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School Improvement Plan (SIP)

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a live document that is subject to change based on School Advisory Council (SAC) recommendations.

School Name

Seagull 7-12 (0601)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

Executive Summary

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BEST PRACTICE #1

A Focused and Authentic PLC

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (PLC)

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a process in which teachers work in teams and use student information to develop strategies to improve their classroom practices.

PLC Name

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Grade

Seagull's PLC (Attendance - Behavior - Academics)

Wednesday

8/15/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:20 PM

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #2

An Embedded High Quality RtI Process

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RtI) uses student academic and behavior information to identify students with learning and behavior needs to guarantee that those in danger of failure and/or retention are receiving assistance and support.

 

Graduation/College and Career Readiness (Early Warning Indicators)

Data For: 2017-2018 (Last updated: 9/18/2019)

Grade

Student Enrollment

% of students with attendance below 90%

% of students with 1 or more suspensions

% of students with course failure in ELA or Math

% of students level 1 in ELA or Math

% of students exhibiting 2 or more Early Warning Indicators

07

1

1.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

0.00

08

4

4.00

1.00

0.00

2.00

4.00

09

6

5.00

2.00

1.00

2.00

5.00

10

29

28.00

10.00

3.00

16.00

16.00

11

69

59.00

30.00

7.00

21.00

37.00

12

195

169.00

33.00

2.00

29.00

96.00

 

Describe all intervention strategies employed by the school to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system.

Seagull Alternative High School utilizes the following intervention strategies to improve the academic performance of students:
     - Research based mentoring programs (CARES mentoring, Women of Tomorrow and outside agencies)

     - One on one peer counseling with certified counselors.
     - RTI Interventions
               *Individualized attendance intervention
               *Individualized behavior interventions (mentoring, reference to outside agency for behavior management)
               *Individualized academic interventions (peer tutoring, teacher and support staff, intensive reading remediation)
               *Recommended staff/peer mentoring
    - Collaboration with outside agencies including DJJ, community mental health centers, Healthy start, Painting Apprenticeship, OIC and Zeta Phi Deta Stork Nest.        
    - Exam Prep
               *SAT/ACT
               *PERT
    - Adoption of researched based reading and mathematics program.

    - Blended implementation of the curriculum using computer based support.

    - Provide academic, behavior and attendance incentive.

    - Community support through business partners providing student with basic necessities.

    - On campus licensed child care and a full time nurse for students with babies.

    - Professional Study Days to engage in staff development.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2018 - 5/31/2019

12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Couseling-Plan-2018_2019.pdf

9/20/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

9/25/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #3

Optimal Internal/External Relationships

ACCREDITATION PROCESS

The Accreditation Process leads schools to critically evaluate teaching and learning with a focus on academic excellence. All stakeholders (parents, students, staff, and community) are part of the accreditation process.

 

Self-Assessment Ratings

Accreditation Standard

Overall Rating

Purpose and Direction

Governance and Leadership

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

Resources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

Explain the activities in which your school will participate to increase your overall rating. Include specific details.

No Evidence/Artifacts

 

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC)

Each school has a School (SAC) to facilitate the development and monitor progress of the annual School Improvement Plan. Agendas and minutes reflect annual needs assessment, SIP monitoring and allocation of Accountability Funds.

 

SAC Upload Center

File Name

Meeting Month

Document Type

Uploaded Date

SAC.SAF-Minutes-5.16.19.pdf

May

Monitored

5/28/2019

SAC_SAF-Agenda--May-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/16/2019

SAC_SAF-Attendance.pdf

May

Monitored

5/16/2019

SAC_SAF-Minutes-April-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/13/2019

2018---2019-Continuation-Waiver-Documents---Seagull-Alternative-High-School.pdf

April

Monitored

4/22/2019

SAC_SAF-Minutes-March-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/18/2019

SAC_SAF-Agenda--April-2019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/18/2019

