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School Plan for Improvement

RIO LINDA HIGH SCHOOL

School Plan for Improvement

 

School Plan Process:

Each year our key stakeholder groups (Site Council, ELAC, Site Leadership, and all staff) analyze student learning, attendance, graduation, college preparatory and discipline data to determine the academic and overall needs of our school community. With these needs in mind school wide goals and strategies are established and prioritized. Funding is allocated based on available financial resources in priority order. Our School Plan for Improvement is approved by our School Site Council and our School Board.

 

Academic Performance Progress:

In 2011-12 our CAHSEE passage rate for English Language Arts (ELA) was 77.8% and in Math was 78.6%. These scores are weighed into our California Standards Test (CST) results which are estimated at this time: 44.3% proficiency in ELA (+2.1% over last year), and 47.7% proficiency in Math (-.9% over last year). This data is broken down by different sub groups such as ethnicity, social economic status, language learners, and special education. When this data is analyzed it is apparent that certain sub groups are performing less proficiently than others indicating an achievement gap. Addressing these discrepancies is a high priority. Our attendance rate in 2011-12 was 94.8% and should be at 96%. While RLHS has many achievements to celebrate (U.S. News Silver Medal Award, Advanced Placement participation and passage, AVID, Career Technical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Athletics and Student Activities), according to accountability standards we remain in Program Improvement status.    

 

2012-13 School Plan Goals and Strategies:

Six goals have been established for our school.

  1. English Language Arts Achievement (ELA)- Our state and federal accountability systems have determined annual benchmarks for achievement. The strategies for this goal include core instruction, and CAHSEE (Exit Exam) proficiency support.
  2. Math Achievement- Our state and federal accountability systems have determined annual benchmarks for achievement. The strategies for this goal include core instruction, and CAHSEE (Exit Exam) proficiency support.
  3. English Language Development (ELD)- We have many students who are English Language Learners. Strategies within this goal include direct language instruction, language supported content courses (History, Math, English, Science), bilingual paraeducators, and language development assessment to monitor progress (CELDT).
  4. College and Career Readiness- This goal addresses all other academic courses that are graduation and college entrance requirements (Science, History, P.E., Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), World Languages, and Career Technical Education/ROP). Strategies include academic counseling and guidance, advanced placement (AP), AVID, and CTE programs, as well as our Student Learner Expectations.
  5. Academic Support and Intervention- This goal addresses the many programs we have to ensure that students successfully pass coursework, earn all credits needed for graduation and college entrance, and focus on student’s differentiated needs (i.e. GATE, and Special Education services). Strategies include AP and intervention courses (CAHSEE, Reading Assistance), tutoring, credit recovery (CHARGE), Extended School Year (Summer School), Individual Education Plans (IEPs), School Librarian, and Student Learning Coach.
  6. Schoolwide Effectiveness- This goal is established to make certain that all other aspects of educating our students are effective such as attendance, discipline, facilities, and engaging co/extra-curricular activities. Strategies include Attendance and Behavior Assistants, School Psychologist, comprehensive athletics and student activities, parent involvement, facilities/campus upkeep, gang intervention, student and staff recognition.