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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

Cypress Bay HS (3623)

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

3623 ELA 10

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

10

3623 Math 2 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ELA 9

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9

3623 Behavior Specialist 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 US History 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ESE Team B 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Chemistry/PhySci/Foren 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Philosophy SS 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 World History 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Math PLC 3 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 CTE/JROTC Team B 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Bio/AN/Marine 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 LA Electives 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Levels 1-4 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Intra-Disciplinary 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Environmental 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ESE Team C 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Math 5 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ESE Team A 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 CTE/JROTC Team A 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 AICE English Language 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Fine Arts 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 PE 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Reading 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Math PLC 4 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Guidance 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ELA 11

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 Math PLC 1 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 ELA 12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 US Government 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 AICE WL 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 AP WL 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

3623 AP AICE SS 9-12

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8/8/2018 - 3/22/2019

11:45 AM - 2:45 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

1160

6.60

2.50

12.80

8.00

6.70

10

1267

8.10

3.20

9.70

8.10

5.60

11

1179

14.20

2.10

20.20

1.50

8.10

12

1210

21.20

3.60

11.10

0.60

6.60

 

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

Cypress Bay High School will use the following intervention strategies to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system:

1.  In order to decrease the percentage of students with attendance below 90%, the teachers will notify the parents after 5 excused and/or excused absences.  The teachers will also refer the students to the appropriate Behavior Specialist to work with the student and parent on improving the student attendance.

2.  In order to decrease the percentage of students with 1 or more suspensions, Behavior Specialists will implement community service programs, small group counseling, behavior contracts and weekly progress monitoring.  

3. In order to decrease the percentage of students with course failure in ELA or Math and to assist the students who are level 1 in ELA or Math, the students will be "doubled up" in two Math classes and/or two Reading classes.  The students will also be encouraged to participate in free afterschool tutoring provided by the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honor Society.  

4. Level 1 and 2 students will be administered the FAIR and Achieve 3000.  The data on these tests will be used to monitor these students and implement ways to help them be successful.

5. Departments will give various tests based on their subject area using the UDL design.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

10/9/2018 - 5/21/2019

7:40 AM - 2:45 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

CBHS-SchoolCounselingPlan1819.pdf

9/26/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-Final.docx

10/9/2018

 


 

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

SignIn10_09.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/26/2018

SACComposition1819.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/25/2018

SignIn0912.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/25/2018

SAC-Meeting-Dates.docx

October

A+ Funds

10/25/2018

SAC-Agenda-091218.docx

October

A+ Funds

10/25/2018

SAC-MInutes-9-12.docx

October

A+ Funds

10/16/2018

SAC-Agenda-100918-.docx

October

Monitored

10/16/2018

SACByLaws1819.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/16/2018

 


 

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?

As presented in the SES Band Data, the focus for improvement will be to address the lowest 25 percent in reading and math. Curriculum mapping proceeded the start of our school year and allowed detailed planning to create a plan of instruction to include remediation and acceleration in our courses. Some students identified as the lowest 25% with deficiencies in reading/math have been scheduled into additional classes for reading and/or math support. Our PASL initiative has been implemented into our study halls providing social-emotional aid for some of the student population based on various needs. It was important to focus on this segment of Cypress Bay, because it is our goal to provide opportunities for all students to achieve. 

 

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?

To ensure BEST Practices are implemented, PLC communities will be the vehicle in which we will scale-up teaching and learning strategies in order to increase performance. Our PLCs will be trained in Social Emotional Learning and how to embed this learning into the classroom to provide students with a positive and safe learning environment.

 

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

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

The BEST Practices will be scaled-up by implementing the initiatives listed below.
  • School-wide Professional Learning Communities will focus on Marzano's High Yield Instructional Strategies and the sharing of "Best Practices" to improve student achievement in reading and math.
  • After School Tutoring Program, (SELA - Success in English Language Arts & Math Works!) which is a whole child approach to increasing student achievement in all content areas by fostering a safe learning environment that will address study skills, effective time management, and tutoring.
  • Parent Workshops on various topics to support our parents and students throughout the school year. Seminar Topics: "Student Success Strategies: AP, PSAT, FOCUS and More," and "Financial Aid: What's New and What to Do?" and "Building a Bright Future Through Opportunities.”
School-wide Professional Learning Communities will integrate high yield Marzano Instructional Strategies, share Best Practices, implement writing-based assessments, and participate in Social Emotional Learning training. The Personalization and Social - Emotional Learning (PASL)  program will be expanded to include four core PASL study halls and 15 regular PASL study halls. The program will provide mentoring for students identified as at risk. The PASL committee will meet biweekly to assess progress, reflect, and refine the program. 

 

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

Professional Learning Communities will collaborate on standards-based instruction and create common assessments which will be collected and analyzed. The results will be used in the PLC to make adjustments and changes as needed to the curriculum. PASL data will be collected via a File Maker Pro database and analyzed for progress.

 

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

Students who are identified as at risk have been scheduled into additional math or reading courses, assigned to PASL study halls or Core PASL study halls. PASL study halls are monitored by teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. Supplemental interventions include after school tutoring as well as Biology, U.S. History, and mathematics EOC workshops. Online support strategies include Naviance, Khan Academy, NewsEla, Vocabulary.com, Achieve 3000, Reading Plus, and Math Nation as well as Canvas course usage. 

 

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 use of Universal Designs for Learning is intended to personalize the approach to learning by addressing the unique learning styles of individual students. The use of Professional Learning Communities is a resource for sharing Best Practices and presenting Adult Learning to its participants that will offer varied methods of pedagogy to integrate into classrooms. The creation of each teacher's Deliberate Practice Plan also presents a challenge to classroom instruction by addressing areas of improvements.

 

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

Professional Learning Communities are created based on common content areas in order that participants share their Best Practices in teaching in a standards-based classroom. Curriculum mapping is annually conducted prior to the beginning of the school year in order to modify and present the course standards in a logical and rigorous manner.

 

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?

All textbooks are available to students through Broward County Schools' online Single Sigh On (SSO) and via hard copy either by distribution to students or class sets. Canvas has been instituted in courses providing instruction and resources in student courses. Additional assets can be found through Khan Academy, NewsEla, Math Nation, Vocabulary.com, Achieve 3000, Light Speed Campus Library, and Naviance which ensure that literary and informational text is accessible to all students.

 

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

Social and Emotional Learning Standards have been incorporated on a school-wide basis via study hall periods. A variety of presentations such as Violence Prevention and Naviance have been included so far this year with additional seminars to promote Cypress Bay High School's commitment to the development of social Emotional Learning. The PASL program is also a major component of our Social Emotional Learning goals and is distributed throughout the study hall periods to identified at risk students. The PASL program includes attendance and grade monitoring, organization and study skills improvement, self-assessments for personal growth, guidance presentations, tutoring, field trips, and student goal setting.

 

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

The five competencies include self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, and social awareness are addressed in a multitude of strategies from the Professional Learning Communities, RtI Committee, Guidance Plan, Behavior Plan, and PASL study halls as well as Core PASL study halls. The dedication of Cypress Bay's faculty and staff to building positive relationships with our students and promoting an environment suitable for learning is unwavering. 

 

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

Social Emotional Learning practices have been disseminated through the study hall periods to reach the maximum number of students. Presentations, formalized and targeted activities, PASL study hall groups, and increased monitoring of at risk students have been implemented to support the social emotional needs of our students. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLC communities, SEL training, Best Practice, community events, tutoring, camps department heads, administration, and PLC leaders 5/30/2019 $50,000.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2016.pdf 10/25/2018