Presentation on theme: "Rigor-Relevance-Relationships FRESHMAN ACADEMY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION."— Presentation transcript:
Rigor-Relevance-Relationships FRESHMAN ACADEMY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
A Freshman Academy is an organized and systematic process of preparation, grouping, interventions, and rewards in order to facilitate success. What is a Freshman Academy? Rigor-Relevance-Relationships
Why do we need a Freshman Academy? Rigor-Relevance-Relationships National Data Source: Education Week June 12, 2007 For every 100 9 th graders starting high school, 90 enter 10 th grade, 81 enter 11 th grade, 76 enter 12 th grade, and only 70 graduate. Where are students lost?
Why do we need a Freshman Academy? Rigor-Relevance-Relationships State Data Source: Education Week June 12, 2007 40%-50% of high school dropouts in LA… are lost in the 9 th grade
228 -52 184 176 Data for the A.H.S. Graduating Class of 2005 This is a 19.3% loss of students. Why do we need a Freshman Academy? Starting Freshmen Graduating Seniors Passed to Sophomore Most of which happened in the first year Rigor-Relevance-Relationships
ABBEVILLE HIGH WILDCAT EXPRESS FRESHMAN ACADEMY SUCCESS STUDENTS PARENTS COMMUNITY TEACHERS FRESHMAN ACADEMY KEYSTONES LEVELS OF INTERVENTIONS EARLY WARNING SYSTEM TEAMING OF TEACHERS SCHOOL/DISTICT LEVEL SUPPORT INTEGRATING EXISTING PROGRAMS PLANNING AND PREPARATION REVISING IDEAS FOR FUTURE
Pre-Planning and Preparation Teaming in a Freshman Academy Freshman Academy Keystones Level 1 through Level 4 Interventions Future Freshman Academy Plans Objectives Rigor-Relevance-Relationships