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2 North East High School NDPC-SD trained the NEHS team in 2007-08 and they developed and began implementing the plan that year More interventions added in 2008-09 by the team

3 How we began? Formed a Dropout Prevention Committee at NEHS Subcommittee of Inclusive Practices Steering Committee Formed a County Wide Dropout Task Force

4 We Are North East ! We celebrate our diverse and innovative learning community. North East High School prepares all students for responsible citizenship, for lifelong learning, and for the achievement of their highest potential in a progressive society, by providing differentiated, quality instruction.

5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fihzt1NBkP8

6 Improvements to the school Creating a new school climate

7 New Drywall makes the walls clean and bright

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9 Bright lights.

10 New trophy case, school pride

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13 National Statistics from Dropouts

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15 PUSHPULL Retention in High School Retention in Lower Grades Inclusion Practices Low Reading/Math skills in 9 th grade Lack of student attachment/lack of buy-in to school Expulsion/Suspension Poor transition practices Disengagement Alienation Failing Grades Standard of 26 credits for graduation Competition from GED programs Friends and family dropping out Pregnancy Poor family support Incarceration Employment Poor attendance Marriage Family Illness Drug/Alcohol problem Child Care issues

16 NDPC-SD, Maryland State Department of Education, and Cecil County Public Schools collaboration results in a significant reduction in the dropout rate at local high schools NDPC-SD + SEA + LSS = Progress

17 Engaging National and State Education Agencies – Creating the Right Conditions Vested priority to increase graduation and decrease dropout for ALL Youth Increase capacity to implement effective practices Facilitate implementation of effective practices 1. Data –Based Decision Making 2. Professional Development and Training 3. Accountability - Policy analysis and Change 4. Funding and Interagency Support

18 NEHS Commitment 1. Establish opportunities for ongoing professional development. 2. Establish opportunities for sustained parental involvement. 3. Establish community partnerships that support students and schools during non school hours. 4. Maintain a safe and orderly school climate where students feel welcome and supported. 5. Establish routine, year-round monitoring and sharing of attendance, suspensions, and academic credit data.

19 The Structure, The Practices, and The Commitment will Create the Right Conditions that will - Support the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Interventions that are strength based and involve a variety of contexts. Interventions that occur over time. Interventions that involve a family or parent component.

20 Action Plan North East High School 2008-2009 GOAL: To improve our graduation rates, lower our dropout rates and prepare our graduates for successful entry into higher education and/or the workforce. Performance Indicator: We will increase our graduation rate by 3% in each of the next three years to meet the graduation standard. Improvement Strategy: We will reduce our dropout rate in North East High School, thereby increasing our graduation rate.

21 Objectives StrategiesActivitiesPerson Responsible When Implemented Evaluation To provide additional supports for Special Education students participating in inclusive classes Be in compliance with IEP goals for each special education student Hire Certified Special Education Teachers;; Provide students w/ resource class-45 min period Administration BC SpEd Teachers CM Director of Special Education Program Facilitators 2008-09 School Year Data from Annual Reviews Exit Surveys Data Based Research Completion of Master Schedule; Number of Schedule Changes for Sp Ed Students in Fall 2008 Data Collection Natural Proportion of Special Ed Students per class list- % per class inline w/ % in school Review Master Schedule Data Collection on Academic Progress 9 th grade promotion rate Schedule special education students into co-lab classes Conference w/ BC and CM for 08-09 scheduling; Master Schedule created by mid-April 08; BC & GC meeting to confirm schedules in July BC CM GC Administration Spring 2008 Reduce the number of time an inclusion teacher is pulled from class Make equitable the distribution of Special Education students in classrooms Increase SpEd Staff Create more collab classes Appropriate Student Scheduling Administration BC GC CM Spring/Summer/F all 2008

22 Common planning between co-lab teacher and content teacher Gen Ed paired w/ one Sp Ed Teacher to collab all day Modifying Lessons Developing More Engaging Lessons Gen Ed Teachers Sp Ed Teachers Administration Fall 2008 Implement evidence based strategies to increase student attendance rates and reduce tardiness to school and lower possible dropout rate Create an incentive program to reward students who improve their attendance Positive Referrals-Jostens Renaissance Teen Talk BPAC Community Organization; Businesses Administration; PPW worker; Guidance; Teachers; Parents; Current- Ongoing Daily Utilize programs from grants for staff development to lower dropout rate Jim Knight L to J Lee Jenkins Peer Tutor/Mentor Teachers Administrators Central Office 2008-2009 summer and school year training and implementation Assign to each At-Risk student a teacher mentor Before or after school monthly activity with students and mentor; Monitor student attendance/grades; Teen talk; After-school Teen Talk Pregnancy Program; LTBOT Data Program Teachers Administrators Attendance Sec. 2008-2009 Monthly Current-Ongoing Alert parents to tardiness and absences Connect-EDSchool Secretary1/2008 Daily Create an inviting school atmosphere Display student work Allow students to paint a mural Utilize showcases Improve courtyard and aesthetics of main entrance Teachers Administrators Custodians Students Current-Ongoing Daily 2008-2009

