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1 Project Graduation: The Digital Advantage Initiative Update Transformation through Technology Board Presentation September 8, 2009

2 METRICS Sunnyside Unified School District had an outstanding year!!!!!

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4 PROJECT GRADUATION: THE DIGITAL ADVANTAGE Without Advisory

5 Provided by GEAR UP Evaluators Margaret Stone and Mari Wilhelm Evaluation Research & Development (ERAD) University of Arizona

6 STATS : ONLINE COURSES COMPLETED………96 courses (DVHS—22, SSHS—54, STAR—20) CREDIT RECOVERY (07-08)………84 students completed CREDIT RECOVERY (08-09)…………249 students completed CREDIT RECOVERY STATISTICS Desert View SunnysideTotal Spring Fall Spring

7 Graduation Update Location (2008,2007,20 06)January 2008 September 2008 January credits or more Total number of students 598 Diplomas May COHORT 2009,2008, COHORT 2009,2008,200 7 Academically on track to graduate District Academically on track to graduate DVHS Academically on track to graduate SSHS – credits Could graduate with credit recovery District Could graduate with credit recovery DVHS Could graduate with credit recovery SSHS – credits Could graduate with credit recovery next year District DVHS SSHS Fewer than 6 credits Enrolled with little academic progress District DVHS SSHS27700 AS OF 3 RD QTR- ON TRACK 713 ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF 2009 COHORT

8 SUSD HAS AS ITS GOAL… 90% GRADUATION RATE BY 2012 GRADUATION TRENDS

9 SPONSORSHIPS

10 DIGITAL ADVANTAGE METRICS SUSD is proud to announce the awarding of 844 laptops to our students in ! 505 awarded to freshmen 339 awarded to sophomores, juniors and seniors Freshmen who received laptops participated in after-school programs ON-LINE: 60 students enrolled for.5-credit courses CS&C ELL COMPUTER-BASED PROGRAM: 80 students enrolled Parent meetings/training: sponsored by school sites, GEAR UP, and Pima College Parent Engagement meetings throughout the year to update on the progress of Project Graduation and other District information Cox partnership: Audio/visual for graduation ceremonies Internet for students receiving laptops Financial contributors to the Digital Advantage

11 DIGITAL ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/ AWARDS/ RECOGNITIONS/ PRESENTATIONS Media announcements NewspapersE-journals Radio spots Television broadcasts - interviews/ events Recognitions 2009 ASPRA*tions Award to SUSD Public Relations for Excellence with a Specific Program from Arizona School Public Relations Association City of Tucson Proclamation declares April 9, 2009 as Digital Scholars Day Presentations Goal One: Graduate Summit – America’s Promise Alliance Youth Symposium, Nov. 13, 2008 at Sunnyside High School National LULAC – Campaign for High School Equity Dropout Prevention Discussion and Parent Advocacy Workshop, March 5, 2009 at Sunnyside High School. Presenters at: ALAS Conference - San Diego, CA (2009) AHSAA Conference- Tucson, AZ (2009) Native American Dropout Prevention Conference - Phoenix, AZ (2009) Awards LULAC - SUSD Superintendent Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, 2009 National Presidential Citation Community Service Award AHSAA - Superintendent Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, 2009 Outstanding Administrator Award Metropolitan Pima Alliance 2008 Common Ground Award finalist, November 2008

12 GRANT AND ENDORSEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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15 SITE-BASED GRADUATION PLAN PHASE I

16 Graduation 2009

17 Graduation Update Location (2008,2007,2006) January 2008 May 2009 September credits or more Total number of students 598 Diplomas May COHORT 2009,2008,2007 Academically on track to graduate District DVHS SSHS – credits Could graduate with credit recovery District DVHS SSHS – 14 credits Could graduate with credit recovery next year District DVHS SSHS Fewer than 6 credits Enrolled with little academic progress District415NA DVHS28NA SSHS27NA Academic Progress of 2010 Cohort Potential Graduates As of 8/6/09 896

18 OBJECTIVE: Each high school will have a graduation plan that is site-based and that is developed by all stakeholders New Strategies: Implementation of an electronic portfolio system for freshmen Greater empahsis on students being able to track their academic performance and attendance online Specific lessons during ECCAP/Advisory on goal-setting and postsecondary plans at both high schools

