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									                                  Guilford County Schools
                      2005-2008 School Improvement Plan
                        T. Wingate Andrews High School

                                             Approvals
Approved by Staff:
       Date of Approval by Staff: October 18, 2005       Results (% Approval): 100%
       Principal’s Signature:                            Date: October 18, 2005

Approved By Division of Academic Improvement
       Instructional Improvement Officer’s
       Signature:                                             Date: October 27, 2005


Approved by GCS Board of Education                            Date:



Date Revised:
       Principal’s Signature:
       Instructional Improvement Officer’s Signature:


DAI-F005 Created May, 2005                                                             Page 1 of 37
                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section                               Description                       Page
   I      Cover Page                                                     1
          Mission/Vision Statements                                      3-4
          School Based Leadership Team (SBLT)                            5-6
          High Schools That Work (HSTW)                                  7
          Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (Middle
                                                                         7
          and High Schools)
  II      School-Community Profile                                      8-10
  III     Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget                      11-24
            • Instructional Program                                     11-16
            • Culture for Learning                                      17-19
            • Community Involvement                                     20-22
            • Management                                                23-24
  IV      Other
            • Safe School Plans                                         25-28
            • Healthy Active Child Plan                                 29-30
            • SAT Plan                                                  31-36
            • Waivers                                                    37




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                           Mission and Vision Statements



District’s Mission Statement:

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

School’s Mission Statement:
The mission of T. Wingate Andrews High School is to foster achievement in a
caring environment which encourages responsible decision making, life long
learning, and respect for individual and cultural diversity.
To lead us toward our mission, our school community shares the following beliefs:

We believe…
…in establishing and maintaining a safe and orderly learning community
…in providing opportunities for success for all students
…in communicating high expectations to promote continual achievement by all
  students
…all students and staff should have access to technology that will enhance
  teaching and learning
…in involving the school, home, and community in an educational partnership
…active parent involvement is essential to student achievement and success
…in designing and implementing staff development to meet the needs of all
  school stakeholders
…in using data and providing on-going analysis and evaluation of the total school
  Program
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                 Mission and Vision Statements (Cont.)


School’s Vision Statement:
T. Wingate Andrews High School will graduate productive citizens equipped to
compete in a technologically driven world. To this end, we will promote high
academic achievement for all students while maintaining a safe environment that
welcomes both home and community.




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                      School Based Leadership Team Members
                                  Signature Page
The following team members collaborated with school staff to develop the School Improvement Plan for
                              our school (parents must be included):
         Name              Position or Role               Signature                   Date
Monique Brooks           Principal                On file                   10/18/2005
Bryan Johnson            Assistant Principal      On file                   10/18/2005

Frederick Hill           Assistant Principal      On file                   10/18/2005

Eric Hines               Assistant Principal      On file                   10/18/2005

Lori Bolds               Assistant Principal      On file                   10/18/2005

Sara Perkins             Foreign Language         On file                   10/18/2005

Laura Blacksten          Physical Education       On file                   10/18/2005

Jen Scialabba            Fine Arts                On file                   10/18/2005

Jimmy Murray             Workforce Development    On file                   10/18/2005

Nancy Tucker             Parent                   On file                   10/18/2005

Tatlock Lauten           Science                  On file                   10/18/2005

Tracy Gibson             Parent                   On file                   10/18/2005

Lisa Kirkley             Parent                   On file                   10/18/2005

Sarah Hicks              Exceptional Children     On file                   10/18/2005

Frank Isley              English                  On file                   10/18/2005

Allen Wyatt              Math                     On file                   10/18/2005

Chris Shore              Workforce Development    On file                   10/18/2005

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           Name                     Position or Role                      Signature                         Date
Michael Prioleau                Parent                          On file                         10/18/2005

Brenda Little                   Media Center                    On file                         10/18/2005

Paulette Cushing                Parent                          On file                         10/18/2005
(i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Certified Staff, Classified Staff, Student, Parent or Community Member)




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HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORK (HSTW) COMMITTEE
       Name                         Role                     Phone                             Address
Lori Bolds              Asst. Principal/Site Coordinator On file                On file
Pat Keefer              IEC                                  On file            On file
Angela White            Science                              On file            On file
Melinda Galloway        English                              On file            On file
Felicia Williams        Counseling                           On file            On file
Diane Bellerand         Curriculum Facilitator               On file            On file
Cheryl Cox              Workforce Development                On file            On file
Ben Medlin              Science                              On file            On file
Jamie McPhatter         Workforce Development                On file            On file
(i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Certified Staff, Classified Staff, Student, Parent or Community Member)




SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS (SACS) STEERING COMMITTEE
       Name                         Role                     Phone                             Address
Lori Bolds               Asst. Principal/ Chair             On file              On file
Frederick Hill           Asst. Principal/ Co-Chair          On file              On file
Pat Keefer               IEC                                On file              On file
Cheryl Cox               Workforce Development              On file              On file
Melinda Galloway         English                            On file              On file
Jamie McPhatter          Workforce Development              On file              On file
Paulette Cushing         Parent                             On file              On file
Tracy Gibson             Parent                             On file              On file
Don Atkinson             Dropout Prevention                 On file              On file
(i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Certified Staff, Classified Staff, Student, Parent or Community Member)




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                                     School-Community Profile


 T. Wingate Andrews High School is one of fourteen traditional high schools located in Guilford County. Beginning with
the 2004-2005 school year, Andrews High School received the designation of magnet school. The high school is a
comprehensive school with approximately 1100 students enrolled. Andrews serves over half of the students within the
city of High Point, North Carolina. Our mission is to foster achievement in a caring environment which encourages
responsible decision making, lifelong learning and respect for individual and cultural diversity.

