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1 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence State of the School January 24, 2012 PTAA Meeting Presented by Don Berger, Head of School

2 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence A Good Look in the Mirror

3 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Probing Questions 1.Are we attracting, developing, and retaining the right students? 2.Are we attracting, developing, and retaining the right faculty and staff? 3.What has been the impact of 2011-12 budget adjustments? 4.How are we positioned to meet the challenges of the next five years? 25 years?

4 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Q1: Are we attracting, developing, and retaining the right students?

5 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence The Right Students Cary Academy values a community of students possessing diverse talents and backgrounds. – We seek unique or exceptional talents and myriad cultural experiences. – We also recognize a value in students who demonstrate the potential for significant contribution and growth.

6 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence The Right Students: Exceptional Talents a sampling of excellence from the class of 2012 a sampling of excellence from the class of 2012 Allen Yang: Finished in a three-way tie for first in national competition, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician? Allen Yang: Finished in a three-way tie for first in national competition, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician? Joe Calder: Among top 10 Extemp Debaters in the Nation Joe Calder: Among top 10 Extemp Debaters in the Nation Keaton Friedman: World record holder for long distance shooting on a rifle recently commissioned by the military. Keaton Friedman: World record holder for long distance shooting on a rifle recently commissioned by the military. Cat Newman: Presented a paper on cardiovascular disease at the 2011 American Society for Anesthesiologists conference. Cat Newman: Presented a paper on cardiovascular disease at the 2011 American Society for Anesthesiologists conference. Nick Noschese: Currently ranked 3rd in the nation in U18 in his weight class in Taekwondo Nick Noschese: Currently ranked 3rd in the nation in U18 in his weight class in Taekwondo Ryan Cinoman: selected top oboist for NC Honors Orchestra Ryan Cinoman: selected top oboist for NC Honors Orchestra Leah Bar-On Simmons: top NC violinist; Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concerto competition finalist Leah Bar-On Simmons: top NC violinist; Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concerto competition finalist Korey Weaver and Matt Lee: selected for NC Honors Chorus Korey Weaver and Matt Lee: selected for NC Honors Chorus Abby Larus: One of 4 students nationally selected to be profiled for social activism in a PBS documentary. Abby Larus: One of 4 students nationally selected to be profiled for social activism in a PBS documentary. Alex Daniels, Quinn Jenkins, and Jacob Warwick: Started nonprofit organizations. Alex Daniels, Quinn Jenkins, and Jacob Warwick: Started nonprofit organizations. Alex is doing work with Karen refugee children in CH; Quinn started GGE (Girls for Gender Equity); Jacob started Lenses without Limits, teaching photography to low income kids Alex is doing work with Karen refugee children in CH; Quinn started GGE (Girls for Gender Equity); Jacob started Lenses without Limits, teaching photography to low income kids Thomas Graham: 4-time NCISAA Cross-Country Champion, 9th at Nationals Thomas Graham: 4-time NCISAA Cross-Country Champion, 9th at Nationals Tyler Powell, Haleigh Morgus, Ryan Kaufmann: All-State in Field Hockey, Tennis, and Soccer Tyler Powell, Haleigh Morgus, Ryan Kaufmann: All-State in Field Hockey, Tennis, and Soccer

7 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence The Right Students: Myriad Cultural Experiences Percentage Students of Color Compared to Peer NC Schools (Charlotte Latin, Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day, Greensboro Day, Ravenscroft, Durham Academy – not listed in order below)

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9 The Right Students: Socioeconomic Diversity Percentage of students receiving financial aid

10 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence The Right Students: Academic Achievement Average Independent School % for Newly Enrolled Students VERBAL 07-0808-0909-1010-1111-12 Grade ERB ISEE 6586759 67 94977476463 READING 07-0808-0909-1010-1111-12 Grade ERB ISEE 66370676952 95576617165 QUANTITATIVE 07-0808-0909-1010-1111-12 Grade ERB ISEE 65670697068 95874577268

11 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence How Well Are We Attracting Students? 6-Year Application History NAIS Benchmark: 75 th percentile 1.9 applications per opening 90th percentile 2.8 applications per opening

12 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence How Well Are We Retaining Students? NAIS Benchmark for Student Retention: 50 th percentile is 91.8% Retention 75 th percentile is 94.7% Retention

13 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Attracting and Retaining the Right Students: Enrollment History

14 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Q2:Are We Attracting, Developing And Retaining The Right Faculty And Staff?

15 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence The Right Faculty And Staff Cary Academy seeks student-centered, hard- working employees who have demonstrated professional excellence and are deeply committed to our mission of a Learning Community Committed to Discovery, Innovation, Collaboration and Excellence.

