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  • LEA or Charter Name/Number:

    School Name/Number:

    School Address:

    Plan Year(s):

    Date Prepared:

    Committee Position* Committee Position*

    Principal

    Assistant Principal Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Inst. Support Representative

    Parent Representative

    Parent Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Curriculum Facilitator

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher Representative

    Teacher RepresentativeParent Representative

    * Add to list as needed. Each group may have more than one representative.

    Scott Sangeorge

    Anna Sebastian

    Sharon Sullivan

    Anita Bachmann

    Latasha Yancey

    Jackie Coates

    William Hardin

    Amanda Kelley

    Teresa McNeill

    7/14/2010

    Kim Smitherman

    Jo Barley

    Peggy Bagwell

    Mike Mehalko

    Becky Hampton

    Name Name

    Marilyn Foley

    Guilford County Schools - 410

    Roger Wood

    School Improvement Team Membership

    From GS 115C-105.27: The principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants

    assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school shall constitute a school improvement team to develop a school improvement plan to improve

    student performance. Representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants shall be elected by their

    respective groups by secret ballot....Parents serving on school improvement teams shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in that school

    and shall not be members of the building-level staff.

    Page High / 410508

    201 Alma Pinnix Dr, Greensboro, NC 27405

    2010-12

    7/14/2010

    Principal Signature:(on file)

    Local Board Approval Signature:

    (on file)

    Date

    7/14/2010

    Date

    Page High Page 1 - Cover Sheet Guilford County Schools

  • Goal 4 Leadership will guide innovation in North Carolina public schools.

    Goal 5 North Carolina public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems.

    State Board of Education Goals Future-Ready Students for the 21st

    Century

    Goal 1 North Carolina public schools will produce globally competitive students.

    Goal 2 North Carolina public schools will be led by 21st Century professionals.

    Goal 3 North Carolina Public School students will be healthy and responsible.

    Page High Page 2 - SBE Goals Guilford County Schools

  • Supports State Board of Education Goal: Goal 5 North Carolina public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems.

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012: Area VIII - Clear Baseline and Equitable Standards

    Supports State Board of Education Goal: Goal 5 North Carolina public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems.

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012: Area VI - Optimal Operations

    Supports State Board of Education Goal: Goal 5 North Carolina public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems.

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012: Area VII - Transformational Technology

    Supports State Board of Education Goal:

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012:

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012:

    Goal 2 North Carolina public schools will be led by 21st Century professionals.

    Goal 3 North Carolina Public School students will be healthy and responsible.

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012:

    Supports State Board of Education Goal:

    Area V - Safe Schools & Character Development

    Supports State Board of Education Goal:

    Area IV - Respectful and Responsive Service

    Goal 2 North Carolina public schools will be led by 21st Century professionals.

    Area III - Strategic Human Resource Management

    To download a short version of the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Strategic Plan 2012, go to http://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdf.

    To download a complete version of the Guilford County Schools Strategic Plan 2012, go to http://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/StrategicPlan-Final%20-

    Goal 4 Leadership will guide innovation in North Carolina public schools.

    Area I - Improve Academic Achievement

    Guilford County Schools Strategic Plan 2012

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012:

    Supports State Board of Education Goal:

    GCS Strategic Plan 2012: Area II - Supportive Family and Community Involvement

    Supports State Board of Education Goal:

    Goal 1 North Carolina public schools will produce globally competitive students.

    Page High Page 3 - GCS Strategic Plan Guilford County Schools

    http://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/shortplan.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/StrategicPlan-Final - Single Pages.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/StrategicPlan-Final - Single Pages.pdfhttp://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/StrategicPlan-Final - Single Pages.pdf

  • North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey results: (http://ncteachingconditions.org)

    School Demographic Information related to drop-out information and graduation rate data (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reports)

    School Demographic Information related to teacher attendance, teacher turnover, or challenges associated with a high percent of new and/or inexperienced

    faculty (http://www.ncreportcards.org and locally-maintained data)

    North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey: Guide for School Improvement (To assist in conversations about improving teacher working conditions,

    The New Teacher Center created a guide to support using the SIP process for understanding and improving working conditions at a school. The guide can be

    downloaded as a single document or in each of its three sections. Find this document at

    http://ncteachingconditions.org/sites/default/files/attachments/SchoolImprovementGuide.pdf)

