LCHS SMART School Improvement Goals
La Center High School
Smart Goal #1
SMART Goal: 100% of LCHS students graduate on time.
Measurement: On time graduation rate.
|Specific: What are we looking for?||Measurable: How will we measure the specific?||Accountability:||Reasonable||Time based: Who is responsible and when is it due?|
|Focus 9: Organizational skills, time management, communication support, study skills, and accountability for turning in work.||100% of students showing passing grades in all classes.||Send D/F letters home at the quarter of each semester.||Teacher(s) and Counselors meet with students who are failing with D/F grades||Quarterly review of student’s grades. Mrs. Cole connects with Mrs. Luiz and Mr. DiStefano.|
|Identification and communication with off track students.||Create a list for each grade level of students who are off track for graduation; number of credits, meeting standard on state tests, 13th year plan (Xello)||
Send out letters and emails to families of students who are off track.
Meet with each student and a parent/guardian in August to determine a plan; seniors, then juniors, then sophomores. Monitored by administration and counseling staff.
|Counselor and Admin. Meet with each student/parent to establish plan to get back on track to graduation.||
Meet and develop plan in September and October – Sr first, Jr. second, and then Sophs.
Admin and counselors are responsible to monitor plan progress and communicate with student and family at least twice monthly.
|MTSS: Staff collaborates and tracks students from each grade level on a weekly basis through a shared document.||Data will show student growth plan and improvement on grades||Staff will access the MTSS shared doc. Staff will support accommodations as set in the MTSS meeting.||Weekly grade level meetings by staff.||Mr. DiStefano and Mrs. Luiz will host the MTSS meetings. Share with staff information from shared document.|
|Focus 10: Organizational skills, time management, communication support, study skills, and accountability for turning in work.||100% of students showing passing grades in all classes.||Send D/F letters home at the quarter of each semester.||Teacher(s) and Counselor meet with students who are failing with D/F grades||Quarterly review of student’s grades. Mrs. Stevens connects with Mrs. Luiz and/or Mr. DiStefano.|
|Student participation in state assessments: Provide opportunities during the school day. Running Start students can take assessments at Clark & LCC. Provide after school testing periods. Alternate pathways provided at LCHS such as SAT and ASVAB testing. Another alt. pathway is Cascadia Tech.||95% or more of students will take the state assessments during each testing periods.||Notify students and parents in advance of multiple opportunities.||Make arrangements with students and parents of makeup times during the testing window.||Kurt Gray and Carol Patton will set the testing windows at the beginning of the school year. Notices and trainings will be sent to all stakeholders.|
|Improve Communication with Running Start Students: Provide calendar access, emails and notifications of events, meetings with counselors, and testing windows.||Data will show that senior students are on track to graduate or have a plan in place for graduation.||Confirmation on scheduling for RS classes, meeting grad. requirements and completing state testing.||Contacting parents and students by phone to set meeting times.||Carol Patton, Kurt Gray, Timm DiStefano and Valerie Luiz will be responsible to help improve these important communications and schedules.|
|Credit Recovery: Provide appropriate semester long opportunity for students year round.||100% of students will successfully complete their credit recovery course(s).||During summer school and during the school year, students who are engaged in Credit Recovery will work with Mr. Hill and LCHS staff to complete their class(es).||Based on plan developed with student, parent, admin, and counselor, student will complete the needed credit recovery classes to get back on track for on-time graduation.||Carol Patton, Kurt Gray, Timm DiStefano, and Valerie Luiz will be responsible for meeting with students/parents to develop the student’s plan. Bob Hill will support student learning and course completion. All named here will be involved in communicating with students and families.|
|Attendance: Improve student attendance.||Reduce the number of unexcused absences by 10% from the previous year.||100% adherence to the state and LCSD attendance process.||Patton/Gray conduct meetings with student and parents. Denise will send notifications to home address with mtg times.||Admin. will make appointments 2 times a month.|
|Skyward Training available for parents as requested.||Provide handouts on navigating Skyward, meetings with parents as requested, and support through emails.||Office staff, Counselors, and Administration will provide support for parents.||Updates to Skyward will be provided by ESD 112.||Carol Patton will get the information from ESD 112 and have Bill H. put on the high school webpage.|
La Center High School
Smart Goal #2
SMART Goal: Improve opportunities for student readiness toward college and career.
Measurement: Pre and post survey data for all stakeholders.
|Specific: What are we looking for?||Measurable: How will we measure the specific?||Accountability:||Reasonable:||Time based: Who is responsible and when is it due?|
|Healthy Youth Survey: Data gathered will help our school identify areas of concern, needs and help when applying for grants.||Data results provided by the HYS.||Provide students with counselor support, educational workshops on health and substance abuse issues, and outside support groups.||Counselors and the health classes address areas in need according to the student data from the HYS.||Teachers, counselors, Community Services NW, and administrators collaborate with results from data. Items identified and complete by the end of year..|
|Career Fair Data: Provide a wide variety of career options presented.||Survey students prior to the Career Fair to collect career areas of interest. Survey afterwards to determine success.||100% of students complete pre and post survey.||Counselors and admin. inform students via email, announcements and person contact.||Designated adult to run Career Fair will survey 45 days prior to identify specific volunteers. Post survey following Career Fair.|
|Student Led Conferences: designed for seniors. Are they prepared for post high school?||Survey 100% graduating seniors post SLC.||Complete survey by last senior class meeting.||Counselors, senior class advisor and admin will hold seniors responsible and send out last year’s seniors a survey.||Counselors and admin will complete survey data by end of the school year. The post graduates will be surveyed by May.|
|Project Based Learning/STEM: Students working collaboratively on overarching issues.||For those teachers collaborating on a PBL/STEM project, data from student work will be evaluated to determine successes of the PBL across departments.||Teachers will work with students to complete their PBL/STEM project using the rubric established for both classes.||Students will be held responsible to complete PBL/STEM project based on the established rubrics.||Teams of teachers will complete data to determine whether students have met/exceeded state standards by the end of each semester.|
|Xello: Focus on job opportunities for post-high school careers.||End of year, data determines job interests that link to Career Fair presenters and course offerings.||100% of students participate in Xello.||Counselors require students to complete the Xello program during class time.||Counselors share data with admin. and SIP team.|
|WAC: Variety of students from all grades and groups to work on improvement of LCHS climate and culture.||30 students selected by staff and admin. that represent various groups/clicks within the building.||100% of selected students participate in meetings and goal setting.||Patton/Gray/Luiz work with student group on their issues, concerns and goals.||Sept. select students. Meet monthly with students.|
|Survey Stakeholders: to help identify specific needs from Staff, Students, and Parents that will support student readiness for college and careers.||Surveys of identified needs to all stakeholders. Data from post high school students, assessments, attendance, grad.rate, 9th grade success rate.||Each semester provide surveys to stakeholders.||Patton/Gray will be responsible for collecting data from stakeholders.||Surveys completed in January and May.|