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					North Murray High School

         Title I
 School-wide Continuous
   Improvement Plan
          2011-2012
         May 17-27,
  June 1, September 7 & 14

   Principal: Dr. Maria Bradley
  Asst. Principal: Keith Swilling
 Asst. Principal: Dr. Kendra Evans
   Asst. Principal: Roger Rainey

  2568 Mt. Carmel Church Road
     Chatsworth, GA 30705
 http://www.murray.k12.ga.us/nmhweb/




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                 SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM CHECKLIST
   FOR USE BY LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY (LEA) COORDINATOR AND
   GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TITLE I EDUCATION PROGRAM
                           SPECIALISTS


SCHOOL: North Murray High School


LEA: Murray County Schools


All components of a school-wide program plan must be addressed. Those areas marked “Not Met” need
additional development.
       *Denotes required components as set forth in Section 1114 of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 .

  MET        NOT MET

                             *1. A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school which
   P. 6                          addresses all academic areas and other factors that may affect
                                 achievement.
                             *2. Schoolwide reform strategies that are scientifically researched based
   P. 12
                                 and


P. 12 – 28                              (a) Provide opportunities for all children in the school to meet or exceed
                                          Georgia’s proficient and advanced levels of student performance.


 P. 12-28
                                        (b) Are based upon effective means of raising student achievement.

                                       (c) Use effective instructional methods that increase the quality and
 P. 12-28                                 amount of learning time.



                                       (d) Address the needs of all children, particularly targeted populations,
                                          and address how the school will determine if such needs have been
 P. 12-28
                                          met and are consistent with improvement plans approved under

                                          Educate America Act.
                             *3. Instruction by highly qualified professional staff.
  P. 28

                                    *(a) Strategies to attract highly qualified teachers to
  P. 29
                                           high-needs schools.
                             *4. Professional development for staff to enable all children in the school
  P. 29
                                 to meet performance standards.

 P. 30-34                    *5. Strategies to increase parental involvement.




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 MET       NOT MET


                         *6. Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early
                             childhood programs to local elementary school programs. We transition middle schoolers into
                     high school.
                         *7. Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of

                              assessment to provide information on, and to improve, the
P. 35-36
                              performance of individual students and the overall instructional

                              program.

                         *8. Coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local services and
P. 37-38
                              programs.


P. 37-38                          (a) List of State and local educational agency programs and other
                                        federal programs that will be included.


P. 37-38                          (b) Description of how resources from Title I and other sources will
                                        be used.

                                  (c) Plan developed in coordination with other programs, including
                                        those under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, the
P. 37-38
                                        Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act, and

                                        National and Community Service Act of 1990.

                         *9. Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering

P. 39-40                     standards shall be provided with effective, timely assistance, which

                             shall include:


P. 39-40                          (a)      Measures to ensure that students’ difficulties are
                                         identified on a timely basis.

                                  (b)     Periodic training for teachers in the identification of
P. 39-40                                difficulties and appropriate assistance for identified

                                        difficulties.

                                  (c)      Teacher-parent conferences that detail what the school will do
                                         to help the student, what the parents can do to help the student,
P. 39-40
                                        and additional assistance available to the student at the school or

                                        in the community.

                         10. Description of how individual student assessment results and
P. 40-41
                             interpretation will be provided to parents.

                         11. Provisions for the collection and disaggregation of data on the
P. 40-41
                             achievement and assessment results of students.




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   MET          NOT MET

                                12. Provisions to ensure that disaggregated assessment results for
    P. 41
                                    each category are valid and reliable.
                                13. Provisions for public reporting of disaggregated
   P. 41
                                 data.

  P. 41-42                      14. Plan developed during a one year period, unless LEA, after considering the
                                    recommendation of its technical assistance providers, determines that less time is

                                    needed to develop and implement the schoolwide program.

                                15. Plan developed with the involvement of the community to be served

                                    and individuals who will carry out the plan including teachers,
  P. 41-42
                                    principals, other school staff, and pupil service personnel, parents and

                                    students (if secondary).
    P. 43                       16. Plan available to the LEA, parents, and the public.
                                17. Plan translated to the extent feasible, into any language that a

    P. 43                           significant percentage of the parents of participating students in the

                                    school speak as their primary language.
   P. 43                        18. Plan is subject to the school improvement provisions of Section 1116.



Comments:

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Coordinator Signature                                                           Date

Revised September 2011




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STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
         North Murray High School served ninth and tenth grade students during its first
year in operation (2009-2010), and the facility was located in what was formerly known
as Murray County High School’s Ninth Grade Academy. North Murray High School is
the second high school established in the community and was created to meet the needs
of a growing population in Murray County. During the 2011-2012 school year, the school
serves 9th through 12th grade students. Enrollment for the current year is 1,025 students.
There are approximately 263 ninth-grade students, 294 tenth grade students, 263 eleventh
grade students, and 205 twelfth grade students. North Murray High School’s feeder
school is Bagley Middle School. Instruction begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.
Students are enrolled for 160 extended days during the academic year.
    The population of students at North Murray is somewhat diverse. The ethnic
breakdown of the student population is as follows:
     Black – 7 (< 1%)
     American Indian/Alaskan Native – 55 (5.3%)
     Asian – 2 (<1%)
     White - 953 (93%)
     Hawaiian or Pacific Islander – 3(<1%)
     Other- 1(<1%)
493 are female students and 532 are male. Less than 1% of the students are identified as
English Language Learners. 75 students are enrolled in the EXCEL (Gifted) Program
which is about 7% of the student population. Approximately 9% of the student population
will is served by Exceptional Student Services.
TEACHER DEMOGRAPHICS
         For the 2011-2012 school year, there will be 64 teachers, counselors, and
administrators at North Murray High School. The teachers, counselors, and
administrators at North Murray hold current teaching certificates issued by the State of
Georgia and are considered highly qualified. 49 are Regular Education teachers, 10 are
Career, Technical, & Agricultural Education (CTAE) teachers, 9 are Special Education
teachers OR a combination of Special Education and Regular Education, 3 are fine arts
teachers, and 6 are Physical Education teachers or a combination of P.E. and regular or
special education. The administration at North Murray is comprised of one principal, one
full-time assistant principal, and two half-time assistant principals. There are three full-
time counselors. Other faculty and staff:
     1 full-time Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator
     1 full-time Media Specialist
     3 full-time ESS Paraprofessionals
     1 part-time School Social Worker
     1 Healthcare Clerk
     1 full-time School Resource Officer
     1 full-time Executive Secretary
     1 full-time Receptionist/Secretary
     1 full-time Guidance Counseling Secretary
     1 full-time Permanent Substitute
     10 Custodians

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      1 Maintenance worker

COMMUNITY DEMOGRAPHICS
         North Murray High School is located in the small, rural town of Chatsworth, the
county seat of Murray County. The county and city school systems are combined into one
school district called Murray County Schools. There are six elementary schools, two
middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative school. The school system as a
whole serves over 7,142 students K-12 and 286 pre-K.
         The following demographic data was obtained from the Census Bureau of the
United States from the year 2010. According to that data the total population of Murray
County is 39,628. 89.1% of the population is White alone while 13% are
Hispanic/Latino. All other races make up less than one percent of the population each.
There are 12,986 total households in Murray County. Of those, 8,335 are married
couples, 1,485 are female heads-of-household only with no husband present, and 3166
are non-family households. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family
size is 3.10. The median household income for 2009 was $38,573. The poverty status
rates for Murray County were broken down for individuals (12.7%), families (9.2%),
female head-of-households (24.3%), and female head-of-households with children under
18 (29.5%). 61.1% of the population of Murray County holds a high school diploma
while 7.2% of the population holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
         The primary industry in Murray County is the carpet industry. The three major
carpet manufacturers – Beaulieu, Mohawk, and Shaw Industries – have many plants and
distribution facilities located here but recent lay-offs and shutting down of plants have
forced workers to seek employment in other counties. Other industries represented
include agriculture, service industry, retail establishments, health care, transportation,
education, and civil service. Murray County offers activities for youth such as Boys/Girls
Club, Boy/Girl Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and recreational sports leagues. The
community is located 65 miles south of Chattanooga, TN which is home to the Tennessee
Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and
Lookout Mountain. The Chickamauga National Battlefield, a Civil War site, is located
approximately 50 miles from Chatsworth. Murray County is also home to Fort Mountain
State Park, the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Chief Vann Historic Site, and Carter’s
Lake and Dam.

            COMPONENT 1: COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS-ANALYSIS

The planning committee gathered and analyzed data from a variety of sources in order to
determine the strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement at North Murray High
School. The following sources were/will be reviewed on a continual basis:
     Student Academic Achievement
     Teacher and Staff Needs
     Student Attendance
     Student Discipline and Behavior
     Drop-Out and Graduation Rates
     Parental Involvement
     Student Health and Safety

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      Student/Faculty Technology Support
      NMHS School Improvement Plan

STUDENT ACADEMIC NEEDS

In order to address and analyze student academic achievement, North Murray reviews the
8th grade archived Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for all
students entering 9th grade at North Murray. The CRCT measures the students’
performance based on the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in Reading,
Mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. It is given to all
students in the eighth grade in the spring of each school year.

CRCTs given for the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) require a score of 800 or
greater in order to meet the standards and pass the test. A score of 850 or greater on the
GPS test reflects that a student has exceeded the standards for that content area. The
scores reported are obtained from the Georgia Department of Education website at
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us. Scores for North Murray students are extracted in order to get
a clearer picture of expected performance for North Murray.

8th grade CRCT Scores for current 9th graders:
Reading/ELA                 Math
Did Not Meet – 4%           Did Not Meet – 13%
Met Standards – 63%         Met Standards – 60%
Exceeded – 33%              Exceeded – 27%

Once students leave middle school, the CRCT is no longer administered to assess student
performance; however, the results are useful in several ways. Results help to determine
appropriate placement in Math Support and Reading Support classes. The domains from
each subject area can be used to determine strengths and weaknesses and provide data
that will help drive instruction for the ninth grade year. Additionally, a study was
conducted by Dr. Phillip Greeson to evaluate the CRCT as a predictor of success on the
Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Results from the study support the use
of the CRCT as a valid predictor for the GHSGT. With this in mind, identified areas of
weakness can be targeted, and research based strategies can be developed and
implemented at each grade level and across subject area to increase student achievement.
Combined with other diagnostic criteria, such as MAZE scores, STAR scores, EOCT
results, benchmark results, grade point averages, and informal reading inventories, the
CRCT is a useful tool in determining interventions needed prior to the administration of
the GHSGT.

End-of-course-tests (EOCT) are given for English 9 (Literature and Composition), Math
I, Biology, Math II, U.S. History, English 11 (American Literature), Physical Science,
and Economics. North Murray analyzed data for English 9, Math I, Math II, Biology,
American Literature, and Physical Science since those were the only EOCT course
offered in 2010-2011. Students’ scores are reported as a grade conversion score that
makes up 15% of the students’ final grade in the EOCT class. For current freshmen,

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EOCTs will make up 20% of the final grade. 70% is the minimum score for passing and
100% is the maximum score.

NMHS EOCT Spring 2011


EOCT            DNM               Meets               Exceeds             Meets +
Scores by                                                                 Exceeds
Subject         2010 2011         2010      2011      2010      2011      2010 2011
English 9       12% 15%           59%       55%       29%       30%       88% 85%

American                 7%                 60%                 33%                93%
Lit.

Math 1          33%      47%      58%       49%       9%        4%        67%      53%

Math 2          44%      46%      51%       53%       5%        1%        56%      54%

Biology         27%      31%      53%       48%       20%       21%       73%      69%

Physical                 10%                53%                 37%                90%
Science

U.S.                     40%                32%                 28%                60%
History


EOCT Results along with 8th Grade CRCT results are thought to be true indicators of
graduation test results, so in order to improve EOCT results and to prepare students to be
successful on the Georgia High School Graduation Test during the eleventh grade year
results are analyzed to develop strategies to improve weak domain areas.

Georgia’s graduation tests provide valuable information for students, educators, and
parents about student strengths and areas for improvement. The tests identify students
who may need additional instruction in the concepts and skills required for a diploma.
From 2004 through 2011, the English Language Arts and Mathematics high school
graduation tests have been used to measure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the
No Child Left Behind legislation.

Students seeking a Georgia high school diploma, who entered high school prior to July
2011, must pass the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) in four content
areas as well as the Georgia High School Writing Test.

