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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

Atlantic Technical College and High School (2221)

School Year

2017 - 2018

School Grade
(2016 - 2017)

A

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

Atlantic Technical College & Technical High School

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/14/2017 - 5/11/2017

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/8/2018)

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

09

155

5.20

1.30

3.20

1.30

1.30

10

162

6.80

4.90

6.20

6.90

3.70

11

131

3.10

3.10

0.00

26.50

0.80

12

203

14.30

1.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

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

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School employs a variety of intervention strategies to improve the academic performance of students.  First our classroom teachers use the tracking system in BASIS 3.0 to record Teacher Strategies.  Here they make note of the academic or behavior concern students are encountering in the classroom.  They document the strategies implemented to date and results.  Counselors document on the L27 and then meet with the student to discuss and then communicate with the classroom teacher.  Once a student has three unsuccessful teacher interventions, the school counselor will create an RtI referral.  Through our RtI Team, individual students and their needs are discussed and an action plan is created to address their needs.  Student grades and GPAs are evaluated multiple times each quarter.  School counselors pull a D/F report four and eight weeks into the quarter.  They solicit input from the classroom teacher and discuss grades with students to determine an action plan.  They then monitor the students and document on the L27 panel.  Students who drop below the required 2.5 GPA are placed on Academic Probation.  A conference is held with the student, parents, administrator and school counselor where a plan is developed to help the student improve. Since attendance is key to academic success, it is monitored very closely.  Interventions occur in the following intervals: 3, 5, and 10 days of absences.  For students currently identified with disabilities, teachers follow the IEP or 504 Plan for instructional accomodations and support services as required.  

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

3rd

8/17/2017 - 6/21/2018

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 


 

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

4.00

Governance and Leadership

3.67

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

3.75

Resources and Support Systems

4.00

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

4.00

 

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

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School has a clear purpose and direction for student success. There is a clear flow of communication with all stakeholders. The Leadership Team, Instructional Council, CTE Advisory Groups, School Advisory Committee, School Advisory Forum, and Professional Learning Committees meet on a regular basis to evaluate teaching, learning and support programs that are both challenging and equitable for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking, and life skills. Continuous improvement is required and our employees evaluate their strengths each year through a Deliberate Practice assessment which focuses entirely on student learning and conditions that support student learning. Individual then select goals from these targeted areas to work on for the year. The District and School Leadership provide clear expectations and communication. The websites and available resources are more than adequate. At Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School these expectations are communicated effectively with all stakeholders. Our professional development is driven by data such as surveys and assessments. Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School staff participates in continuous professional learning through professional learning communities. PLCs are used to plan school curriculum that is both equitable and challenging for our students. We evaluate our curriculum and make adjustments as necessary. Individuals also examine their practices through the Deliberate Practice Self-Assessment and determine their professional goals based upon these results. Being a small school (less than 600 students) we personalize on a continuous basis. Although we do not have formal structure in place, other than through our guidance department, most students (if not all) report that they have at least one adult on campus they feel knows them well. Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School is dedicated to providing excellent resources and support staff to support our educational programs. The technology and infrastructure supports the school's learning and operational needs. As long as funding remains, ATC will be able to sustain the quality of support. An area of need we have improved on is to establishing a plan to validate and measure the effectiveness of our counseling, referral, educational and career planning needs of all students. Through the RtI process and teacher strategies we have strengthened our process for determining the needs and supporting the needs of our students. Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School evaluates data on a continuous basis in order to use the results for continuous improvement. The State of Florida and the District provide clear assessment guidelines and policies to which ATC adheres. Consistency is maintained across classrooms and courses. Classroom and school practices are created with these results in mind and how we may continuously build upon them. 

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

17.18_Self-Assessment-Results_ATC2221.pdf

10/11/2017

 

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

May152018_SAC_SignIn_Agenda_Minutes.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2018

April42018_SignIn_Agenda_Minutes.pdf

April

Monitored

5/10/2018

Jan-23-2018-Sign-In_Agenda_Minutes.pdf

January

Monitored

3/23/2018

ATC-Midyear-Reflection-2018.pdf

January

None

1/23/2018

2221-Recognition-Funds-Vote.pdf

December

A+ Funds

12/21/2017

11.14.17_SAC_SignIn_Agenda_Minutes.pdf

November

Monitored

12/4/2017

10.26.17-SAF-Agenda-Minutes-SignIn.pdf

October

None

11/13/2017

ATC-Committee-Membership.pdf

October

Developed

10/18/2017

09.26.17_SAC_SignIn_Agenda_Minutes.pdf

September

Developed

10/16/2017

SAC-BYLAWS2017.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/16/2017

SAC_SAF-Meeting_Schedule_17_18.pdf

August

None

10/12/2017

17.18_Self-Assessment-Results_ATC2221.pdf

September

Developed

10/11/2017

SAM-Action-Plan-1718-SY.pdf

August

None

8/18/2017

 


 

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

How does the school ensure classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level Florida Standards? What evidence is collected to ensure that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level standards?

