SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYBOOK 2017-18
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
In the Beaverton School District, we empower all students to achieve post-high school success. At Southridge High School, we develop compassionate graduates who think critically and creatively, embrace lifelong learning and responsible citizenship, and who learn from and appreciate the connection between our school, community and world.
CREATING OPPERTUNITIES TOGETHER: OUR WORK
CREATING OPPERTUNITIES TOGETHER: OUR GOALS
Due to a focus on collaboration, relationships, engagement and instructional strategies through Professional Development opportunities our school wide professional development goals include:
- By the end of the first nine weeks of each course, staff members will have utilized three strategies to build relationships with students that acknowledge their academic background, life experience and culture.
- By the end of the 2017-18 school year, all staff members will identify, incorporate and reflect on the effectiveness of three WICOR learning strategies to promote student ownership of learning, effective discourse, and participation in the classroom.
- By the end of the 2017-18 school year 100% of staff will identify and effectively utilize essential questions and higher level questioning to support student learning.
Due to the support of targeted interventions, focus of the Care Team, hiring of a Graduation Mentor, creation of a Student Success Center, expansion of the Testing Center and the support of an Attendance Team:
- By the end of the 2017-18 school year the graduation rate at Southridge High School will increase by 2% to reach 88%.
- By the end of the 2017-18 school year the number of our identified chronic non-attenders will decrease by 25%.
- The number of students who are below benchmark in both ninth and tenth grade math will decrease by 10%, as identified by entry and exit data.
- The number of monitored students who have at least one “F” will decrease by 10%, as identified by entry and exit data.
CREATING OPPERTUNITIES TOGETHER: OUR LONG-TERM BENCHMARKS
Access to Academic Rigor
Foster and promote positive, healthy relationships that embrace, inspire and empower students.
- Increase number of students accessing IB/AP courses and at the same time decrease the achievement gap by increasing the accessibility to rigorous courses for ALL students.
- Percent of teachers who explicitly implement approaches to teaching and learning strategies
- Number of students who are enrolled in IB/AP/Dual Credit courses
Cultivate and support collaboration to support both staff learning and collegiality as well as parent and community partnerships.
- Maintain student connections in classrooms and engagement to extra-curricular opportunities that allows a diverse student body to explore their interests, challenge themselves, and have a voice in their community.
- Number of students enrolled in extra-curricular activities
- Percent of students who self-report being engaged in classrooms and across the school
- Increase opportunities for staff, parent and community collaboration that are meaningful, relevant and supportive of the Southridge community.
- Percent of faculty who report an increase of tangible outcomes due to collaboration
- Number of students accessing career education opportunities in the community (internships, job shadows, etc.)
- Number of parents and community partners supporting the work of Southridge High School students and activities (PTO events, CTE advisory boards, and in-school support)