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1 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time School founded in the 21 st Century with 21 st Century Curriculum: Lessons Learned on College Readiness in High Poverty Urban School

2 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time · 6,500 students · 24 schools · 22 cities in 17 states and D.C. · 95% students of color · $36,000 average family income · 24 National University Partners

3 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time How CWSP Works Student-workers are put into JOB-SHARING teams and their academic schedules are modified so that four students job share a full-time entry level job without missing class. (5 days/week; Monday- Friday; 8 hours; Late August to mid-June) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

4 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Our Students Saint Martin by the Numbers Enrollment471 Alumni265 First Generation College Students 80% Students on free/reduced lunch82% Average income of our current students’ families $29,000 for a family of four Student Body Composition 35% male; 65% female African American 76% Latino American 8.5% Bi-racial/Multi-racial 5.6% Other 1.2% Asian American.4%

5 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Curious and open to continuous learning Effective communicator Creative and innovative thinker, actor, worker, and communicator Spiritually conscious Caring and responsible Saint Martin Graduate at Graduation

6 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Habits of Mind Critical, analytic, and independent thinking Creativity and problem solving Intellectual curiosity Willingness to accept and act on critical feedback Openness to growth Ability to cope with challenging learning tasks and possible frustration Ability to work collaboratively to create effective community Habit of Spirit Respect for self and others Humility Hospitality Personal integrity Commitment to community Dedication to nonviolence Care for the earth Social Justice

7 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Expert Thinking Complex Communication On the rise!

8 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time These skills cannot be taught as add-ons or in isolation…they must be taught in context of demanding curriculum

9 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time

10 Relational, Relevant, Rigorous Interdisciplinary Heavy emphasis on writing on all levels and every subject area Data Driven Instruction (MAP, EPAS, NSC) CWSP Program Partnering with Minds Matters, Boys and Girls Club, Esperanza and others

11 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time One on One Tutoring Strong Social Work and Counseling Department Four Year College Counseling Curriculum/Summer college programs Strong Professional Development for teachers Creating a strong college going culture from day one…welcome class of 2016, class of 2020

12 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time More students of modest incomes are attending, enrolling, persisting, and succeeding in college. 100% 100% graduation rate over four years 100% 100% college acceptance (at over 110 colleges & universities)

13 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time

14 Kasondra will graduate from Baldwin-Wallace in May. Sociology Major, Gender studies Minor. Kasondra wants to work at a Nonprofit organization in Cleveland that focuses on assisting women and children. Kasondra Drake, Class of 2008 All data sourced from National Student Clearinghouse Three Times the National Average!! Projected 47% College Graduation Rate in FIVE years!!!

15 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time "Listen, be determined, seek wisdom from wise people, and get back up. You must have determination combined with preparation and there is no time for feelings of devastation. " -Gary Martin, Saint Martin Class of 2008, Fairfield University Class of 2012

16 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Economic Impact of a Saint Martin Graduate $14,000$24,000$48,000 non-high school graduates high school graduates no college degree College graduates Source: America’s Promise Alliance A Saint Martin student is far more likely to graduate from college and make $2.4 million during their working career. If they had not received the college preparation they receive from Saint Martin, their earning potential may have been reduced by half or worse. Annual Earnings Potential

17 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Christian Bell, Class of 2008 “ Saint Martin gave me the opportunity to not only be a part of a family but to attend a school when I did not have the necessary resources to do so....Growing up in the city of Cleveland, I never thought something like this could be possible. Saint Martin has changed my life forever.” Christian is graduating from Morehouse College with a double major in Political Science and Religion. Christian has applied to the Harvard Divinity School and hopes to directly enroll in Fall Lives Being Transformed.

18 SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES High School Transforming urban Cleveland one student at a time Good news here: It’s not the kids. And when the adults who run the system organize around student success, big changes are possible—quite quickly. --National Education Trust


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