school improvement plan:
SMART Goal: By
June 2017, Aloha's graduation rate will be 80%, and our students
entering a four-year or two-year college, vocational school, or the
military will be 70%.
CCR Strategy 1: Inclusive Classrooms
Our Equity Committee is exploring issues of racial, ethnic, educational
disabilities and socioeconomic equity specific to adult behaviors
within the learning community. Areas of focus include cultural
competency, instructional practice, student management and community
engagement. The committee is considering sponsoring the following
activities, all designed to nurture culturally responsive classrooms:
Our Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinator is researching and devising a
plan to address the disproportionality that exists in our AP Program.
Specifically, we will develop a strategy to increase the percentage of
students from traditionally underrepresented groups in our Math and
- Action Research to explore the above mentioned topics
- Distinguished Speakers Series
- Starting a Student Equity Leadership Committee
CCR Strategy 2: Standards-Based Learning System
A needs assessment was designed and implemented in November, 2013 with
both Faculty Council and the entire staff solicited. The needs
assessment focused on teacher and counselor needs to fully implement a
Standards Based Learning System (SBLS).
• A strategic plan
is being developed around the before mentioned needs assessment. Each
of our Faculty Meetings will be devoted to executing this plan, as well
as significant time at Faculty Council meetings and optional
professional development sessions.
CCR Strategy 3: Learning Teams
After a discussion with our staff, a MOU was formulated, discussed and
passed dedicating 1.5 - 2 hours each Professional Development Day and
Grading Day to allow teachers and counselors to work in LTs.
Our Great Teaching (SBLS) SIP Committee is leading the effort to
educate teachers regarding the efficacy of LTs and created a process to
help form the teams. Their activities include:
- Professional Development in August and September, explaining why LTs are critical and how these collaborative groups work.
Development in September and October that allowed teachers to form
groups around like Professional Growth Goals (PGG). Of special emphasis
in November was forming group commitments, protocols and reviewed the
commons goals of each teacher/counselor.
- On Monday, December 2 Learning Teams began the "cycle" of assessing their performance as it related to student achievement.
- Aloha HS LTs will continue this process, with a culminating project where LTs "share-out" their learnings to the entire staff.
• Additionally, Learning Teams continue to function in our 9th Grade Academy. Teachers and counselors from each 9th
grade team (Blue, Green & Gold) meet once every six days to discuss
student performance, strategize on methods for improving student
achievement and assessing their performance as teachers and counselors.