As a result of amendments to State Board of Education rule in April 2011, the cohort of
students who enrolled in high school from Fall 2008 through June 2011 must demonstrate

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their proficiency in the four GHSGT content areas by either passing each of the GHSGTs
or by passing one of the two equivalent End of Course Tests in each corresponding
content area. These students are also required to take and pass the Georgia High School
Writing Test (GHSWT) to be eligible for a diploma.

Students who enter grade nine in 2011 – 2012 and beyond will not take, and are not
required to pass, the GHSGT. They are required to take and pass the Georgia High
School Writing Test.

GHSGT Data for NMHS 2010-2011

 NMHS GHSGT
 2011
 Spring+Summer        FAY students       Econ Dis            Hispanic          ESS
 Language Arts        191 of 198 = 96%   110 of 114 = 96%    37 of 38 = 97%    5 of 6 = 83%
               DNM    7 of 198 = 4%      4 of 114 = 3%       1 of 38 = 3%      1 of 6 = 17%
             Meets    74 of 198 = 37%    51 of 114 = 45%     18 of 38 = 47%    4 of 6 = 67%
            Exceeds   117 of 198 = 59%   59 of 114 = 52%     19 of 38 = 50%    1 of 6 = 17%
 Math                 178 of 198 = 90%   98 of 114 = 86%     35 of 38 = 92%    4 of 6 = 67%
               DNM    20 of 198 = 10%    14 of 114 = 12%     3 of 38 = 8%      2 of 6 = 33%
             Meets    105 of 198 = 53%   66 of 114 = 58%     25 of 38 = 66%    3 of 6 = 50%
            Exceeds   73 of 198 = 37%    34 of 114 = 30%     10 of 38 = 26%    1 of 6 = 17%
 Science              181 of 197 = 91%   96 of 109 = 88%     35 of 38 = 92%    5 of 6 = 83%
               DNM    17 of 197 = 9%     13 of 109 = 12%     3 of 38 = 8%      1 of 6 = 17%
             Meets    57 of 197 = 29%    36 of 109 = 33%     15 of 38 = 39%    4 of 6 = 67%
            Exceeds   123 of 197 = 62%   60 of 109 = 55%     20 of 38 = 53%    1 of 6 = 17%
 Social Studies       173 of 197 = 88%   92 of 109 = 84%     30 of 38 = 79%    5 of 6 = 83%
               DNM    24 of 197 = 12%    18 of 109 = 17%     7 of 38 = 18%     1 of 6 = 17%
             Meets    104 of 197 = 53%   58 of 109 = 53%     24 of 38 = 64%    4 of 6 = 67%
            Exceeds   69 of 197 = 35%    33 of 109 = 30%     7 of 38 = 18%     1 of 6 = 17%

During the 2010-2011 school year 98% of NMHS juniors passed the GHSWT, and when
retakes were administered, 100% of students passed the writing assessment.


TEACHER AND STAFF NEEDS

In May, 2011, all the teachers at North Murray were asked to complete a professional
learning needs-assessment survey. The survey consisted of 61 items rated on a Lickert
scale. Responses provide concrete information that is useful in the school improvement
planning process.

NMHS STUDENT ATTENDANCE


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Attendance data for two years reveals improvement in student attendance:

                             % Students Absent 15+ Days
                            NMHS 2009-2010       10.29%
                            NMHS 2010-2011       11.49%

STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND BEHAVIOR

For the 2010-2011 school year, NMHS students had a total of 687 discipline referrals
according to the data base, School-wide Information System (SWIS). The chief reasons
for discipline referrals in the 2010-2011 school year were:
     Skipping class: 193 (28.1%)
     Tardy: 154 (22.4%)
     Disrespect: 90 (13.1%)
     Use/possession of tobacco: 55 (8%)

This information is shared with the teachers and staff at North Murray through the PBIS
team. Teachers are required to have their rules and discipline procedures posted in their
classrooms so that students are aware of them. They are to follow their classroom
discipline plans before referring a student to the office for discipline. When a student is
referred to the assistant principal for discipline the teachers will be required to make a
parent contact to discuss the incident. Follow-up contact will be made by the assistant
principal when the student is referred to the office and consequences are given. The
administration, teachers, and staff feel that the number of discipline incidences needs to
continue to decrease, especially those that impede the learning of both the offender and
other students. North Murray implements the Positive Behavior Support System (PBS) to
reward positive behavior in an effort to decrease the number of office referrals and
negative discipline incidences. Teacher advisors will also discuss positive behavior
within the context of their advisement meetings with students.

GRADUATION DEMOGRAPHICS

North Murray High School will not have a graduation rate until 2012. Since baseline data
does not yet exist for North Murray, the data from Murray High will be useful as the
demographic information of students served is similar.

A breakdown of the subgroup graduation rates is found in the following tables:

                          MCHS 2009-2010 Graduation Rate
                                                      Rate
                             All Students (n=487)    61.5%
                          Students by Race/Ethnicity
                                   Hispanic          66.7%
                                    White            60.4%
                           Other Student Subgroups
                            Students w/ disabilities 28.1%

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                           Students w/o disabilities       71.9%
                         Economically Disadvantaged        54.6%
                          Not Econ. Disadvantaged          45.4%
                                Multi-Racial               80.0%
                                  ELL/SEP                  35.7%

Students with disabilities reflected the lowest graduation rate in Murray County.
Hispanic students have a higher graduation rate than the White students in Murray
County.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

In 2010-2011 parents of North Murray students were invited to complete a survey called
What Works In Schools from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development (ASCD). The survey is made up of eleven factors that parents rate on a
scale from a scale of 0-4. A factor average that falls below 3.00 will be considered a
needs improvement area. Information from this survey will help the stakeholders for
North Murray develop strategies from best practices to involve parents and families in the
educational process. The eleven factors are found in the following table:
                                    FACTORS
                        Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
                    Challenging Goals and Effective Feedback
                        Parent and Community Involvement
                           Safe and Orderly Involvement
                         Collegiality and Professionalism
                                Home Environment
                Learned intelligence and Background Knowledge
                                Student Motivation
                                    Instruction
                              Classroom Management
                           Classroom Curriculum Design
        NMHS effectively communicates to inform families and the community about
student progress and school programs. Teachers communicate with parents and families
in a variety of ways, including e-mail, phone calls, face-to-face meetings, iParent web
access, iGrade reporting web access, report cards, progress reports, and through news and
media articles. Current events and student achievements will be shared with families on
the school’s website as well as through local newspapers, the Principal’s email
distribution list, and the school’s Facebook page. At the beginning of each school year,
North Murray will host an extensive orientation where students can pick up schedules,
meet teachers, and become acclimated to the school.

At the end of each grading period, the school will host PTN (Parent-Teacher Night). At
PTN, the school will provide a free meal for parents, families, and staff as well as
concerts by the band and chorus. Student work will be displayed throughout the school

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and teachers will open their rooms for informal meetings with parents to discuss student
progress. North Murray’s parental involvement plan will be posted on the school website
and a copy of that plan will be provided to parents.

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Georgia Student Health Survey is given to the eighth grade students each year to
determine concerns and needs regarding their environment. Results from Bagley for
2010-2011 are not yet available but the following describes measures that are in place at
North Murray. A full-time Student Resource Officer will be provided at North Murray
through cooperation with the Murray County Sheriff’s Department. She works with the
school’s administration, counselors, and social workers to help students who are at-risk
of, or are already involved with drugs. Drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness is raised
during Health classes offered by the Physical Education department. Drills are held
school wide to insure correct implementation of safety procedures. A school nurse is
shared between North Murray and other schools. She provides vision/hearing screenings,
administers student medications, and writes health plans as needed. A school clerk
assists with first aid and medication distribution.

North Murray established a student advocacy program designed to better meet the needs
of students with disabilities. Our goal is for every eligible student to have a faculty
advocate to work with throughout the school year. The teacher advocate will create a
portfolio for each assigned student in which they can track grades, collect work samples,
chart progress, and monitor attendance. Advocates will also serve as the primary parent
contact for these students, developing a partnership with the parents through frequent
communication. This advocacy program is designed to be pro-active and personalized
while addressing issues and advancing achievement for students with disabilities.

STUDENT AND TEACHER TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

The administrators, teachers, and staff at North Murray firmly believe that technology
enhances learning and student success. As North Murray begins its first year in a state-of-
the-art facility, questions have surfaced as to the technology resources currently in place.
In the spring of 2010, all teachers and staff members participated in the LoTi (Level of
Technology Integration) survey to determine the degree to which participants are either
supporting or implementing the instructional uses of technology in the classroom setting.




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                    COMPONENT 2: SCHOOL-WIDE REFORM STRATEGIES

GOAL 1: Student Achievement
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Students will demonstrate
higher competency in the area of Mathematics.
                          Goal Statement                                                     Baseline Data


90% of Math GHSGT test takers will meet                               90% of students met or exceeded in 2011
or exceed standards.                                                  after summer retakes were included.
70% of Math I students will meet or exceed                            53% of Math I students met or exceeded in
standards on the EOCT.                                                2011.
70% of Math II students will meet or                                  54% of Math II students met or exceeded
exceed standards on the EOCT.                                         in 2011.
                                                                                                     Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                     Evidence of
                                                                                                                       Impact on
     Actions,                                Estimated Costs,                                                    Student Learning
 Strategies, and                             Funding Sources,             Person(s)                                       (Title I
  Interventions             Timeline          and Resources              Responsible            Artifacts            Component)
                                                                                                                    Increased rigor
                                                                                                                     will increase
Consistently
                                                                                              Call logs and               student
implement the           February 7, 2011-
                                             Paper, post-its, ink,                            student tardy          achievement
tardy plan to               start date                                    All faculty
                                                 personnel                                       tracking            according to
ensure bell to bell     Frequency: Daily
                                                                                               documents             benchmarks,
instruction.
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Each teacher will                                                                                                Increased parental
                        February 7, 2011-
generate an email                                                                                                 involvement will
                            start date
distribution list to                                                                                               increase student
                          February 14,                                                       Emails sent to
ensure that parents                                                   Principal, parents,                            achievement
                        2011 completion        Internet service                             each distribution
are informed                                                           and all teachers                              according to
                               date                                                               list
weekly of the                                                                                                        benchmarks,
                           (amend as
classroom                                                                                                             EOCTs, and
                             needed)
expectations.                                                                                                            GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                  Student made
                                                                                                                      higher order
deliberately                                E-Walk data tracking                            “Thinking Maps”,
                                                                                                                     thinking will
incorporate Higher         October 21,      service, paper and ink      All teachers,        Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                   increase student
Order thinking           2011- start date    for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and      reflect HOTS
                                                                                                                     achievement
activities into their   Frequency: Daily      and Administrators,            CIF            activities, E-Walk
                                                                                                                     according to
lesson plans                                   RESA resources                               reports from walk-
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
DAILY.                                                                                            throughs
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                     differentiated
incorporate a                               E-Walk data tracking                                   reflect
                        February 7, 2011-                                                                            activities will
minimum of one                              service, paper and ink      All teachers,          differentiated
                            start date                                                                             increase student
differentiated                               for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and   activities, E-Walk
                           Frequency:                                                                                achievement
activity per week                             and Administrators,            CIF            reports from walk-
                             Weekly                                                                                  according to
into their lesson                              RESA resources                                throughs; GAPSS
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
plans.                                                                                         survey results
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Teachers will                                    Collaborative                              Agendas and sign-           Increased
enhance their                                   planning time,                                in sheets from      opportunities for
professional            October 1, 2011-    scholarly journals and     Administrators,         collaborative      building capacity
learning                   start date       newsletters, teacher as    CIF, department         planning and        for professional
community by              Frequency:         leader for redelivery      heads, and all      learning sessions;           learning
actively attending,        Monthly            of strategies, ideas,       teachers             Professional       communities will
contributing to,                             and resources for the                           Learning Survey       increase student
and participating                           department, paper and                            Results, GAPSS          achievement


