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Cody Clark
High School Principal
303.289.8088 x 449

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18-19 Student Achievement Date ~

High School

Cody Clark, Principal

 

Student Achievement

Graduation Rate

Minimum Goal: 98%

Goal: 100%

Update: 98.5%

 

Percentage of Seniors Graduating on Time

Aug. ‘19

Sept. ‘19

Oct. ‘19

Nov. ‘19

Dec. ‘19

Jan. ‘19

Feb. ‘19

Mar. ‘19

April ‘19

May ‘18

 

 

 

98.5%

98.5%

98.5%

98.5%

98.5%

96.9%

98.5%

 

 

Class of

Number of graduates

Percentage

2019

128 of 130

98.5%

2018

131 of 131

100%

2017

110 of 111

99%

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%

 

 

Reflection:  Although we fell short of our goal, I still count it as a win for The Academy!  100% graduation rate is a great goal to aspire towards, but anything 98% and above is a solid accomplishment.  The biggest item to emphasize here is the clear and consistent communication (students, families, teachers, counselors and administrators) as well as the use of in-class academic interventions and credit recovery options.  There was a steady dialogue happening with appropriate stakeholders regarding students that were in need of additional academic support from the start of the school year.  Over the last few years we have been able to maintain a real time awareness of where our students (9 -12) stood in terms of graduation and staff could clearly articulate pathways to success in a number of different scenarios.  The next step is to provide academic interventions faster, make them more effective and act earlier with our underclassmen that have received failing grades.  Meeting with 9th and 10th grade families this past year to discuss how their student was currently not on track to graduate on time, was proven to be a powerful, positive and proactive measure.

 

College Acceptance

Minimum Goal: 74.8%

Goal: 78.5%

Update: 76.2%

 

 

Post-Secondary Acceptance Data

Grad. Year

Graduates

Accepted

% Accepted

2019

128

126

98.4

2018

131

130

99.2%

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%

 

2018-2019 Data

  • Of our 128 graduates, 125 have been accepted to post-secondary school or are joining the military (100%).
    • Breaking down the numbers, of the 128 graduated:
      • 97 of 127 (76.2%) accepted to a 4 yr college or university
      • 21 of 127 (16.5%) accepted to a community college
      • 1 of 127 (1%) joining the junior college
      • 6 of 127 (5%) accepted to a vo-tech or trade school
      • 2 of 127 (1%) took gap year

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Four year College or University

68.8%

74.8%

76.2%

Community College

22%

21%

16.6%

Junior College

--

--

1%

Vocational or Trade School

4.6%

1%

5%

Military

4.6%

2%

--

 

 

Reflection:  As has been done the last few years, we started the year with a clear goal regarding acceptance rate and it was clearly communicated it to all staff, students, families, and various stakeholders.  If you enroll at The Academy, it is an expectation that you will leave not only with a high school diploma, but a college acceptance as well.  The bulk of the responsibility of meeting this goal has been delegated to the counseling department and they have done a wonderful job in guiding our students toward post-secondary options.  The focus for the counseling team will be to continue to work on a comprehensive K-12th grade plan that will create a college bound atmosphere and have students fully prepared to chose and apply to school at or before the start of their senior year. 

 

GPA

Minimum Goal:  S1- 68.8%,    S2- 71.6%

Goal: S1- 72%,    S2- 75.18%

Update: S1- 75.2%,    S2- 76.08%

 

 

2018-2019

GPA Data

 

Percentage of 3.0 GPA’s 9-12 average

 

School Year

S1

S2

Year Avg

2018-19

75.2%

76.08%

75.64%

2017-18

68.6%

71.6%

70.1%

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%

 

 

By Grade Level

 

 

Grade

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Year Avg

12th

73.3%

76.2%

76.1%

66.7%

70.5%

75.8%

79.3%

76.7%

78%

11th

61.9%

60.5%

64.3%

70.5%

67.6%

71.9%

81.6%

75.9%

78.75%

10th

70.2%

59.9%

65.3%

59.9%

63.9%

66.4%

69.0%

74.6%

71.8%

9th

63.1%

56.7%

64.3%

59.3%

72.4%

72.4%

70.7%

77.1%

73.9%

 

