Taking an Online CharterSchool to the Next Level      8 Years Of Improvement
Vision  Using Today’s TechnologyTo Educate Tomorrow’s Leaders
Mission   eAchieve Academy provides a quality education for a wide variety of students by   offering alternate solutions t...
Background•School District of Waukes                                                   ha, Wisconsin•Desire for Distance L...
Teacher Relationship•Union Involvement•Contract & Compensation•Teacher Assignments•Shared Decision Making with Admin      ...
Historical - Enrollment
Historical - Achievement
Current Achievement Stats
Current Achievement Stats                3, 4, 5 on AP                    Tests                   80.77%                 G...
Timeline of School Improvement2004 - Launch of Program       2008 - Revise Advisory Program                               ...
Intranet•Internally Developed Tool•Pace Charts•Communication Log•Progress Reports•Socialization Tools
SIP Goals & Plan•Whole Staff Involvement•80% Course Completion Goal•Establish Mission & Vision•Create Advisory Program
Advisory Program•Go To Person•Focus on Relationship•Academic Monitoring
Pyramid of Interventions•Advisors Establish Relationship from Day 1•Struggling Students Contacted By Advisor•Pre-Ultimatum...
Tight Teacher Expectations•Complete Staff Buy-In• Weekly eSessions•Common Course Elements•Response Time•PLC Participation ...
Course Development•Departments determined content resources/vendors•Individual Teachers created specific classes in Summer...
Prep for Logistics Take Over•LMS   -B   lackboard 9•Email -    Google•Marketing•Computers
Our Curricular Vendors•Holt / McDougal             •ALEKS Math•Pearson                     •NROC & Hippocampus•Glencoe / M...
Our Logistics Vendors•Milwaukee PC•BlackBoard•Google•Our Own District IT
The Future•Cognitive & Emotional Engagement•Tracking Math & Reading Progress•Tighter Alignment w/ CCSS & College Readiness...
6 Pillars of Improvement               •Student Achievement               •Online Instruction               •Curriculum   ...
Thanks....Eric Lehmann                  Rick Nettesheim262 364 9274                  262 970 1074elehmann@waukesha.k12.wi....
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Virtual School Symposium Presentation 2012 Taking an Online School to the Next Level

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Eric Lehmann and Rick Nettesheim from eAchieve Academy in Waukesha, WI presenting their case study of an online Virtual Charter School and its improvement plan for the past 8 years.

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Virtual School Symposium Presentation 2012 Taking an Online School to the Next Level

  1. 1. Taking an Online CharterSchool to the Next Level 8 Years Of Improvement
  2. 2. Vision Using Today’s TechnologyTo Educate Tomorrow’s Leaders
  3. 3. Mission eAchieve Academy provides a quality education for a wide variety of students by offering alternate solutions to traditional schooling utilizing current Internettechnologies and proven teaching practices implemented by a team of professionals.
  4. 4. Background•School District of Waukes ha, Wisconsin•Desire for Distance Learning Option• Declining District E nrollment ue to p D O en Enrollment•Virtual School Solved Both Issues•"4th" High School in the Waukesha - 100% Virtual• Initially Partnered w/ Logistics Vendor
  5. 5. Teacher Relationship•Union Involvement•Contract & Compensation•Teacher Assignments•Shared Decision Making with Admin istration•Teacher Ownership o f Classes
  6. 6. Historical - Enrollment
  7. 7. Historical - Achievement
  8. 8. Current Achievement Stats
  9. 9. Current Achievement Stats 3, 4, 5 on AP Tests 80.77% Graduates 822
  10. 10. Timeline of School Improvement2004 - Launch of Program 2008 - Revise Advisory Program - Pyramid of Interventions2005 - Intranet 2009 - Added Middle School - Weeding the Garden2006 - Enrollment Growth and movement to Full Time staff 2010 - Tight Teacher Expectations - PLC Formalization2007 - SIP Goals & Plan - Learning Targets - Mission & Vision - Advisory Program 2011 - Prep for Logistics Take Over - Teacher Leaders - District wide PLCs - Common Assessment - Course Development
  11. 11. Intranet•Internally Developed Tool•Pace Charts•Communication Log•Progress Reports•Socialization Tools
  12. 12. SIP Goals & Plan•Whole Staff Involvement•80% Course Completion Goal•Establish Mission & Vision•Create Advisory Program
  13. 13. Advisory Program•Go To Person•Focus on Relationship•Academic Monitoring
  14. 14. Pyramid of Interventions•Advisors Establish Relationship from Day 1•Struggling Students Contacted By Advisor•Pre-Ultimatum Letter•Ultimatum Letter
  15. 15. Tight Teacher Expectations•Complete Staff Buy-In• Weekly eSessions•Common Course Elements•Response Time•PLC Participation - School and District•Follow Up w/ Struggling Students
  16. 16. Course Development•Departments determined content resources/vendors•Individual Teachers created specific classes in Summer of 2012 (w/stipend)•"Movement" to create common district assessments (3 Traditional High/Middle Schools)•Departments worked to develop common rubrics.•Work in Progress
  17. 17. Prep for Logistics Take Over•LMS -B lackboard 9•Email - Google•Marketing•Computers
  18. 18. Our Curricular Vendors•Holt / McDougal •ALEKS Math•Pearson •NROC & Hippocampus•Glencoe / McGraw-Hill•EMC •Phet•Cengage•Goodheart-Wilcox •Odysseyware•Bedford/Freeman/Worth •RosettaStone •Khan Achieve3000
  19. 19. Our Logistics Vendors•Milwaukee PC•BlackBoard•Google•Our Own District IT
  20. 20. The Future•Cognitive & Emotional Engagement•Tracking Math & Reading Progress•Tighter Alignment w/ CCSS & College Readiness•Integration of eAchieve and SDW•Constant Course Improvement/Development•Anticipating Population & Enrollment Trends
  21. 21. 6 Pillars of Improvement •Student Achievement •Online Instruction •Curriculum •Assessment •Math Achievement •Community / Communication / Recognition
  22. 22. Thanks....Eric Lehmann Rick Nettesheim262 364 9274 262 970 1074elehmann@waukesha.k12.wi.us RNettesh@waukesha.k12.wi.us

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