SAC_SAF_Sign_In-Sheets-March-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2019

SAC_SAF-Agenda--March-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2019

SAC_SAF-Agenda--February-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/18/2019

SAC_SAF-Minutes-December-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

3/18/2019

SAC_SAF-Attendance-February-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/18/2019

SAC_SAF-Minutes-February-2019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/18/2019

SEAGULL-MID-YEAR-REFLECTION--2019.docx

January

Monitored

1/31/2019

SAC_SAF-Minutes-January-2019.pdf

December

Monitored

1/17/2019

SAC_SAF-Agenda--January-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/17/2019

SAC_SAF-Sign_In_Sheets_-January-2019.pdf

January

Developed

1/17/2019

SAC_SAF-Sign_In_Sheets-December-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2018

SAC_SAF-Minutes-October-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

12/20/2018

SAC_SAF-Minutes-November-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2018

SAC_SAF-Agenda--December-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2018

SAC_SAF-Agenda--November-2018.pdf

November

Monitored

12/14/2018

SAC_SAF-Sign-In-Sheet-Nov-2018.pdf

November

Monitored

11/15/2018

SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

SAC_SAF-Agenda-September-2018-.pdf

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

School-Advisory-Council-Meeting-Dates.pdf

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

SAF-Bylaw-2018.pdf

October

Developed

10/23/2018

SAC_SAF-Agenda--October-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/22/2018

SAC_SAF_-Minutes-9.20.18..pdf

October

Monitored

10/22/2018

PSD-Schedule.pdf

September

Developed

10/22/2018

SAC_SAF-Sign-In-Sheet-Oct-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/18/2018

SAC-ByLaws-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/29/2018

SAC_SAF-Sign_In-Sheet-Sept-2018.pdf

September

Developed

9/25/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #4

Scaling Up BEST Practices

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

School improvement is based on a continuous improvement model, using research-based accepted best practices, which align with student achievement needs, insure student progress, and may be revised when appropriate.

 

Goals

As evidenced in the SES Band Data, which content area(s) will be the focus for improving student achievement and why was this area chosen?

Careful analysis of Reading results (from various sources to include K-12 student populations) shows that the majority of students remain deficient in reading skills. This will continue to be the focus as the staff of Seagull Alternative High School remains dedicated to providing academic support to improve upon key indicators (attendance, access to remediation, etc.) for increased success. By May 2019, students who are reading at a level 1 will increase their reading level by 10% or by one reading level.  Students who are reading at a level 2 will increase their reading level by 10% or by one reading level as evidenced by the DAR Assessment. 

 

What specific BEST Practice(s) will be implemented or scaled-up to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance within the SES Band?

Best Practice #1: Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Best Practice #2: Response to Intervention (RTI)

 

Describe in detail how the BEST Practice(s) will be scaled-up.

Best Practice #1, a focused and authentic PLC, will continue to function as a way to review student data and make decisions based on data, however it will be necessary to increase the frequency of data chats with the students.  Data will also be disaggregated and presented to the leadership and the literacy team as a means for targeting specific patterns and trends within our population.  In addition to presenting discussion and data, stakeholders will need to present remediation and enrichment plans for students, including what supplemental materials and resources are needed to determine student readiness and improve achievement.  
Over the years it has been a recommendation that teachers attend professional developments and teacher trainings to improve teacher practice.  This year, teacher participation in outside professional developments will be vigorously encouraged and rewarded.   Teachers will be asked to share their learning experiences with their colleagues and disseminate the information to all stakeholders.

Best Practice #2, Response to Intervention has been scaled up from previous years.  Our RTI team consists of leaders in their respective areas and all members are well skilled in using and interpreting BASIS.  All members of the RTI attended BASIS and RTI training. In addition to the initial referral, the process of progress monitoring has been refined as has the communication between the RTI team and instructional staff.  All departments have submitted a Resource Mapping document that identifies Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, as well as the resources necessary for those interventions to be successful.  