By Cohort

 

 

14-15

15-16

16-17

17-18

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Class of 2019

63.1%

56.7%

65.3%

59.9%

67.6%

71.9%

79.3%

76.7%

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Class of 2020

60.9%

54.7%

64.6%

59.3%

63.9%

66.4%

81.6%

75.9%

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Class of 2021

67.8%

68.3%

63.9%

61.7%

72.4%

72.4%

69.0%

74.6%

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

Class of 2022

 

-

-

71.7%

76.6%

80.4%

67.1%

70.7%

77.1%

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

 

 

Reflection:  Big win for this goal!! I am very proud of our work in this area, we have seen an increase in percentage of students with a 3.0 or higher every semester over the last 6 years – but this has been our biggest jump yet.  3 quarters of our students carried a 3.0 GPA for the entire school year, this is a tremendous accomplishment.  Success in this area boils down to great preparation, great instruction, awareness of student achievement levels, and a myriad of supports to students from all of our high school staff members.  

 

SAT

Minimum Goal: 1028

Goal:  1040

Update:   1021

Reflection:  SAT is our largest improvement area, scores have stayed relatively flat over the last three years.  More focus will be placed on vastly improving SAT scores – and it starts in each individual classroom.  Greater emphasis will be placed on more effectively utilizing PSAT and SAT data to drive instruction as well as continue to bring more SAT questions and language into our daily lessons.  We have invested in new resources to improve in this area and we are currently working to revamp the prep program delivered during Pride Time.  I am also investigating outside SAT consultants to bring to The Academy in order to provide more thorough guidance regarding improving our scores.

 

Quality of Instruction

Minimum Goal: 80% of returning teachers at or above instructional benchmarks

Goal: 90% at or above benchmark

Update: 92.54%

Reflection:  This is a big highlight for all of our returning teachers at the High School.  These are the highest marks ever in this area and it is owed to each and every staff member for their meticulous work in honing their craft.  To increase student achievement, we must have all of our teachers operating at a high level each and every day – and by in large, we are seeing this happen.  Kudos to all returning staff members

 

 

Parking Permits
In order to obtain a parking permit on the Academy campus, you must submit a form (located in the Main office), bring a copy of the driver's insurance, license, and car registration.
 

IDENTIFICATION (I.D.) BADGES FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

To ensure safety and to accurately identify persons in the building, all junior high and high school students are expected to display official student identification at all times during the academic day per the following guidelines (except in physical education classes or other environments where such display would present a temporary safety hazard).

  • Procedures
  • Every student is issued one free ID and lanyard.
  • Replacement ID - $5.00. Replacement lanyard - $2.00.
  • Students may receive three (3) temporary IDs in a semester without consequence.
  • All IDs need to be on and visible by the start of 0 hour or 1st hour and remain visible throughout the school day.
  • A student forgetting his/her ID should obtain a temporary ID from student’s 0 hour or 1st hour teacher.
  • Temporary ID must be worn on the outermost garment above the waists.

 

After obtaining the third (3) temporary ID, the student will be required to purchase a new ID.  Should the issuance of temporary IDs or the repeated purchase of new IDs fail to bring the student into compliance with this policy, the student will be referred to the Dean’s office and will be subject to discipline for defiance.

 

  • Required Expectations
  • ID needs to be worn on a lanyard, around the neck, on the outside of an individual’s outermost garment.
  • ID needs to remain free from graffiti, stickers, and other alterations.
  • ID needs to be worn in the building between 6:45 am – 3:45 pm.
  • Teachers will direct students on modifications regarding this expectation if it is warranted by an instructional activity.
  • During after hour activities, students are not required to visibly war their ID, but should have it in their possession.

 

Consequences if ID is not properly worn:

1st Offense: Warning

2nd Offense: Parent Contact

3rd Offense: Referral for Defiance and detention

4th Offense: Suspension

 
 
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