On the tenth day of the 2005-2006 academic year, we had 1093 students; 50.2% males and 49.8% females. Ethnically,
our student population consists of 21.1% White, 67.4% African American, .09% American Indian, 4.9% Asian, 3.5%
Hispanic, and 2.9% are Multi-racial.

Andrews High School offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides a strong emphasis on high expectations for all
students. Students may choose from a challenging curriculum. This includes College Preparatory, College Tech Prep,
Honors, and Advanced Placement. Students are assisted in developing strong study and work skills, which allows them to
function in both an independent and self-directed manner. Career planning with our specific Career Pathways prepares
students for both post-secondary education and a career. With the addition of the magnet program, Andrews High
School, now referred to as The Center for Advanced Research and Technology, affords students the ability to take a
myriad of courses in areas of research and technology. Until now, Weaver Education Center was the only school in the
county offering a similar course of study.

The magnet program is divided into three areas of study known as clusters. They are Advanced Information Technology,
Advanced Engineering Technology, and Professional Sciences. Each of these three clusters offers students possible
College Preparatory and College Tech Prep graduation status. Students in certain areas of the clusters have the
opportunity to continue their education after high school with free tuition at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC)
or by applying to a four-year college or university. Advanced Research and Technology strands include: Network
Administration & Support Concentration, Engineering Technologies, Telecommunications & Networking Engineering
Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering / Construction
Technology, and Health Sciences.




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Andrews Academy is proud to provide an exciting new opportunity for highly motivated rising ninth and tenth graders,
allowing them to get a head start on reaching future goals and offering cost-free tuition their first year in college.
Through a collaborative program developed by Guilford County Schools, North Carolina A & T State University, High Point
University, Greensboro College, UNC-G and Guilford Technical Community College, students can begin a prescribed course
of study in the ninth grade that will prepare them for college and future professions in the area of Health Sciences.
Students who successfully complete course work in the area of Health Sciences can attend North Carolina A&T State
University, High Point University, Greensboro College, Bennett College, UNC-G, or Guilford Technical Community College,
with their first year tuition being paid by Guilford County Schools. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Andrews currently
has nine students taking college courses at North Carolina A & T State University.

With the 2005-2006 school year, Andrews High School re-introduced the ninth grade academy. Based on the Johns
Hopkins’ Talent Development High School Model, freshman students are housed in a centralized location which allows
greater teacher support and a family atmosphere. First semester, all freshmen are required to take Freshman Seminar, a
course designed to help students acquire better study skills, increased organization, and time management. The goal of
the ninth grade team is to provide students with skills needed to prepare them for tenth grade and beyond.

Tremendous community resources and support are available to address students’ needs. The Chamber of Commerce has
an Education Committee devoted to assisting Andrews’ students with job shadowing, career days, internships, and
mentoring programs. Businesses and industries in the High Point area provide partnerships, incentives for achievement,
volunteers for tutoring, and apprenticeship sites for students. The Communities in School (CIS) program provides
assistance in creating partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, local churches and our school. The PTSA
is consistent in its efforts to offer support to the school as well as incentives for all.

Andrews High School is located just miles from three neighboring high schools enabling students to enroll in additional
courses that are not offered at our own school. Through the Distance Learning Lab and the North Carolina Information
Highway students may enroll in courses that are offered at other high schools such as Latin and German. Students also
have the opportunity to take courses not offered at Andrews at the following high schools: Weaver Educational Center,
High Point Central High School, and Ragsdale High School.

T. Wingate Andrews High School boasts a rich tradition in both academics and athletics. In the last five years, the
Speech and Debate team has placed several students to compete on the state level. Our men’s and women’s track teams
have captured state championship titles. Our football team advanced to the regional and national level. Student athletes
receive additional support from the Red Raider Athletic Booster Club.

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Andrews High School makes extra help available to students through tutoring, Communities in Schools, NovaNet classes,
and SAT Coaching Sessions with transportation provided for students who stay after school for extra help. We also
involve parents and business / industry in the school through speakers, job shadowing, PTSA, “Grad Fest” and booster
clubs.

Despite our many accomplishments, there are areas we are concentrating our efforts for the 2005-2006 school year. Our
African American subgroup, which makes up 67% of our student body, falls below all other groups in the End-of-Course
proficiency levels. Also, our average SAT score is below 1000. These are two areas were we will be providing additional
support in terms of additional tutorials, peer-tutoring and one-on-one assistance.

