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New John C. Fremont High School Home of the Pathfinders Opening July 2010 Find a Path or Make One!
New Fremont HS School Profile John C. Fremont High School – LAUSD, District students on a 3 track, year-round calendar 92% Latino, 8% African-American 85% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 10% Special Education Students % English Learners –1700+ Math and Science Magnet – 280 Students 240 Certificated teachers and support staff 150 Classified employees
Fremont High School 4x4 Block Schedule 16 Week Semesters are broken up into two 8 week mesters (quarters). Students take 4 classes each of the 4 mesters (quarters) for a total of 16 classes during the school year, 4 more than the 12 in a 2 semester system.(2 more English classes, and 2 more math classes) This equates to six 8-week mesters on the year round calendar Students are on-track for 4 months and off for 2 months.
Creating curricular paths to success Developing powerful teaching and learning Establishing a comprehensive accountability and assessment system Participate in an extra five days of staff development per year. Topics include standards-based instruction, checking for understanding, and improving skills of English language learners, improving reading skills in content areas, improving mathematics skills, and improving critical thinking skills. Providing comprehensive support for all students, including language-minority students and students of color at risk of failure (Culturally Relevant Pedagogy) Semi autonomous Restructuring the school into 5 Academies and 1 Magnet Establish 9 th Grade Centers on all tracks Creating new professional roles and/or redefining existing roles School Structure: Second to None Model Academies and Centers
Academy / Center Attributes Unifying Vision – Identity Rigorous Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Equity and Access Personalization Master Schedule Purity – Minimizing Passport Classes Accountability and Distributed Leadership Collaboration/Parent and Community Engagement Professional Development: Standards-based instruction, checking for understanding, English Language Development and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Fremont HS Organizational Structure 5 Academies – 3 Grade 9 Centers - 1 Magnet Track ATrack BTrack C Academy #1A (500 Students) Academy #3B (500 Students) Academy #5C (500 Students) Academy #2A (500 Students) Academy #4B (500 Students) Magnet School (300 Students) 9 th Grade Center A (600 Students) 9 th Grade Center B (600 Students) 9 th Grade Center C (600 Students)
Fremont HS Academy Focus Framework for 21 st Century Learning Professional Development Learning Environment Curriculum & Instruction Standards & Assessment Life & Skills Information, Media, Technolog y Skills Learning & Innovation Skills Multiple Pathways Skills
Fremont HS Academy Organizational Chart 500 Students Assistant Principal Lead Teacher Counselor
School Restructured: Second to None Themed Based Academies 1. The School of Law, Justice and Government: Provides multiple opportunities and rigorous learning with an emphasis on law, justice, government, and public service. Students will graduate as agents of service who will make choices based on ethics and law. 1. The Humanitas Academy of Visual and Performing Arts: Provides an exciting, rigorous learning experience for students based upon an in-depth study of humanities, art and performing arts through interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning. 2. The School of Health, Science and Agriculture: Provides students a rigorous curriculum and interact with professionals in the health and agriculture related industries by seeking internships, volunteer opportunities, outreach programs, and/or service learning.
School Restructured: Second to None Themed Based Academies 4. The School of Communications, Media, and Technology: Prepare all students for college, career, and civic engagement. The school will utilize a multiple pathways approach with a thematic emphasis on communications, new media, and technology. 4. The Mathematics, Science, and Technology Magnet: Offers an intense academic curriculum where all students receive a rigorous educational experience. Students experience simulations, science labs, exhibits, internships, and community activities. 4. The Academy of Environmental and Social Justice: Is dedicated to educating active participants for a socially just and environmentally sustainable future. Students will graduate as globally conscious agents of change.
