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1 Central High School Mission Statement Preparing every student for success in college, career and life.

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3 Changes to the Bonus Points ELL Classification Rate Only Full Academic Year ELL students will be included in the reclassification rate calculation Only schools with 10 or more students are evaluated Test 95% of ELL students on AZELLA during the school year

4 Composite Score –Bonus Points5-year Graduation Rate Baseline Year is 2006 or the schools first year serving grade 12, whichever is the latest The graduation rate from the year prior is used in the profile (i.e., 2010 grad rate was used for 2011 A-F profile ) Criteria for Grad Rate points (3) are earned in one of three ways Graduation RatesIn order to meet the TargetPoints Earned 3-Yr Avg for 5-Yr Grad Rate>= 90%3 Current Yr 5-Yr Grad Rate >= 74% & 1% Increase3 Current Yr 5-Yr Grad Rate < 74% & 2% Increase3

5 Composite Score –Bonus Points Dropout Rate Baseline Year is 2006 or the schools first year of operation -whichever is latest A school will not be evaluated on dropout rate if it has less than 15 students in the school Composite Score –Bonus Points Dropout Rate Criteria for Dropout Rate points (3) are earned in one of three ways Dropout Rates In order to meet the TargetPoints Earned 3-Yr Avg Dropout Rate<= 6% 3 Current Yr Dropout Rate < = 9%1% Decrease 3 Current Yr Dropout Rate > 9%2% Decrease 3

6 Composite Score The composite scores is 50% of the A-F Accountability Profile Measures of Academic Progress Percent Passing AIMS0 to 100 ELL Target0 or 3 bonus pts Graduation Rate Target0 or 3 bonus pts Dropout Rate Target0or 3 bonus pts Total: 100 points possible + 9 bonus points

7 Beginning in 2012… Inclusion of AIMS A Results The % of students passing in the current academic year will be included in the composite portion of the model (1% cap). 1 point Added to all schools to address the point lost on the total possible growth percentiles (1-99). 95% Tested Criteria In an effort to respond to the U.S. Dept. of Ed waiver, AZ has incorporated this into the A-F model.

8 % Tested Max Letter Grade Allowed Eligible Points 95% or more 85-94% 75-84% Less than 75% A B C DA B C D

9 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STATUS 2011 Legacy Label of Underperforming Letter Grade of a D F, School Improvement 2012 Letter Grade of a D Letter Grade of a D F, School Improvement *Beginning in 2012, two consecutive D grades will cause an F grade and subsequently, place a school in improvement with the state.

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11 5 Key Initiatives to Increase Student Achievement ADVISORY Destination Graduation EXTENDED LEARNING SUNS CENTRAL CAMBRIDGE

12 What is Cambridge? –Not for profit branch of Cambridge University –2 nd oldest university in the world (founded 1209) –150 years of experience developing primary and secondary school curricula –Involved in school system reform in countries all over the world

13 The worlds largest provider of International Qualifications Over 9,000 centers in 160 countries Over 2 million entries per year

14 Developing successful students Students build: knowledge learning skills critical thinking problem solving collaboration skills inquiry skills

15 How can you help? Monitor your students grades and attendance Plan regular visits with your students Counselor, Advisor and Teachers Attend our Parent University Meetings Join Centrals Site Council Support a club or sport your student actively attends

16 Inquiry Critical Thinking Collaboration Problem Solving Cambridge Habits of Mind

17 Suits a wide range of abilities Core Level: all students –Including ELL students –Students with IEPs Extended Level: excelling and honors students Coursework Option: adapt exam assignments for local context

18 Cambridge Program Levels Grand Canyon Diploma Option Grade 9-10 All Students Grade University Preparation

19 Move On When Ready

20 Move on When Ready Performance based high school education strategy Competency and readiness for college and careers

21 Sample 9 th & 10 th Core Plan of Study 9 th Grade10 th Grade Cambridge Algebra 1-2 OR Cambridge Algebra 1-2 Honors (IGCSE* Mathematics 0580) Cambridge Geometry 1-2 OR Cambridge Geometry 1-2 Honors (IGCSE Mathematics 0580 cont) Cambridge English 1-2 OR Cambridge English 1-2 Honors (IGCSE English Lang 0500 & Lit 0486) Cambridge English 3-4 OR Cambridge English 3-4 Honors (IGCSE English Lang 0500 & Lit 0486 cont) Cambridge Physical Science 1-2 OR Cambridge Physical Science 1-2 Honors (IGCSE Physical Science 0652) Cambridge Biology 1-2 OR Cambridge Biology 1-2 Honors (IGCSE Biology 0610) Health Education 1 (PUHSD) Optional Elective Cambridge World History 1-2 (IGCSE History 0470)

22 Sample 9 th & 10 th Elective Plan of Study ELECTIVE OPTIONS (a foreign language is optional, but highly recommended) French 1-2 OR Spanish 1-2 OR Japanese 1-2 OR Chinese 1-2 (IGCSE French 0520, Spanish 0502, Japanese 0519, Chinese 0547) French 3-4 OR Spanish 3-4 OR Japanese 3-4 OR Chinese 3-4 (IGCSE French 0520, Spanish 0502, Japanese 0519, Chinese 0547 cont) Cambridge or PUHSD Elective from Business Studies, Gifted, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, or Visual Arts Cambridge or PUHSD Elective from Business Studies, FACS, Gifted, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, or Visual Arts Optional Period 0 or 8 Cambridge or PUHSD Elective from Business Studies, FACS, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, or Visual Arts

23 Excellent foundation Schools use Cambridge IGCSE to prepare students for: Cambridge A/AS Level 4 Year University

24 New A/AS Level Classes AS English Literature AS Mathematics AS Biology AS Chemistry AS Fashion Coming Next Year! A Level English Literature A Level Mathematics A Level Biology A Level Chemistry A Level Fashion AS Physics AS Art & Design First in Arizona

25 Find Practice Exams Find Review Websites Find Examiners Tips for each subject Find a Study Planner to organize time

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