In terms of challenges, T. W. Andrews High School will continue to address the issue of setting higher expectations for all
members of the learning community. We are also committed to developing a comprehensive, career guidance and
counseling program involving all students and their parents and guardians. In order to enhance our school, we plan to
analyze and utilize assessment data in order to guide our school improvement efforts. In November 2005, we are
scheduled to have our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) visit. The feedback received from these visits
will enable us to structure our school programs as we seek to continually improve from year to year.

Overall, T. Wingate Andrews High School is an educational setting that provides a nurturing environment and family
atmosphere for all students. Committed to becoming a school of excellence, Andrews High School is constantly seeking
ways to better meet the needs of our students.




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                               Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget


1: Instructional Program

Goal(s):
  1. To     increase   Andrews’ SAT performance to meet the district goal of 1011 and the state goal of 1010.
  2. To     increase   Andrews’ performance in Advanced Placement by meeting the district’s goal of 15 AP courses.
  3. To     increase   scores within VoCats classes.
  4. To     increase   the number of students scoring at levels 3 and 4 on all EOC’s by 10%.


       Objective(s):
         •      Increase      the number of sections of SAT Prep courses by four.
         •      Increase      the number of student enrolled in SAT Prep courses by 40%.
         •      Increase      minority participation of Advanced Placement courses by 25%.
         •      Increase      the number of students that score 3 or better in Advanced Placement by 10%
         •      Increase      EOC composite score from 31.8% to 55%.


ACTION PLAN

           Achievement Data                        2004-2005          2005-2006          2006-2007           2007-2008
        (Related to Stated Goal)                Target Results Target Results Target Results Target Results
Algebra I                                                  15.6      20.8
Algebra 2                                                  29.6      39.4
Geometry                                                   18.6      24.7
English I plus writing                                     66.3      35.4
Physical Science                                           27.5      36.6

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           Achievement Data          2004-2005      2005-2006      2006-2007      2007-2008
Biology (Related to Stated Goal)
Graduation Rate                    Target Results Target Results Target Results Target Results
                                            26.9
                                           96.9%   35.8
                                                   98%
Physics                                      NA     NA
Chemistry                                   29.4   39.1
Civics and Economics                         NA     NA
U.S. History                                 NA     NA
AYP-Math
All                                       57.1%   70.8%
African- American                         47.2%   52.5%
White                                      78%    80.2%
Free/ Reduced Lunch                       49.7%   54.7%
AYP-Reading
All                                       27.9%   35.1%
African- American                         17.6%   25.8%
White                                     49.1%   54.2%
Free/ Reduced Lunch                       14.6%   23.1%




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Strategy/Action
(What will we do?)
                                                                                                                        Code
                                        C/               Person(s)      Budget/   Professional       Desired            (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
(NI) as a new and innovative            NI              Responsible      Source   Development        Outcome               or
                                                                                                                         SACS)
strategy.



                                                                                                     To close the
                                                                                                  achievement gap
                                                                                                  between diverse
Use SAT Coach and Prep
                                                                                                   and traditional
classes to increase
                                                          SAT Prep                                 populations on       SACS/
achievement of SAT scores on            C    On-going                    TWA           NA
                                                        Class Teacher                                the SAT and        HSTW
the Verbal, Written, and Math
                                                                                                       Improve
component of the SAT
                                                                                                     performance
                                                                                                    scores by 200
                                                                                                        points
                                                                                                       Improve
Implementation of pacing                                  Principal,
                                                                                                     performance
guides and common                                         Assistant
                                                                                                      scores on
assessments within each                                   Principal,                4X4 Block                           SACS/
                                        C    On-going                     NA                       individual tests
department for focused                                     teacher,                  Training                           HSTW
                                                                                                      by 20% to
student/ teacher achievement                             curriculum
                                                                                                  achieve expected
                                                          facilitator
                                                                                                        growth
Share and analyze
                                                          Principal,                              To increase
disaggregated EOC, VOCATS,
                                                          Assistant                               student scores
and benchmark performance                                                         STARS Team,
                                                          Principal,                              on all EOCs,
data with department chairs             C    On-going                     NA      Informational                         SACS
                                                           teacher,                               VoCats, and
and the entire staff to develop                                                      Session
                                                         curriculum                               Benchmarks by
strategies to improve
                                                          facilitator                             20%
instruction.