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in weekly                                           ink                                     survey results        according to
department                                                                                                        benchmarks,
collaborative                                                                                                     EOCTs, and
learning                                                                                                            GHSGT
experiences.
                                                                                                                      Increased
                                                                                                                 opportunities for
Teachers will set                                                                                                using standards-
up their classes in                             Study Island                                                       based software
                       February 7, 2011-                             All teachers, CIF,     Study Island
Study Island and                              subscription and                                                      will increase
                          Start Date                                 Media Specialist,     reports, Media
utilize the resource                         training; access to                                                       student
                          Frequency:                                    Technology        Center scheduling
at least once per                          tech labs, technology                                                    achievement
                           Weekly                                        Specialist              log
week in class or in                            support service                                                      according to
the technology lab.                                                                                                 benchmarks,
                                                                                                                    EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                       GHSGT
Teachers will                                                                                                   Increased parental
contact parents                                                                                                  involvement will
                                                                                             Call log and
when a student is         February 7,      Planning time, phone                                                   increase student
                                                                                             mailing log;
failing. If there is         2011–           service, paper and                                                     achievement
                                                                       All teachers        copies of letters
no success with            Start Date       ink, envelopes, and                                                     according to
                                                                                            mailed; parent
phone contacts, a         As needed               postage                                                           benchmarks,
                                                                                               surveys
letter will be                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
mailed.                                                                                                                GHSGT
                                                                                                                Increased time on
                                                                                                                performance tasks
Teachers will
                                                                                                                    will increase
incorporate one of       February 7,
                                            Planning time, chart                           Finished product         higher order
the learning tasks           2011–
                                           paper, markers, post-                             from learning      thinking skills and
from the GPS               Start Date                                  All teachers
                                           its, calculators, graph                         tasks saved with       increase student
frameworks into        Frequency: 5 per
                                                    paper                                 student permission      achievement on
each major unit of        school year
                                                                                                                    benchmarks,
study.
                                                                                                                    EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                       GHSGT
                                                                                                                      Increased
Teachers will                                                                                                     achievement for
develop a standard     February 7, 2011-       Planning time,                                                       support math
                                                                                            Data collected,
protocol for              Start Date       formative data such as                                                      students
                                                                       All teachers          support class
recommending              April 15 –        benchmarks or other                                                   demonstrated in
                                                                                          recommendations
students for Math      Completion Date     common assessments.                                                      benchmarks,
Support classes.                                                                                                    EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                       GHSGT
                                             GPS Professional
                                                   Learning                                 Student work
Monitor the                                Opportunities through     ESS Staff, School    displays, analysis
                         September                                                                              GHSGT, EOCT,
alignment of Unit                          RESA, Study Island,        Administration,        of formative
                       2010 Ongoing                                                                             and benchmark
and Pacing Guides                          GeorgiaStandards.org,      CIF, Teachers,        assessments,
                       with continuous                                                                              scores.
to the GPS for all                         Substitute Expenses,      Vertical Content          variety of
                          revisions                                                                              (2,3,4,8,9,10)
content areas                               Training Expenses,            Teams               assessment
                                            RTI Interventions &                                strategies
                                                  Resources
                                             GADOE Website,
                                              Data notebooks,                              EOCT results,
                         September            CRCT data, co-                                teacher lesson
Target Students                                                       Administration,
                            2010                teaching, RTI                                plans geared       GHSGT, EOCT,
with Disabilities                                                     Teachers, CIF,
                        Ongoing with             strategies &                                   toward           and benchmark
for individualized                                                   Vertical Content
                         continuous           resources, Small                              differentiated      scores (1,2,3,8,9)
intervention                                                         Teams, ESS Staff
                          revisions          group instruction,                            instruction and
                                            Reading Plus, Study                              assessments
                                                    Island
                                           Parental Involvement
                                             Policy, Funds for
                                            postage and student                            School Website,
Increase parental                                                     Administration
                                             agendas, Teacher                             Student Agendas,      GHSGT, EOCT,
involvement in           September                                   Teachers, Staff,
                                             planning time for                              Parent teacher      and benchmark
student                 2010 Ongoing                                   Counselors,
                                              parent meetings,                             night attendance,     scores (6, 10)
achievement                                                          Parents/Families
                                            Student Compacts,                             parent contact log,
                                             Email distribution
                                               lists set up for


                                                                                                                              14
                                              teachers to inform
                                                 parents about
                                             classroom activities
                                                    weekly.
                                                                                            Thinking Maps,
                                                 Technology
                                                                                            Projects, rubrics,
                                             resources, Vertical
                                                                                            commentary on
Increase higher-                                content team
                           September                                                          student work,      GHSGT, EOCT,
order thinking                                    planning,           Administration,
                              2010                                                               graphic          and benchmark
skills in all                                Performance Tasks,       Teachers, CIF
                            Ongoing                                                        organizers, student   scores (2,3,4,8,9)
students                                     DOK School-wide
                                                                                             work displays,
                                                 Approach,
                                                                                           performance tasks,
                                                Frameworks
                                                                                           student interviews
                                              GPS Professional
                                                  Learning
                                            Opportunities through
                                            RESA, Study Island,
Support Math               September                                                                              GHSGT, EOCT,
                                            GeorgiaStandards.org,                            Lesson plans,
Classes                      2010                                        Teachers                                  and benchmark
                                            Substitute Expenses,                             Student work
                            Ongoing                                                                              scores (2,3,4,9,10)
                                             Training Expenses,
                                             RTI Interventions &
                                                  Resources

GOAL 2: Student Achievement
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Students will demonstrate
higher competency in the area of Science.
                          Goal Statement                                                    Baseline Data


75% of Biology students will meet or                                 69% of Biology students met or exceeded
exceed expectations on the EOCT.                                     on the 2011 EOCT.
90% of Physical Science students will meet                           90% of students met or exceeded Physical
or exceed expectations on the EOCT.                                  Science expectations in 2011.
91% of students taking the GHSGT in                                  91% of students met or exceeded on the
Science will meet or exceed expectations.                            science GHSGT in 2011.
                                                                                                    Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                     Evidence of
                                                                                                                      Impact on
      Actions,                               Estimated Costs,                                                    Student Learning
  Strategies, and                            Funding Sources,            Person(s)                                      (Title I
   Interventions            Timeline          and Resources             Responsible            Artifacts             Component)
                                                                                                                    Increased rigor
                                                                                                                     will increase
Consistently
                                                                                              Call logs and             student
implement the           February 7, 2011-
                                             Paper, post-its, ink,                            student tardy          achievement
tardy plan to               start date                                   All faculty
                                                 personnel                                       tracking            according to
ensure bell to bell     Frequency: Daily
                                                                                               documents             benchmarks,
instruction.
                                                                                                                     EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                        GHSGT
Each teacher will                                                                                                Increased parental
                        February 7, 2011-
generate an email                                                                                                 involvement will
                            start date
distribution list to                                                                                               increase student
                          February 14,                                                       Emails sent to
ensure that parents                                                  Principal, parents,                             achievement
                        2011 completion        Internet service                             each distribution
are informed                                                          and all teachers                               according to
                               date                                                               list
weekly of the                                                                                                        benchmarks,
                           (amend as
classroom                                                                                                            EOCTs, and
                             needed)
expectations.                                                                                                           GHSGT
Teachers will                                                                                 Student made             Increased
deliberately                                E-Walk data tracking                           “Thinking Maps”,       opportunities for
incorporate Higher      February 7, 2011-   service, paper and ink     All teachers,        Lesson plans that        higher order
Order thinking              start date       for lesson plans, CIF   administrators, and      reflect HOTS           thinking will
activities into their   Frequency: Daily      and Administrators,           CIF            activities, E-Walk      increase student
lesson plans                                   RESA resources                              reports from walk-        achievement
DAILY.                                                                                           throughs            according to


                                                                                                                               15
                                                                                                                   benchmarks,
                                                                                                                   EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                     GHSGT
                                                                                                                    Increased
                                                                                                                 opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                               Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                  differentiated
incorporate a                              E-Walk data tracking                                   reflect
                       February 7, 2011-                                                                          activities will
minimum of one                             service, paper and ink      All teachers,          differentiated
                           start date                                                                            increase student
differentiated                              for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and   activities, E-Walk
                          Frequency:                                                                               achievement
activity per week                            and Administrators,            CIF            reports from walk-
                            Weekly                                                                                 according to
into their lesson                             RESA resources                                throughs; GAPSS
                                                                                                                   benchmarks,
plans.                                                                                        survey results
                                                                                                                   EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                     GHSGT
Teachers will
                                                                                                                     Increased
enhance their
                                                                                                                 opportunities for
professional                                    Collaborative                              Agendas and sign-
                                                                                                                 building capacity
learning                                       planning time,                                in sheets from
                                                                                                                  for professional
community by                               scholarly journals and                             collaborative
                       February 7, 2011-                              Administrators,                                 learning
actively attending,                        newsletters, teacher as                            planning and
                           start date                                 CIF, department                            communities will
contributing to,                            leader for redelivery                          learning sessions;
                          Frequency:                                   heads, and all                             increase student
and participating in                         of strategies, ideas,                            Professional
                           Monthly                                       teachers                                   achievement
monthly                                     and resources for the                           Learning Survey
                                                                                                                    according to
department                                 department, paper and                            Results, GAPSS
                                                                                                                    benchmarks,
collaborative                                         ink                                    survey results
                                                                                                                    EOCTs, and
learning
                                                                                                                      GHSGT
experiences.
                                           Professional Learning                             Student work
Monitor the                                     Opportunities,       ESS Staff, School     displays, analysis
                         September                                                                               GHSGT, EOCT,
alignment of Unit                          GeorgiaStandards.org,      Administration,         of formative
                       2010 Ongoing                                                                              and benchmark
and Pacing Guides                           Substitute Expenses,      CIF, Teachers,         assessments,
                       with continuous                                                                               scores.
to the GPS for all                           Training Expenses,      Vertical Content           variety of
                          revisions                                                                               (2,3,4,8,9,10)
content areas                               RTI Interventions &           Teams                assessment
                                                   Resources                                    strategies
                                              GADOE Website,
Target Students
                                               Data notebooks,                              EOCT results,
with Disabilities,
                         September          benchmark data, co-                              teacher lesson
Economically                                                          Administration,
                            2010                 teaching, RTI                                plans geared       GHSGT, EOCT,
Disadvantaged,                                                        Teachers, CIF,
                        Ongoing with              strategies &                                   toward           and benchmark
and Hispanic                                                         Vertical Content
                         continuous            resources, Small                              differentiated      scores (1,2,3,8,9)
students for                                                         Teams, ESS Staff
                          revisions           group instruction,                            instruction and
individualized
                                            Reading Plus, Study                               assessments
intervention
                                                     Island
                                           Parental Involvement
                                              Policy, Funds for
                                             postage and student
                                                                                            School Website,
                                              agendas, Teacher
Increase parental                                                      Administration      Student Agendas,
                                              planning time for                                                  GHSGT, EOCT,
involvement in           September                                    Teachers, Staff,       Parent teacher
                                               parent meetings,                                                  and benchmark
student                 2010 Ongoing                                    Counselors,         night attendance,
                                             Student Compacts,                                                    scores (6, 10)
achievement                                                           Parents/Families     parent contact log,
                                              Email distribution
                                                                                              PRIDE cards
                                           lists to inform parents
                                               about classroom
                                              activities weekly.
                                                  Technology                                Projects, rubrics,
                                             resources, Vertical                            commentary on
 Increase higher-                                 content team                                student work,
                          September                                                                              GHSGT, EOCT,
order thinking                              planning, Education       Administration,            graphic
                             2010                                                                                 and benchmark
skills in all                                 Fair, Performance       Teachers, CIF        organizers, student
                           Ongoing                                                                               scores (2,3,4,8,9)
students                                    Tasks, DOK School-                               work displays,
                                               wide Approach,                              performance tasks,
                                                  Frameworks                               student interviews




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GOAL 3: Student Achievement
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Students will demonstrate
higher competency in the area of Language Arts.
                          Goal Statement                                                     Baseline Data


