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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

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

3011 World Language Lower PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11

3011 World Language Upper PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Social Studies Electives PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10, 11, 12

3011 Government/Economics PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

12

3011 American History PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11

3011 World History PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10

3011 Geography PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 Fine Arts PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Pre Cal/Cal PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11, 12

3011 Algebra II PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Geometry PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11

3011 Algebra I PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10

3011 PE/PC PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Science Upper Level PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11, 12

3011 Earth/Marine Science PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 Chemistry PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10, 11

3011 Biology PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10

3011 SVE PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 ESE Reading PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 English IV PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

12

3011 English III PLC

Thursday

1st

10/3/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

11

3011 English II PLC

Thursday

1st

10/5/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

10

3011 English I PLC

Thursday

1st

10/5/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9

3011 Career Tech PLC

Thursday

1st

10/5/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:15 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3011 AOF PLC

Thursday

1st

10/5/2017 - 5/3/2018

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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/29/2017)

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

9

842

10.20

3.80

9.00

10.10

6.10

10

922

9.50

5.20

8.90

14.20

8.80

11

826

15.60

6.50

8.80

29.30

8.70

12

786

26.20

3.90

4.50

42.30

7.60

 

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

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

8/29/2017 - 6/5/2018

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday

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

8/19/2017 - 5/22/2018

8:00 AM - 10:30 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

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

Self_Assessment_2017.pdf

10/31/2017

 

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

May-Sac-scan-2018.pdf

May

Monitored

5/15/2018

Waiver-Application.pdf

April

Waiver Application

4/20/2018

March-scan-2018.pdf

March

Monitored

4/20/2018

MSD_Midyear_Reflection_2018.pdf

February

Monitored

2/1/2018

Dec-agenda.pdf

December

Monitored

2/1/2018

Nov-agenda-and-A+.pdf

November

A+ Funds

2/1/2018

SAC_Composition_2017.pdf

October

None

12/1/2017

SAC-Composition---Stoneman-Douglas.pdf

December

A+ Funds

12/1/2017

October-SAC-Meeting.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/12/2017

 


 

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?

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. 

 

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?

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.

 

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 8 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 Praactices 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. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Continuous Professional Learning focused on SAT Practice Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Ivette, Figueroa, Ty Thompson 4/30/2018 College Board Training, Khan Academy PLCs, Content-Specific PLCs

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-Marjory-Stoneman-Douglas-HS.pdf 10/30/2017