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High School

Cody Clark
High School Principal
303.289.8088 x 196

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Student Achievement and Quality of Instruction Numbers

High School

Cody Clark, Principal

 

Student Achievement

Graduation Rate

Goal: 98% Graduation Rate

Update: Goal met – 98.19%

 

Percentage of Seniors Graduating on Time

Aug. ‘16

Sept. ‘16

Oct. ‘16

Nov. ‘16

Dec. ‘16

Jan. ‘17

Feb. ‘17

Mar. ‘17

April ‘17

May ‘17

 

 

 

99%

99%

99%

99%

99%

99%

98.19%

 

 

Class of

Number of graduates

Percentage

2017

109 of 111

98.19%

2016

128 of 131

97.7%

2015

94 of 98

95.9%

2014

96 of 103

93.2%

2013

102 of 108

94.4%

2012

88 of 92

95.6%

2011

78 of 88

88.6%

2010

75 of 78

96.1%

 

Started the year with the following data:

  • 1 student will not graduate on time
  • 7 student have been labeled as “high risk”
    • These students began the year behind in credits and were enrolled in credit recovery courses
  • 3 students are “medium risk”
    • currently failing a class needed for graduation
  •      High risk and Medium risk lists are updated weekly. All of these students are having regular meetings with me and a counselor to check their progress towards graduation.

Ended the year with the following data:

  •       2 students did not graduate on time
    •        One student will re-enroll as a senior for next year
    •        One student has the opportunity to earn the needed credit for graduation during summer school.
  •       1 of the 7 “high risk” students were unable to make it due to failed courses in the fall and spring as well as some attendance concerns.
    •        There was clear and constant communication with the students and the family throughout the year – no surprises
    •      Multiple interventions were used to support these students.

 

Online Coursework – Oddysseyware – S2 results

  •        36 students were enrolled in 38 courses
    •  All but 7 courses were passed

 

Reflection:  I feel very good about meeting this goal.  The tracking processes put in place over the last two years have been working well.  Once again this school year there were absolutely no surprises for students, families, and staff.  We had a steady dialogue happening with parents and teachers regarding which students were in need of additional academic support from the start of the school year.  Once again we had a real time awareness of where our students stood and we could clearly articulate pathways to success in a number of different scenarios.  The next step would be to continue to provide academic interventions faster, make them more effective and act earlier with our underclassmen that have received failing grades.   

 

Post-Secondary

Goal: 100% of graduates are accepted to post-secondary schooling.

Update: Goal Met

Goal: 80% of graduates are accepted to a four year college or university

Update: Goal not met

 

Post-Secondary Acceptance Data

Grad. Year

Graduates

Accepted

% Accepted

2017

109

109

100%

2016

128

128

100%

2015

94

92

97.8%

2014

96

78

81.25%

2013

102

70

68.6%

2012

88

55

62.5%

 

2016-2017 Data

  •        Of our 109 graduates, 109 have been accepted to post-secondary school or are joining the military (100%).
    • Breaking down the numbers, of the 109 graduated:
      • 75 of 109 (68.8%) accepted to a 4 yr college or university
      • 24 of 109 (22%) accepted to a community college
      • 5 of 109 (4.6%) joining the military
      • 5 of 109 (4.6%) accepted to a vo-tech or trade school

 

 

2016

2017

Four year College or University

66%

68.8%

Community College

26%

22%

Junior College

2%

--

Vocational or Trade School

3%

4.6%

Military

3%

4.6%

 

 

Reflection:  

Our numbers this year can also be attributed to the following:

 

  •       Building a college bound culture
    •             Continued to implement Naviance for college research and applications
      •        College Fair with 18 colleges in early October
      •        College visits in March and April for grades 9-11
  •       Use of a scorecard – weekly acceptance #’s updates
  •       Meetings with students
    •         Class meetings
    •         Pizza lunches
    •         Senior Check-In Meetings

 

I continue to be happy knowing that 100% of our graduates have been accepted to an institution that will further their knowledge and have a road map for their future successes.  Our work for the future will continue to center around creating that k-12 college bound culture.  Our students need to be presented with options much earlier and be fully aware of their post-secondary options before their senior year begins.

 

Post-Secondary Scholarship Awards

Goal:  $5 million in post-secondary scholarship awards

Update:  Goal met - $5.8 million – 56 of 109 graduates were reporting a scholarship award (51%)

 

Reflection:   $5.8 million, 51% of our seniors, previous high exceeded by $1.2 million, pretty great.  Next year let’s get more money divided amongst more students.

