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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

College Academy (3851)

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

Guidance and Student Services

Friday

2nd

8/20/2018 - 6/20/2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11, 12

English Department

Friday

2nd

8/20/2018 - 6/20/2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11, 12

Math Department

Friday

2nd

8/20/2018 - 6/20/2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

11

228

0.40

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

12

169

0.60

0.00

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.

College Academy instructors have office hours daily from 9:30am - 11:30am.  During office hours, instructors are available to support struggling students individually or in small groups.  Students self refer or are invited to attend office hours.  If a student's grade falls to a C or lower, College Academy instructors immediately notify parents of resources for assistance including office hours as well as the additional FREE resources provided by Broward College, including FREE tutoring in the Academic Resource Center.  
College Academy uses a Peer Tutoring program sponsored by our National Honor Society.  Our Senior students volunteer their time to support our Junior students in math and science or to serve as mentors for our Juniors who may be stuggling with the transition.
If a student continues to struggle, we move to full parent/teacher in school conference to discuss resources and are more directive in setting up a schedule for support.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Friday

3rd, 4th

9/21/2018 - 6/20/2018

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

ASCP-2018--2019.pdf

10/5/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).docx

10/16/2018

 


 

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

Student-Survey.pdf

10/18/2018

CABCParentSurvey.pdf

10/18/2018

CABC-Staff-surveys.pdf

10/18/2018

 

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

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-2019.docx

January

None

1/31/2019

dec-2018-signin.pdf

December

Monitored

1/29/2019

nov-2018-signin.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

dec-2018-minutes.pdf

December

Monitored

1/29/2019

Nov-2018-minutes.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

SAC-SAF-Agenda-Jan-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/29/2019

SAC-SAF-Agenda-Dec-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

1/29/2019

SAC-SAF-Agenda-Dec-2018.pdf

December

Monitored

1/29/2019

NOV-2018-Agenda.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

OCT-2018-Minutes.pdf

October

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

SACSAFmeetingdates1819.docx

September

None

1/29/2019

1819-A+Funds-Ballot-with-vote-tally.docx

November

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

1819-A+Funds-Ballot.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/29/2019

A+votesignin1819.pdf

November

A+ Funds

11/7/2018

october18agenda.pdf

October

Monitored

11/6/2018

oct18-signin.pdf

October

Monitored

11/6/2018

sept18-signin.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

11/6/2018

Sept2018-Minutes.pdf

September

Monitored

11/2/2018

SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

September

None

11/2/2018

Sept2018-Agenda.pdf

September

Monitored

10/26/2018

SAC-ByLaws-2018-2019.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/26/2018

 


 

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?

Due to the unique nature of our program, the College Academy will not be able to make gains over the other schools in our SES Band.  Our school only serves 11th and 12th grades.  We will only be scores on Graduation Rate (currently at 100%) and College/Career Ready data (also currently at 100%).  We often have to create our own unique school improvement goals.
100% of our students apply to and are admitted to a four year university.  We will continue to work on improving the services we provide that assist students in the admissions process.

 

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?

College Academy incorporates Khan Academy test preparation program in the second semester support class called CA102.  All Juniors will participate in this support class this school year.

 

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

In addition to Khan Academy, College Academy instructors will offer supplemental test prep seminars that will target specific academic skills that are shown as weak areas based on PSAT data.

 

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

Number of Juniors who will take a SAT or ACT this school year.  Data will be collected each month SAT and/or ACT data becomes available.

 

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

Due to the unique nature of our school program, all students meet the school and district goals.

 

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)?

Students must pass a college entrance exam (Post Education Readiness Test) that determines if the students are academically ready for college level work in order to be eligible to enroll in the College Academy at Broward College.  Students with any type of disability are referred to the Office of Disabiltiy Services at Broward College to review accomodations available at the college that can be implemented in classes.

 

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

Broward College determines the standards for the classes taught by College Academy instructors.

 

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?

Broward College assigns all instructional materials that are used in courses.

 

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

College Academy offers peer tutoring and peer mentoring to all students.  
College Academy participated in Start With Hello - new partnership with BCPS and Sandy Hook Promise
College Academy hosts "Together Tuesdays" - students are invited to partipate in activites on Tuesdays that faciliate community and connections
Due to the unique nature of the program- students must meet regularly with their professors during office hours for extra assistance and mentoring
The College Academy National Honor Society chapter regularly engages in service projects to school and community

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Increase test preparation activities by integrating Khan Academy into CA102 classes and offering Saturday test prep events. College Academy Faculty 6/20/2019 $2,500.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2015.pdf 10/18/2018