Turnaround

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Our continued transformation efforts set our students on a pathway of excellence, prepared for college, career and community leadership.  

Every student deserves an excellent education.  We are creating learning opportunities that nurture, engage and ensure that our young people are poised to excel in college, career and community leadership.  Since the beginning of the turnaround efforts, signature initiatives include:

  • A full school day with more enrichment, academic and social/emotional opportunities for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Redesigning the high school experience, which includes the launch of a Freshman Academy for a more personalized entry to high school and planning towards theme-based academies to ignite student interest and motivation
  • An expansion of programs to provide students and families with more choice for their education, including a dual language program (PreK-3 and growing),  personalized learning program (P3) for middle school students, and dual enrollment opportunities for high school students
  • Enhanced standards-based curricular resources in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science (grades PreK-8)
  • Breakfast in the Classroom (grades PreK-8) to ensure students have a healthy start to the day and are ready to learn

 

Our turnaround efforts continue as we promise to better serve our students, families and the community.  All our efforts fall within our five strategic priorities:

  1. High Quality Instruction for All
  2. Personalized Pathways
  3. Engaged Students, Family and Community
  4. An Effective and Thriving Workforce
  5. A System of Empowered Schools

For school year 2017-18, we are building on our past efforts and focused on 5 focused and highly impactful initiatives:

  • Develop and implement strong systems to monitor student progress at each school
  • Improve the alignment and effectiveness of professional  learning
  • Utilize the educator evaluation system to accelerate professional learning
  • Strengthen our ability to examine the intersection of language development and disability
  • Establish and foster relationships with students that are achievement-oriented.