    Healthy Active Children Initiative (http://www.nchealthyschools.org)

    Special Education Continuous Improvement Plan

    Ready Schools Inventory/Ready Schools Plan (http://ncreadyschools.org)

    District Data: (www.gcsnc.com)

    School Demographic Information related to student discipline: (e.g. total office referrals, long- and short-term suspensions, expulsions, alternative school

    placements, School Incidence Report (SIR) data, or student attendance) (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reports)

    Title I AYP (http://ayp.ncpublicschools.org)

    Recommended Data Sources for Analysis by School Improvement Teams

    Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT): Describe how staffing decisions ensure that highly qualified, well-trained teachers provide instruction and how their

    assignments most effectively address identified school improvement plan priority goals. Number and percentage of teachers Non-HQT (www.ncreportcards.org -

    Choose county, school, and click on Quality Teachers tab)

    End-of-Grade (EOG) Results disaggregated: (www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting - Click on State Testing Results [Green Book])

    End-of-Course (EOC) Results disaggregated: (www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting - Click on State Testing Results [Green Book])

    School Report Card results: (www.ncreportcards.org)

    Identify disaggregated data that shows groups or subgroups in need of improvement in academic performance, behavior or other areas.

    Examine data from such areas as:

    Page High Page 4 - Recommended Data Sources Guilford County Schools

    http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reportshttp://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://ncteachingconditions.org/http://www.nchealthyschools.org/http://www.nchealthyschools.org/http://www.nchealthyschools.org/http://www.nchealthyschools.org/http://ncreadyschools.org/http://ncreadyschools.org/http://ncreadyschools.org/http://ncreadyschools.org/http://www.gcsnc.com/http://www.gcsnc.com/http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reportshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/reportshttp://ayp.ncpublicschools.org/http://ayp.ncpublicschools.org/http://ayp.ncpublicschools.org/http://ayp.ncpublicschools.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reportinghttp://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/http://www.ncreportcards.org/

  • Vision:

    Mission:

    School Vision and Mission Statements

    The vision of Walter Hines Page High School is to prepare Page students for the future by striving for academic excellence and to see that they grow

    into responsible citizens who are engaged in a global community.

    Students will graduate as responsible citizens prepared to succeed in higher education, or the career of their choice.

    Page High Page 5 - Vision and Mission Statements Guilford County Schools

  • School Data and Summary Analysis

    Use data identified on the Data Sources tab (or from other sources) as the basis for understanding the school and identifying priority

    areas for improvement.

    Guiding Questions: Review school data and consider a variety of perspectives including overall school/student performance, sub-group

    performance, attendance, teacher satisfaction, instructional practice (from walk-throughs/observations), and student learning (also from

    walk-throughs/observations as well as data).

    1. What does the analysis tell you about your schools strengths?

    During the 2009-2010 school year, PHS increased the EOC composite score by 12.1% from 69.6% to 81.7% after retest. Algebra 1

    increased from 46.7% to 68%, an increase of 21.3%. Biology increased from 79.8% to 88.5%, an increase of 8.7%. English 1

    increased from 67.5% to 81.9%, an increase of 14.4% . Physical Science increased from 50% to 75%, an increase of 25%. US History

    increased from 73.4% to 89.5%, an increase of 16.1%. Our AP pass rate remained the same, even though we gave more exams. This

    year our first group of seniors took IB exams.

    2. What does the analysis tell you about your schools gaps or opportunities for improvement?

    Civics and Economics decreased from 76.9% to 76.6%, a decrease of 0.3%. Geometry decreased from 85.2% to 82.1%, a decrease of

    3.1%. We made double-digit growth in several areas and need to find ways to increase rigor to further grow our students to prepare

    them for 21st century skills. High growth was not achieved in Civics and Economics and Algebra I. We need to deepen our students'

    and staff's knowledge of technology and how to use it as an instructional and communication tool.

    3. What data is missing, and how will you go about collecting this information for future use?

    Sub-group data and IB scores haven't been reported. We don't have EVAAS data yet. The use of technology in each classroom will be

    determined by a survey by the end of September.

    Page High Page 6 - School Data and Summary Analysis Guilford County Schools

  • School Data and Summary Analysis

    Priority Goal 1: Increase academic achievement in all groups, with focus on growth.

