Strategy Three

Innovative Programming

Results Statements

  1. We will integrate/embed technology into every aspect of the curriculum.
  2. We will implement a comprehensive writing curriculum for grades 5-8.
  3. We will establish partnerships and create career academies at the high school.
  4. We will expand special offerings, e.g., Spanish, physical education, etc., at the middle school.
  5. We will provide smooth transitions for students through 5th grade self-contained classrooms and a Freshman Academy. 

Smart Goal

By June, 2018 we will increase the percentage of students scoring at or above the 50th percentile by 15% as measured by the Spring 2018 NWEA MAP assessment. 

Activities

  1. Determine technology needed for student use to fully implement S.T.E.M.
  2. Adopt a “paperless” approach to teaching.
  3. Add a technology coordinator to maintain, trouble-shoot, train, etc.
  4. Identify and implement a school-wide writing curriculum.
  5. Offer dual credit courses through ICC.
  6. Expand course offerings: PE, Spanish at middle school, Expeditionary Learning at middle school, etc.
  7. Change 5th grade to a self-contained configuration and addition of a 9th grade academy.

Tangible and Intangible Benefits

  1. More fully integrate S.T.E.M. with expanded technology.
  2. Reduced expenditures for paper.
  3. Improved writing skills for college readiness.
  4. Increased college readiness opportunities for HS students.
  5. Increased student engagement, project learning with Expeditionary Learning, resulting in increased academic scores.
  6. Smoother transition into middle and high school, increased attendance, decreased behavior problems, and increased academic performance. 

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