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Academic Excellence Committee 6 th Grade Educational Setting Crandall Middle School January 2013.

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1 Academic Excellence Committee 6 th Grade Educational Setting Crandall Middle School January 2013

2 What is an AEC? What is an Academic Excellence Committee? A committee comprised of parents, teachers administrators and Board Members established to help address concerns given to the Superintendent during the spring of Established 4 AECs in Secondary Bell Schedule Inclusion C-Scope Curriculum 6 th Grade Educational Setting

3 Addressing the Concerns Academic Excellence Committee Established Membership carefully selected Took principal recommendation Volunteers Included Parents/Board members Varied membership to represent all schools

4 AEC Membership Ginger Sikes & David Williams-Principals and serving as co-chairmen Jeannia Dykman-Principal Gail Barnes-Principal Chris Cooper-MS Counselor & Parent Elizabeth Phipps-ES Teacher & Parent

5 AEC Membership Madelyn Cundall-ES Teacher Kristie Black-ES Teacher & Parent Kelli Satterwhite-MS Teacher Kim Sanders- HS Teacher & Parent May Patel-HS & MS Parent Tex York-Board Member

6 Background Information Concerns related to 6 th grade transition AEC Schools at capacity in near future Using tax payers money most efficiently Reviewing all possible solutions Not using facilities at high percentage L. F. Raynes Newly reconstructed Middle School wing

7 Possible Solutions Committee met several times throughout the Fall semester Identified possible solutions Stay in elementary schools Move 6 th grade to Middle School Open L.F. Raynes as an independent 6 th grade campus

8 Research Worked in partnership with Facilities Committee Current enrollment and future growth Using space and professional staff efficiently Financial impact Long term solution

9 Elementary Campuses with 6 th Grade Walker Wilson Martin Capacity: Walker650 Wilson700 Martin580 Observations: (1) Martin could be at or over capacity in year [10 years] (2) Wilson could be at or over capacity in year [9 years] (3) Walker could be at or over capacity in year [4 years] (4) Total elementary capacity (1930) exceeded in (1980)

10 Elementary Campuses without 6 th grade Walker Wilson Martin Capacity: Walker650 Wilson700 Martin580 Observations: (1) Walker close to capacity in (2) Walker over capacity in (3) Could re-zone to Martin in

11 Middle School Campus Without 6 th Grade Count With 6 th Grade Count Capacity:900 Observations: (1) With or without 6th grade, count is under capacity through

12 High School Campus High School Enrollment Count Capacity:1,100Observations: (1) Over capacity in year 2021

13 Research Internet Research to study academic factors of each setting Academic climate Social and emotional climate Best practices

14 Communication/Input Communication updates with Superintendent at faculty meetings Communication updates within small committees Communication Council DWEIC K12 Meetings Facility Committee Meetings Surveys Parent meetings will be held January 8 & 10

15 Benefits of 6 th CMS Students gain more independence/responsibility Students in building closer in age/maturity Smooth transition to a secondary schedule Variety of current elective options Student Leadership Opportunities in… Student Council Athletics Band Art Dance Yearbook Newspaper National Junior Honor Society

16 Proactive considerations… CMS is structured & operates as a school-within-a-school New & expanded opportunities to grow, mature, and lead Pirate Pride: Enhanced privileges through responsibility

17 Parent Q & A Send an to: If you forget the address: Go to the district home page: Look Under Community Click the link: 6 th Grade Transition Q&A Directed to form that is automatically ed to our committee.

18 Sailing Away… 7th Grade Pirate All-Stars offering guided tours AEC Committees findings & recommendation December: Presented to the Board as an information item January: Ongoing communication with community stakeholders and present final recommendation to Superintendent February: Final proposal to the Board


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