23 To have better communication with parents concerning students. Encourage teachers to contact parents regarding students increase or decrease in academic and/or behavioral performance Provide a list of parent e-mails to teachers Phones in every faculty work rooms IT office Guidance; Teacher; Administration ; parents; students OngoingParent Sign in sheet Parent survey- baseline/annuall y Parent Suggestion box 9 th grade promotion rate Increase the number of exhibitions of student work to bring parents in to school. After-school fine art shows Science Fair Departmental projects History Day Teachers Administrators Custodians Guidance Counselors Students Parents Fall 2008 Quarterly ObjectivesStrategiesActivitiesPerson ResponsibleWhen ImplementedEvaluation

24 ObjectivesStrategiesActivitiesPerson ResponsibleWhen ImplementedEvaluation To Create a positive school atmosphere Improve teacher moraleMore support from administrators regarding discipline and Academics Have more staff activities (Luncheons, Breakfasts and Social activities) AdministrationSpring, 2008 Daily, Weekly, Monthly Teacher Survey- baseline/annually Student Survey- baseline/annually 9 th Grade promotion rate Improve the aesthetics of the building Improve cafeteria and main entrance Spice up the courtyard- CCST Administration Custodians Students Spring 2008

25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I4CS12kqHg

26 Intervention Room Student Mentor (grant) Academic assistance Individual counseling Peer tutor assigned to assist with academic intervention Behavior Intervention Group counseling

27 After school planning for teachers (grant) Collaboration for Special Education and Regular Education (at-risk) students Collaboration of Special Education and Regular Education teachers

28 Positive Referrals/Incentives Reinforcements for academics and behavior modification Waffle House Jostenss Renaissance NEHS Bonus Bucks (grant) Pats Pizza Ritas Water Ice

29 Teen Talk (HMI grant) Provide positive atmosphere to teach how to relate to others Provide positive atmosphere to promote Positive family relationship(s) Provide vital information for pregnant students

30 Compass Awards Reward those students who have perfect attendance Reward those students who have improved their attendance Reward those students who have improved their behavior Reward those students who have improve academically

31 Unit Organizer (grant) Provide training for teachers to utilize unit organizers in the classroom and in planning lessons Provide after school planning for content and process teachers to use the unit organizer to assist student learning

32 L to J (Lee Jenkins training) Provide teachers with the ability to understand and utilize various methods of data collection to assist students Provide teachers with the skills to analyze data to enhance student learning Provide teachers with a variety of questioning skills to further student learning

33 Peer Tutoring HSA Grant

34 Peer Tutor (HSA grant) Students assist students who have passed the HSA class but failed the HSA test. Students (Service Learning) meet with other students for 30 minutes twice a week working on HSA tests. Students work on test taking strategies as well as content

35 Displaying of Student work/Show cases Display exemplary student work Display clubs Display Student of the Month Display positive student news

36 Student of the Month Reward students for exhibiting certain characteristics each month Students are given a certificate and placed on the school website

37 Staff Morale` Staff Breakfast presented by a different department each month Staff picnic at the end of the year Opportunity to purchase staff shirts The athletic department presented each staff member with a staff shirt Increase of technology in the classroom Department meetings to share best practices Professional development sharing interdepartmental meetings

38 Building Aesthetics New School sign on front of building Cafeteria improvements Courtyard remodeled Murals (Painted by students) throughout the building Mission Statement displayed throughout the building

39 African-American High Flyers Academic Special Education Athletics Returned Dropouts CAP (transition group) Student Focus Groups

40 Data Track Dropout Track MIP Track Discipline Track Attendance Track Tardiness

41 Communication Connect-Ed (absences, tardiness) Parent conference with at-risk students Meet the teacher nights Guidance phone calls home of at-risk students Student Mentor calls home of students on their case load Home visitations by the PPW

42 Exit Conferences Conference with student a potential dropout Collect data for the reason a student dropped out of school Exit conference held with student, parent, guidance counselor, administrator and PPW

43 MIDDLE SCHOOL INITIATIVE One of the strongest predictors of dropout involves two middle school factors: less than 80% attendance and failing grades in Math and/or English. Hired Special Ed. Mentors for the middle schools that feed into the targeted High schools. Responsibilities of mentor included: Monitoring of student attendance Caseload of 15-20 special needs students Contact with families to identify issues and increase family involvement. Make referrals to appropriate outside agencies (as needed) to enhance family involvement and problem-solving Manage PBIS incentives/program for identified students Manage distribution of school supplies for students in program Communicate with HS to facilitate and identify transition needs– provide information that allows a more thorough articulation with the receiving HS.