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Strategy/Action                                                                                                              Code
(What will we do?)                      C/               Person(s)         Budget/       Professional      Desired           (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
(NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible         Source       Development       Outcome              or
                                                                                                                              SACS)
strategy.
                                                                                                             Improve
                                                                                                            individual
                                                                                                        performance of
Promote and document                                      Extended
                                                                                                           students to
participation in the Extended                             Program
                                        C    On-going                         NA             NA         meet proficiency     SACS
Learning Program for                                     Coordinator
                                                                                                         through use of
remediation.                                            and Teachers
                                                                                                            PEPs and
                                                                                                          Individualized
                                                                                                           Instruction
                                                                                                           To increase
Utilize the NovaNet program
                                                         Teachers,                                            student        SACS/
to assist students in credit            C    On-going                         NA             NA
                                                         Counselors                                      promotion and       HSTW
recovery.
                                                                                                        graduation rates
County-wide benchmarks will
                                                                                                          To improve
be administered after 4, 8.5,                                               Guilford
                                                          Guidance,                                     performance on       SACS/
and 13 weeks and students               C    On-going                       County           NA
                                                        Asst. Principal                                 Algebra I EOC’s      HSTW
who fail to meet benchmarks                                               Benchmarks
                                                                                                            by 20%
will be identified.
                                                                                                           To improve
All students scoring levels I                                                                           performance on
and II on eighth grade EOG’s                                                                             English I EOCs
                                                                          Eighth grade                                       SACS/
will be placed into Strategic           NI   On-going     Guidance                           NA          and all literacy
                                                                           EOG scores                                        HSTW
Reading courses within the                                                                                  efforts for
first semester of high school.                                                                          success in every
                                                                                                          content area


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Strategy/Action                                                                                                            Code
(What will we do?)                      C/               Person(s)       Budget/    Professional       Desired             (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
(NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible       Source    Development        Outcome                or
                                                                                                                            SACS)
strategy.
                                                                                                        To promote
                                                                                                           written
                                                         Curriculum
                                                                                                     communication
                                                         Facilitators,
                                                                                                    skills that extend
Implement Writing Across                                STARS team,
                                                                                                    beyond the high
the Curriculum in all CTE                                 teachers,
                                                                                     Curriculum            school          SACS/
courses via school wide                 C    On-going      Athletic      GCS/ TWA
                                                                                     Facilitators    environment as        HSTW
written assignments/ contests                           Coaches, and
                                                                                                     well as increase
and portfolio use.                                       Community
                                                                                                      student scores
                                                           Contest
                                                                                                    on the 10th grade
                                                          Sponsors
                                                                                                      writing test by
                                                                                                           20%.
Use technology within all                                                                            Increase scores
content areas to increase                                                                           of the Computer        SACS/
                                        C    On-going     Teachers         NA            NA
technology literacy and                                                                             Competency Test        HSTW
awareness.                                                                                                by 25%.
                                                                                                          Improve
Assign Math EOC students to
                                                                                                     performance of
the Extended Day Program                                    Math
                                        C    On-going                      TWA           NA             students on        SACS
based on EOC benchmark test                               teachers
                                                                                                      Math EOC’s by
results.
                                                                                                            20%
Require students to keep                                                                            Increase written,
journals including SAT words,                            Cultural Art                                verbal, abstract      SACS/
                                        C    On-going                      TWA           NA
Math problems, and quotes of                              Teachers                                  and critical skills    HSTW
the day.                                                                                               of students.



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Strategy/Action                                                                                                         Code
(What will we do?)                      C/               Person(s)       Budget/   Professional      Desired            (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
(NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible       Source   Development       Outcome               or
                                                                                                                         SACS)
strategy.
                                                                                                    To establish a
Develop school wide lesson
                                                                                                   base EOC score
plans, specific to departments,
                                                                                                      that can be
that utilize pacing guides to                           Social Studies                                                  SACS/
                                        C    On-going                     TWA          N/A           improved on
employ the Standard Course                                Teachers                                                      HSTW
                                                                                                       from first
of Study in relationship to
                                                                                                      semester to
daily goals
                                                                                                  second semester




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                              Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget


2: Culture for Learning

Goal(s):
Provide a safe, orderly and systematic, caring school which is sensitive to the academic, social, and emotional needs of
students.

       Objective(s):
       •    Increase the use of a variety of surveys by 50% to address school climate
       •    Increase the attendance rate of students by 15%.
       •    Decrease the total of out-of-school suspensions by 25%.
       •    Decrease the total of in-school suspensions by 30%.
       •    Decrease the total amount of retentions by 50%.
       •    Decrease the total amount of drop out by 30%.

ACTION PLAN
                  Data                           2004-2005        2005-2006      2006-2007      2007-2008
        (Related to Stated Goal)                  Results       Target Results Target Results Target Results
Attendance Rate                                      87.8         97.9
Out-of-School Suspensions (Total)                    534         347.1
In-School Suspensions (Total)                        290         188.5
Retentions                                            88           44
Early Leavers (High School)                           66           58




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       Strategy/Action                                                                                                      Code
          (What will we do?)            C/               Person(s)       Budget/   Professional       Desired               (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
    (NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible       Source   Development        Outcome                  or
                                                                                                                             SACS)
               strategy.
                                                                                                    Ensure a smooth
                                                                                                     and successful
                                                                                                      transition for
                                                                                                  incoming freshmen,
Address the concerns of
                                                          9th grade                               into the high school
incoming 9th grade students                                               TWA
                                                        administrator,                             community, via the    SACS/
and parents by building upon            C    On-going                     John         NA
                                                        Organizational                            Freshman Academy       HSTW
the freshman orientation                                                 Hopkins
                                                          Facilitator                                 and constant
program.
                                                                                                      monitoring of
                                                                                                    freshman by the
                                                                                                     Organizational
                                                                                                        Facilitator.
                                                                                                    Provide academic
                                                                                                     and emotional
                                                                                                       support for
Establish a one on one                                  CIS, Drop Out
                                                                          TWA                      students identified   SACS/
student/ professional adult             NI   On-going    Prevention,                   NA
                                                                          CIS                            at risk by      HSTW
mentoring program.                                      Administrators
                                                                                                     decreasing the
                                                                                                    student drop out
                                                                                                      rate by 30%.
                                                         Transition
Monitor the performance of                                teacher,
                                                                                                  Review of student
students to promote                                       Student
                                                                                                    transcripts for      SACS/
noteworthy academic success             C    On-going     Support         TWA          NA
                                                                                                      necessary          HSTW
increasing matriculation into                            Specialist,
                                                                                                     adjustments
college or the workforce.                                 Guidance
                                                         Counselors



