One Question How does one balance the pressures of achieving personal academic success with the necessity of recognizing the fleeting nature of life and acting accordingly?
One Question Activities Book discussions Movie Guest speakers PF grant for projects and events Presentations at tjSTAR
2012-2013 goals See School Improvement Plan trifold Driven by SACS Action Plan developed in Spring 2012 Involves school’s leadership team, parents, students
Education as Cake – PoS in the frosting Curricular freedom/uniqueness for individual teacher TJ rigor across all sections of the same course VA/National Program of Studies cake frosting decoration
Priority Areas Program of Studies Performance Indicators Assessment Readiness Communication Administrative Responsiveness
Historical Watchlist Trends Before Class 2015 Course B- or lower C+ or lower C or lower TJ algebra II/trig57%73%92% TJ precalculus48%63%73% Biology61%68%85% Chemistry49%64%77% Physics63%85%100% Alg II/Bio avg grade83%90%100%
8 th period open tutoring: (W/F) 8 th period small group “stickies” (M) 8 th period peer-tutoring (M) 8 th period study skills sessions Individual meetings with counselor and teacher Preassessment for SOL readiness with review of trouble spots Interventions: Level 1
Watchlist if cumulative unweighted GPA is below 3.3 Individual student plans created by counselor, teachers, admin, parent, student Address study skills, work habits, tutoring, etc. Interventions: Level 2
Meeting with principal to review progress and offer suggestions Interventions: Level 3
How Goals Enhance the Process Identify trouble spots early Provide support Ensure consistency in TJ “frosting” Propel high standards for all students
Celebrating TJ Students Success Over 99% students maintain over 3.0 Mean AP score 4.5, with an average of 7.3 tests per student Intel/Siemens semifinalists highest ever in 2012 Olympiads galore!
STEMbassadors Oct 5, 9am orientation, lecture hall Put a TJ face in every school Adult liaison: Parent, teacher, alum, alum parent, corporate rep Liaison recruits neighborhood participation and shares info about TJ events to school-based liaison