44 Middle School -Continued Middle school created a special Inclusion homeroom to provide small group monitoring, incentives (PBIS) and follow-up with general and special education students identified as at-risk. Special Education Mentor works closely with the guidance department and teachers to mirror the A.I.M.-High Program implemented with the overall at-risk population at the Middle School. Each Special Ed. Mentor provided the Possible Selves curriculum and guidebook for the A.I.M. program

45 SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSION PLANNING The ITO program enables us to meet the Indicator 13 requirements for MSDE/IDEA compliance Employment: Students learn Employment readiness skills including safety protocols in the work setting and competencies related to specific job skills Self-Advocacy/Independent Living: Students learn to interact in an Employment setting and learn appropriate ways of communicating with supervisors/ and job peers Aligned with DDAs Employment First initiative

46 Student Mentor Program (Grant) General Purpose of Position Under the direction of the Principal and Director of Special Education, the Student Mentor provides services to special education students identified as being at an increased risk of dropping out of school.

47 HSA Peer Tutor Grant Provide students with appropriate assistance for the HSA Test (s) Create a positive relationship Source of encouragement

48 Join a club Help the community through service learning projects Get hands-on training at the school of technology Join the school band Play a sport Here are some things you can do in high school in addition to learning…

49 Family, friends, counselors, teachers and mentors can all be pieces of the puzzle to help you succeed So can you!

50 H onor I ntegrity G oals H ope You Are Who You Choose To Be S elf confidence C lass H onesty O ptimism O pportunity L eadership You are who you choose to be!

51 Discipline

52 Attendance Summary

53 Dropout Rate System-wide Last Ten Years (Cecil County)

54 Graduation Rate Last Ten Years Cecil County

55 Dropout Rate 3.86%

56 Graduation Rate

57 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE

58 What we chart at NEHS Description 2007-20082008-20092009-2010Area Percent of new teachers to the building 12%11%7% Staffing New teachers to the school this year 986 Total classroom teachers at NEHS 76 77 Percent of classes not taught by highly qualified teachers 3.50%2.60% Total enrollment in Grade 9 372343 Sept/08344 (Oct. 09) Class Counts Total enrollment in Grade 10 276294309 Total enrollment in Grade 11 231234255 Total enrollment in Grade 12 264213225 Total enrollment grades 9-12 114310841132 Number of IEP students in Gr 9 % of grade 48 13%42 12%55 15% Special Education Number of IEP students in Gr 10 % of grade 37 12%34 12%29 9% Number of IEP students in Gr 11 % of grade 19 7%20 9%25 9% Number of IEP students in Gr 12 % of grade 18 8%20 9%20 8% Total Special Education Students all grades and total percent 153 13.3%117 10.4%129 11% Total Students with 504 plan 49 4.1%118 10.4%55 4.8%

59 Number of white non-Hispanic students – Grade 9 316303217 Diversity Number of black non-Hispanic students – Grade 9 191617 Number of Hispanic students – Grade 9 979 Number of Asian/Indian Multiracial students – Grade 9 242 Number of American Indian/Alaskan students- Grade 9 0 Number of white non-Hispanic students – Grade 10 289280 Number of black non-Hispanic students – Grade 10 5821 Number of Hispanic students – Grade 10 444 Number of Asian/Indian Multiracial students – Grade 10 003 Number of American Indian/Alaskan students- Grade 10 1 Number of white non-Hispanic students – Grade 11 211203245 Number of black non-Hispanic students – Grade 11 16 7 Number of Hispanic students – Grade 11 554 Number of American Indian/Alaskan students- Grade 11 0 Number of Asian/Indian Multiracial students – Grade 11 441 Number of white non-Hispanic students – Grade 12 202197199 Number of black non-Hispanic students – Grade 12 10915 Number of Hispanic students – Grade 12 226 Number of Asian/Indian Multiracial students – Grade 12 112 Number of American Indian/Alaskan students- Grade 12 1 Percentage of G 9 students who are of Limited English Proficiency 11 (0.0029%) ESOL Percentage of G 10 students who are of Limited English Proficiency 00 Percentage of G 11 students who are of Limited English Proficiency 10 Percentage of G 12 students who are of Limited English Proficiency 00 FARM students 139 (11.7%)243 (21.6%)349 (31%)FARM