90% of English 9 Literature and                                       85% of English 9 students met or
Composition students will meet or exceed                              exceeded on the 2011 EOCT.
standards on the EOCT.
96% of GHSGT first time test takers will                              96% of GHSGT first time test takers met
meet or exceed standards in English                                   or exceeded standards in ELA in 2011.
Language Arts.
93% of American Literature students will                              93% of students met or exceeded the
meet or exceed standards on the EOCT.                                 standards on the American Literature
                                                                      EOCT in 2011.
                                                                                                     Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                     Evidence of
                                                                                                                       Impact on
      Actions,                               Estimated Costs,                                                    Student Learning
  Strategies, and                            Funding Sources,             Person(s)                                      (Title I
   Interventions            Timeline          and Resources              Responsible            Artifacts            Component)
                                                                                                                    Increased rigor
                                                                                                                     will increase
Consistently
                                                                                              Call logs and              student
implement the           February 7, 2011-
                                             Paper, post-its, ink,                            student tardy          achievement
tardy plan to               start date                                    All faculty
                                                 personnel                                       tracking            according to
ensure bell to bell     Frequency: Daily
                                                                                               documents             benchmarks,
instruction.
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Each teacher will                                                                                                Increased parental
                        February 7, 2011-
generate an email                                                                                                 involvement will
                            start date
distribution list to                                                                                               increase student
                          February 14,                                                       Emails sent to
ensure that parents                                                   Principal, parents,                            achievement
                        2011 completion        Internet service                             each distribution
are informed                                                           and all teachers                              according to
                               date                                                                list
weekly of the                                                                                                        benchmarks,
                           (amend as
classroom                                                                                                             EOCTs, and
                             needed)
expectations.                                                                                                            GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                 Student made
                                                                                                                      higher order
deliberately                                E-Walk data tracking                            “Thinking Maps”,
                                                                                                                     thinking will
incorporate Higher      February 7, 2011-   service, paper and ink      All teachers,        Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                   increase student
Order thinking              start date       for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and      reflect HOTS
                                                                                                                     achievement
activities into their   Frequency: Daily      and Administrators,            CIF            activities, E-Walk
                                                                                                                     according to
lesson plans                                   RESA resources                               reports from walk-
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
DAILY.                                                                                            throughs
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                     differentiated
incorporate a                               E-Walk data tracking                                   reflect
                        February 7, 2011-                                                                            activities will
minimum of one                              service, paper and ink      All teachers,          differentiated
                            start date                                                                             increase student
differentiated                               for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and   activities, E-Walk
                           Frequency:                                                                                achievement
activity per week                             and Administrators,            CIF            reports from walk-
                             Weekly                                                                                  according to
into their lesson                              RESA resources                                throughs; GAPSS
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
plans.                                                                                         survey results
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Teachers will           February 7, 2011-       Collaborative          Administrators,      Agendas and sign-           Increased
enhance their               start date         planning time,          CIF, department       in sheets from       opportunities for
professional               Frequency:       scholarly journals and      heads, and all        collaborative       building capacity
learning                    Monthly         newsletters, teacher as       teachers            planning and         for professional


                                                                                                                               17
community by                               leader for redelivery                          learning sessions;         learning
actively attending,                         of strategies, ideas,                            Professional       communities will
contributing to,                           and resources for the                           Learning Survey       increase student
and participating in                      department, paper and                            Results, GAPSS          achievement
monthly                                              ink                                    survey results         according to
department                                                                                                         benchmarks,
collaborative                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
learning                                                                                                             GHSGT
experiences.
                                                                                                                    Increasing
Teachers will
                                                                                                                 students’ skills
collaborate to
                                                                                                                  with attacking
develop a
                       February 7 2011-                                                                          new vocabulary
department-wide
                           start date       Planning period,                              A hard copy of the    will increase their
resource guide for                                                  All ELA teachers
                        May 15, 2011       paper, ink, internet                            resource guide         achievement
vocabulary
                       Completion date                                                                             according to
strategies to use
                                                                                                                  benchmarks,
across the
                                                                                                                  EOCTS, and
curriculum
                                                                                                                     GHSGT
                                          Professional Learning                             Student work
Monitor the                                    Opportunities,       ESS Staff, School     displays, analysis
                         September                                                                              GHSGT, EOCT,
alignment of Unit                         GeorgiaStandards.org,      Administration,         of formative
                       2010 Ongoing                                                                             and benchmark
and Pacing Guides                          Substitute Expenses,      CIF, Teachers,         assessments,
                       with continuous                                                                              scores.
to the GPS for all                          Training Expenses,      Vertical Content           variety of
                          revisions                                                                              (2,3,4,8,9,10)
content areas                              RTI Interventions &           Teams                assessment
                                                  Resources                                    strategies
                                             GADOE Website,
Target Students
                                              Data notebooks,                              EOCT results,
with Disabilities,
                         September         benchmark data, co-                              teacher lesson
Economically                                                         Administration,
                            2010                teaching, RTI                                plans geared       GHSGT, EOCT,
Disadvantaged,                                                       Teachers, CIF,
                        Ongoing with             strategies &                                   toward           and benchmark
and Hispanic                                                        Vertical Content
                         continuous           resources, Small                              differentiated      scores (1,2,3,8,9)
students for                                                        Teams, ESS Staff
                          revisions          group instruction,                            instruction and
individualized
                                           Reading Plus, Study                               assessments
intervention
                                                    Island
                                          Parental Involvement
                                             Policy, Funds for
                                            postage and student
                                                                                           School Website,
                                             agendas, Teacher
Increase parental                                                     Administration      Student Agendas,
                                             planning time for                                                  GHSGT, EOCT,
involvement in           September                                   Teachers, Staff,       Parent teacher
                                              parent meetings,                                                  and benchmark
student                 2010 Ongoing                                   Counselors,         night attendance,
                                            Student Compacts,                                                    scores (6, 10)
achievement                                                          Parents/Families     parent contact log,
                                             Email distribution
                                                                                             PRIDE cards
                                          lists to inform parents
                                              about classroom
                                             activities weekly.
                                                 Technology                                Projects, rubrics,
                                            resources, Vertical                             commentary on
Increase higher-                                 content team                                student work,
                          September                                                                             GHSGT, EOCT,
order thinking                             planning, Education       Administration,             graphic
                             2010                                                                                and benchmark
skills in all                                Fair, Performance       Teachers, CIF        organizers, student
                           Ongoing                                                                              scores (2,3,4,8,9)
students                                   Tasks, DOK School-                               work displays,
                                              wide Approach,                              performance tasks,
                                                 Frameworks                               student interviews
                                             Network drive for                             CIF drive on the
                                             shared resources,                               network, files      GHSGT, EOCT,
Systematically                                                       Administration,
                                           website library built                              stored there,      and benchmark
utilize vocabulary     September 2010                                 Teachers, CIF,
                                           by teachers, training                             student work,      scores, final exam
strategies across         Ongoing                                   Reading Specialist,
                                            by department with                               minutes from             scores.
the curriculum.                                                       ESS Teachers
                                          reading specialist and                             collaborative          (2,3,4,8,9)
                                                      CIF                                  planning sessions




                                                                                                                              18
GOAL 4: Student Achievement
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Students will demonstrate
higher competency in the area of Social Studies.
                          Goal Statement                                                     Baseline Data


90% of students will meet or exceed Social                            88% of students met or exceeded
Studies standards on the GHSGT.                                       standards on the 2011 GHSGT.
70% of students will meet or exceed                                   60% of students met or exceeded
standards in U.S. History on the EOCT.                                standards on the U.S. History EOCT in
                                                                      2011.
                                                                                                     Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                     Evidence of
                                                                                                                       Impact on
      Actions,                               Estimated Costs,                                                    Student Learning
  Strategies, and                            Funding Sources,             Person(s)                                       (Title I
   Interventions            Timeline          and Resources              Responsible            Artifacts            Component)
                                                                                                                    Increased rigor
                                                                                                                     will increase
Consistently
                                                                                              Call logs and               student
implement the           February 7, 2011-
                                             Paper, post-its, ink,                            student tardy          achievement
tardy plan to               start date                                    All faculty
                                                 personnel                                       tracking            according to
ensure bell to bell     Frequency: Daily
                                                                                               documents             benchmarks,
instruction.
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Each teacher will                                                                                                Increased parental
                        February 7, 2011-
generate an email                                                                                                 involvement will
                            start date
distribution list to                                                                                               increase student
                          February 14,                                                       Emails sent to
ensure that parents                                                   Principal, parents,                            achievement
                        2011 completion        Internet service                             each distribution
are informed                                                           and all teachers                              according to
                               date                                                                list
weekly of the                                                                                                        benchmarks,
                           (amend as
classroom                                                                                                             EOCTs, and
                             needed)
expectations.                                                                                                            GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                 Student made
                                                                                                                      higher order
deliberately                                E-Walk data tracking                            “Thinking Maps”,
                                                                                                                     thinking will
incorporate Higher      February 7, 2011-   service, paper and ink      All teachers,        Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                   increase student
Order thinking              start date       for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and      reflect HOTS
                                                                                                                     achievement
activities into their   Frequency: Daily      and Administrators,            CIF            activities, E-Walk
                                                                                                                     according to
lesson plans                                   RESA resources                               reports from walk-
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
DAILY.                                                                                            throughs
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
                                                                                                                        Increased
                                                                                                                  opportunities for
Teachers will                                                                                Lesson plans that
                                                                                                                     differentiated
incorporate a                               E-Walk data tracking                                   reflect
                        February 7, 2011-                                                                            activities will
minimum of one                              service, paper and ink      All teachers,          differentiated
                            start date                                                                             increase student
differentiated                               for lesson plans, CIF    administrators, and   activities, E-Walk
                           Frequency:                                                                                achievement
activity per week                             and Administrators,            CIF            reports from walk-
                             Weekly                                                                                  according to
into their lesson                              RESA resources                                throughs; GAPSS
                                                                                                                     benchmarks,
plans.                                                                                         survey results
                                                                                                                      EOCTs, and
                                                                                                                         GHSGT
Teachers will                                                                                                           Increased
                                                 Collaborative                              Agendas and sign-
enhance their                                                                                                     opportunities for
                                                planning time,                                in sheets from
professional                                                                                                      building capacity
                                            scholarly journals and                             collaborative
learning                February 7, 2011-                              Administrators,                             for professional
                                            newsletters, teacher as                            planning and
community by                start date                                 CIF, department                                   learning
                                             leader for redelivery                          learning sessions;
actively attending,        Frequency:                                   heads, and all                            communities will
                                              of strategies, ideas,                            Professional
contributing to,            Monthly                                       teachers                                 increase student
                                             and resources for the                           Learning Survey
and participating in                                                                                                 achievement
                                            department, paper and                            Results, GAPSS
monthly                                                                                                              according to
                                                       ink                                    survey results
department                                                                                                           benchmarks,


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collaborative                                                                                                  EOCTs, and
learning                                                                                                        GHSGT
experiences.
                                       Professional Learning                             Student work
Monitor the                                 Opportunities,       ESS Staff, School     displays, analysis
                       September                                                                             GHSGT, EOCT,
alignment of Unit                      GeorgiaStandards.org,      Administration,         of formative
                     2010 Ongoing                                                                            and benchmark
and Pacing Guides                       Substitute Expenses,      CIF, Teachers,         assessments,
                     with continuous                                                                             scores.
to the GPS for all                       Training Expenses,      Vertical Content           variety of
                        revisions                                                                             (2,3,4,8,9,10)
content areas                           RTI Interventions &           Teams                assessment
                                               Resources                                    strategies
                                          GADOE Website,
Target Students
                                           Data notebooks,                              EOCT results,
with Disabilities,
                       September        benchmark data, co-                              teacher lesson
Economically                                                      Administration,
                          2010               teaching, RTI                                plans geared       GHSGT, EOCT,
Disadvantaged,                                                    Teachers, CIF,
                      Ongoing with            strategies &                                   toward           and benchmark
and Hispanic                                                     Vertical Content
                       continuous          resources, Small                              differentiated      scores (1,2,3,8,9)
students for                                                     Teams, ESS Staff
                        revisions         group instruction,                            instruction and
individualized
                                        Reading Plus, Study                               assessments
intervention
                                                 Island
                                       Parental Involvement
                                          Policy, Funds for
                                         postage and student
                                                                                        School Website,
                                          agendas, Teacher
Increase parental                                                  Administration      Student Agendas,
                                          planning time for                                                  GHSGT, EOCT,
involvement in        September                                   Teachers, Staff,       Parent teacher
                                           parent meetings,                                                  and benchmark
student              2010 Ongoing                                   Counselors,         night attendance,
                                         Student Compacts,                                                    scores (6, 10)
achievement                                                       Parents/Families     parent contact log,
                                          Email distribution
                                                                                          PRIDE cards
                                       lists to inform parents
                                           about classroom
                                          activities weekly.
                                              Technology
                                                                                        Projects, rubrics,
                                         resources, Vertical
                                                                                        commentary on
                                              content team
Increase higher-                                                                          student work,
                       September        planning, Education                                                  GHSGT, EOCT,
order thinking                                                    Administration,            graphic
                          2010            Fair, Performance                                                   and benchmark
skills in all                                                     Teachers, CIF        organizers, student
                        Ongoing         Tasks, DOK School-                                                   scores (2,3,4,8,9)
students                                                                                 work displays,
                                           wide Approach,
                                                                                       performance tasks,
                                             Frameworks,
                                                                                       student interviews
                                       Academic Boot Camp
                                          Network drive for                            CIF drive on the
                                          shared resources,                              network, files       GHSGT, EOCT,
 Systematically                                                   Administration,
                                        website library built                             stored there,       and benchmark
utilize vocabulary   September 2010                                Teachers, CIF,
                                        by teachers, training                            student work,       scores, final exam
strategies across       Ongoing                                  Reading Specialist,
                                         by department with                              minutes from              scores.
the curriculum.                                                    ESS Teachers
                                       reading specialist and                            collaborative           (2,3,4,8,9)
                                                   CIF                                 planning sessions