19 CREDIT RECOVERY/ ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES PHASE II

20 OBJECTIVE: Increase the number of seniors on track to graduate and increase the number of on-time grade promotions at the high school level through the use of credit recovery courses and online opportunities New New Strategies: Credit recovery classes have begun at all high schools with an emphasis on juniors and seniors Online credit recovery is now being offered at the two high schools with weekly teacher support for students Online opportunities will be expanded for all students grades 10-12

21 FRESHMAN INTERVENTION PHASE III

22 OBJECTIVE: Identify freshman needs and challenges prior to the school year and throughout the freshman year experience to ensure academic success and on-time promotion to the next grade level New Strategies: Reading Plus Program being implemented to assist students who are FFB and/or two or more reading levels below grade level Serving 200 freshman and sophomore students at each high school (includes special education and Reclassified ELL students) ELL Program will be implemented for second quarter to assist with language/reading needs Piloting CLAW-type program for older freshmen and struggling sophomores with excessive truancy issues (school within a school)

23 ADVISORY / ECCAPP PHASE IV

24 OBJECTIVE: Connect all students with school and develop opportunites for belonging while an adult supports their academic and attendance progress; do this with an emphasis on research-based curriculum that is relevant and improves student achievement New Strategies: Scholarcentric Success Highways Resiliency Program being implemented during 8 th grade advisory Success Highways Assessment Profile Assessment being implemented at 9 th and 10 th grades with follow-up through counselors Ongoing site-based curriculum development by site leadership teams

25 ATTENDANCE MONITORING PHASE V

26 OBJECTIVE: Increase the daily attendance rate & decrease the number of truancies for freshmen while creating a culture that connects attendance to academic achievement New New Strategies: Central monitoring team will assist advisors with interventions Data tracking of 100-day impact Intrinsic motivation focus during ECCAP/Advisory time

27 Project Graduation Update 2009: Lessons Learned

28 Central Office Support Sunnyside HS Keith Maynard Juanita Diggins Yvonne Ferreira Jim Heintz Diane McDonald Jim Ridge Elvira Seezox Renee Singleton Robert Sterner Connie Greenberg Andrea Foster Brittnie Hebnes Adelfo Huerta Melissa Stern Mary Grace Wendel Desert View HS Becky Ridge Moises Duran Brenda Harford Dr. Julia Lindberg Hans Schot Cheryl Siqueiros Stanley Smith Anong Turner-Riley Felicia Espinosa Jacquie Croteau Pam Hopkins Brandon Protas Denise Murrieta Ken Kmak Lisa Gallardo

29 THE DIGITAL ADVANTAGE PHASE VI

30 OBJECTIVE: Provide laptop computers to freshmen who achieve the 4 A’s by the end of the first semester New Strategies: Parent Digital Advantage Initiative: Family-Friendly Schools Digital students focus groups PERC proposal for resarch on technology and its use in the classroom Program evaluation efforts expanded

31 Parent Digital Advantage (PDA) Expanding to parents! 45 laptops per middle school 50 laptops per high school Specific criteria for receiving laptops Family effort - partnership between parent and every SUSD student in the family

32 Middle School PDA Parent Responsibilities Must complete laptop computer training (5 sessions) Must complete UA CAP/ GEAR UP program (8 sessions) Must have a 6 th -, 7 th -, 8 th -grader attending an SUSD middle school Student Responsibilities Attendance – 98% (All SUSD students in home) Academics – 3.0 GPA (6 th -, 7 th -, 8 th -graders only) Parent Digital Advantage (PDA)

33 High School PDA Parent Responsibilities Must complete laptop computer training (5 sessions) Must complete UA CAP/ GEAR UP program (8 sessions) Must have a 10 th - grader attending DVHS or SHS Student Responsibilities Attendance – 98% (All SUSD students in home) Academics – 2.5 GPA (10 th -grader only) Parent Digital Advantage (PDA)

34 PROJECT GRADUATION: THE DIGITAL ADVANTAGE Classrooms of the Future Promethium pilot pending (44 boards) T-4 Initiative - Classroom teachers supported by State Farms grant Intel partnership Virtual high school


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