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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

Stoneman Douglas, M. HS (3011)

School Year

2016 - 2017

School Grade
(2015 - 2016)

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

3011 World History

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10

3011 PE JROTC 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Literacy 9

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9

3011 Math 10-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 Guidance 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 ESE 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 US History 11

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

11

3011 CTE 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Bio 9-10

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10

3011 Language Arts 10

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10

3011 Science 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 STEAM 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Algebra 2 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 WL 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Geometry 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 World Geography 9

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9

3011 TeamLit 9-10

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10

3011 LA 11

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

11

3011 Fine Arts/Media 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 AOF 9-11

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9, 10, 11

3011 Algebra 1 9

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9

3011 EconGov 12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12

3011 SocPhych 10-12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 LA 12

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 4/6/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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: 2015-2016 (Last updated: 9/20/2016)

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

908

4.85

4.07

10.10

16.00

7.27

10

823

5.47

8.14

12.60

13.00

9.36

11

800

9.25

7.38

14.50

6.80

7.25

12

793

7.94

5.04

8.60

3.10

3.40

 

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

Intervention strategies for early warning indicators include:

Tier 1 strategies:
Contacting parent to discuss concerns
Contacting student to discuss concerns
Sharing concerns with Team Leaders and school counselor
Changing seat
Repeating directions
Pairing with a stronger student
Conducting parent conference
Having student repeat directions
Maintaining close proximity when giving directions
Providing alternative assignments
Utilizing differentiated Instruction
Providing after school support
Promoting the use of agendas

Tier 2 strategies:
CICO - Check-in, Check-out Program
Peer Mentoring
Student Teacher Mentoring

Tier 3 Strategies 
Weekly RtI Meetings
Alternative Placement
Progress Reports
Small group pull outs

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday
Thursday

1st, 3rd

9/1/2016 - 6/1/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 


 

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

2.67

Governance and Leadership

2.67

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

2.67

Resources and Support Systems

2.71

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

2.8

 

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

Administration is continuously reviewing the vision and purpose of the school while encouraging involvement and input from all stakeholders.  Staff members meet monthly in faculty based assemblies to go over any new policies and/or strategies that should be used to reach goals of student success.  Also ongoing is collaborative discussion among staff, often with administrative attendance, that is conducted monthly in PLC's to discuss student data, Rti strategies, curriculum standards, or general concerns a teacher may have.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

Support.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3)


9/20/2016

SelfAssessment.pdf

9/20/2016

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


9/20/2016

StudentAchievementReport14_15.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.5)


9/20/2016

HighlyQualifiedTeachers.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.1)


9/20/2016

CurriculumNightFlyer.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.8)


9/20/2016

PLCEntry.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.5)


9/20/2016

FSARetakes.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.2)


9/20/2016

NESSMeetingsSchedule.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.7)


9/20/2016

GuidanceSchedulewithStudents.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.9)


9/20/2016

RtIReferralServices.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.6)


9/20/2016

3011_AgendaSignInMinutes_101415.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5, 2.6)


Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5, 2.6)

9/20/2016

MasterSchedule2015_16.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.1)


9/20/2016

SIP-2015_16.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

AdministrativeRolesResponsibilities.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3)


9/20/2016

School-Mission-Vision.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.2)


9/20/2016

SAC-Agenda-011316.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1)


9/20/2016

MentoringInitiativeEmail.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.7)


9/20/2016

PDProgram.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.11)


9/20/2016

AccredTrainAgendaSignIn111815.pdf

Required Action 1:


9/20/2016

AccredStakeholdTrainPlan_2015.pdf

Required Action 1:


9/20/2016

AnnualOperatingBudget.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.2)


9/20/2016

CollegeNIghtBrochure2.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.7)


9/20/2016

iObservTeacherStrategiesReport.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.3)


9/20/2016

EquipmentInventory.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.5)


9/20/2016

Information-Resources.PNG

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.4)


9/20/2016

MSD-Test-Schedule.docx

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.1)


9/20/2016

Calculating-Semester-Grades.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.10)


9/20/2016

Student-Info-Access.PNG

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.9)


9/20/2016

PLC.PNG

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.11)


