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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

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

3011 Guidance 9-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 FineArtsMediaCulinary 9-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 CTACE 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 PE 9-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 WL 9-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 ELA 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

12

3011 ELA 11 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11

3011 ELA 10 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10

3011 ELA 9 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 Science 11 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11, 12

3011 Marine 10-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 Environmental Science 9 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 Biology 9 10 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10

3011 Chemistry 9 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 World History 10 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10

3011 US History 11 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11

3011 SS Elective 10 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 GovEcon 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

12

3011 Geography 9 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 AP Social Studies Vertical Team 12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

12

3011 Geometry 9 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Algebra I 9 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 Calculus 10 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 Algebra 2 10 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 SVE-PASS 9-12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 ESE Support 9 12 2018

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/2/2019

12:15 PM - 2:40 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: 2017-2018 (Last updated: 7/18/2018)

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

891

11.70

1.20

7.60

0.00

2.40

10

834

16.50

4.80

12.40

0.00

7.00

11

884

17.90

2.90

16.90

0.00

7.50

12

811

31.80

4.40

11.20

0.00

7.50

 

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

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/30/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Counseling-Plan.pdf

10/8/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

12/13/2018

 


 

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

BCPS_Staff_Survey.pdf

11/2/2018

Student_Survey.pdf

11/2/2018

BCPS_Parent_Survey.pdf

11/2/2018

 

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

November-SAC-2018.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/13/2018

October-SAC-2018.pdf

October

A+ Funds

12/13/2018

Stoneman-Douglas-Composition-Checklist-(1).docx

October

Monitored

11/2/2018

SAF-Bylaw.docx

October

SAF ByLaws

10/23/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/23/2018

Composition-Report-SAC--2018.pdf

October

None

10/23/2018

Sept-upload-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/12/2018

 


 

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?

We will focus on improving Math and ELA student achievement levels. These areas were chosen since multiple schools in our SES Band are scoring higher in these areas. By focusing on standards-driven instruction and zeroing in on struggling students, we can increase learning gains of the lowest quartile and push students to exceed their previous hindrances. Furthermore, by increasing rigor, we will continue to move high-achieving students towards their highest level of academic success. 

 

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?

Quarterly data chats
Content Specific PLCs 
Focused lesson planning
Innovator's Corner
Student learning stations
Best Practice student/teacher rotations
ACT/SAT Camps

 

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

BEST Practices will be scaled up through the use of our Innovator's Corner. Teachers will have the opportunity to share their most impactful instructional strategies. These educators will highlight meaningful ways to engage students, while maintaining high levels of academic rigor during lessons. Teachers will also collaboratively plan lessons using a multi-tiered approach. Instructors will collaborate to create learning goals, scales, and performance tasks that zero in on standards-based evidence of student leraning. This will promote the creation of student work (evidence of standards-based instruction) and ensure that instruction is being delivered at the appropriate level of rigor. 

Teachers will also communicate with students during their Personalization classes to monitor, mentor, and manage student success. Administrators will create quarterly, grade-level preventative guidance reports to track students and their college and career readiness. This is expected to increase the likelihood of students being successful by holding them accountable earlier in their high school career. 

 

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

The school gathers data on a weekly, monthly, and quartly basis. The data is collected through PLCs, monthly CFAs, weekly SAT or daily language exercises, Khan Academy, USAtestprep, and formative assessments. The data is discussed during PLC meeting and with administration each quarter.

 

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

The teachers and administrators analyze our lowest quartile students at the start of the year and then follow their progress on a quartley basis.  Teachers constantly use USATestprep and Khan Academy to see which specific areas they are deficient.  As year progresses, our math and reading coaches pull students struggling in specific areas to give them additonal instruction.

 

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)?

The school utilizes Canvas, so all students have a common area to find textbooks and assignments. Also Wednesday morning have been blocked off for each department to meet to discuss any issues within their curriclum.  Finally the county has held meeting with each department to further instruct on differentiating curriculum in each department. Teachers also use a variety of techniques when teaching so all students are reached.

 

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

Teachers use the Collections Textbook, which is the state adopted text. This text is aligned to the LAFS. Teachers reqularly monitor student progress and align instruction to promote student growth towards learning targets. Student work is reviewed against FSA and LAFS rubrics. 

 

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?

Our Media Specialist has worked to increase the number of Informational Text offerings. Content area teachers incorporate a variety of informational text through the use of NewsELA and other relevant sources. Teachers frequently seek out relevant and high interest material to engage students.
Teachers use the Collections Textbook, which is the state adopted text. This text is aligned to the LAFS. Teachers reqularly monitor student progress and align instruction to promote student growth towards learning targets. Student work is reviewed against FSA and LAFS rubrics. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Our strategies include: Saturday ACT, SAT and ELO Camps; Khan academy, USA Test Prep, PLC's Ivette Figueroa, Daniel Most 4/30/2019 Innovators corner $12,000 from SAC accountability funds

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-2018.pdf 11/2/2018