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       Strategy/Action                                                                                                         Code
          (What will we do?)            C/               Person(s)       Budget/   Professional         Desired                (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
    (NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible       Source   Development          Outcome                   or
                                                                                                                                SACS)
               strategy.
                                                           Assistant
                                                                                                    Reduce the number
Enforce the use of Tardy                      2005-     Principals and
                                        C                                  NA           NA           of tardies to class   SACS
Sweeps                                        2008      Teachers, and
                                                                                                          by 70%.
                                                        Support Staff
                                                                                                          Reduce
Increase monitoring of campus                 2005-                                                                        SACS/
                                        C                   SRO            NA           NA             inappropriate
by use of cameras                             2008                                                                         HSTW
                                                                                                     behavior by 70%.
                                                                                                    A safe and orderly
Ensure proper implementation                  2005-       Assistant                                 environment 100%
                                        C                                  NA       Crisis Team                            SACS
of Crisis Plan                                2008        Principal                                  of the time in the
                                                                                                      event of a crisis.
Expand utilization of First                   2005-                                First Response   Healthy educational
                                        C                 Teachers         NA                                              SACS
Response Team                                 2008                                      Team            environment
                                                                                                      Achieve a safer
                                                                                   Principal and
Effective and efficient use of                            Behavior                                      educational
                                              2005-                                  Behavior                              SACS/
Behavior Improvement                    C               Improvement        NA                         environment by
                                              2008                                 Improvement                             HSTW
Assistance                                                 Officer                                   reducing behavior
                                                                                      Officer
                                                                                                     referrals by 40%.




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                             Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget

3: Community Involvement

Goal(s):
Maintain strong family, community, cultural diversity, and business support.

       •      Objectives:
       •      Increase one- way and two- way communication with families by 25%.
       •      Develop new community and business partnership 25%.
       •      Promote cohesiveness and unity within the school community by 70%.



ACTION PLAN
                    Data                          2004-2005        2005-2006      2006-2007      2007-2008
          (Related to Stated Goal)                 Results       Target Results Target Results Target Results
Volunteers (hours)                                    1700        2091
Opportunities for Parental
                                                       200         320
Dialogue/Participation
Parent-Student-School Compact (Number
                                                       625         713
Returned and Signed)




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        Strategy/Action
        (What will we do?)                                                                                       Code
                                    C/               Person(s)    Budget/   Professional       Desired           (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy      Timeline
                                    NI              Responsible    Source   Development        Outcome              or
      and (NI) as a new and                                                                                       SACS)
       innovative strategy.
                                                                                                  Effective
Utilize the Connect-Ed                                                                        communication      SACS/
                                    C    On-going     Principal     NA          NA
communication system                                                                          with parents at    HSTW
                                                                                           least once a week.
                                                                                            Continue to build
To promote positive school and                                                                    positive
community interactions through                                                              relationships with
                                                                                                                 SACS/
sporting events, social             C    On-going      Staff       PTSA         NA              community
                                                                                                                 HSTW
programs, beautification days,                                                                   through a
and tailgating.                                                                               minimum of 10
                                                                                             events per year.
                                                                                            Continue to build
                                                                                                  positive
                                                                                             interactions and
Initiate a Fall Festival that
                                                                                            relationships with   SACS/
involves school community and       NI   On-going      Staff       PTSA         NA
                                                                                                school and       HSTW
business partners
                                                                                                  business
                                                                                           community once a
                                                                                                    year.




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       Strategy/Action                                                                                                      Code
          (What will we do?)            C/               Person(s)       Budget/   Professional       Desired               (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy and        Timeline
    (NI) as a new and innovative
                                        NI              Responsible       Source   Development        Outcome                  or
                                                                                                                             SACS)
               strategy.
                                                                                                       Sustain and
Strengthen networks within
                                                        Principals and                            increase meaningful    SACS/
the community to include                C    On-going                      NA        In-school
                                                             staff                                   partnerships by     HTWS
families and businesses
                                                                                                          25%.
                                                                                                    Collaboration and
                                                                                                  increase of parental
Staff will join and attend PTSA                         Principal and                                                    SACS/
                                        C    On-going                      NA           NA            and teacher
meeting.                                                    Staff                                                        HSTW
                                                                                                     partnerships by
                                                                                                          60%.