Fremont HS Academies Seamless, Unifying, Rigorous and Accountable Academy 1 Academy 2 Academy 3 Academy 4 Academy 5 9 th Grade Centers Magnet School New FHS
Academy Evaluation and Progress Student Surveys and Instructional Audits by External Evaluator: Students surveyed annually about their classroom experiences Percent of in-seat attendance Percent of students matriculating to the next grade level Percent of students passing A-G and CAHSEE Percent of students improving on the CSTs Percent of students graduating
Preparing for High School Freshmen 9 th Grade Centers No More….9Rs
Fremont High School The Cake Metaphor Enrollment by Grade Grade 9 1,988 Grade 10 1,067 Grade Grade 11 1,012
Fremont HS 9 th Grade Centers 9 th Grade Centers – 500 to 600 per track Concurrently with the 4x4 block schedule Johns Hopkins University research stated that students that complete the 9 th grade on time are 85% more likely to graduate from high school Eventually students will matriculate to on-site Academies
Fremont HS 9th Grade Centers 9 th grade students to be enrolled only with other 9 th grade students in designated areas of the campus Students are serviced by a 9 th grade administrator, adviser, three counselors (1 per track), a dean and two office assistants
DRAFT 12/20/09 Fremont HS 9th Grade Centers 9 th Grade Students Adviser Admin Track A Counselor Track B Counselor Track C Counselor Dean Office Staff Parents Pyramid of Success
English in the 9 th Grade Aligned curriculum…everyone is on the same unit at the same time New teachers have a set curriculum ready to go on day 1 Teachers will participate in an extra five days of staff development per year. Topics will include standards-based instruction, checking for understanding, and improving skills of English language learners. Other topics will include improving reading skills in content areas, improving mathematics skills, and improving critical thinking skills. Use of assessments to guide progress: SPAs, weekly quizzes, 4 week progress reports Same gender classes (when appropriate) 2 extra English classes because of 4x4 schedule Additional interventions (Read 180, Reading Electives, Accelerated Reading, High Point, Writers Workshop)
Math in the 9 th Grade Align instructional guides for unique schedule through PDs Implement the Districts concept lessons (math projects) Aligned curriculum…everyone is on the same unit at the same time New teachers have a set curriculum ready to go on day 1 Teachers will participate in an extra five days of staff development per year. Topics will include standards-based instruction, checking for understanding, and improving skills of English language learners. Other topics will include improving mathematics skills, and improving critical thinking skills. Use of assessments to guide progress: SPAs, weekly quizzes, 4 week progress reports Same gender classes (when appropriate) 2 extra Math classes because of 4x4 schedule Additional Interventions (Math Electives, Accelerated Math)
Advisory Period William Glasser (1986) estimates that schools fail to engage more than half the students because they fail to fulfill four basic human needs for students: to belong and love, to gain power, to be free, and to have fun.
Fremont HS Advisory Goals 1. Provide academic and emotional support to students to ensure their academic success; 2. Facilitate the transition to senior high school; 3. Receive appropriate and thorough academic advising; 4. Guide the development of academic portfolios; 5. Know what it takes to be successful in school and accept responsibility for the level of their own success;
Fremont HS Advisory Goals 6. Identify and use appropriate study skills; 7. Learn to set goals; 8. Participate in academic programs that respond to their Individual needs and goals; 9. Mediate between academic and social concerns; 10. Identify career interests 11. Skills development, CAHSEE, CST, SAT Prep, college applications, and financial aid.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities Teacher Expectations - UCTP Teachers who commit to work at Fremont HS will perform extra duties beyond the regular school day to assist and guide students. Such duties may include tutoring, attendance follow-up, home visits, and campus supervision. These duties will involve an extra 2.5 hours per week with a total of 88.5 hours per year. Teachers will receive a salary differential of $1,020 per semester for performing these extra duties.
Professional Development Teacher Expectations Teachers who commit to work at Fremont HS will be allocated 5 additional paid days of professional development, including: Planning for standards-based instruction, checking for understanding, and improving skills of English language learners and implementing culturally relevant pedagogy. Including improving reading skills in content areas, improving mathematics skills, and improving critical thinking skills. District Banked Days & Common Planning Time – 28 days allocated: 14 days will be directed towards developing content in the departments – Learning Teams Practicum 14 days will be directed towards developing the Academies into Professional Learning Communities
Administrative Expectations Instructional Supervision Administrators will be experts in the content area, will visit classes daily, provide written feedback, and collect weekly lesson plans. Instructional coaches in the four cores (English, Math, Science & Social Studies) will work closely with teachers who need extra assistance.
PrincipalAPSCS Magnet School Special Ed Counseling Office APAcademyMath Attendance Office APAcademyScience Professional Development APAcademyEnglishOperationsAP/RLAAcademyIntervention Beyond the Bell APAcademy Social Studies Student Discipline Expected Administrative Responsibilities
Fremont HS Support Structures FHS EL Coord T1 Coord Tech Coord. 2 College Couns. 4 Coaches Testing Coord Bridge Coord Magnet Coord. 9 Couns. 9th Grade Advisor 3 Deans 3 PSAs 1 DPA Note: Except for the deans and academic counselors, all other positions will be on B Basis with limited Z Time.
School-Parent Compact School, Parent, Student, Expectations School Responsibilities Parent Responsibilities Student Responsibilities (Attached is a comprehensive draft School-Parent Compact for Fremont HS)
Possible Partnerships UCLA Center X Pearson Learning LAEP CTB McGraw-Hill New FHS