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New Lottery Presentation 2010 11


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New Lottery Presentation 2010 11

  1. 1. Results Matter Thursday, March 25, 2010
  2. 2. Results Matter Opportunity: We deliver opportunity for students to succeed from primary thru secondary careers. Access: We deliver the best PUBLIC education money canʼt buy. Performance: We deliver a Core Knowledge curriculum built for the future. Family: We reinforce core values that our families demand. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  3. 3. History Established in 1997 Longest established Charter School in the St Vrain Valley School District Tradition of Academic Excellence (Multi-Year winner John Irwin Award). New Facility Opened in Summer 2009 Financially Healthy Thursday, March 25, 2010
  4. 4. Curriculum Higher expectations with a level of performance higher than is routinely expected in most public schools. Core Knowledge foundation. Eliminates gaps and repetitions in student learning. Builds the foundation for future learning. Promotes fairness and excellence in all students. Establishes a common ground for communication in a diverse society. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  5. 5. Core Knowledge Sequenced content from grade to grade. Specific content to be taught at each grade. Solid content provides a guide to lasting knowledge Shared content provides a common ground for communication. State Standards: Set of skills to be mastered at each grade level in Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Health, PE and Music. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  6. 6. Celebrations Awards Assemblies Timberwolf – Pillar of Character Twin Peaks – Academic Improvement. Honor Roll Core Knowledge Celebrations Spirit Days Thursday, March 25, 2010
  7. 7. Core Plus Music (Band, Choir & Guitar), Art, 2nd Language, Physical Education, Computer & Guided Study Extra-curricular Activities Odyssey of the Mind After School Soccer Chess Club Middle School Sports; Track, Cross Country, Basket Ball, Volleyball. Rock Wall 8th grade Washington DC Field Trip & 6th Grade Outdoor Education Adventure. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  8. 8. Students by the Number Full Day Kindergarten: 26 Students Half Day Kindergarten: 20 Students per session. Grades 1-5: Three Classes 26 students Middle School Grades 6-8: x Classes of x students Thursday, March 25, 2010
  9. 9. Success Breeds Success Our top-notch teachers are encouraged to creatively tailor their classroom instruction to get the most out of engaged students. Twin Peaks Charter Academy employs a battery of internal assessments to ensure paramount performance. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  10. 10. Success Breeds Success Twin Peaks students score at or near the top in academic performance by most objective measures, including CSAP and Growth Model comparisons. Our middle school graduates go on to excel in high school and are well represented in IB, AP and Honors programs throughout the St. Vrain and neighboring districts. Many go on to successful placements at prestigious universities. While scores on standardized tests are important, we donʼt stop there. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  11. 11. Data Elementary Percentage of Students Testing Proficient or Advanced 80.0000 60.0000 40.0000 20.0000 0 2006 2007 2008 Twin Peaks St Vrain District Colorado Thursday, March 25, 2010
  12. 12. Data Middle School Percentage of Students Testing Proficient or Advanced 90.0000 67.5000 45.0000 22.5000 0 2006 2007 2008 Twin Peaks St Vrain District Colorado Thursday, March 25, 2010
  13. 13. Faculty 34 Highly Qualified Teachers 17 Elementary Teachers 10 Middle School Teachers 7 Elective Teachers 3 Resource Teachers Teaching Staff Includes: Core Classes, Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Literacy and ELL Support, Art, Music, P.E., Computer, Spanish, & Guided Study. Also: 7 Instructional Assistants, 2 Playground Monitors, 3 Custodial Support & School Councilor. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  14. 14. Homework Expectations Minutes per school night: K: 15 min. starting in November 1: 20-25 min. 2: 30 min. 3: 30-40 min. 4: 45 min. to 1 hr. 5: 1 hr. 6-8: 1- 1.5 hr. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  15. 15. School Governance Board of Directors: Oversight of School Operations. Elected Board of Directors: 7 voting members made up of parents and one community representative. Typically meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of each month. Public attendance and comments are encouraged. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  16. 16. School Governance Committees: Advisory to the Board Accountability Committee Curriculum Committee Faculty Committee Marketing Committee Finance Committee Thursday, March 25, 2010
  17. 17. Productive & Principled Citizens:The Six Pillars Thursday, March 25, 2010
  18. 18. Productive & Principled Citizens:The Six Pillars Students are required to be actively responsible for their educational success. We believe character is: Commitment. Accountability. Dedication. Community. Teachers daily integrate lessons emphasizing TPCAʼs Six Pillars of Character. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  19. 19. Productive & Principled Citizens: Committed Parents Both students and parents are expected to sign a contract each year. Dedication to hard work, academic success and character development. Uniform dress code for all students. Strong parent committee participation that governs everything from curriculum to technology. Parent Commitment to Volunteer for at least 20 hours/year Thursday, March 25, 2010
  20. 20. Opportunity for All A public school operating is fee free and open to any and all. Fair Open and Transparent Public lottery Gifted and Talented Program. Individual Attention Paid to Students that Need Help. Regardless of background or history, we believe that all will achieve superior results at Twin Peaks Thursday, March 25, 2010
  21. 21. Kindergarten Half-Day and and two Full Day Kindergarden classes 5 Days per Week. - Half Day 3 hours per Day Full Day: $285 a month for 10 months supplemental charge for the afternoon program. Additional fees include a $100 registration fee (charged to all students) and a $50 supplemental supplies fee (charged to full-day only). Enrollment in the Kindergarten program is offered “first come first served” based first on your lottery priority and then on your session preference, whether half or full day. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  22. 22. Admissions Kindergarten openings occur each year when students get promoted. Grades 1-8 openings occur when students transfer out or do not re-enroll. The annual lottery creates a wait list for filling opening. Siblings take priority on the wait list. Middle school (6-8) openings are filled only through first semester (2 quarters). K-5th openings are filled only through third quarter. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  23. 23. High School Thursday, March 25, 2010
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  25. 25. Results Matter Thursday, March 25, 2010