16 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Right Faculty And Staff: Mission Commitment And Professional Excellence Joselyn Todd, MS Science: NAIS Leading Edge Award Winner Heidi Malloy, US Science: NAIS Teacher of the Future; 2011 Environmental Educator of the Year (Green Building Council of Raleigh). Robert Coven, US History: Peter H. Martorella Graduate Student Award at NCSU in Pursuit of a Ph.D. Palmer Seeley, US English and Meredith Stewart, MS History: Selected as Fellows for the Columbia Teachers College Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers Betsy Ward Hutchinson, Dance: 2011 Annual Merit Award from North Carolina Dance Alliance Vic Quesada, US Spanish: NCSU Inspirational Teacher Award Margit Lanze, MS German: Selection to NCAIS Master Teacher Academy Carole Hamilton, US English: Second Diamond Degree from the National Forensic League Katy Allen, US Science: Gold Medal Citizen award from NBC-17 Shani Barrax-Moore, Diversity Director: NAIS Call to Action Executive Committee Business Leader Media and Rex Healthcare as one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Companies 2010 CASE Circle of Excellence—Gold Award for Independent School Magazine-- DISCOVERIES

17 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Right Faculty And Staff: Diversity Percent Faculty and Staff of Color 2011-12 SchoolFacultyStaff Cary Academy1621 A1220 B1211 C1012 D98 E814 F3

18 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence How Well Are We Developing Our Faculty And Staff? Professional Development Funding Professional Development Funding Dedicated Training Weeks Dedicated Training Weeks New Faculty Evaluation and Growth Program New Faculty Evaluation and Growth Program Instructional Technology Team Instructional Technology Team Professional Licensures… Professional Licensures… Friday Fellowships, Bridges NCCAT Fellowship, Major Resource Development Grants, Blended Learning Course Development Grants Friday Fellowships, Bridges NCCAT Fellowship, Major Resource Development Grants, Blended Learning Course Development Grants

19 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Faculty And Staff Development: Licensure Facilities Jess Garcia: Certified Facility Manager (International Facilities Association); Certified Facility Manager of Japan Business Debby Reichel: Certified Public Accountant; Senior Professional in Human Resources Marie Spell: Certified Public Accountant Belinda Blackwood: Senior Professional in Human Resources Athletics David McAlister: Certified Athletic Trainer; Licensed Athletic Trainer (NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners) Kevin Jones: Registered Athletic Administrator

20 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Faculty and Staff Development: Licensure Information Services Eric Moore: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Rick Harris: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; HP Certified Technician; A+ Certified Depot Technician; Lenovo Certified Technician Peter Todd: Cisco Interconnecting Network Devices I; CNA – Cisco Network Associate Certification Kevin Rokuskie: HP Certified Technician; A+ Certified Depot Technician Lenovo Certified Technician ; Microsoft Certified IT Professional; Microsoft Office Specialist Kris Wetterling: Institute for Supply Management, Inc. – Certified Purchasing Manager; Association of Caucus Technology Procurement Professionals – Certified Technology Procurement Specialist Dmitry Manakhov: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Cisco Certified Network Professional; Network+ certification; Lenovo Certified technician

21 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence How Well Are We Retaining Faculty And Staff? Annual Percent Attrition 2010- 11 2009- 10 2008- 09 2007- 08 2006- 07 5-Year Average Staff10012926.6 Faculty1065977.4

22 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence What Has Been The Impact Of 2011-12 Budget Adjustments? 1.Financial 2.Program 3.Parent Perception and Confidence 4.Employee Morale

23 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Budget Adjustments Impact: Financial Financially Sound Footing – Ran in the black in 2010-11; on track in 2011-12 – Compensated for a net $800,000 reduction this year and an additional $235,000 next year – No debt – Strong, stable sources of auxiliary income (rentals, summer programs, additional programs) – Strong potential for increased annual giving and targeted major gifts – Newly increased endowment from a $15,000,000 gift

24 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Budget Adjustments Impact: Program Physical Education – Teachers Covering Additional Classes/Less Flexibility – Upper School Curriculum Strengthened Technology Support – Longer Wait Time for Repairs – More Instances When Immediate Help is not Available Fine and Performing Arts LibraryFacilities Faculty Coverage – Teachers Covering Additional Classes – Increased Work Load for Administrative Assistants

25 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Budget Adjustments Impact: Parent Perception and Trust Parent Meetings to Explain Income Loss and Impact of Cuts: Low Attendance Parent Meetings to Explain Income Loss and Impact of Cuts: Low Attendance High Student Retention High Student Retention Community Survey Community Survey Community Survey Community Survey Very Positive Breakfasts with Berger this Fall Very Positive Breakfasts with Berger this Fall CA Fund 2011-12 CA Fund 2011-12 As of January 17: 2010-112011-12 $166,409.57$159,479.20 57%53%

26 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence 2011 Community Survey ParentsFacultyStudents Staff/ Admin. Percentage of the 71 Survey Questions CA Rated as Equal to or Better Than our Peer Schools 869296 Percentage of the 71 Questions CA Rated as Better Than Peer Schools 35313831