Atlantic Technical College & Technical High School has grade-level Florida Standards embedded into every course. Using state and local data, teachers analyze these standards for potential gaps and collaborate in our PLCs to address any concerns.  Evidence, such as student work samples or assessments, is collected on a regular basis to confirm that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level standards. 

 

In addition to using texts from core, supplemental, and intervention programs, how does the school ensure students have access to informational text for each content area in a variety of mediums?

Atlantic Technical College & Technical High School utilizes the instructional materials provided by the District.  To ensure access to informational text, every student enrolled in a course can have a physical textbook at home, and those same texts are available online through the District portal.  Students enrolled in World History are given a membership to the New York Times Upfront magazine, which provides exposure to current events.  Teachers also make use of online programs such as Math Nation, Vocabulary.com, Newsela, and Khan Academy lessons that are directly tied to student performance on the PSAT.

 

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?

As a small community of learners, Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School has achieved outstanding results.  In the 2016-2017 school year the percent of students scoring satisfactory or higher:  Reading 89%, Math 80%, Science 94%, and Social Studies 98%.  Seventy-three reading points were gained in reading while fifty-three points were gained in math.  The lowest 25% earned 78 points for reading and 56 points for math.  

An area we will focus on for improvement will be in the areas of math and reading gains.  

 

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?

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School is ranked first out of seventy-eight schools in SES Band 5.  Through our focused and authentic professional learning communities (PLC), Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School will continue our study of high-yield strategies that improve student achievement. 

 

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

Analyzing test data is critical to improving achievement as it identifies areas of the curriculum that need to be improved as well as identify students who, given a bit more individual attention, will increase their scores to satisfactory.  PLC activities will concentrate on the effective use of technology in helping students to achieve.  Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School will continue after school tutoring sessions for all subject areas and provide review sessions for Advanced Placement and courses with a state administered end-of-course exam.  Additionally, a school-wide focus on SAT and/or ACT preparation has been implemented throughout ATC in multiple subject areas.  

 

Please complete this section based on 2017-2018 end-of-year results.
Instructional Implications: Discuss the success of specific strategies/activities and provide a rationale as to why those academic improvements occurred as a result of those strategies.

As evidenced by the FSA EOC results, 91 percent of students achieved a 3 or higher.  (92 ELA & 90 Math)  Sixty-four reading points were gained in reading while ninety-one points were gained in math.  The lowest 25% earned 75 points for reading and 64 points for math.  Three strategies directly correlated with the academic improvements at ATC.  First our school wide PLCs because the focus was on high-ield instructional strategies targeted at improving student achievement.  Second, our extended media center hours provided access to online resources for students who might not have access otherwise.  Last, by monitoring and supporting students and parents through internal tracking, opportunities for enrichment or remediation were instituted quickly.  

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Student Handbook (Resume, Job Hunting) Nicole Willis, Job Placement 5/30/2018 $2,600.00
Industry certification prep and reimbursement Neeta Rancourt, CTE Advisor, Technical Program Teachers 5/30/2018 $2,000.00
AEP/AP Refresh/EOC Tutoring Vicky LaPorte, AEP Instructors, Classroom Teachers 5/30/2018 KYTE Modules
Extended media center hours to provide access to online resources and applications for students who may not have computers or internet access at home. Vicky LaPorte, Media Specialist 5/30/2018
SAT/ACT Preparation Vicky LaPorte, After-school Instructors, Classroom Teachers 5/30/2018 College Board Seminar January 8, 2018 Included in Above
Monitor and support students and parents through internal tracking (attendance, grades, credits earned and college readiness), provide AEP sessions and enrichment opportunities, conferences and seminars Vicky LaPorte, BRACE Advisor, School Counselors 5/30/2018
School-wide PLCs that focus on high-yield instructional strategies and sharing best practices to improve student achievement. Vicky LaPorte, HS Department Heads, Classroom Teachers 5/16/2018 KYTE Modules
Extended media center hours to provide access to online resources and applications for students who may not have computers or internet access at home. Vicky LaPorte, Media Specialist 5/30/2018
AEP/AP Refresh/EOC Tutoring Vicky LaPorte, AEP Instructors, Classroom Teachers 5/30/2018 KYTE Modules
SAT/ACT Preparation Vicky LaPorte, After-school Instructors, Classroom Teachers 5/30/2018 College Board Seminar January 8, 2018 $1,300.00
Monitor and support students and parents through internal tracking (attendance, grades, credits earned and college readiness), provide AEP sessions and enrichment opportunities, conferences and seminars Vicky LaPorte, BRACE Advisor, School Counselors 5/30/2018
School-wide PLCs that focus on high-yield instructional strategies and sharing best practices to improve student achievement. Vicky LaPorte, HS Department Heads, Classroom Teachers 5/16/2018 KYTE Modules

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
ATC_BPIE_2015_Final.pdf 10/11/2017