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GOAL 5: Student discipline and behavior
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Students will develop behavior
management skills to promote a school-wide environment that is safe and conducive to
learning.
                      Goal Statement                                                 Baseline Data


70% of students will exhibit behavior that is NMHS has data collected by referral type.
effectively managed in the classroom          687 office referrals were made in 2010-
through strategies and interventions that do 2011.
not take the student away from the learning
environment.
                                                                                              Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                              Evidence of
                                                                                                              Impact on
      Actions,                          Estimated Costs,                                                   Student Learning
  Strategies, and                       Funding Sources,          Person(s)                                     (Title I
   Interventions        Timeline         and Resources           Responsible            Artifacts            Component)
Organize and train                                              Asst. Principal,
a Positive           September 2010     Teacher, Student,         Counselor,           Reduction of         Positive student
Behavior                Monthly        Administration Time      Teachers, Bus       discipline referrals     behavior (2,6)
Intervention Team                                               Drivers, Staff
                                        Costs for Student
Implement the                                                                        Golden tickets,
                                         agendas, teacher         Teachers,
Positive Behavior                                                                    participation in
                      October 2010        golden tickets,      Administrators,                              Positive student
System and                                                                           reward parties,
                      Ongoing Daily       incentives for       Staff, Students,                              behavior (2,6)
Golden Ticket                                                                        fast passes for
                                        positive behavior,     Parents/Families
System                                                                                    lunch
                                            PBS funds
Schedule a                              DVD Series from                                                    Students modeling
                     September 2010                                                  Fewer counselor
Character Counts                       GA DOE, Counselor      Counselor, students                            good character
                          Daily                                                         referrals
Segment                                      Research                                                             (10)
                                                                                    Needs assessments
                                                                                                            Positive student
                                          Advisement                                   and program
Implement                                                         Guidance                                   behavior and
                     September 2010     schedule, teacher                              evaluations,
Teachers as                                                      Counselors,                                   academic
                     Ongoing, Weekly    planning time &                                Student goal
Advisors Program                                              Teachers, Advisors                             achievement
                                            research                                  sheets, Student
                                                                                                                (1,3,6)
                                                                                         compacts
                                                                                      Sign In sheets
                                                                                                            Positive student
                                                                                      Teachers’ final
Implement                              Training costs for 2   Assistant Principal                            behavior and
                       Winter 2011                                                         exams
Mindset Restraint                           building           Athletic Director                               academic
                        Ongoing                                                      Reduced number
Training                                 representatives        All Teachers                                 achievement
                                                                                        of violence
                                                                                                                (1,3,6)
                                                                                          referrals




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GOAL 6: Student Attendance
DESIRED RESULTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING: Desired Results: Students will
demonstrate superior attendance through compliance with the school's attendance policy.
                      Goal Statement                                                    Baseline Data


The percentage of students with 15 or more                      11.49% of students had 15 or more
absences will be less than or equal to 12%                      absences in 2010-2011.
for 2010-2011.
                                                                                                Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                Evidence of
                                                                                                                 Impact on
     Actions,                           Estimated Costs,                                                     Student Learning
 Strategies, and                        Funding Sources,            Person(s)                                      (Title I
  Interventions         Timeline         and Resources             Responsible             Artifacts            Component)
                                                                                                               Parents will be
                                       Student handbooks,       Teachers and Staff,                            made aware of
Notify parents of    September 2010                                                        Improved
                                        Funds for Policy           NMHS ARC                                  attendance policy,
attendance policy       Ongoing                                                            attendance
                                       letters and postage          Committee                                     improved
                                                                                                             attendance (6, 10)
                                                                  Pupil Services,         School Max
                                                                   Attendance            reports, parent
Track attendance     September 2009                                                                               Improved
                                       Technology Support          Coordinator,           notification,
using School Max      Daily, ongoing                                                                         attendance (4,6,10)
                                                                 Teachers, NMHS        letters, phone call
                                                                 ARC Committee                  log
Notify parents by
                     August 2009 As     Teacher planning                                  Phone Log,              Improved
phone after 3                                                        Teachers
                     needed, ongoing         time                                      Attendance reports      attendance (6)
absences
Send postcard to
                                                                                            Postcards,
parents after 5th    September 2009    Costs for Postcards,         Attendance                                   Improved
                                                                                       attendance reports,
absence, schedule      As needed       postage, and letters         Coordinator                              attendance (6,10)
                                                                                              AYP
ARC if unexcused
Notify parents via
                     September 2009     Costs for Letters,          Attendance         Letters, attendance       Improved
letter after 7th
                       As needed            postage                 Coordinator          reports, AYP        attendance (6,10)
absence
Hold Attendance
Review Committee
                     September 2009     Teacher planning            Attendance         Meeting minutes,           Improved
(ARC) with
                       As needed             time                   Coordinator         OCGA form              attendance (6)
parents and
teachers
                                          Social Worker,           Social Worker,
Utilize School       September 2009                                                                              Improved
                                       teacher time, referral   teachers, attendance     Referral forms
social workers          As needed                                                                            attendance (6,10)
                                              forms                 coordinator
                                                                                          Attendance
Target Students
                                                                                        Reports, Phone            Improved
with Disabilities                                                 Teachers, ESS
                     September 2009      School Max,                                    Log, Att. Letters      attendance for
subgroup for                                                       Staff, Case
                        As needed      Mentors/Advocates                                 and Postcards,        Students with
improved                                                            Managers
                                                                                         ARC meeting           Disabilities (6)
attendance
                                                                                            minutes




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GOAL 7: Learning Communities
DESIRED RESULTS: Administrators, teachers, and staff will collaborate on a regular
basis in order to increase student achievement.
                     Goal Statement                                                  Baseline Data


All teachers will participate in collaborative                 In 2009-2010, collaborative planning took
planning one day per week.                                     place by all teachers at least once per
                                                               month.
                                                                                              Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                               Evidence of
                                                                                                                Impact on
     Actions,                          Estimated Costs,                                                    Student Learning
 Strategies, and                       Funding Sources,            Person(s)                                      (Title I
  Interventions        Timeline         and Resources             Responsible           Artifacts             Component)
                                                                                                           Improved student
                                                                                    Meeting Minutes,
                                                                                                             achievement on
                                                                                       Collaborative
Schedule and plan    September 2011    Teacher/Staff time      Teachers, Vertical                            the EOCT in all
                                                                                    lesson plans, team
for Content           Wednesdays,     before or after school    Content Teams,                              content areas and
                                                                                      goals & action
Meetings                ongoing       hours, NSDC Survey             CIF                                         improved
                                                                                       plan, NSDC
                                                                                                              collaboration.
                                                                                      Survey Results
                                                                                                                (1,2,3,4,7)
                                                                                                           Improved student
                                                                                    Meeting Minutes,
                                                                                                             achievement on
Schedule and plan                      Teacher/Staff time                              Collaborative
                                                                  Grade-Level                                the EOCT in all
for Grade-Level      September 2011     during planning                             lesson plans, team
                                                                Teams/Teachers,                             content areas and
Team & Content           Weekly         periods, NSDC                                 goals & action
                                                                      CIF                                        improved
Meetings                                    Survey                                     plan, NSDC
                                                                                                              collaboration.
                                                                                      Survey Results
                                                                                                                (1,2,3,4,7)
                                                                                                           Improved student
                                                                 Administrators,
                                                                                                             achievement on
                                                                  Grade-Level
                                                                                                             the EOCT in all
                                                                Teams/Teachers,
Schedule and plan                                                                                           content areas and
                     September 2009     Teacher, Staff,            Counselors,
for Leadership                                                                      Meeting Minutes              improved
                         Weekly       Administration Time      Connections Team
Team Meetings                                                                                                  collaboration
                                                                 Leader, School
                                                                                                            across all school
                                                               Social Worker, ESS
                                                                                                               departments.
                                                                Team Leader, CIF
                                                                                                                (1,2,3,4,7)
Organize and Plan                                               Asst. Principal,
for Positive         September 2009    Teacher, Student,          Counselor,           Reduction of         Positive student
Behavior                Monthly       Administration Time       Teachers, SRO,      discipline referrals     behavior (2,6)
Intervention Team                                                    Staff
Collaborate every                                                                                          Improved student
8 weeks with                                                                                                achievement on
                                                                                    Minutes from data
content groups and                    Achievement Series         CIF, Academic                              the EOCT in all
                     September 2009                                                 analysis meetings,
make benchmark                        software, ink, paper,         teachers,                              content areas and
                      Every 8 weeks                                                  Data notebooks,
data-driven                                   CIF                administrators                                 improved
                                                                                    intervention notes
decisions for                                                                                                collaboration.
interventions                                                                                                  (1,2,3,4,7)




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GOAL 8: Technology and Learning
DESIRED RESULTS: Students will demonstrate higher levels of cross-curricular
achievement through the integration of technology.
                       Goal Statement                                               Baseline Data


NMHS will provide access to technology       In 2010-2011, all teachers had SmartBoard
that will integrate into lesson plans,       capabilities and 50% had CPS capabilities.
classroom activities, and performance tasks.
                                                                                            Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                            Evidence of
                                                                                                            Impact on
     Actions,                             Estimated Costs,                                               Student Learning
 Strategies, and                         Funding Sources,          Person(s)                                  (Title I
  Interventions          Timeline          and Resources          Responsible          Artifacts           Component)
                                           CPS, SMART                                Student Power
                                             interactive                                  Point
                                                                                                          Administration
                                            whiteboards,        Teachers, System     presentations,
                                                                                                            and teacher
Engage all students                        overhead LED           Instructional    student portfolios,
                       August 2009                                                                         observation of
with 21st Century                        projectors & bulbs,       Technology        teacher lesson
                        Ongoing                                                                          increased student
Technology                               Hardware/software       Specialist, ESS    plans, Mini-T's,
                                                                                                            engagement
                                         costs, maintenance           Staff            classroom
                                                                                                              (2,3,5,9)
                                         costs, repair costs,                      observations, LoTi
                                            LoTi Survey                              Survey Results
                                                                                     Student Power
                                                                                          Point
                                              Professional                                                Administration
Provide teachers                                                 Administrators,     presentations,
                                         Development funds,                                                 and teacher
and staff with                                                       System        student portfolios,
                       August 2009          substitute costs,                                              observation of
training on                                                       Instructional      teacher lesson
                        Ongoing            registration fees,                                            increased student
technology                                                        Technology        plans, Mini-T's,
                                        travel expenses, LoTi                                               engagement
implementation                                                   Specialist, CIF       classroom
                                                Survey                                                        (2,3,5,9)
                                                                                   observations, LoTi
                                                                                     Survey Results
 Equipment
stations designated
for student and                                                                                           Administration
                                                                 Administrators,   Updated, operable
teacher use will                         Hardware/software                                                  and teacher
                                                                     System           student and
have access to         August 2009       costs, maintenance                                                observation of
                                                                  Instructional         teacher
software and            Ongoing          costs, repair costs,                                            increased student
                                                                  Technology       workstations, LoTi
Internet resources                          LoTi Survey                                                     engagement
                                                                 Specialist, CIF    Survey Results
necessary for                                                                                                 (2,3,5,9)
implementation of
GPS Standards
Add software for
the development of                                                                                       Administrator and
                                            Software site                           Data reports that
student skills in                                                                                             teacher
                      November 2009;          licenses,          Administrators,    show individual
math, science,                                                                                            observations of
                         Ongoing            maintenance,         CIF, Teachers        progress of
English/Language                                                                                           student gains
                                             hardware                                  students.
Arts, and SAT                                                                                                (2,3,5,9).
preparation.


North Murray High School will implement school-wide reform strategies that are
scientifically research based to assist students in meeting or exceeding the Georgia
Performance Standards (GPS). The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for all
academic subjects will be implemented in each grade level. Teachers and support staff
will have copies of their content-specific standards, pacing guides, content maps,
frameworks, and student test data in their classrooms. Those items are organized into a
data notebook. Teachers will be able to access those items on the school, district, and
state web sites. Learning Focused Schools strategies and teaching methods will be
practiced in every classroom at North Murray. The teachers will use the latest in

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research-based teaching practices in the classroom and will provide students with
authentic opportunities to explore and discover learning in each content area.