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                             Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget

4: Management

Goal(s):
Achieve and maintain effective and efficient school operation.
Increase relationship school community

       •      Objectives:
       •      Increase synergy scores 80%.
       •      Individual departments will submit goals before the start of each school year with 100% participation.

ACTION PLAN

        Strategy/Action
        (What will we do?)                                                                                               Code
                                  C/                  Person(s)         Budget/       Professional       Desired         (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy       Timeline
                                  NI                 Responsible         Source       Development        Outcome            or
      and (NI) as a new and                                                                                               SACS)
       innovative strategy.
                                                                                                          Improve
                                                                                                        organization
Staff members will read The
                                                                                                         al trust by
Seven Habits of Highly Effective          2005-                                          In-service                     SACS/
                                   C                     Staff           Grants                          increasing
People                                    2008                                            training                      HSTW
                                                                                                           positive
                                                                                                           survey
                                                                                                           results.
                                                                                                           Proper
                                                      Principal           SIMS,                            student
Common planning periods for               2005-      Department        registration                     placement;      SACS/
                                   C                                                        NA
intradepartmental staff                   2008         Chairs         information ,                         cross-      HSTW
                                                     Counselors       and test data                       curricular
                                                                                                        instructions

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        Strategy/Action
        (What will we do?)                                                                                            Code
                                  C/               Person(s)        Budget/       Professional       Desired          (HSTW
List (C) as a continuing strategy      Timeline
                                  NI              Responsible        Source       Development        Outcome             or
      and (NI) as a new and                                                                                            SACS)
       innovative strategy.
                                                                                                        Monthly
                                                                                                    inspection of
                                                  Entire faculty
                                                                                                        campus
Maintaining a clean and inviting        2005-       and staff,                                                        SACS/
                                   C                               Maintenance         NA          utilizing school
           campus                       2008      beautification                                                      HSTW
                                                                                                     community
                                                   committee                                          generated
                                                                                                       checklist
                                                                                                        Review,
                                                                                        I-C-E       monitor, and
                                                                     Standard      (Instruction,        update
Review of School Improvement                                        Course of       Curriculum,       Individual,
Plan periodically/Alignment of          2005-                         Study,       Evaluation),    Departmental,      SACS/
                                   C              Departments
specific and measurable goals           2008                          Pacing      and In-service     and School       HSTW
to SIP                                                              Guide, and        on Total          goals as
                                                                   Lesson Plans    Instructional   aligned by the
                                                                                     Alignment         State and
                                                                                                        County.




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                                              SAFE SCHOOLS PLAN

According to NC Code 115C-105.47, each school must have a comprehensive safe schools plan. The following are
components of that plan:

    •   Student code of conduct and designated consequences for violating the code.
    •   Roles and responsibilities of all school personnel in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment.
    •   Procedures for identifying and serving the needs of students at risk of academic failure or of engaging in
        disorderly or disruptive behavior.
    •   Mechanisms for assessing the needs of disruptive and disorderly students, providing services to them and
        removing them from the classroom when necessary.
    •   Measurable objectives for improving school safety and order.
    •   Professional development clearly matched to the objectives for improving school safety and order.
    •   Plans to work with local law enforcement and court officials to ensure safety.
    •   Methods of providing a safe physical environment.
    •   Parent involvement in planning for school improvement, safety, and alternative education placements.
    •   School conducts a needs assessment annually (from students, teachers, parents, and staff) to determine their
        perceptions of school safety and climate.
    •   School has programs, strategies and/or activities that promote good behavior/citizenship.
    •   Strategies for maintaining safe and orderly climate, addressing the needs of students at risk, and providing
        services for students assigned to alternative programs.




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                                                                  What are the
   What will be            Who will be        When will it be  needed resources        What are the          What are
     done?                 in charge?            done?           (including staff         costs               success
                                                                 development)?                              indicators?
Implement                 Teacher,            Immediately     Responsible Discipline   District funds    Fewer dropouts,
programs such as:         support staff,                      Process                                    fewer fighting
1) Sweep Program          students,                           Implementation                             incidents, fewer
2) One-on-One             parents, and                                                                   suspensions,
Tutoring                  Administrative                                                                 fewer student
3) CIS                    personnel                                                                      conflicts thus
4) Parent calls                                                                                          producing
5) Citizen of the                                                                                        students who are
Month                                                                                                    confident and
6) Teacher and                                                                                           secure in their
Rookie Teacher of                                                                                        student
the Month                                                                                                responsibilities.
7) Student of the
Week

Annually use a            Principal           May 2006         Surveys                 District funds    75% positive
climate/ safety                                                                                          responses on the
survey to gather                                                                                         survey
input from students,
staff, and parents.
Utilize a safety/crisis   Principal, Staff,   Update /         Staff training          NA                Staff/ Students
plan for                  Custodial staff     Implement        regarding procedures                      knowledge of
Fire/Tornado drills                                                                                      emergency plans
                                              August 2005