  

 

GPA

Goals:  80% of students 9-12 carry a 3.0 GPA or higher

Update:  Goal Not Met

Goal revised for S2: Beat the percentage from S2, 15-16.

Update: Goal met

 

2015-2016

GPA Data

 

Percentage of 3.0 GPA’s 9-12 average

 

School Year

S1

S2

Year Avg

2016-17

67.5%

64.1%

65.8%

2015-16

67.1%

63.3%

65.2%

2014-15

59.07%

61.8%

60.43%

2013-14

47.25%

48.5%

47.87%

2012-13

41.75%

41.75%

41.75%

2011-12

43.5%

35.75%

39.62%

2010-11

46.75%

41.5%

44.12%

 

 By Grade Level

 

 

 

Grade

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Year Avg

12th

46%

55%

74.2%

72.6%

73.3%

76.2

76.1%

66.7%

71.4%

11th

54%

57%

54.3%

57.7%

61.9%

60.5

64.3%

70.5%

67.4%

10th

45%

39%

47%

55.7%

70.2%

59.9

65.3%

59.9%

62.6%

9th

44%

43%

60.8%

61.2%

63.1%

56.7

64.3%

59.3%

61.8%

 

 

 

By Cohort

 

13-14

14-15

15-16

16-17

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Class of 2017

44%

43%

47%

55.7%

61.9%

60.5

76.1%

66.7%

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Class of 2018

69%

61%

60.8%

61.2%

70.2%

59.9

64.3%

70.5%

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Class of 2019

74%

62%

70.3%

69.7%

63.1%

56.7

65.3%

59.9%

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

Class of 2020

-

-

59.4%

57.7%

60.9%

54.7%

64.3%

59.3%

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

 

 

Reflection:  I knew that the 80% 9-12 average was an ambitious goal when it was set, but we swung for the fences and gave it a shot.  The revised goal for the second semester was met and our numbers this year were better than last and a new high for The Academy. 

The key to continual improvement here will lie in our work in the Summit and our grade level / content meetings. 

Overall, I am happy to see us continue our positive trend. 

 

SAT

Goal:  SAT score of 1120

Update:   Goal not met, 1029

 

All Pre-SAT Goals were met

  •       Class meetings that are SAT specific (4 SAT centered meetings,  all other class meetings had SAT themes)
  •       2 Practice Tests – October (PSAT NMSQT) and February
  •       Princeton Review SAT books provided to all Junior students
  •       Kahn Academy Test Prep course (linked to previous PSAT scores)
  •      Test prep lessons delivered in Pride Time based on Princeton Review books (Nov– April)
  •      SAT reflection lessons delivered to juniors by our current seniors to discuss their personal SAT path
  •      Students set achievement goals in Pride Time
  •      Students received, reviewed, and analyzed their practice SAT results and made necessary adjustments to their goals and study plans.
  •      PSAT taken by students 8-10 grade to further prepare for the real deal in 11th grade

 

Overview: 

  •      Goals were set
  •      An action plan was created, modified, and used
  •      Need to continue to push SAT standards and rigor into all classrooms.

 

Literacy

Goal: 80% of students at or above grade level in writing

Update:  Goal met in 2 of 4 grade levels.

 

9th

81% (80% or above)

10th

15% (90% or above), 41% (80% or above) Data is incomplete

11th

52% (80% or above), 48% (70% or above) Data is incomplete

12th

35% (90% or above) 65% (80% or above)

 

Reflection:  I’ll take the wins in 9th and 12th grade.  We are still missing data in 10th and 11th grade, I will update once all data is received. 

 

Quality of Instruction

Teacher Observations

Goal 1: Walkthrough Goal - Meet walkthrough goals 30 of 36 weeks

Update:   Goal met

 

Quality of Instruction

Initiatives rolled over from last year -

Goal: 90% of returning teachers are rated as Accomplished or higher on Objectives, Ins & Outs, Systems and Routines, and Active Participation by May 12

Update:  3 of 4 goals met

  •      Objectives: Goal met, 100% of returning teachers are accomplished or higher
  •       Ins & Outs: Goal not met, 80% rated at Accomplished or higher – 3 teachers rated proficient
  •      Systems and Routines: Goal met, 100% rated at Accomplished or higher
  •      Active Participation: Goal met, 93% rated at Accomplished or higher – 1 teacher rated proficient

 

Reflection:  With a veteran staff work in this area was routine and many improvements were made from the previous year.  The rubrics were addressed and looked over in most coaching meetings and teachers were provided a clear explanation of their current rating and how to continuously improve.

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