Vertical content meetings will be held monthly for each content area. These meetings will
be used to share best practices, troubleshoot problems, identify new ideas, and set goals
for student achievement. Both teachers and support staff will be part of these vertical
teams.

Lesson plans will be prepared in advance and monitored by the school’s Curriculum and
Instruction Facilitator. They will be monitored to ensure alignment with the GPS (for
academic subjects), and with national standards (for elective courses). These lesson plans
will follow the Learning Focused Schools model and include activating strategies,
essential questions, key vocabulary, teaching strategies, summarizing strategies, and
assessment strategies. The plans may be turned in as unit plans or as weekly lesson plans
and will require teachers to analyze Webb’s Depth of Knowledge levels daily.

North Murray will utilize effective instructional methods that increase the quality and
amount of learning time. North Murray will offer a variety of opportunities to help
students who struggle with academics. First, North Murray will offer a math support class
called Math Support I for 9th grade students and Math Support II for 10th grade students,
and Math Support III for 11th or 12th grade students. Math Support I will serve 9th grade
students who have not met standards on the 8th grade CRCT, or who need extra help to be
successful in Math. Math Support II will serve 10th grade students who participated in
Math Support I and who are recommended to continue based on success or lack of
success made in Math Support I and Math I during the ninth grade year. Math Support III
students will be those who had needed support classes in 9th and 10th grade or whose
EOCT in Math 2 indicated a need for more support. Additionally, 12th grade students
who have been poor in math in the past and need a fourth math or need to pass the math
section of the GHSGT will be included. The support classes will use a
previewing/accelerating platform in order to help students better understand the specific
GPS for their grade level.

North Murray will utilize the services of a reading specialist and a FastForWord lab and
teacher to support students who read below grade level or who are not performing on
grade level in academic classes. These students will be identified initially by using the 8th
grade CRCT and the Star Test data. Once this initial group is identified, the reading
specialist will administer a fluency test from the The Six Minute Solution, published by
Sopris-West. The fluency test is timed and calculates correct words per minute using
grade level reading passages. Another assessment to be used will be the Corrective
Comprehension Placement Test, published by SRA-McGraw Hill, which helps to group
students by need for comprehension and vocabulary. A final assessment to provide
documentation of need is the San Diego Quick, a graded word list. The reading specialist
has worked at Murray County High School for three years with ninth grade students and
gains in reading achievement have been reported as moderate to significant for the
students served. The Florida Center For Reading Research publishes a fluency and



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comprehension instrument called MAZE that will also be utilized to place students into
Reading Support classes.

North Murray will utilize Study Island and FastForWord, web-based enrichment
programs based on the Georgia Performance Standards and brain research, to assist
students in meeting the Georgia Performance Standards and to increase student
achievement on the Georgia High School Graduation Test as well as EOCTs. The
program will be used across the campus for support in Math, English, Science and Social
Studies. Students also use the Online Assessment System, which is provided by the state,
to practice for the EOCT and Georgia High School Graduation Test. Teachers can create
tests and assign them to classes or to individual students. The questions provide helpful
practice on content-specific questions that are aligned to the GPS. Teachers will utilize
other resources from the Internet to aid instruction such as United Streaming videos from
Discovery Education, and BrainPop, as well as resources, provided by textbook
companies.

Assessment will be an ongoing process at North Murray. A variety of methods will be
used to assess student progress and achievement, such as portfolios to document student
work and progress, online or computer-generated assessments, and hands-on performance
tasks. All academic teachers will administer quarterly benchmarks provided by the
district. Teachers will keep artifacts of student work and display them in the hallways and
in classrooms as examples.

The teachers and staff at North Murray High School will offer a wide variety of
opportunities for all students, regardless of their subgroup, to meet and/or exceed the
standards tested by the Georgia EOCTs. North Murray will adopt the Learning Focused
Schools Model (LFS) school-wide at the beginning of each school year. Learning
Focused is one of the most widely recognized school reform models in education at the
present. A great deal of research went into creating the model and much research has
been completed on its effectiveness in the classroom. The planning and instructional
strategies embraced by LFS are appropriate for all grade levels and all content areas at
North Murray. All teachers and many support staff have received extensive training on all
aspects of LFS. The training has provided the faculty and staff with valuable tools to help
students succeed and reach higher levels of achievement in the classroom and on the
EOCTs.

North Murray will also use 21st-Century technology to ensure that students have
opportunities to meet and/or exceed state standards on the EOCTs. Student engagement
has improved due to the use of SMART interactive whiteboards and student response
systems in the classrooms. Teachers and administrators at North Murray believe that this
higher level of engagement can and will result in higher levels of student academic
achievement.

Administrators, the Curriculum Facilitator, counselors, and teachers will all use data from
the Georgia Department of Education to determine student subgroups that need additional
support in order to succeed. The subgroups identified at North Murray as most at-risk of


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low achievement are the Students with Disabilities (SWD), English Language Learners
(ELL), Hispanics, and Economically Disadvantaged (ED). These groups are targeted with
special assistance such as Math Support classes, Reading Support Classes, and the
intervention of a graduation coach who works with small groups to ensure their success.
The Response to Intervention model for student support will be implemented to support
struggling students. NMHS will implement the inclusion model for students with
disabilities so that they are fully immersed in the general curriculum along with their
peers. Co-teachers and support personnel will be available to help these students within
the context of their regular classes. They are trained to implement LFS strategies and do
so in order to help SWD students succeed. Students who are categorized as ED are
identified by their participation in the school’s free and reduced price meals program.
These students, if identified as academically at-risk, will be assisted academically by also
being placed in Math and Reading support classes and by working with the graduation
coach. ELL students will be served by a half-time ELL teacher and by the graduation
coach in order to ensure their success in the classroom, on the CRCT, and in the school
environment.

The targeted subgroups SWD, ED, Hispanics, and ELL will receive many forms of
support at North Murray. First, the SWD students will receive targeted instruction from
their regular teachers, Exceptional Student Services (ESS) teachers, and ESS support
staff. Their progress will be closely monitored and shared with their parents on a regular
basis. Second, ELL students will receive specialized instruction from a certified ELL
teacher. Their progress will be monitored by the ELL and regular teachers and will also
be conveyed to parents of these students. Students in the ED and/or Hispanic subgroup
will be monitored by the Curriculum/Instruction Facilitator (CIF), guidance counselors,
and attendance coordinator. Their progress will also be shared with their parents on a
regular basis.

All students at North Murray will receive services from the guidance counseling office,
the school nurse, graduation coach, administration, and the CIF. Each student will be
assigned to an advisor with whom they meet weekly. The advisor/advisee program will
allow every child in the school to have an adult advocate to whom they can turn in times
of need. Every student will also be involved in one of North Murray’s 42 clubs. This will
give the students opportunities to explore their personal interests with the guidance of an
adult teacher or community partner.

A Dropout Prevention Action Plan will be created by a graduation team in response to
identified areas of difficulty for students with disabilities. The team will be comprised of
teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators. The group will study effective research-
based strategies designed to decrease dropout rates while increasing graduation rates.
Strategies will be developed and evaluation instruments will be put in place to monitor
and measure progress

In concordance with our dropout prevention plan, North Murray will also implement a
student advocacy program designed to better meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Our goal is for every eligible student to have a faculty advocate, per their homeroom


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inclusion teacher, to work with throughout the school year. The teacher advocate will
create a portfolio for each assigned student in which they can track grades, collect work
samples, chart progress, and monitor attendance. Advocates will also serve as the primary
parent contact for these students, developing a partnership with the parents through
frequent communication. This advocacy program is designed to be pro-active and
personalized while addressing issues and advancing achievement for students with
disabilities.

 COMPONENT 3: INSTRUCTION BY HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL
                           STAFF

Instruction at North Murray County high school will be provided by highly qualified
professional staff.

For the 2011-2012 school year, there will be 64 teachers, counselors, and administrators
at North Murray High School. The teachers, counselors, and administrators at North
Murray hold current teaching certificates issued by the State of Georgia and are
considered highly qualified. 49 are Regular Education teachers, 10 are Career, Technical,
& Agricultural Education (CTAE) teachers, 9 are Special Education teachers OR a
combination of Special Education and Regular Education, 3 are fine arts teachers, and 6
are Physical Education teachers or a combination of P.E. and regular or special education.
The administration at North Murray is comprised of one principal, one full-time assistant
principal, and two half-time assistant principals. There are three full-time counselors.
Other faculty and staff:
     1 full-time Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator
     1 full-time Media Specialist
     3 full-time ESS Paraprofessionals
     1 part-time School Social Worker
     1 Healthcare Clerk
     1 full-time School Resource Officer
     1 full-time Executive Secretary
     1 full-time Receptionist/Secretary
     1 full-time Guidance Counseling Secretary
     1 full-time Permanent Substitute
     10 Custodians
     1 Maintenance worker

The teachers and administrators at North Murray hold current teaching certificates issued
by the State of Georgia and are considered highly qualified.

Each year a Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year will be chosen
from among the faculty and staff at North Murray. They will be recognized at the
school’s awards night ceremony, in the local newspapers, on the district’s website, and at
a special banquet hosted by the district administration. Every effort is made by the district
and school administration to recruit and hire the most talented, qualified, and motivated
teachers available. Our school district participates in a variety of job fairs at local

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colleges, and also participates in TeachGeorgia, an online resource that helps join
qualified staff with school districts that have open positions. Each new school year, the
district holds a new teacher orientation designed to acclimate new faculty to the district
and schools. During pre-planning each school offers introductory training on the
technology in the classrooms such as SMART and ACTIV boards, student response
systems, and textbook resources. North Murray will offer a mentoring program for new
teachers to offer support, resources, and advice. Each new teacher will be assigned an
individual mentor who is a veteran teacher and preferably a teacher of the same content.
Two candidates from NMHS will participate in Georgia Rising Stars, Georgia’s
performance-based talent development program for aspiring school leaders.


               COMPONENT 4: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Development for the staff at North Murray High School will be designed to
support teachers in enabling all children in the school to meet performance standards.
Those opportunities will focus on increasing student engagement, motivation, and
achievement. Teachers already employed by the Murray County School system have
participated in a great deal of professional development geared toward implementing and
teaching the new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in every content area. The GPS
training is directly linked to how the students will perform on the EOCTs at the end of
the year because the EOCTs assess the students’ understanding of the GPS.

North Murray teachers will be required to develop and evaluate a Personal Professional
Development Plan (PPP). These plans will be discussed with the school’s administration
and evaluated throughout the school year. Each teacher must reflect on his/her goals for
the year as they relate to the specific content and standards that he/she teaches. They must
include quantifiable goals, strategies for achieving those goals, and provide artifacts to
support those goals at the end of the school year.

During the 2010-2011 school year all teachers will receive introductory Learning
Focused training combined with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and implementation
strategies. Teachers will also continue to learn ways in which they can effectively use the
Response to Intervention (RTI) process. Professional learning opportunities will be
provided to increase and support the use of technology in the classroom as a way to
increase student achievement and motivation. Professional learning opportunities will be
provided for Study Island, a web-based enrichment program based on Georgia
Performance Standards, in an effort to increase student achievement on the Georgia High
School Graduation Test. Vertical content teams will work collaboratively to analyze
student achievement data and create common goals and assessments that will be used to
measure student success with the GPS. Weekly collaborative leadership meetings will be
held to progress monitor the school improvement plan and to make recommendations for
professional learning opportunities.




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                  COMPONENT 5: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

The School-wide Title I plan and parental involvement plan will be reviewed annually by
stakeholders to ensure that North Murray High School is implementing strategies to
increase parental involvement. NMHS will effectively communicate to inform families
and the community about student progress and school programs. Teachers will
communicate with parents and families in a variety of ways, including e-mail, phone
calls, face-to-face meetings, iParent web access, iGrade reporting web access, report
cards, progress reports, and through student agendas. Current events and student
achievements will be shared with families on the school’s website as well as through
local newspapers. At the beginning of each school year, North Murray will host an
extensive Open House where students can purchase a locker, pick up schedules, meet
teachers, and become acclimated to the school.