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                                                                  What are the
   What will be           Who will be         When will it be  needed resources        What are the           What are
     done?                in charge?              done?          (including staff         costs                 success
                                                                 development)?                               indicators?
To implement “Code      Administration        On-going        Staff / Student training NA                 Staff / Student
Red” Plan for total     Staff, SRO                                                                        knowledge of
lock-down of school                                                                                       how to evacuate
for in-house                                                                                              halls
emergencies
Implement               Administration,       August 2005      Responsible discipline   District funds    Positive results of
strategies that will    Staff, Student                         training for staff                         responsible
encourage               Council                                                                           discipline surveys
responsible behavior
Utilize SSST and/or     Administration,       On-going         SSST Training            NA                Improved
Guidance                Staff, SSST,                                                                      achievement
Department to           CIS
address needs of                                                                                          Fewer discipline
students at risk of                                                                                       referrals
academic failure
                                                                                                          Intervention
                                                                                                          Plans
Provide information     PTSA,                 October 2005     Speakers from local      NA                Parent and staff
to staff and parents    Administration,                        police department                          participation in
related to gangs,       Staff                                                                             information
drugs, weapons,                                                                                           sessions
etc. as it relates to
safe school
environment


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                                                                     What are the
   What will be           Who will be         When will it be     needed resources       What are the          What are
     done?                in charge?             done?              (including staff        costs               success
                                                                    development)?                             indicators?
Offer tutoring &        Administration,       On-going           Tutors                  Equity funding,   Students meeting
make-up work /          Curriculum                               Staff                   Small Learning    promotion
make-up time            Facilitators,                            Volunteers              Community         requirements
during after school     Staff                                                            grant,
and Saturday                                                                             Comprehensive     Improved
sessions for                                                                             school Reform     achievement
academically and                                                                         grant
behaviorally at-risk                                                                                       Fewer discipline
students                                                                                                   referrals
 Provide incoming       Administration,       9th grade School   Transportation, food,   Estimate          Observations,
9th grade students      Staff, Student        Year               prizes, classroom       $20,000           student feedback,
with experiences        Council, PTSA                            supplies                                  discussions, and
that will enhance                                                                                          surveys
the transition from
middle school to
high school
Utilize Connect Ed      Administration        Weekly             Connect Ed Telephone    NA                Community
system to maintain                                               System                                    parental
communication                                                                                              involvement in
between home /                                                                                             daily school
school community                                                                                           operation




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                           Action Plan for Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools



       LEA: Guilford County Schools                                       School: T.W. Andrews High School
               Strategic Priority:           Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools


                                      Not Yet Addressed      In Progress                 Need Assistance                    NA
        Strategy                                          (Please describe.)            (Please describe.)        (Provide explanation.)
                                (What is your plan?)
 Ensure all students have
                                                                                                                 T. W. Andrews High School
 recess during the school
                                                                                                                      that offers physical
day and that it is not taken
                                                                                                                   education opportunities
   away as punishment.
                                                                                                                   that include intramural
    Indicate if this is in
                                                                                                                    activities for 9th grade
    progress or not yet
                                                                                                                            students.
        addressed.




            Strategy                              Yes                             No                            Time over 180 days
   Provide physical education for
every student taught by a physical
                                                                      Only ninth grade students are
   education teacher. Check the
                                                                    required to take PE. Advanced PE       8,100 minutes are provided in a
appropriate “yes” or “no” box and
                                                                     and weight training are elective            4x4 block schedule
 list the exact number of minutes
                                                                    courses included in our schedule.
   in PE over the 180-day school
                year.
  Provide physical activity and/or
recess for every student. List
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exact number of minutes provided                                                   NA
for recess and/or physical activity
   over the 180-day school year.
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                                                                                                   Need Assistance
                         Strategy             Not Yet Addressed        In Progress                (Please describe.)
 Implement a coordinated school
health program. Indicate if this is
                                                  X
 in progress or not yet addressed
          by the school.




                                                                                                     Need Assistance
                                  At Our School           In Our LEA             Unsure             (Please describe.)
  We have a School
Health Advisory Council.                                                             X
 Check all that apply.

  What other areas of
  Coordinated School
  Health Programs are                                                                                Need Assistance
    you working on                                                                                  (Please describe.)
 implementing in your
school? Please explain.




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                                  T.W. Andrews High School SAT Plan 2005-06

        Strategy             Timeframe         Person/Department    Evidence    Date            Comments
                                                   Responsible                 Verified
Media pieces for test        NOW-April        Sonya Conway and PR
dates with push on                                 department
November and April
test; announcements of
parent and student
nights, billboards and
cable channel use
Establish and advertise      September        Sonya Conway and PR
school competition for           17               department
most improved scores,
participation rate
increase and highest
scores and highest
participation rate—
advertise. Prizes to be
given.
Incentives to be             September-       Sonya Conway and PR
collected for use in           January            department
schools
District and school          Established          Webmaster
websites link to SAT        July 7, 2005;
Coach, College Board,         Updated
and gives test dates,        September
and SAT                           30
question/problem of
the day