9/20/2016

DataTeam_Steps.docx

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.6)


9/20/2016

MSDEvacuationPlan.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

FSA9th10thGradeWritingPlan.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.4)


9/20/2016

SchoolProfile.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


9/20/2016

SACCompositionReport_15_16.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.2)


9/20/2016

AccredSelfAssess.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.2)


9/20/2016

StaffHandbook.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1)


9/20/2016

CalendarStakeholdMeetings.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.4)


9/20/2016

BudgetAllocationMinutesOct.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5)


9/20/2016

CourseSelectionCards.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.8)


9/20/2016

DeptChairMeeting092915.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

PTSA-2015-16-Calendar.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.1)


9/20/2016

SAC_SAF-2015-16-Calendar.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1)


9/20/2016

Tutoring-Schedule-2015-16.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.12)


9/20/2016

AccredTrainAgendaSignIn110515.pdf

Required Action 1:


9/20/2016

 

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

PSD-waiver-documentation.pdf

April

Waiver Application

4/20/2017

April-SAC-Meeting.pdf

April

Monitored

4/20/2017

March-SAC-Meeting.pdf

March

Monitored

3/9/2017

MSD_Mid_Year_Reflection_2017.docx

March

None

3/9/2017

SAC-SAF-Meeting-2-8-17.pdf

March

Monitored

3/1/2017

Aplus-ballot,-results,-sign-in,-minutes.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/26/2017

November-SAC-Meeting.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/25/2017

January-SAC-Meeting.pdf

January

Monitored

1/20/2017

December-SAC-Meeting.pdf

December

Monitored

12/23/2016

SAF-Bylaw.docx

December

None

11/28/2016

October-SAC-Meeting.pdf

October

Approved

10/25/2016

3011_SAC-Comp-Report-Oct-update.pdf

October

Approved

10/25/2016

3011_SAC_CompositionReport_16_17.pdf

September

Developed

9/28/2016

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/27/2016

September-SAC-Meeting.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/27/2016

Self-Assessment-16-17.pdf

September

Developed

9/27/2016

 


 

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?

As evidenced by our SES Band Data the content areas that will be the focus for improving student achievement include Writing, Literacy, Math and Science.

 

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?

Stoneman Douglas will be scaling-up BEST Practices 3 (Optimal Internal/External Relationships) and 4 (Scaling-Up of BEST practices) to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance within the SES Band

 

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

Stoneman Douglas will be scaling up BEST practices via the district-wide Advanced Placement PLCs, which will ensure that each school in our SES Band engages in a systematic, inclusive, and comprehensive process to review, revise, and communicate a school purpose for student success.  We will collaborate with other schools to share what is already working in our schools. Teachers and administrators have communicated with these schools to share information and resources for improving instructional practices in Advanced Placement subjects. Teachers and administrators involved in these PLCs will discuss teaching strategies which include, but are not limited to: Online Thread Discussions, Debates on Historic and Modern Figures, Blogs, and Google Docs making sure students understand Big Picture Concepts and projects aimed at specific topics.  These meetings will support the development, implementation and continuous improvement of Advanced Placement teaching strategies that include achievement of learning, critical thinking and life skills. In addition, Best Practices will be shared during Sub Cadre Meetings. 
Our school will also offer Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) for all students in the following areas: Algebra, Geometry, Biology, SAT and ACT. Our SAC committee is also sponsoring a new Reading initiative to promote reading in all grade levels and for all groups of students, especially the lowest 25% making learning gains in reading.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
A group of our teachers will attend district PLCs in their subject area to ensure progress towards closing the SES achievement gap. Lucille Flynn, Denise Reed, Max Rosario, Winfred Porter, Jeff Morford 5/31/2017 As needed. N/A
Hold monthly meetings where positive and constructive discussion is encouraged. Winfred Porter 5/10/2017 As needed. $10,000.00
Sharing concerns with all pertinent groups (counselor, parent, teachers, administrators) as these arise. Denise Reed 5/31/2017 As needed. N/A
Hold monthly meetings where collected data is shared, discussed and analyzed. Lucille Flynn 4/6/2017 As needed. N/A