60 Grade 9 Retentions 6749 Grade 9 Dropout Rate (%) (344/16) 4.6%(18/343) 5.24% Grade 10 Retentions 2836 Grade 10 Dropout Rate (%) (254/26) 10.2%(15/294) 5.10% Grade 11 Retentions 97 Grade 11 Dropout Rate (%) (211/22) 10.4%(10/234) 4.27% 74 Grade 12 Dropout Rate (%) (246/22) 8.9%(4/213) 1.87%

61 Overall Dropout Rate (2005-2006) 58/1239 4.68% Regular Education Dropout Rate 36/1073 3.36% Special Education Dropout Rate 22/166 13.25% FARM (Free and Reduced meals) 7/255 3.11% 5.50% Regular Education Dropout Rate 43/1020 4.22% Special Education Dropout Rate 22-161 13.66% 5.36% Overall Dropout Rate (2007-2008) 73/1223 5.97% Regular Education Dropout Rate 60/1067 5.62% Special Education Dropout Rate 13/156 8.33% FARM (Free and Reduced Meals) 25/291 8.59% Overall Dropout Rate (2008-2009) 47/1219 3.86% Regular Education Dropout Rate 34/1068 3.18% Special Education Dropout Rate 12/146 8.90% FARM (Free and Reduced Meals) 0/246 0.00% Overall Dropout Rate (2006-2007) 65/1181 FARM (Free and Reduced meals) 9/168

62 Over all Attendance rate 90.10%91.00% Number of G9 students with 0 days absent 89 Number of G9 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 8078 Number of G9 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 7668 Number of G9 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 5752 Number of G9 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 3651 Number of G9 students with 20.5 or more days absent 8764 Student attendance in Gr 9 Total students 344322 Number of G10 students with 0 days absent 77 Number of G10 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 7056 Number of G10 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 6373 Number of G10 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 3851 Number of G10 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 2232 Number of G10 students with 20.5 or more days absent 5470 Student attendance in Gr 10 Total Students 254289

63 Number of G11 students with 0 days absent 610 Number of G11 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 3759 Number of G11 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 4853 Number of G11 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 3538 Number of G11 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 3017 Number of G11 students with 20.5 or more days absent 5547 Student attendance in Gr 11 Total Students 211224 Number of G12 students with 0 days absent 83 Number of G12 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 3025 Number of G12 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 5239 Number of G12 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 3335 Number of G12 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 3530 Number of G12 students with 20.5 or more days absent 9276 Student attendance in Gr 12 total students 250208

64 Total 1 or more in-school suspensions (MIP) 1018 (2007-08)923 (194 students) MIP by Grade 9th 76 MIP by Grade 10th 54 MIP by Grade 11th 25 MIP by Grade 12th 39 Total out-of-school suspensions 650530 (162 students) Totals 10 days suspension referred to superintendent 3823 Suspensions by Grade 9th 61 Suspensions by Grade 10th 48 Suspensions by Grade 11th 29 Suspensions by Grade 12th 24

65 2008-2009MP4MP3MP2MP1 Over all Attendance rate 90.00%90.30% 92.50% Number of G9 students with 0 days absent 34375079 Number of G9 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 208203190189 Number of G9 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 46585446 Number of G9 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 1517 10 Number of G9 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 13655 Number of G9 students with 20.5 or more days absent 6475 Student attendance in Gr 9 Total students 322325323334 Number of G10 students with 0 days absent 38343261 Number of G10 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 172169193188 Number of G10 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 50654840 Number of G10 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 1518 10 Number of G10 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 7431 Number of G10 students with 20.5 or more days absent 7423 Student attendance in Gr 10 Total Students 289294296303

66 Number of G11 students with 0 days absent 4136 50 Number of G11 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 134142 158 Number of G11 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 3940 21 Number of G11 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 6995 Number of G11 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 1111 Number of G11 students with 20.5 or more days absent 3114 Student attendance in Gr 11 Total Students 224228229239 Number of G12 students with 0 days absent 2225924 Number of G12 students with 0.5 to 5.0 days absent 116103128132 Number of G12 students with 5.5 to 10.0 days absent 51575336 Number of G12 students with 10.5 to 15.0 days absent 1217138 Number of G12 students with 15.5 to 20.0 days absent 3649 Number of G12 students with 20.5 or more days absent 3132 Student attendance in Gr 12 total students 207209210211

67 We Are North East ! Making strides in the right direction


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