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        Strategy             Timeframe        Person/Department      Evidence    Date            Comments
                                                  Responsible                   Verified
SAT Team trained in          September        Triumph and district
use of correlation guide        7-22              SAT Coach
and SAT Coach; all
faculty to use
correlation guide
Faculty trained in use       October 3-7       Triumph and SAT
of correlation guide and                            Coach
SAT Coach; all faculty
to use correlation guide
New faculty trained in       September        SAT and STARS Team
use of SAT essay and            7-22
scoring rubric and
understanding the SAT;
refresher for returning
faculty
Monthly SAT Champion        9/13, 10/24,       SAT Coach and IIO
meetings established;       11/28,
first meeting--             12/19, 2/20,
expectations and use of     4/17, 5/22
SAT template
School wide goal on          September;          Administration
IGP written: all faculty      On-going
to use correlation
guide, essay, and
reading comprehension
in instruction and
assessment




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        Strategy             Timeframe         Person/Department      Evidence    Date            Comments
                                                   Responsible                   Verified
Departments develop         9/19, 10/10,       District SAT Coach,
reading comprehension       11/15,                 Department
and essay prompts to        12/12,                Chairpersons,
be used in regular          2/13, 3/13        Administration and CF
assessments
Curriculum developed         September             SAT Coach
and teachers trained             30
for SAT Units
Triumph will provide 4        October,        District SAT Coach,
days of support for          November,        Department
each school                   February,       Chairpersons, Admin
                               March          and CF
Seniors and juniors          September               SAT Team
take practice test using       12 and
SAT Coach after being        January 31
surveyed




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Strategy                     Timeframe        Person/Department   Evidence    Date      Comments
                                                  Responsible                Verified
Freshmen and                 September             SAT Team
sophomores take              12, Oct 12
practice PSAT; ID your
11th grade students
who are within 10-15
points or less of the
PSAT cutoff scores for
special PSAT
preparation. These
students should take a
diagnostic test and
given preparation for
the upcoming PSAT.


Schedule developed           September         SAT Champion,
/implemented for                 12           English and math
English 12 and math            45 min           departments
classes to use Coach           weekly
Schedule                     September         SAT Champion,
developed/implemented            26              counselors
for all seniors not in         45 min
English 12 for SAT Prep        weekly
pull-out




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Strategy                     Timeframe         Person/Department     Evidence    Date      Comments
                                                   Responsible                  Verified
Coach schedule               January 23          SAT Champion,
developed                      45 min           English and math
/implemented for               weekly             departments
English 11 and math
classes to use Coach
Schedule developed           September           SAT Champion,
/implemented for                  12            English and math
grades 9-10 with PSAT         Bi-weekly           departments

Athlete Study Hall for        On-going        AD, coaches, and SAT
SAT                                                 Champion


SAT scores and              By: 10/24,           SAT Champion
information shared with     11/28,
faculty after each test—    12/19, 2/20,
dept and faculty            4/17, 5/22
SAT Blitz at Tier 1          Oct., Nov.,       District SAT Coach
schools prior to test         Dec. Feb.




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        Strategy             Timeframe          Person/Department          Evidence    Date            Comments
                                                    Responsible                       Verified
Implementation of AP         September          Curriculum Division
back mapping skills              26
Meet w/student focus        10/11, 11/8,          SAT Champion,
groups after each test;     12/6, 21,                counselors,
pair test takers with       4/4, 5/9          District coach for Tier I
new test takers


Faculty reviews PSAT         September          District coach, dept.
results and adjusts              22             chairs, CF, and SAT
instruction as needed                                 Champion
Vertical teams discuss         Vertical         SAT Champion, CF,
and address SAT                 team          vertical team facilitators
                              meeting
                               dates--
                              quarterly
Identify Kapplan,           September 9              SAT Coach
Princeton Review, SAT
Essay trained personnel
Use community                October 26           Gwen Willis and
outreach to support                               Terrence Young
SAT, i.e., Outward
Bound, community
centers and churches
Allocate .5 SAT Prep        November 2                  CAO
teacher/coach for Tier I
schools




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                                                    Waiver Requests

                                School-Based Management and Accountability Program
                                    School-Based Waiver Request for 2005-2008

                                LEA: Guilford County                 LEA Code: 41
                              School Code/School Name: 319/T.W. Andrews High School


                                                Requests for Waiver
1.     Describe the waiver you are requesting.
      We are requesting a class size waiver. Exceptions are sought for ninth grade classes (29) and tenth-twelfth grade
classes (32).

2.   Identify the law, regulation or policy from which an exemption is requested.
     NC General Statues Section 115C-301 (c) Maximum Class size and NC General Statutes Section 115C-301 (d)
Maximum Teaching Load

3.      State how the waiver will be used.
        The waiver will be used to provide appropriate courses for students that fall short of local promotion standards. It
will also be used to accommodate students that move into our district after the first 10 days of school. Finally, the waiver
will be used for students who do not meet graduation requirements, and may have to take or re-take a class.

4.     State how the waiver will promote achievement of performance goals.
      The waiver will promote achievement of performance goals by guaranteeing appropriate courses and levels of
courses are available for students in emergency situations. More effective teaching and learning will occur as the schools
are able to operate the master schedule with fluidity, moving students in and out of skill groups and classes.




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