    4. Based upon the analysis conducted, what 2-4 priority goals emerge for the school? (Cite relevant evidence from your analysis to

    support these priorities.)

    Priority Goal 2: Increase technology use, including Web 2.0, for instructional and communication purposes.

    Page High Page 7 - School Data and Summary Analysis Guilford County Schools

  • 4 Teachers will attend monthly GCS Teaching and Learning Sessions.

    Strategy: In PLCs, determine how to increase rigor in all classrooms.

    Action steps:

    1 Review Bloom's Taxonomy in department meetings..

    2 Review Marzano's Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement in department meetings.

    3 In PLCs, create lesson plans and activities using Bloom's and Marzano's strategies.

    6 AP and IB teachers will continue to keep their training up-to-date.

    7 Teachers of Honors classes will utilize GEMS and DPI resources to differentiate instruction in their classes.

    5 Teachers will attend GCS Subject Area Staff Development meetings.

    Supports this Area of the

    GCS Strategic Plan: Area I - Improve Academic Achievement

    4 Examine AP and IB Instructional reports to identify target areas.

    Priority Goal 1 and Associated Strategies

    Goal 1 Improvement Strategies Identify research-based strategies whenever possible.

    Strategy 1: Strategy: Examine data to determine areas that need attention.

    Action Steps:

    1 Identify a baseline scale score for all 2009-2010 EOCs.

    2 Examine EVAAS data to identify target areas.

    3 Share EVAAS data at PLCs.

    Overall SMART* Goal: By June 2012, increase Algebra I and Civics and Economics proficiency by 6%.

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    Area for improvement and supporting data (refer to #4 of School Data and Summary Analysis): High growth was not achieved in

    Civics and Economics and Algebra I.

    Target SMART* Goal: By June 2011, increase Algebra I and Civics and Economics proficiency by 3%.

    *Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Aligned, Results-Oriented, and Timebound

    Strategy 2:

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  • Priority Goal 1 and Associated Strategies

    Review frequency:

    QUARTER 1: NCWise Reports, Department Meeting and PLC agendas and sign in sheets, classroom walk-through records, Administrative

    review of grades and attendance records

    QUARTER 2: NCWise Reports, Department Meeting and PLC agendas and sign in sheets, classroom walk-through records, Administrative

    review of grades and attendance records

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?

    Strategy 3: Strategy: Teachers will be held accountable for accurate record-keeping of attendance and grades.

    Action steps:

    1 Teachers will take attendance in NCWise each period and report excessive absences to the counselor and grade-level

    administrator.

    2 Teachers will hold students accountable for make-up time and work.

    3 As voted on by the faculty, teachers will utilize the grade floor each quarter.

    4 Teachers will maintain accurate and current records in NCWise, utilizing a variety of grades and assessments.

    5 A team of teachers representing each department will read and discuss the book How to Grade for Learning?

    6 The book study group will share their findings to the staff.

    Quarterly

    Assigned implementation team: Administrators, CF and 4th period planning teachers

    8 Administrators will attend Department and PLC meetings to monitor instructional planning.

    9 Administrators will monitor the use of hands-on activities, labs, cooperative group work and other evidences of increased

    rigor, with emphasis on reducing the amount of lecture as the primary instructional strategy.

    10 All teachers will visit other classrooms to observe quality colleagues and best practices in teaching once per semester.Pla

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    11 Teachers will utilize higher level graphic organizers, notetaking and summarizing strategies.

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  • Priority Goal 1 and Associated Strategies

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?

    QUARTER 1: Departments still need to share Bloom's taxonomy and Marzano strategies. Teachers need to continue working on

    differentiated instruction. Strategy 2. Action steps 1-11 will be compiled using an online survey for departments and administrators by SIP

    academic achievement committee. Strategy 3- Faculty voted to make Tuesday input day for grades from the previous week. All teachers

    should have grades added to NCWise every Tuesday. Parent Assist will be used to report grades and absences to parents.

    QUARTER 2:

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 2:

    How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark, and summative

    data as appropriate.)

    QUARTER 1: Analyze and review Benchmark data, report card grades, Progress Reports, classroom observations

    QUARTER 2: Analyze and review Benchmark data, report card grades, Progress Reports, classroom observations

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?

