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Actualizing the High Schools That Work Key Practices Central High School Park Hills, MO. Brad Coleman, High School Principal bcoleman@centralr3.org

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Central High School Park Hills, Missouri pop. 7000 Located 50 miles south of St. Louis Area financial circumstance is discouraged with mining the real business of the past. The school region has an assessment rate of $4.05, including obligation administration. Perceived for Distinction in Performance for as far back as three years.

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Central High School High School enlistment is 550 understudies grades 9-12, 97% white, 3% minority. Free/lessened lunch rate is 57% Traditional 7 period day. Extraordinary Needs enlistment is 22% Math, English, Science and Business have 4 full time instructors, 3 Social Studies educators and 12 other employees.

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Central High School Why scan for an extensive school change model? We required a dream and direction. We required proficient advancement and cash!!! Our MAP scores were stagnant. We didn\'t meet professional guidelines, school position measures, or ACT benchmarks. Another central with new authority region wide.

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Central High School We found and inquired about the High Schools That Work model from the Southern Regional Education Board. We composed the gift and got both a state award ($25,000 every year for a long time) and a government CSR stipend ($75,000 every year for a long time).

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High Schools That Work Goals Raise the arithmetic, science, correspondence, critical thinking and specialized accomplishment of more understudies to the national normal or more. Mix the fundamental substance of conventional school preliminary studies – arithmetic, science and dialect expressions – with quality vocation/specialized studies by making conditions that bolster school pioneers, educators and advocates in completing key practices. Advance state and nearby arrangements and administration activities important to manage a ceaseless school-change exertion for both scholastic and profession/specialized studies.

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High Schools That Work Goals Have all graduates at the Basic level on the NAEP and an expanding percent at the Proficient level in perusing, math and science. Have all graduates finish a school prep scholastic center and a focus in a scholarly or profession/specialized zone.

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High Schools That Work Goals Have all understudies who enter grade nine finish secondary school. Have all graduates leave secondary school with postsecondary credits or meet benchmarks for postsecondary ponders without taking healing courses.

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Site Development Workshop Objectives Participants will create mindfulness and comprehension of objectives and key practices. Decide the status of school and classroom hones. Conceptualize and select moves to make to propel accomplishment.

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Site Development Workshop Objectives Develop ventures to set up an entire school change arrangement. Interface state guidelines and school change arranges. Arrangement staff improvement expected to actualize key practices. Structure center groups.

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Getting Started Establish Need for Change Learn where you are presently by doing needs appraisal. Include all instructors in necessities appraisal process. Gather information from understudies, guardians, educators and managers. Take a gander at and visit effective secondary schools.

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High Schools That Work Key Practices High desires – setting higher desires and getting more understudies to meet them. Profession/specialized studies – expanding access to mentally difficult vocation/specialized studies, with a noteworthy accentuation on utilizing abnormal state arithmetic, science, dialect expressions and critical thinking abilities in the advanced work environment and in readiness for kept learning.

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High Schools That Work Key Practices Academic studies – expanding access to scholastic studies that instruct the vital ideas from the school preliminary educational modules by urging understudies to utilize scholarly substance and aptitudes to address genuine undertakings and issues. Project of study – having understudies finish a testing system of study with an updated scholarly center and a noteworthy.

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High Schools That Work Key Practices Work-based learning – giving understudies and their folks the decision of a framework that coordinates school-based and work-based learning. The framework ought to traverse secondary school and postsecondary concentrates on and ought to be arranged by instructors, managers and workers. Instructors cooperating – having an association, structure and timetable giving scholarly and professional educators an ideal opportunity to arrange and convey coordinated direction went for showing abnormal state scholastic and specialized substance.

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High Schools That Work Key Practices Students effectively drew in – getting each understudy required in thorough and testing learning. Direction – including every understudy and his or her folks in a direction and informing framework that guarantees the consummation regarding a quickened system of study with an inside and out scholarly or professional/specialized major.