At the end of each grading period, the school will host PTN (Parent-Teacher Night). At
PTN the school will provide a free meal for parents, families, and staff as well as concerts
by the band and chorus. Student work will be displayed throughout the school and
teachers will open their rooms for informal meetings with parents to discuss student
progress. Parents will also be later be encouraged to attend the Renaissance Program,
upon its completed developmental phase, held each grading period to recognize
outstanding student achievement in attendance and academics. North Murray High’s
parental involvement plan will be distributed to each student and posted on the school
website. The complete parental involvement policy is found next:

Title I School Parent/Family Involvement Plan

   1. Development and Distribution
      The North Murray High School Parent/Family Involvement Plan is developed and
      accepted through the collaborative efforts of parents, families, business partners,
      staff, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. The school-wide Title I plan
      is evaluated and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents,
      families, and the school. Parents and families receive an updated version of the
      Parent/Family Involvement Plan at the beginning of each new school year. The
      policy is shared with the community using the school’s website and a copy is
      placed in the front office of the school for viewing upon request. The Guidance
      office also maintains an updated version of the policy to share with new students
      and their families upon arrival to North Murray. Last, the policy is included as
      part of each student’s agenda and handbook.

   2. Annual Meeting
      North Murray High School holds an annual meeting at the beginning of the school
      year to inform parents and families of the school’s participation in the School-
      wide Title I Policy. At this time, the policy and its requirements are explained,
      parents and families are informed of their right to be involved,
      student/parent/teacher compacts are explained, and families are given the
      opportunity to serve on the school’s Title I planning committee. This meeting is


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   held at the school’s annual open house. Notifications of this meeting are sent out
   using the local newspapers, the school website, and parent/family letters.

3. Title I Planning Committee Meeting Options
   After the annual meeting, the school surveys the parents and families who have
   chosen to serve on the Title I Planning Committee for convenient meeting times,
   and offers choices of morning, afternoon, or evening meetings in order to ensure
   that all members have the opportunity to be involved in the meeting.
   Transportation and child care are offered as options when the surveys indicate this
   is necessary. Every effort to remove barriers to parent/family involvement is made
   to ensure that all members are fully involved in the planning process.

4. Parent and Family Involvement
   The School-wide Title I planning committee will involve parents and families in
   an organized, ongoing, and timely manner. Parents and families will be involved
   in the planning, evaluation, and improvement of all Title I programs including the
   school’s parent/family involvement policy, and the school-wide improvement
   policy as stated under section 1114(b).

5. Providing Information to Parents and Families
   The school will provide all parents and families of participating students timely
   information through parent/family letters, newsletters, conferences, the school
   website, phone contacts, and local newspapers. These contacts will include
   information concerning:
           All Title I programs at North Murray High School
           Results of the annual review of the School-wide Title I Improvement
              Plan, including all school performance profiles
           Individual student assessment results and an explanation of those
              results
           A description of the school’s curriculum and an explanation of that
              curriculum
           A description and explanation of the assessments used to measure
              student progress and proficiency levels that students are expected to
              meet
           Opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share
              with other families, and participate in decisions affecting the education
              of their students
           Provide timely responses to parent/family questions and/or suggestions
           Collect any unsatisfactory comments regarding the Title I School-wide
              Improvement Plan and attach those comments to the School-wide plan
              when sent to the District LEA

6. Providing Assistance for Understanding
   North Murray High School will provide information to all parents and families of
   participating students in order to facilitate understanding of the following areas:
            National Education Goals for each content area

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              Georgia Performance Standards for each content area
              School improvement process (planning, evaluation, revision)
              Components of the school’s improvement plan
              National, state, and local assessments
              Requirements of the school’s improvement plan
              Methods for parents and families to use to monitor their student’s
               progress and work with educators to improve their student’s
               performance
              Ways that parents and families can participate in the decisions that
               affect their student’s education

7. Materials and Training
   North Murray High School will provide parents and families with materials and
   training such as:
            Coordinating necessary literacy training to help parents and families
               work with their students to improve progress and achievement
            Coordinating technology resources to help parents and families work
               with their students to improve progress and achievement
            Providing methods to parents and families for parenting, tutoring, and
               assisting their students in order to improve progress and achievement

8. Equal Partners
   Opportunities will be made at North Murray High School to educate faculty and
   staff in the value and utilization of contributions made by parents and families.
   The faculty and staff will work as equal partners with parents and families to
   coordinate and implement such parent/family-led programs as Parent Teacher
   Nights, Parent Volunteers, Education Fairs, etc. This coordination will be done in
   such as way as to build strong ties between participating students’ families and
   the school.


9. Coordination with Other Parent/Family Programs
   North Murray High School will coordinate parent/family involvement programs
   along with other programs from the community such as:
           Head Start/Even Start
           Reading First
           Title I-B
           Migrant Programs
           Title I-C
           Homeless Programs
           Vocational Education Programs
           Homeschool Programs
           Parents as Teachers Programs
           Public and Private Pre-School Programs


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              Coordination of these programs will be carried out to the extent
               feasible and appropriate for participating students and their families.

10. Community and Business Partners
    North Murray High School will develop appropriate roles for community-based
    organizations and businesses in parent/family involvement activities. Information
    will be provided to businesses and organizations concerning parent/family
    involvement opportunities at the school. Whenever possible, businesses and
    community partners will be encouraged to include parents and families in their
    partnerships with schools at all levels in the district.

11. Parent and Family Resources
    North Murray High School will conduct other activities, as appropriate and
    feasible, to help parents and families become full partners in the education of their
    participating students. Those activities may include:
        a. Parent/Family Resource Centers
        b. Literacy Training for Parents and Families
        c. Local/School Parent and Family Involvement Activities
        d. Training for parents and families to enhance and engage the involvement
            of other parents and families
        e. Parenting and Child Rearing Resources

12. Parent and Family Involvement in Ongoing Assessment
    North Murray High School will work to involve parents and families in an on-
    going assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of its parent/family involvement
    policy. These assessments will be used as a measure of performance evaluation
    for the school.

13. Communication Adaptation
    North Murray High School will, to the fullest extent possible, provide equal
    opportunities for involvement to the parents and families of ELL students,
    migratory students, and students with disabilities. This will include providing
    information to parents and families regarding school programs, meetings, and
    activities in a language and/or format that they can understand.

14. Reasonable Support
    North Murray High School will provide other reasonable support for the parent
    and family involvement activities as parents request.

15. School Compact
    North Murray High School teachers, administrators, students, and parents have
    developed a school compact that outlines how parents, students, teachers, and
    administrators are responsible for supporting student learning. Each year the
    school council will involve parents and families in the evaluation of the school
    compact between staff, students, and parents and its effectiveness and offer
    changes or improvements for the next year.

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16. High Quality Curriculum and Instruction
    North Murray High School strives to provide high quality curriculum and
    instruction through staff development based on the needs of teachers. The school
    also utilizes a Curriculum and Instructional Facilitator to analyze data needs,
    research training opportunities, and provide planning assistance for teachers. The
    school compact outlines the responsibilities of teachers and administrators to
    provide a safe and orderly environment which is conducive to learning.

17. Parent Responsibilities
    The school compact and student handbook explain ways in which parents can
    support their student’s learning and participate in North Murray High School.

18. Parent and Teacher Communication
    Because good communication between parents and teachers is vitally important,
    North Murray High School will offer many ways to avail an open line of
    communication.
           Student Agendas
           Progress reports every 3 weeks are sent home
           Email distribution lists created by teachers to keep families informed
              on a weekly basis
           iParent – Online viewing of students’ grades and attendance
           School Newsletter
           Quarterly Parent-Teacher Conference Nights
           Parent meetings as requested by parents and or teachers
           Phone calls, emails, notes from teachers, counselors, and
              administrators
           Parent involvement in education fairs, career fairs, etc.
           North Murray High School Website
           At Open House, PTN, and parent-teacher conferences the following
              training will be provided to parents to enable them to better support
              their students:
           iParent explanation, demonstration, and information
           Online Assessment System (EOCT and GHSGT practice) explanation,
              demonstration, and information
           Web Access to School Improvement Plan and Parental Involvement
              Policy
           School and System websites
           Directories of local services and agencies
           Web access to instructional resources that can be used at home




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                    COMPONENT 6: TRANSITION PROGRAMS

Plans for assisting students in transition are implemented at North Murray High School.
While component 6 specifically addresses transitioning into elementary school, we
believe it is crucial to provide strategies for smooth transition into high school from 8th
grade and smooth transitions into post-secondary schools or careers after 12th grade.
Therefore, we have included our plan for transition in Component 6.

North Murray High School’s transition programs facilitate smooth transitions to high
school for both students and their parents. We work collaboratively with the middle
school to ensure the success of these transitions. For upcoming ninth grade students, we
hold a presentation at the feeder middle school, conduct a spring parent meeting to
explain high school requirements, and offer a summer transition program. Presentations
and parent meetings will be conducted by our school counselor, who partners with the
middle school, to address topics that are relevant for rising ninth grade students. Topics
addressed include the new graduation requirements, scheduling classes, creating a student
portfolio, and extra-curricular activities. Our school counselors also participate in
collaborative meetings with the feeder middle school to discuss at-risk students and
strategies to promote their success. In addition, we provide service-learning opportunities
for North Murray students to partner with rising ninth grade students to help guide them
through this pivotal transition.

For students transitioning into college, technical school, or the work force, the planning
education begins in 9th grade. The counseling department with the aid of advisors and the
English department have developed a plan for educating students on how to prepare for
post-secondary education and the work force in a systematic sequence of lessons
specially prepared to meet the needs of each grade-level student.

New/Transfer Students
When new students enroll during the school year, the counselors will meet with the
student and their parents to explain our school procedures and policies, the student
schedule, distribute a student agenda, and any needed paperwork. Information will also
be provided regarding graduation requirements for North Murray, and transcripts will be
evaluated in an effort to schedule the student into the appropriate classes. The student
will then be taken on a tour of the school that shows them where their classes are and
introduces them to each of the teachers on their schedule.

     COMPONENT 7: TEACHER INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING

Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of assessment to provide
information on, and to improve, the overall performance of individual students and the
overall instructional program will be practiced daily. The teachers and staff at North
Murray High School will play an integral role in the decision-making process for the
school. Teachers and staff will participate in faculty meetings, vertical content team
meetings, grade-level team meetings, committee meetings, and Special Education IEP
meetings. The leadership team at North Murray is made up of the principal, counselors,


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the school social worker, the school graduation coach, the curriculum facilitator, and
department chairpersons. This group will meet on a weekly basis to discuss a variety of
issues and to ensure that important information is passed on to department members in a
timely manner. Issues will be brought to the department chairpersons by department
members and will then be shared and discussed at the leadership meetings. This process
will allow for ownership of the decisions made by all teachers and staff.

Teachers will be directly involved in the implementation of reform strategies adopted by
the school. The teachers who will staff North Murray in its first year of operation have
been implementing the Learning Focused Schools model in the schools with which they
have been affiliated, and they have been extremely positive with regards to the success of
the model.

Collaborative meetings will be an important part of the decision-making process at North
Murray. All content areas will have vertical content teams which are made up of teachers
from each grade level. These teams will meet on a regular basis to discuss student
achievement and to share ideas for increasing that achievement. Teachers on these teams
will share ways to implement the GPS for their subject, discuss strategies for improving
achievement of targeted subgroups, share resources and materials with other teachers, set
and evaluate goals for student achievement, and analyze data from quarterly benchmarks,
the EOCTs, and other assessment sources. The data from these assessment sources will
then be used to plan instruction and specialized interventions for individual students.
Special Education teachers and staff will be an integral part of these meetings and share
the responsibilities of decision-making with the other team members.

Teachers from all content areas and from electives classes will participate in Special
Education IEP meetings for individual students. At these meetings, teachers and parents
will discuss the students’ strengths, weaknesses, and areas of progress. Goals and
objectives for the students will then be made based on those recommendations.

Curriculum decisions will also be made in large part by the teachers at North Murray.
Teachers will use a variety of curricular resources to teach, plan, and implement the
standards. They will be given a high level of autonomy to decide what resources best suit
the needs of their particular students. When teachers feel that their students are not
responding to a particular strategy, they will make necessary changes to the instrcution so
that it best fits their students learning styles and particular needs.

All teachers will be provided information regarding the requirements and the new Peach
State Pathways for Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE). The CTAE
Peach State Pathways will be utilized to help students find their niche for the future and
to assist students in making career and post-secondary plans. Teachers will decide how to
integrate this information across the curriculum in an effort to establish relevance
between academics and career related fields.




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   COMPONENT 8: COORDINATION AND INTEGRATION OF FEDERAL,
                 STATE, AND LOCAL SERVICES

        The Schoolwide Title I plan includes a coordination and integration of Federal,
State, and local services and programs.