    QUARTER 1: All data for strategy 1 has been shared with faculty. Greatest areas of needed improvement includes Civics and Economics,

    especially with CP classes. There was a significant improvement in Algebra I, above the district norm.

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  • Priority Goal 2 and Associated StrategiesP

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    Area for improvement and supporting data (refer to #4 of School Data and Summary Analysis): We made double-digit growth in

    several areas and need to find ways to increase rigor to further grow our students to prepare them for 21st century skills. We

    need to deepen our students' and staff's knowledge of technology and how to use it as an instructional and communication tool.

    Overall SMART* Goal: In 2012, 100% of classroom teachers will utilize technology for classroom instruction.

    Supports this Area of the

    GCS Strategic Plan: Area VII - Transformational Technology

    Target SMART* Goal: By 2011, 75% of classroom teachers will utilize technology for classroom instruction.

    *Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Aligned, Results-Oriented, and Timebound

    Goal 2 Improvement Strategies Identify research-based strategies whenever possible.

    7 PHS will reinstate the Pirate Weekly newsletter for staff.

    3 Teachers may e-mail students directly in a protected environment using Gaggle.

    4 Increase the use of Connect-Ed to better inform parents, students and staff of upcoming events and students' daily

    attendance.

    5 Teachers will maintain a Parent Contact Log.

    6 PHS maintains school website and Twitter account.

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    Strategy 1: Strategy: Increase the use of varied technologies to better communicate with parents, students and staff.

    Action Steps:

    1 All teachers will maintain a Schoolcenter webpage.

    2 Teachers may choose to use Web 2.0 technologies, such as Twitter or Facebook, to communicate key information to

    parents and students using a technology already available to them.

    8 PTSA maintains a Yahoo listserv of PHS news for parents, staff and students.

    Page High Page 11 - Priority Goal 2 Guilford County Schools

  • Priority Goal 2 and Associated Strategies

    Review frequency:

    9 When NCWise becomes available to parents, they will be able to check grades and attendance.

    10 Teachers may be required to have communication as a part of their IGP.

    11 Master calendar of all events will be available for staff.

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    Strategy 1:

    Strategy 2: Strategy: Increase the use of varied technologies in instruction to motivate and engage students and address

    different learning styles.

    Action steps:

    1 David Warlick, national educational technology guru, will train the entire staff in instructional technology and literacy on

    August 20, 2010.

    2 Teachers will be trained to use our IPOD touch cart to facilitate research and instruction in the classroom.

    3 Teachers will be trained to use the blogging and discussion feature, document uploader, question and answer feature,

    and other interactive capabilities of Schoolcenter, Moodle, and Gaggle.

    4 Teachers will be taught to use and make Podcasts and videos to supplement lessons.

    5 9th grade students will be introduced to their Gaggle accounts to communicate with teachers and access online

    assignments.

    6 Students will be encouraged to use various technologies to enhance their work.

    7 Utilize MP3 players with EC students for read-alouds.

    What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?

    QUARTER 1: Sign-in sheets for staff development and workshops, lesson plans, sign out sheets for technology, baseline survey of

    teacher's current technology use, observation of teachers.

    QUARTER 2: Sign-in sheets for staff development and workshops, lesson plans, sign out sheets for technology, baseline survey of

    teacher's current technology use, observation of teachers.

    Quarterly

    Assigned implementation team: Media Specialist, Administrators, Media and Technology Advisory Committee

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  • Priority Goal 2 and Associated Strategies

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 1: The Pirate weekly has not begun as of the first quarter. We are using the schoolwide calendar. Parent Assist is now

    operational for parents to check grades and attendance. Six events of iPod touch cart check-out have been recorded to date. All students

    have Gaggle accounts. Teachers have been trained in Gaggle.

    QUARTER 2:

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 3:

    Act

    Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?

    QUARTER 1: Ms. Davenport, Assistant Principal, is tracking the number of updates to Schoolcenter.com for each teacher as well as the

    number of visits to these web pages. We have added more training for Ipod touches.

    QUARTER 2:

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark, and summative

    data as appropriate.)

    QUARTER 1: Analyze and review observations and walk throughs, PLC reports, planning with media specialist

    QUARTER 2: Analyze and review observations and walk throughs, PLC reports, planning with media specialist

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?