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High Schools That Work Key Practices Extra help – giving an organized arrangement of additional empower understudies who may need satisfactory arrangements to finish a quickened project of study that incorporates abnormal state scholastic and specialized substance. Keeping track of who\'s winning – utilizing understudy appraisal and system assessment information to enhance constantly the school atmosphere, association, administration, educational program and direction to propel understudy learning and to perceive understudies who meet both educational modules and execution objectives.

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS Setting a reasonable mission and vision. Setting up objectives for understudies and staff. Setting up a HSTW group of instructors adjusted to our CSIP councils. Setting up Focus Teams in view of the key practices. Setting up a Student Advisory Committee. Improvement of far reaching, basic quarterfinal exams in all classes.

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS Analyzing and utilizing information from Crystal Reports to overhaul and revamp educational modules so as to enhance understudy execution and adjust benchmarks. Division Improvement Plans are required in view of appraisal results. Advancement of benchmark things in all classes with basic appraisals, regular quarterfinal exams and basic course syllabi. I assess all benchmark and last test of the years utilizing a scoring rubric that incorporates data on sorts of inquiries (MC, CR, PE), higher request thinking abilities and understudy criticism.

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS We built up a Literacy Committee to deliver education issues and to build desire levels for understudies in all classes. Education Committee suggestions and strategies actualized. Built up a 4 year Literacy Plan to address education issues over the educational programs. See freebees on our Literacy Initiative Plan . Given all understudies Writer\'s Inc and understudy organizers for use in classes. Expanded meticulousness and desires in all classes.

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS Math—Eliminated essential and connected classes. All understudies must take Algebra I and Geometry. 4 years of Math required incorporating Math in the senior year. Science—Eliminated fundamental and connected classes. All understudies must take Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry or Intermediate Chemistry. The end of lower level courses: English—English I, II and III are all College Prep, Honors English. English IV is either Dual Credit or the College Level Basic English. No Applied Classes. NO WATERED DOWN CURRICULUM!

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Career/Technical Studies We coordinated the Applied Academics educational programs with more elevated amount Math, English and Science educational programs. We sent our whole staff to go through a half day with our neighborhood profession/tech school to analyze educational modules, see instructional practices used, and to meet with professional instructors to talk about curricular issues.

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Career/Technical Studies We changed our tracks with understudies to require that understudies either choose a profession/tech track, a school prep track or both. We don\'t permit understudies to capriciously take courses without tailing one of the above tracks. Reworked our ringer calendar to suit vocation/tech understudies to take a 7 period day. Included vocation/tech programs with Cisco and Marketing, extended Network Admin. Included the JAGS (Jobs for Americas Graduates) program for all understudies.

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Academic/Program of Study Eliminated all lower level courses, showing all courses to the College Prep level. Expanded graduation prerequisites: 4 years of College Prep English. 4 years of Math (must have Algebra I (can be 2 years) and Geometry) All seniors must take a Math class (Algebra II, III, Math Analysis or more elevated amount). 3 years of Science (must take Physical Science and Biology, Chemistry or Intermediate Chemistry. 3 years of Social Studies. 1 year of Computer Applications required 1 Fine Art, 1 Practical Arts, 1/2 Health, ½ ACT prep ½ Personal Finance, 1 P.E.

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Academic/Program of Study Instituted the Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives over the educational modules. Purchased all understudies duplicates of Writer\'s Inc to use in all classroom composing ventures. Prepared staff being used of proficiency and numeracy activities. Created basic scoring rubrics for writing in all classes to give consistency over the educational modules. Creating scholastic majors.

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Academic Studies Assessments are more active, application style in all classes. Credible evaluation is an unquestionable requirement. If additionally preparing to the staff on creating venture based and basic intuition exercises with pertinence and intending to understudies. Benchmarked destinations for quarterfinal exams.

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Teachers Working Together Rearranged the expert calendar to give basic arranging times to offices. Every office meets week by week to look at what makes quality understudy work, to overhaul educational modules and build up benchmarks and normal evaluations. Attempted to adjust understudies and instructors so that one

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