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1 Metro Tech High School A Comprehensive High School in the PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Kate McDonald, Principal s 1900 West Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ

2 Metro Tech High School Enrollment: 1500 Full-Time, 1012 Dual Primary Ethnicity: Hispanic: 94% Anglo 3.1% Primary Home Language: Spanish: 83.9% English: 14.9 % SES: F/R Lunch Eligibility: 89%

3 Metro Tech High School Performing Plus for last six years Attendance Rate: 99.0 % Annual Dropout Rate:.4% 4-year Graduation Rate: 81.6% Students with NO Major Discipline violations: 99%

4 Metro Tech High School In , Administered the ACT test to all juniors. MATH On AIMS, we had 72% of students show proficiency. On ACT, we had 10% of students meet benchmark. SCIENCE On AIMS, we had 21% of students show proficiency. On ACT, we had less than 1% meet benchmark.

5 Metro Tech High School New School-Wide Goals: 1.Raise rigor of curriculum to college-readiness for ALL students. 2.Focus on STEM interest and skills

6 Metro Tech High School Goals and Actions: 1.Raise rigor of curriculum to college-readiness for ALL students. √Assess all freshmen, sophomores, on college-readiness (Explore, Plan, and ACT) √Align core curriculum to ACT standards

7 Metro Tech High School Goals and Actions: 2.Focus on STEM interest and skills √Integrate an inter-disciplinary science-related theme √Find additional support

8 In , we applied for a grant from Science Foundation of Arizona. In October 2009, we were awarded a two-year grant for $900, Metro Tech High School

9 Project Goals The goals for our Math and Science Achievement Grant include the following: 1. Integrate the use of project-based learning (PBL) in core subjects and CTE programs 2. Increase math and science achievement and interest in STEM-related careers 3. Implement models of sustainability on the campus and in the community Metro Tech High School

10 Implementation 1. Integrate the use of project-based learning (PBL) in core subjects and CTE programs √ Staff Development in PBL o Online (BIE) o Site Visits (HTH) o On-Site Training/Support Metro Tech High School

11 Implementation 2. Increase achievement and interest in math and science knowledge, skills, and related careers √ Place more students in higher-level math and science classes √ Bring more science/math-related CTE programs to Metro Tech Metro Tech High School

12 Implementation 3. Implement models of sustainability on the campus and in the community √ Support campus-wide, inter-disciplinary projects around sustainability √ Promote classroom PBL around sustainability √ Provide opportunities for students to bring projects into community Metro Tech High School

13 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Reduce Disposable Water Bottles Metro Tech High School

14 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Capture Rain Water for Garden Metro Tech High School

15 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Re-image Dining Area in Culinary Arts Metro Tech High School

16 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Campus Orchard Metro Tech High School

17 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Expand Campus Garden Metro Tech High School

18 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Construct Solar-Powered Shade Structure Metro Tech High School

19 Campus, Classroom and Club Projects: Riparian Area Metro Tech High School

20 RESULTS: Increased interest in STEM Number of students in high level math courses: % Increase Number of students in high level science courses: % increase

21 Metro Tech High School RESULTS: Increased interest in STEM Added additional science and math courses: AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Statistics Environmental Science AP Calculus CTE Engineering Program

22 Metro Tech High School AIMS Data: Spring 2011 Reading State77% PUHSD65% Metro79% Math State60% PUHSD46% Metro66% Writing State67% PUHSD51% Metro64%

23 Metro Tech High School RESULTS: Increased Skills in STEM ACT RESULTS: Percent of Juniors Meeting Benchmark Class of Science Math

24 Metro Tech High School Challenges:

25 New and Renewed Directions:

26 Metro Tech High School Reflection Activity: How would you characterize the commitment to sustainability in personal habits among your students? Among your staff? How would you characterize the commitment to include this topic in the curricula personally? With your colleagues? What do you need (training/resources) to bring this topic to the forefront in your classroom?


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