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  • Character Development Plan

    Area for Improvement:

    Expand character development strategies to create learning opportunities that address the whole child.

    Overall SMART* Goal:By June 2012, 100% of students will engage in civic education, character education and service learning

    through curriculum integration.

    Supports this Area of

    the GCS Strategic

    Plan:

    Target SMART* Goal:By June 2011, at least 50% of students will engage in civic education, character education and service

    learning through curriculum integration.

    Improvement Strategies Identify research-based strategies whenever possible.

    Area V - Safe Schools and Character Development

    *Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Aligned, Results-Oriented, and Timebound

    Strategy: Implement school-wide and classroom-level activities to support the monthly district character traits.

    Action Steps:

    4. Teachers will highlight people who have exhibited positive character through literacy examples to the students.

    5. Students will develop videos to highlight character traits of the month and the expected behaviors.

    6 Extracurricular groups will participate in service learning activities that benefit the PHS campus and community.

    1. The administration will provide opportunities for teachers to plan and collaborate development of lessons that help to

    develop students character.

    2. The administration will hold monthly activates to highlight the character of the month.

    3. The administration and teachers will recognize students and staff who exhibit outstanding behavior related to the

    character trait of the month on a monthly basis .

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  • Character Development Plan7. Students will participate in service learning as a part of the Graduation Project.

    8. Students will participate in job shadowing.

    Strategy 2: Strategy: Provide opportunities for students to build and use citizenship skills.

    Action Steps:

    1. The administration will provide opportunities for teachers to plan, collaborate and develop lessons that will help to

    develop students citizenship skills.

    2. Social studies teachers will participate in Kids Voting and host mock elections.

    3. The Student Council Advisor will provide additional training for Student Council Officers to focus on the

    responsibilities of elected officials.

    4. Social Studies teachers will provide more opportunities to highlight the roles of individual citizens and the power of

    citizens working together to change their communities.

    5. The social studies teachers will participate in the mock trial competition.

    6. Students and staff will read and participate in discussions of Warriors Don't Cry for our One School, One Book, about

    the Little Rock nine to go along with our February One discussions.

    7. Students will take a field trip to the Civil Rights Museum.

    Strategy 3: Strategy: Provide opportunities for students to participate in service learning.

    Action Steps:

    1. The administration will provide opportunities for teachers to receive training in service learning.

    2. All students will participate in one service learning thematic unit during the 2010-11 school year.

    3. Implement a youth philanthropy campaign and have students research and plan how they will positively impact their

    communities through their gifts.

    4. Students will participate in "MLK Make A Difference Day" and Global Youth Service Day.

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  • Character Development Plan

    Review frequency:

    Strategy 3:

    5. The school will implement a One School, One Book campaign and create service learning experiences related to

    the issues discussed in the book.

    6. Build new community partnerships to support service learning.

    7. The 12th grade English teachers will host a showcase night to highlight their students' service learning experiences.

    QUARTER 3:

    How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark, and

    summative data as appropriate.)

    QUARTER 1: Analyze and review Civics and Economics Benchmark data and Warriors Don't Cry student essays

    QUARTER 2: Analyze and review Civics and Economics Benchmark data and Warriors Don't Cry student essays

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 4:

    8. Science classes will continue a school-wide, year-long recycling program.

    Quarterly

    Assigned implementation team: Entire staff and 4th period planning implementation team

    What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?

    QUARTER 1: One School, One Book discussions; Graduation Projects Grades

    QUARTER 2: One School, One Book discussions; Graduation Projects Grades

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  • Character Development PlanWhat does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 1: All listed strategies are planned and on pace.

    QUARTER 2:

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 4:

    Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?

    QUARTER 1: Removed attendance in Model UN and added Mock Trial competition. Examine the time when character education

    videos are shown to see if there is a more appropriate time for 4th period teachers.

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  • Strategy: Implement school-wide and classroom-level activities to support the monthly district character traits.

    Strategy: Provide opportunities for students to build and use citizenship skills.

    Strategy: Provide opportunities for students to participate in service learning.

    Character Development Goal and Associated Strategies

    Overall SMART* Goal:By June 2012, 100% of students will engage in civic education, character education and service learning through

    curriculum integration.