 

What specific school-level progress monitoring data is collected and how often?

DAR Assessment - As Needed
PERT - Monthly
Quaterly Departmental Data Chats (Student Attendance, % of Assignments Completed and Number of Credits Issued)

 

How does the school ensure the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals?

We ensure the fidelity of student not progressing towards school and district goals by providing small group instruction and implementing differentiated instructional strategies.  The Reading Coach conducts pull-out sessions to provide remediation and para-professionals provide support and  assistance to struggling ESE and ESOL students.

 

How does the school ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) for effective instructional design (planning) and delivery (teaching)?

All classrooms are equipped with technology such as Smart Board/Promethean Board, LCD projector, speakers, etc.  All teachers also have access to student laptops or computers and online district resources (Canvas, Math XL, My HRW, Newsela, etc) that can be used during instruction.  Teachers have common planning and have access to all approved district resources (textbooks, supplemental materials, etc) for their specific content area.

 

How does the school ensure Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively?

The implementation or Tier 1 Standards Based classroom instruction is monitored very closely by administration.  This is evidenced by classroom walkthroughs, data chats and minutes from both PLC and Leadership Team meetings.

 

Describe texts used for core, supplemental, and intervention programs at each grade level. How does the school ensure students have access to a balance of literary and informational text in a variety of mediums?

Students of all grade levels are encouraged to use the Broward Single Sign-On (SSO) portal to locate and gain access to a plethora of resources. A few of these resources include online textbooks, Destiny Library,  Khan Academy, Math Nation, Pearson Student Bridge and Naviance.  Students also have access to Canvas where they are able to log-in to online courses and locate coursework, assignments and resources. At the begining of the year,each student is made aware of their usernames and passwords for each portal.  Teachers also include the use of these reources in their daily instruction.  Students are also familiar with the logging-in process and can access these resources at any time.  Students may utilize these resources for practice, enrichment or remediation.

 

How does your school implement the Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards to ensure students are developing social and emotional skills?

The school has lauched  the Sandy Hook Promise Initiative and teachers are also scheduled to attend Trauma Informed School training.  In addition, Seagull works in conjunction with community agencies to provide wrap-around serevices to our students.

 

In which ways are the five competencies of the Social Emotional Learning explicitly taught and/or integrated school-wide and in the classroom?

Seagull Alternative High School currently offers the following services to support the social emotional learning needs of our students:
          -  Family Counseling Services
          -  CHAMPS
          -  CARE Mentoring Program
          -  Women of Tomorrow

 

How does your school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning for students?

Seagull's mission statement is to meet the unique educational, social, and emotional needs of our diverse student population in a secure and nurturing environment.  Our school's vision is to empower each student to become a productive citizen who demonstrates positive character traits and pursues college and career opportunities. The administration, faculty and staff work diligently to provide our students with a safe and nurturing environment that is attentive to their academic, social and emotional needs.  Through mentoring and with the assistance of our community partners, we are able to provide students with unique services both on and off campus (social services, family counseling, parenting classes, etc.).


 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Monitor academic progress, attendance, and behavior through authentic school-wide PLC's. Offer alternative assessments (PERT, ACT and SAT) to fulfill graduation requirements. Offer peer tutoring and pull-out sessions. Student Support Services PLCTeam 5/31/2019 Multi-Tiered System of Support $2,500.00
Parent contact, social worker referral, parent/student conference, attendance contracts and incentives for good attendance. ESE Attendance Team 5/31/2019 Monthly PLC Meetings $3,000.00
Conduct monthly data chats with students. Offer face-to-face, online and blended courses. Modified course assignments. Literacy PLC Team 5/31/2019 Monthly PLC Meetings $2,500.00
RTI Process STEM PLC Team 5/31/2019 Multi-Tiered System of Support and Monthly PLC's $2,500.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
Seagull-BPIE.pdf 10/11/2018