27 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Budget Adjustments Impact: Employee Morale Employee Retention Employee Retention Benefits and Compensation Survey Benefits and Compensation Survey Biannual Community Survey Biannual Community Survey Anecdotal Account Anecdotal Account

28 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence How Are We Positioned To Meet The Challenges Of The Next Five Years? 25 Years? External Shifting Demographics Shifting Demographics Affordability Affordability Competition CompetitionInternal Outstanding Personnel Outstanding Personnel Financial Sustainability Financial Sustainability

29 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Meeting Challenges: Shifting Demographics 2011 Values 5 Year Change Forecast Total Population:1,151,88013.99% Total School Age Population:301,86114.47% White School Age Population:184,08412.43% Black School Age Population:66,28020.00% Asian School Age Population:14,21326.45% Other Race School Age Population: 21,96926.34% Hispanic School Age Population: 45,61334.56% Source: NAIS Data Center, as of 1/1/2011

30 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Meeting Challenges: Affordability $ Value Proposition for Parents: 2011 Value5-Year Forecast Families with Children 0-17 and Income $150,000 and Above: 31,69757.21%

31 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Meeting Challenges: Competition Private Schools Public Schools Charter Schools On-line Schools

32 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Major Challenges: Internal Hiring and Retaining Outstanding Personnel Hiring and Retaining Outstanding Personnel Fiscal Sustainability

33 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Steps Forward Steps to Continue Excellence and Advance the School Steps Forward Steps to Continue Excellence and Advance the School 1.Vision Clarification: The Board should clearly decide if Cary Academy wants to be an excellent school for Triangle students that uses technology effectively to advance student learning and occasionally shares its innovative technology use with colleagues, or does Cary Academy want to be an excellent school for Triangle students that wants to continually be on the forefront of innovative instructional technology use and serve as a national model? Presently we are somewhere in the middle of this continuum and are staffed as such. 2. Teaching and Learning : Continue working on this strategic goal. To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and effective use of emerging technologies. This will strengthen our effective use of instructional technology throughout the school and formally and effectively align our teaching with our mission. It will continue to differentiate Cary Academy from its private and public competition.

34 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Steps Forward 3. Facilities: Build a second performing arts center (has been on long -range facilities plan). This would allow for continued development of our outstanding arts program, enable us to attract additional exceptional students and faculty, and enhance our community ties in the arts. Build the field house at the stadium (also on long-range facilities plan). Meets operational needs of our athletic program.

35 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Strategic Plan 2010 Cary Academy Vision Statement Cary Academy Vision Statement As a diverse and inclusive community that exemplifies excellence in teaching and learning, Cary Academy will prepare each student for a rapidly changing world by nurturing creativity, inspiring innovation, fostering global citizenship, and developing strong communication and critical thinking.

36 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Strategic Plan 2010 Goals 1.To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and effective use of emerging technologies. 2.Cary Academy will strengthen the development and retention of outstanding employees who will uphold and advance the mission and values of the school. 3.Cary Academy will build the framework necessary to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the school. 4.Cary Academy will strengthen student development programs to include character education, leadership, ethics, global citizenship and commitment to respect, integrity, and compassion. 5.Cary Academy will strengthen multiculturalism in an increasingly diverse school community through education, experiences, and meaningful relationships.

37 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Standardized Testing

38 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Faculty Retention Founding Faculty: 11/26 42%

39 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Faculty Salaries Comparison 2011-12 Average Salary By Experience Band 2011-12 0-5 years6-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21+ years Cary Academy 41,313 46,875 53,411 56,763 65,892 Wake County Schools 38,802 45,744 50,088 53,653 61,419 Average-NC Peer Schools 46,776 48,004 53,773 56,993 68,228

40 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence NC Peer Schools 2011-12 Tuition and Endowment 2011-12 TUITIONEndowment School7th Grade12th Gradeas of 6-30-11 NC PEER SCHOOLS Charlotte Country Day School 19,965 20,815 23,600,000 Charlotte Latin School 19,250 22,921,844 Durham Academy 18,425 19,980 9,785,813 Greensboro Day School 18,980 8,685,344 Providence Day School 20,730 5,497,201 Ravenscroft 18,750 15,273,720 Cary Academy 18,750 8,458,845 Average-NC Peer Schools 19,350 19,751 14,293,987

41 Discovery Innovation Collaboration Excellence Tuition 2012-13 41 TotalCost perIncrease2012-13 Budget ChangeDollarsStudentNeededTuition 2011-12 TUITION18,750 Budget Changes Employee Salary Increase (2% Pool)184,5292521.34% Health Insurance /Employee Benefits (10% Increase)87,0901190.63% Part-time PE Teacher (2-3 classes per day)30,000410.22% Part-time Arts Admin Assistant (10 mth 10 hrs/wk)8,000110.06% Utilities and General Insurance (5% Increase)31,025420.23% Electronic Student Health Records Initiative7,310100.05% TOTAL TUITION IMPACT347,9544752.54%19,225


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