    Target SMART* Goal:By June 2011, at least 50% of students will engage in civic education, character education and service learning

    through curriculum integration.

    Strategy: Increase the use of varied technologies to better communicate with parents, students and staff.

    Strategy: Increase the use of varied technologies in instruction to motivate and engage students and address different learning styles.

    Target SMART* Goal: By 2011, 75% of classroom teachers will utilize technology for classroom instruction.

    Goal Summary

    Overall SMART* Goal: By June 2012, increase Algebra I and Civics and Economics proficiency by 6%.

    Target SMART* Goal: By June 2011, increase Algebra I and Civics and Economics proficiency by 3%.

    Strategy: Examine data to determine areas that need attention.

    Goal 1 and Associated Strategies

    Goal 2 and Associated Strategies

    Strategy: In PLCs, determine how to increase rigor in all classrooms.

    Strategy: Teachers will be held accountable for accurate record-keeping of attendance and grades.

    Overall SMART* Goal: In 2012, 100% of classroom teachers will utilize technology for classroom instruction.

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  • Safe School Plan

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47, this Safe School Plan provides required information regarding roles and

    responsibilities of district and school-level personnel with respect to establishing and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly

    school.

    Name and role of person(s)

    responsible for implementing this plan:Marilyn Foley, Principal

    Statement of Responsibility for the School Principal

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(5), the following procedures are used to identify and serve the needs of students

    at-risk of academic failure or are engaging in disruptive or disorderly behavior, or both.

    In order to assess student needs, information related to discipline and academic achievement is collected and reviewed regularly

    including grades, discipline reports, surveys, dropout data, end of grade and end of course scores. The school system relies on

    these and several other sources to develop services based upon information gained from various needs assessments, i.e.,

    Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Personalized Education Plan (PEP), counseling and social work referrals.

    Services for At-risk Students

    Statement of the Roles of Other Administrators, Teachers, and Other School Personnel

    In accordance with General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(4), other school personnel will participate in the development and

    implementation of the safe school plan. Other school personnel will report to the principal any acts of violence, bullying or

    alcohol/drug offenses, serve as a role model (in preparedness and good character), and confer with student services staff when

    necessary to maintain a safe, secure and orderly school environment. Disciplinary action of other school personnel will be the

    responsibility of the principal.

    In accordance with General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(3), the school principal is responsible for restoring, if necessary, and

    maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly school environment. The duties of the principal with respect to this include exhibiting

    appropriate leadership for school personnel and students, providing for alternative placements for students who are seriously

    disruptive, reporting all criminal acts under G.S. 115C-288(g), and providing appropriate disciplinary consequences for disruptive

    students. Disciplinary action of principals will be the responsibility of the regional superintendent and ultimately the

    superintendent.

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    understanding and recognizing the cultural and ethnic diversity of the student population;

    systemic observations of the students;

    conferences with students and/or parents;

    consultation with teachers and others who work with students;

    Strategic course selection for maximum progress toward graduation

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(6), the following mechanisms are used for assessing the needs of disruptive and

    disorderly students who are at risk of academic failure, providing these students with services to assist them in achieving

    academically and modifying their behavior, and for removing them from classrooms when necessary.

    review screening data and close case.

    School staff will be provided clear guidelines regarding the use of reasonable force permissible by NC Public Schools and follow

    Use of Seclusion and Restraint guidelines as outlined in North Carolina House Bill 1032 and Guilford County Board of Education

    policy (http://www.gcsnc.com/policies/admin_policy/jd_eff10_10_06.htm). In order to assess student needs, the following

    strategies will be implemented:

    Odyssey

    Counseling with Graduation Coach

    assess outcomes of intervention plan and determine if screening is needed,

    conduct screening if needed, and

    Increase involvement in extracurricular activities to build positive connections with the school

    Grade Recovery

    The Intervention Support Team (IST), whose make-up represents the diversity of the school community, works with classroom

    teachers to identify students at risk of academic failure or disruptive behavior. The ISTs use a six-step process in responding to

    referrals of at-risk students:

    receive and investigate referral,

    review data and determine if intervention plan is needed,

    develop intervention plan if needed,

    review of student records, grades, current school work, and other existing data;

    review of assessment results such as informal reading and math inventories, criterion referenced tests, Instructional

    Management System assessments, End-of-Grade (EOG)/End-of-Course (EOC) tests, etc.;

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    training for designated school staff in verbal de-escalation strategies and acceptable physical intervention

    techniques; and

    Departmental support to remove disruptive students for minor offenses.

    review of attendance and discipline referral reports

    Lunch detention with administrators

    consultation with appropriate community agencies;

    review/request medical and social histories including home visits.

