Continuous Improvement Plan 2016-2017

The following plan was created by a sub-committee of our school Leadership Team for the purpose of identifying key areas for school improvement to include action steps for implementation. 


SMART Goal Reading:Based on beginning of year and end of year assessments for students 9th-12th,we will show a 15% growth in average score.(9% growth shown in 15/16)

SMART Goal Writing:On average, all English students will increase their essay scores by 1 point by using the 9 point AP writing rubric from their first argument essay to their final argument essay.

SMART Goal Math:Based on beginning of year and end of year assessments for Algebra students;we will show a 25% growth in average score.(20% growth in 15/16)

SMART Goal Science:Based on beginning of year and end of year assessments for biology students;we will show a 25% growth in average score.(20% growth in 15/16)



Strategy 1: School Leadership

Action Step 1: The Principal and Administrative Team will take an active role in monitoring and encouraging effective professional communities within departments.

Action Step 2:The Leadership Team, comprised of department chairs from 14 departments, will engage in a self analysis process within their departments in the area of innovation in order to cultivate a more innovative culture within respective departments.

Action Step 3: Where applicable, members of the Administrative Team will engage in best practice professional development opportunities for administrators outside of school.

Strategy 2:Strengthen instruction for all students.

Action Step 1: All staff will be trained in and promote WICOR strategies, to include Cornell Notes, and Critical Reading, as well as the Rigor and Relevance Framework, to be used where appropriate.

Action Step 2: All staff to engage in weekly PLCs to include sharing of effective instructional strategies, development of formative assessments where possible, and joint lesson planning based on learning targets and standards based instruction where appropriate.

Action Step 3:All staff to engage in best instructional practice staff development as related to our CIP on 9 PD Wednesdays as planned by the PD Committee.

Action Step 4: New teachers will meet regularly with Instructional Coaches to set instructional goals, learn new instructional strategies and reflect on their classroom instruction.

Action Step 5: Where applicable, instructional staff will engage in best practice professional development opportunities outside of school as encouraged by department chairs and administrators.

Action Step 6: Embedded math professional development with math consultant to support teachers in using intentional instructional grouping strategies in order to engage students in deeper learning.

*Survey data collected to assess effectiveness.

Strategy 3:Intervention programs for struggling students.

Action Step 1:All students will engage in use of Jags Care Time (JCT) on Wednesdays to forge a positive relationship with an adult and receive assistance with a variety of academic, social, and/or post secondary needs.

Action Step 2:Use of Jaguars Excellence Team (JET) to discuss and develop tier II interventions for struggling learners.

Action Step 3:Peer tutoring opportunities for struggling learners offered in a variety of times, locations, and modalities.

Action Step 4: Targeted students in math and science to work with content area specialists during JCT to address identified deficits.

*Survey data collected to assess effectiveness.

Strategy 4:Data decision-making.

Action Step 1:Use of data review for created common formative assessments in some PLCs to progress monitor academic mastery within subject areas and plan for instructional changes as needed.

Action Step 2: Analysis by Security Team and Admin Team of discipline data from conduct referrals to identify behavioral needs in our student population.

Action Step 3: Use of surveys with stakeholder groups (teachers, parents, students) to assess understanding and opinions on a variety of topics.Results help inform decisions and/or next steps.

*Survey data collected to assess effectiveness.

Strategy 5:Additional resources

Action Step 1:Use of our PBIS system, JAGS CARE, for school wide common language on behavioral expectations.

Action Step 2:Improved communication between home and school through website redesign and increased use of social media to engage the community.

Action Step 3:Concerted staff-wide effort to improve consistency of systems, policies, and practices by improved communication, high expectations for staff and students, and active leadership by department chairs within our 14 departments.

Action Step 4: Use of instructional coaches to work with all teachers to identify areas for improvement, areas of strength, actions steps and reflection.

*Survey data collected to assess effectiveness.

Strategy 6:Program development (how was the CIP developed), implementation (who were responsible parties and how did they implement) and evaluation (what is the evaluation process).

Action Step 1:CIP Committee (consisting of Department Chairs) developed the plan.Staff surveys administered to assess effectiveness.

Action Step 2:Implementation/evaluation: Department Chairs and teachers within those departments along with evaluating administrators in each department implemented the plan.Survey data will provide perceptual data on implementation effectiveness.Goal attainment (results in June) will provide quantitative data on implementation effectiveness.




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