Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation

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Stone Memorial High School

Tennessee School Improvement
Planning Process (TSIPP)
For Accreditation Through SACS/CASI

 

Component 4 Action Plan Goals 1 and 2

GOAL 1 – Action Plan Development

Template 4.1 (Rubric Indicator 4.1)                                                                                                                                                                        Revised DATE: ____11/19/08_______________              

Section A –Describe your goal and identify which need(s) it addresses.  (Remember that your previous components identified the strengths and challenges/needs.)

Goal

Increase the graduation rate by 3%.

Which need(s) does this Goal address?

To make continued progress toward meeting the NCLB and State of Tennessee goal of 90%.

How is this Goal linked to the system’s Five-Year Plan?

System 5-Year Plan: TCSPP Template 3.1 identifies the Cumberland County graduation rate at 84.5% with the state goal set at 90%.

ACTION STEPS – Template 4.2 (Rubric Indicator 4.2)

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – Template 4.3 (Rubric Indicator 4.3)

Section B – Descriptively list the action you plan to take to ensure you will be able to progress toward your goal.  Action steps are strategies and interventions which should be scientifically based where possible and include professional development, technology, communication, and parent and community involvement initiatives within the action steps of each goal.

Section C – For each of the Action Steps you list, give timeline, person(s) responsible, projected cost(s)/required resources, funding sources, evaluation strategy and performance results/outcomes.  (For Evaluation Strategy, define how you will evaluate the action step.)

Timeline

Person(s) Responsible

Required Resources

Projected Cost(s) & Funding Sources

Evaluation Strategy

Performance Results / Outcomes

Action Step

Utilize the Freshman Academy to allow for success in core subjects early in students’ high school experience.

August to May
’09 -’10 School Year

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox; Academy Teachers

Classroom supplies; incentive rewards for students; guest speakers; more personnel; smaller class sizes

$2,500 from BEP funding; community donations

Progress Reports are analyzed each 4.5 weeks to identify students at risk.  Parents are involved in assessing progress reports.  Students are evaluated based on progress in each subject area.

 

Action Step

Students are recognized and rewarded for academic performance, good behavior, and attendance.

August to May
’09 -’10 School Year

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox
The Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett

Incentive rewards for recognition

$1,000
BEP funding; community donations; Renaissance Committee

Throughout the school year, student performance data is gathered and compared to previous year’s performance data.

 

Action Step

Students transferring to SMHS will have pre-enrollment counseling to determine proper placement in courses and/or programs.

August to May
’09 -’10 School Year

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox
The Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox
The Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett

No additional funding required.

Data on enrollees will be reviewed and determined if changes are needed at midterm or at the end of each 9 week grading period.

 

Action Step

Provide credit recovery opportunities for students who have previously failed classes due to academic performance or attendance issues.

October to May
’09 – ‘10
School Year

Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett ; Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson; The Phoenix School staff

The Phoenix School administrator,
Mr. Zazzaro and his staff

Funding provided through Extended Contracts.

Evaluate number of students who are retained during the school year and compare to number of retentions from prior years.

 

Action Step

Students will be provided with career/college counseling to identify interests versus abilities.  Kuder Interest Inventory and PLAN test will be used.

August to May
’09-’10 School Year

Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett and the Career Counselor

Kuder Tests; Plan tests; space for testing

No additional funding required. 

Results of Kuder Interest Inventory and PLAN test will be used by counselors to assist students in selecting courses and making post-secondary plans.

 

Action Step

Counselors will review student records to determine if students are on track to graduate.  Teachers will notify counselors of students who are failing or at risk of failing their class.

August to May
’09-’10 School Year

Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett ; Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson

No additional resources required.

No additional funding required.

Increased graduation rate and Gateway proficiencies.

 

Action Step

Provide before school and after school tutoring for students who are having difficulty in core academic subject areas.

November to May  ’09 –’10 School Year

Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson

Additional teacher pay; Career Ladder funds

Funding provided through Federal grants program and extended contracts funding.

Semester student performance data gathered and compared to previous year’s performance data.

 

 


      


GOAL 2 – Action Plan Development

Template 4.1 (Rubric Indicator 4.1)                                                                                                                                                                        Revised DATE: _____11/19/08____________              

Section A –Describe your goal and identify which need(s) it addresses.  (Remember that your previous components identified the strengths and challenges/needs.)