    A continuum of intervention programs are provided including behavior improvement classes, in-school suspension, Twilight

    School (and intervention for seniors within 9 credits of graduation), and SCALE (School Community Alternative Learning

    Environment) which includes the following components:

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(13a), the following services are provided to students assigned to an alternative

    school or an alternative learning program.

    In accordance with General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(7), the following measurable (goals) for improving school safety and order

    are in place. (Copy as needed depending upon number of goals.)

    ASD

    Page Time-Providing community service at PHS

    Mel-Burton School Structured Day Program, coordinated by the Guilford County Youth Focus Program, employing

    GCS teachers,

    Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center, under the supervision of the Guilford County Juvenile Courts, employing

    GCS teachers, and

    Community Service Works Alternative Education Program.

    ORIOPE=Alternative setting when students are in OSS

    Overall SMART* Goal:In 2012, there will be a 25% increase in the percentage of students who report that they feel safe at

    school, as measured by an annual survey.

    Supports this Area of

    the GCS Strategic Plan: Area V - Safe Schools & Character Development

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    Review frequency:

    Assigned implementation team: Administrators and SRO

    What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?

    3 Outside cameras to monitor parking lots and remote areas

    4 Parking lot duty at arrival and dismissal as required by administrators

    2 Lunch duty in outside eating areas as required by administrators

    1 Bus lot duty as required by administrators

    5 Monitoring outside areas by SRO randomly

    Strategy 2

    Action steps:

    Quarterly

    Strategy: Maintain order in outside areas

    *Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Aligned, Results-Oriented, and Timebound

    Improvement Strategies Identify research-based strategies whenever possible.

    Strategy 1 Strategy: Maintain order in the hallways

    6 Morning and afternoon duty as required by administration

    In 2011, 75% of students will complete a baseline survey to establish the percentage of students that

    feel safe.Target SMART* Goal:

    Strategy 3 Strategy: Increase staff participation at athletic and extracurricular events

    Action steps:

    1 Teachers will attend at least one event each quarter.

    2 Have a sign-in sheet for staff at each event.

    1 Sweep tardy students to central location to receive passes.

    2 Tardy students with make-up time with teachers.

    Action Steps:

    5 Lunch duty as required by administration.

    3 All staff will monitor hallways during class changes.

    4 All teachers will implement the tardy policy.

    QUARTER 1: Administrator monitoring for duties and sign-in logs for events

    QUARTER 2: Administrator monitoring for duties and sign-in logs for events

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    QUARTER 1: Teachers will keep a record of their attendance at extracurricular activities. A student safety survey will be

    implemented within the next two weeks.

    What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?

    QUARTER 1: Analyze and review student survey for baseline

    QUARTER 2: Analyze and review student survey for baseline

    QUARTER 3:

    QUARTER 2:

    QUARTER 2: Administrator monitoring for duties and sign-in logs for events

    QUARTER 4:

    QUARTER 1: TARDIES-During the first quarter,944 students were tardy to class at least once, that is approximately half of the

    student body. 247 students were late more than five times. 91 students were late more than ten times. 44 students were late

    more than15 times and only 22 students were late more than 20 times. During the first quarter of 2010-2011, 168 referrals were

    created. The number of total referrals is lower this year than it was last year at this time. DISCIPLINE REFERRALS-During 1st

    quarter, 99 less discipline referrals were created than last year at this time.

    QUARTER 2:

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    Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?

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    QUARTER 4:

    How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark, and

    summative data as appropriate.)

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    The districts School Safety Office serves as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies. The office is staffed by a program

    administrator for school safety, a school resource officer (SRO) coordinator, and a support specialist for school safety. The

    school resource officer coordinator is a Captain with the Guilford County Sheriffs Department on contract with Guilford County

    Schools. The School Safety Office routinely collaborates with the various local law enforcement agencies, not only through the

    School Resource Officer program, but also various operating units within each agency, i.e., representatives of the criminal justice

    system, juvenile court counselors. The school works collaborative with local law enforcement and court officials through various

    programs including:

    SRO serves as Graduation Project and mentor to numerous juniors and seniors.

