Campus-wide Local School Council Presentation (2/2014)

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This presentation was given to parents, students and the newly elected school board on February 19th. It details the support for the small school model and successes across all three academies of the …

This presentation was given to parents, students and the newly elected school board on February 19th. It details the support for the small school model and successes across all three academies of the South Atlanta Educational Complex.

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  • 1. South Atlanta Educational Complex’s Journey: Where we were, where we are, where we are going February 19, 2014
  • 2. Agenda 2/20/2014 • • • • • • Welcome and Purpose Acknowledgement Small School Presentations Community Vision Presentation Response from Special Guests Closing Remarks 2
  • 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. 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. 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. South Atlanta School of Computer Animation & Design February 19 , 2014 Jarod M. Scott, Principal
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The Challenge: High-risk data 2/20/2014 14
  • 15. South Atlanta CAD Color Scale: Change in Grad Rate +20 +6 -25 New 2/20/2014 15
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. APS High School Test Score Growth 18 2012-2013 Months of Instruction Equivalent 15 12 9 6 3 0 2011-2012
  • 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. South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences February 19 , 2014 Dr. Patricia Ford, Principal
  • 24. South Atlanta School of Health & Medical Sciences (HMS) 2/20/2014 24
  • 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. What’s Working • Relationships • Relationships • Relationships 2/20/2014 26
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice February 19 , 2014 Ms. Charlotte Davis, Principal
  • 36. 2/20/2014 36
  • 37. Community Vision 2/20/2014 37
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. • Questions • Answers • Closing remarks 2/20/2014 46
  • 47. Thank You February 19, 2014