Goal

Improve communication with stakeholders.

Which need(s) does this Goal address?

Needs based upon non-academic data provided in Component 3 in System 5-Year Plan.

How is this Goal linked to the system’s Five-Year Plan?

System 5-Year Plan: TCSPP Template 3.1 identifies improve communication with stakeholders as a system-wide need.

ACTION STEPS – Template 4.2 (Rubric Indicator 4.2)

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – Template 4.3 (Rubric Indicator 4.3)

Section B – Descriptively list the action you plan to take to ensure you will be able to progress toward your goal.  Action steps are strategies and interventions which should be scientifically based where possible and include professional development, technology, communication, and parent and community involvement initiatives within the action steps of each goal.

Section C – For each of the Action Steps you list, give timeline, person(s) responsible, projected cost(s)/required resources, funding sources, evaluation strategy and performance results/outcomes.  (For Evaluation Strategy, define how you will evaluate the action step.)

Timeline

Person(s) Responsible

Required Resources

Projected Cost(s) & Funding Sources

Evaluation Strategy

Performance Results / Outcomes

Action Step

Teachers are required to make parent contact for all students who are having difficulties or are at risk of failing their class.

Mid-term, each 9-week grading period, and semester end August to May ’09 – ‘10 School Year

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox; Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson

Planning time for parent phone calls, teacher meetings, and parent meetings; dedicated area for these activities; adequate phone access

No additional funding required.

Teachers are required to maintain a log of all phone calls and parent contacts made throughout the school year.  This log will be compared to final course grades to determine success.

 

Action Step

Improve the SMHS web site:

  1. Teachers will maintain weekly lesson plans through the use of Moodle.
  2. Counselors will provide updated scholarship, testing, and college/career information in a timely manner.
  3. Athletic director will provide updated athletic program information in a timely manner.
  4. School-wide announcements and information will be posted to the web site in a timely manner.

Weekly August to May ’09 – ‘10 School Year

Administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox; Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson; Counselors:
Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett, Mr. Greene, webmaster

No additional resources required.

No additional funding required.

Community feedback through formal and informal survey.  Increase in student performance.  Increase in community and student attendance at school functions.

 

Action Step

SMHS will hold parent/teacher conferences and open house at least 2 times per year.

August to May
’09-’10 School Year

The administration:Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox; Teachers:  Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Fields, Mr. Baker, and Mr. Magnusson

No additional resources required.

No additional funding required.

Attendance at parent/teacher conferences and communication with parents and stakeholders will increase each 9 weeks. The number of  open house events will increase each semester of the school year.

 

Action Step

Comment card boxes will be set up in the front office reception area, cafeteria, and gym lobby to receive feedback from students, teachers, administration, staff, and community that is evaluated the 1st of every month.

Monthly August to May      ’09 – ‘10  School Year

Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett

Boxes for collection of comment cards; production of comment cards.

No additional funding required.

Comment cards will be collected and analyzed monthly. Results will be shared with the faculty. Feedback will be used to further increase community participation and student success.

 

Action Step

Administration and Counselors will utilize School Messenger web-based phone system to disseminate information about school activities to parents and students.

August to May
’09-’10 School Year

Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox;  Counselors: Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Simmons, & Mrs. Tollett;

School Messenger software and associated training.

No additional funding required.

Community feedback through formal and informal survey. Increase in community and student participation in school functions.

 

Action Step

SMHS will distribute school activity calendars at various business locations throughout the community.  Calendars will also be provided to local media outlets for newspaper publication and radio announcements.

Monthly August to May      ’09 – ‘10  School Year

Interact Club Sponsors: Mrs. Newman & Mrs. Wattenbarger;

Permission from businesses to post/leave calendars

No additional funding required.

Community feedback through formal and informal survey. Increase in community and student participation in school functions.

 

Action Step

SMHS will install an electronic sign to be used for updating community on current events at the school.

Updated daily January – May 2009

Dr. Brooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Kennedy, & Mr. Maddox

Funding for purchase and installation of sign.

$15K-20K provided by First National Bank of Tennessee

Community feedback through formal and informal survey. Increase in community and student participation in school functions.