    The City of Greensboro's Task Force against Graffiti and Gangs concentrates on reporting, recording, and removal

    of graffiti.

    The law enforcement officers, juvenile court counselors, and the District Attorneys Office notify principals when

    juvenile students are arrested for felonies and as the cases are adjudicated, in accordance with North Carolina

    General Statues 7A-675 and 15A-505.

    SROs work closely with the middle and high school Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.), Students

    Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters and the Student Mentoring Awareness Resource Teams

    (S.M.A.R.T.) program to raise and maintain awareness of violence in the schools, underage drinking and the use of

    illicit drugs.

    Operation Stop Arm is a cooperative effort between GCS and local law enforcement agencies to reduce incidents of

    speeding in school zones and passing stopped school buses.

    QUARTER 3:

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    Planned/Completed

    In accordance with General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(9), the following planned or recently completed professional development

    aligns with the goals of our safe school initiative:

    Professional Development

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(10), identify the school's plan to work effectively with local law enforcement and

    court officials.

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    Community/Parents Students Staff

    Student Handbook

    School Newsletter

    School/District Brochures

    Student Handbook

    Student Newspaper

    Cable Access Channel

    Staff Newsletter

    Superintendent's News Briefs (weekly)

    Board of Education Meeting Materials

    Connect-Ed messaging and notification

    technology

    Guilford County Association of Educators

    (GCAE)

    Twitter

    Student Council Updates

    Faculty/Staff Meetings

    GCS Website

    Cable Access Channel

    E-mail Communications to all GCS

    Employees from District Relations

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    technology

    GCS Parent Academy

    Student Assemblies

    Twitter

    Page Website

    Carousel announcements

    PTA Updates, Meetings, & Newsletter

    GCS Website

    Homeroom Updates

    Superintendent's News Briefs (weekly)

    Cable Access Channel

    Board of Education Meeting Materials

    Twitter Blackboard Page Website

    Page Website Carousel announcements

    Pursuant to General Statute 115C-105.47 (b)(11), identify the district's plan to provide access to information to the school

    community, parents, and representatives of the local community.

    SRO gave a scholarship to a graduating senior to pursue a career in law enforcement.

    Connect-Ed messaging and notification

    technology

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    Signature of Superintendent/Designee Date

    North Carolina Public School Law 115C-301( c) and 115C-301(d)

    3. State how the waiver will be used.

    The waiver will allow flexibility for grouping in both skill and content areas. It

    will also allow for more effective use of staffing, focusing on individual

    strengths of the faculty/staff.

    4. State how this waiver helps achieve the specific performance goals

    More effective teaching/learning will occur, as Page will be able to operate a

    master schedule with fluidity, moving students in and out of skill groups as

    assessments indicates. In order to meet specific individual needs, regularly

    leveled classes may contain fewer numbers of students in order to meet

    mastery levels. Waiver will allow the best possible grouping for instruction

    and to ensure scheduling meets the needs of the students.

    (Please duplicate this sheet as needed for additional waivers.)

    1. Please describe the waiver you are requesting.

    Allow flexibility in class size and teacher daily student load requirement in

    grades 9-12.

    2. Identify the law, regulation, or policy from which exemption is requested.

    School-Based Management and Accountability Program

    Summary of School-Based Waiver Requests

    Program Years: 2010-12

    LEA or Charter School Name/Number: Guilford County Schools - 410

    School Number(s) Request for Waiver

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    2. Identify the law, regulation, or policy from which exemption is requested.

    1. Please describe the waiver you are requesting.

    Signature of Superintendent/Designee Date

    3. State how the waiver will be used.

    We will use the waiver to use online textbook editions for classes as

    supplemental texts. We will also use the waiver for out of date textbooks.

    4. State how this waiver helps achieve the specific performance goals

    All students will have access to textbooks.

    (Please duplicate this sheet as needed for additional waivers.)

    Textbook Waiver

    School Number(s)

    School-Based Management and Accountability Program

    Summary of School-Based Waiver Requests

    Program Years: 2010-12

    LEA or Charter School Name/Number: Guilford County Schools - 410

    Request for Waiver

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