/2014 39
  40. 40. 9th Grade Learning Academy (cont.) • Schedule a double dose of Math, ELA, and Science for each 9th grade student • Utilize Saturday Academy and credit recovery programs through Grad Point and Virtual Academy • Increase learning time through extended Advisory to address academic concerns 2/20/2014 40
  41. 41. 9th Grade Learning Academy (cont.) • Propose to hold the 2014 Crawford Long Middle School Transition at the South Atlanta High School along with pinning ceremony for future academy. • Use physical structure of school to separate 9th grade students as a whole • Create a 9th Grade Transition Program • Use of BASI Universal Screener as well as other diagnostic tools to identify student needs. 2/20/2014 41
  42. 42. Recruitment / Retention Highly Effective Teachers • Establish common planning and meeting times for both grade level and content • Distribute Peer-Leadership roles among the faculty and staff 2/20/2014 42
  43. 43. Interventions and Preventions to Support Student Success • Change to 4x4 scheduling from 4x8 • Utilizing AP Potential and/or Accuplacer • Establishing Peer Mentoring programs • Utilizing Grad Point and online learning sites for credited remediation and acceleration • Utilizing Extended Advisory learning time • Expanding dual enrollment and partnerships • Establishing a Peer Mediation program 2/20/2014 43
  44. 44. School Safety & Security • Two Full-time School-based Resource Officers • Morning Entrance into Building – Metal Detector Screening • School Resource Officer Placement in the Morning 2/20/2014 44
  45. 45. Resource Sharing • Weekly Building Council Meeting • Shared Advanced Placement Courses • Shared Elective Classes • Opportunity to join Career Student Technical Organizations (CTSO) 2/20/2014 45
  46. 46. • Questions • Answers • Closing remarks 2/20/2014 46
  47. 47. Thank You February 19, 2014
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