       Grant                  School Year 2010-2011
                       Achievement Series, Benchmark Assessment Development, Math
                       Consultant, Technology Equipment and Support, Parental Involvement
Title I, Part A:       (student agendas and Parent-Teacher Nights), During School
Improving Basic        Supplemental Instruction for Reading, Math and Science, Instructional
Programs Operated      Supplies (books), Improvement of Instruction (supplies), Expendable
by Local Education     Equipment (new security cameras), Registration/Fees/Dues for
Agencies               Professional Development, Travel Reimbursement for Professional
                       Development, Salary for Curriculum/Instruction Facilitator, SAT
                       preparation materials
Title I, Part C:
Education of           Supplies/materials for supporting the Migrant population.
Migrant Children
Title II A: Teacher    Provides funds for the reimbursement of certification tests, teacher
and Principal          recruitment activities, professional development to improve
Training and           differentiated instruction, and evaluation training for administrators to
Recruiting Fund        improve instruction.
Title IIIA: English
Language
                       Provides funds for interpreters, books, materials, and supplies to
Acquisition,
                       support the ELL student population. These funds also provide for the
Enhancement, &
                       training of qualified ELL personnel. SAT preparation materials.
Academic
Achievement
Title IV, Part A:
Safe & Drug-Free
                       Provides funds for nursing staff, training, and supplies.
Schools and
Communities
                       Achievement Series, Professional Development for Math, RTI,
                       Differentiated Instruction, Behavior Intervention Specialist, ESS Social
IDEA Part B
                       Worker, Nova Net/Odyssey (credit recovery) ESS
                       Transition Coordinator, ESS Parapros, Diagnostician

Carl Perkins           CTAE – Career, Technical and Agricultural Education

                       Instructional Supplies, Parental Involvement, Technology (hardware,
State funds            software, licensing, and support), Improvement of Instruction,
                       Professional Development



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                        Instructional Supplies, Parental Involvement, Technology (hardware,
Local Funds             software, licensing, and support), Improvement of Instruction,
                        Professional Development
                        Partners in Education (business partners provide incentives and
Other
                        volunteers)

   No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
       o The NCLB Act of 2001 provides guidelines and services which insure
           accountability for results, flexibility in the use of funds, options for parents,
           and implementation of scientifically research-based programs.
   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
       o North Murray High School will be accredited by SACS.
   Department of Human Resources
       o The DHR provides referral services and support for students who have been
           abused or neglected. They will work directly with our school counselors and
           social worker to provide necessary services.
   Georgia Graduation and Drop-Out Prevention Grant
       o This program provides a full-time graduation coach at each high school in the
           State of Georgia. The coaches work with teachers, administrators, and
           counselors to identify students who are at-risk of dropping out of school.
           Those students are then targeted for support in small groups and one-on-one
           counseling.
   Student Resource Officer Program
       o North Murray will have a full-time student resource officer who will help
           maintain school safety. This program is a partnership with the Murray County
           Sheriff’s Department.
   United Way of Northwest Georgia
       o The United Way will offer programs and resources to the students and
           families of North Murray High School. The Family Support Council, a United
           Way sponsored program, will assist NMHS by providing outreach workers to
           schools for school-to-home interactions.
   School Nutrition Program
       o 64% of the students at North Murray qualify for free and/or reduced price
           meals. These students will be served through the school’s nutrition program
           that provides breakfast and lunch daily for all students.
   Partners in Education
       o These partners are made up of local businesses that provide both monetary
           support and volunteer hours to the school. Many partners will provide
           incentives for student achievement and attendance, while others will supply
           much needed volunteers to help with school activities.




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  COMPONENT 9: EFFECTIVE, TIMELY ASSISTANCE FOR STRUGGLING
                          STUDENTS

The administration, teachers, and staff at North Murray High School will use a variety of
strategies for identifying, targeting, and supporting struggling students in a timely
manner. The Curriculum and Instructional Facilitator will be responsible for providing
periodic training for teachers in the identification of difficulties and appropriate
assistance for identified difficulties.

Teachers will analyze data from assessments such as the 8th Grade CRCT, EOCTs,
quarterly benchmarks, 8th Grade Georgia State Writing Exam, Lexile test results, and
formative or summative classroom assessments. Second, teachers will get information
from students’ quarterly grade reports, mid-quarter progress reports, teacher anecdotal
records, ESS student IEP progress reports, and ESS student psychological testing
information.

Grade-level personnel will meet during pre-planning before the school year begins to
analyze student assessment data. During that assessment, students who did not meet
standards on the CRCT or Writing Exam are identified. Those who failed to meet
standards in Math are scheduled for Math Support I, a supplemental support class that
will meet on a daily basis and take the place of an elective class. Paraprofessionals and
ESS teachers will pull struggling students from P.E. classes on an as needed basis for
small group and one-on-one tutoring and support in all content areas. The graduation
coach will be notified by the department chairs of students who are struggling and will
pull them into small groups on a weekly schedule to work with them on study, life, and
test-taking skills. Further identification of struggling students will be made on an ongoing
basis by teachers, counselors, and staff members. When students show signs of struggling
in any content area their parents will be notified, a teacher/parent/student conference may
be held, and strategies for supporting the student will be discussed. Teacher-parent
conferences will detail what the school will do to help the student, what the parents can
do to help their child, and also provide additional assistance available to the family at the
school or in the community. Parents will be provided resources from the Internet to help
with homework or problem solving.

After school tutoring will be available for all students daily by appointment. Instruction
will be provided by certified, content specific teachers.

Planned Identification and Support Activities
      
            Eight week report cards will be analyzed by teachers and sent home to
             parents
      
            Teachers and parents may request conferences at any time
      
            Parent/family phone contacts will be made as needed to discuss student
             progress
      
            Mid-quarter progress reports will be sent home to parents
      
            ESS student progress reports will be sent home and signed by parents each
             semester


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       
              ESS student IEP meetings will be used to discuss student strengths,
               weaknesses, and strategies for improvement
       
              Advisor/Advisee Program: Teacher advisors will monitor advisees
               progress with report cards, CRCT scores, and Writing Exam scores
       
              ELL classes are offered to all English Language Learner students by a
               qualified ELL teacher
       
              NMHS will be a fully inclusive school for all ESS students with
               disabilities
       
              ESS students will be served in the regular classroom by ESS teachers and
               paraprofessionals
       
              Newsletters will be provided to parents and students that outline current
               and future topics being studied in each content area
       
              Students will be encouraged to improve organization and study skills
               through the use of their student planner/agendas
       
              Teachers and staff attend professional development activities designed to
               help them effectively teach the GPS, to differentiate instruction for diverse
               student learning styles, to modify instruction for students with disabilities,
               and to identify struggling students through data analysis. These
               professional learning opportunities will be continuous and will be offered
               both off campus and on campus.
       
              A full-time Curriculum & Instruction Facilitator will assist teachers with
               lesson plans, finding needed resources, planning professional development
               opportunities, analysis of student assessment data, and vertical content
               team planning
       
              Parent-Teacher conferences will be used to discuss student progress, areas
               of strength and weakness, strategies for increasing achievement, resources
               for parents to use at home, explain assessment data, and provide
               information on community resources available
       
              Student Compacts will be given to each student and will be signed and
               shared with the students’ teachers, parents, and advisors. (Compact-
               Appendix A)

    COMPONENT 10: STUDENT ASSESSMENT RESULTS PROVIDED TO
                          PARENTS

Individual student assessment results will be provided to parents as soon as they are
received at North Murray. For the EOCT and Georgia High School Graduation Tests, a
copy will be made and placed in the student’s permanent record. For the EOCT, the score
is recorded in School Max, Murray County School System’s student information system.
Once recorded, the score is automatically printed on the report card as part of the course
content grade, and report cards will be available at the end of the school year for parents.
For the GHSGT, a copy will be made and placed in the student’s permanent record, and a
Parent Night will be held to provide parents with the student copy and to train parents in
interpreting scores. An explanation of the scores (what constitutes not meeting, meeting,
or exceeding standards) will be included with the score report. Parents will be provided
the web address for state, system, and school reports on the GaDOE website at


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http://www.gadoe.k12.ga.us. Parents with remaining questions will be encouraged to
conference with their child’s teacher. After the first report card is given for the first
quarter of the school year, there is a Parent Night scheduled. Parents are invited to come
to the school to meet with the teachers and discuss any concerns they may have at that
time. Report cards go home quarterly and progress reports go out weekly. Parents are
encouraged to set up conferences at any time during the school year.

     COMPONENT 11: COLLECTION AND DISAGGREGATION OF DATA

Provisions for the collection and disaggregation of data on the achievement and
assessment results of students are provided by the testing companies contracted through
the State of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) achievement
results are reliable and valid. Assessment results for the Georgia High School Graduation
Test (GHSGT) and the End of Course Tests (EOCT) are sent to the Pupil Services
Department of Murray County Schools from the Georgia Department of Education
Testing Department.

For the GHSGT and EOCT each school receives:
    Student Content Area Summary
    Individual Student Reports
    Student Achievement Roster

Score reports are shared with the department chairpersons, counselors, and CIF by the
principal at North Murray. The department chairpersons then share the scores with their
department members.

     COMPONENT 12: COLLECTION AND DISAGGREGATION OF DATA

The student achievement data received from the Georgia Department of Education is
valid and reliable.

  COMPONENT 13: PROVISIONS FOR PUBLIC REPORTING OF STUDENT
                            DATA

Provisions are in place for public reporting of disaggregated data. North Murray High
School will share student achievement data in a variety of ways.
       
              Data walls displayed in the front entrance/office of the school
               building
       
              Articles in the local newspapers
       
              Displays on the school marquee/sign
       
              Individual classroom data walls
       
              System, school, and teacher websites
       
              GaDOE website at http://www.gadoe.k12.ga.us




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                     COMPONENT 14: PLAN DEVELOPMENT

North Murray will operate as a School-wide Title I school. The Title I plan will be
updated each year to reflect the needs of the school based on the comprehensive needs
assessment and the evaluation of the current plan. Planning for the Title I school wide
application began in August of 2008.

COMPONENT 15: INVOLVEMENT IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
                        PROCESS

The Title I Schoolwide Plan is being developed with the involvement of the community
to be served and individuals who will carry out the plan including teachers, principals,
other staff, and parents. Copies of the plan will be shared via electronic mail with parents,
families, and community members. Feedback from these stakeholders will be used to
develop this plan and to implement its strategies.

Committee members involved in the planning, development, and implementation of this
plan are:
           Dr. Maria Bradley, Principal, North Murray High School
           Keith Swilling, Assistant Principal, North Murray High School
           Dr. Kendra Evans, Assistant Principal
           Tara Noe, Curriculum & Instruction Facilitator, NMHS
           Karen Harkleroad, School Counselor, NMHS
           Michelle Koneman, CTAE Teacher, NMHS
           Barbie Kendrick, Director of Curriculum, K-6, Murray County
             Schools
           Lisa Smith, North Georgia Regional Education Service Agency
             (served as technical provider)
           NMHS Leadership Team
                  Dr. Maria Bradley, Principal
                  Jon Teater, Science Chair, NMHS
                  Marelle Bowers, ESS Lead Teacher
                  Karen Harkleroad, Guidance Counselor
                  Bob Pritchard, Math Chair, NMHS
                  Diana Gibson, English Chair, NMHS
                  Matt Chambers, Social Studies Chair, NMHS
                  Tara Noe, CIF, NMHS
                  Michelle Koneman, CTAE Chair, NMHS
            NMHS School Advisory Council
           
                  Penny Hayes, parent
                 
                  Billy Cantrell, Eton City Mayor
                 
                  Steve Anglea, Georgia Power
                 
                  Dr. Maria Bradley, Principal
                 
                  Deb Liner, 9th Grade Teacher, NMHS
                 
                  Michelle Koneman, Business Essentials Teacher, NMHS
                 
                  Lindsay Gribble, NMHS Junior
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  COMPONENT 16: PLAN AVAILABLE TO THE LEA, PARENTS, AND THE
                           PUBLIC

The Title I plan is available to the LEA, parents and the public. North Murray’s plan is
available in electronic and print format to the district LEA. The plan is available to
parents at the annual Title I meeting, and an electronic copy is available via the school
website, and in print form in the front office of the school. The public will have access to
the plan via the school and system website.


                      COMPONENT 17: PLAN TRANSLATION

Due to the percentage of students reporting that the primary language spoken at home is
English, the plan is available only in English. However, two translators are available
through the LEA to translate the plan, in part, or in whole, if requested.

           COMPONENT 18: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROVISIONS

The North Murray High School Title I School-wide Improvement Plan is subject to the
school improvement provisions of Section 1116.




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