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					                                                Priority Goal 3 and Associated Strategies
          Area for improvement and supporting data:
          Graduation rate - In 2009-10, the THS four year cohort graduation rate was 82.50% and THS did meet the AYP graduation rate goal.
          However,the 2009-10 rate was 1.7% lower than the graduation rate in 2008-09 (84.2%)



          School Goal 3:        Raise THS graduation rate
          Supports this
                                Randolph County Schools will produce globally competitive students.
          district goal:
          Target:               Increase four year cohort graduation rate to 84%
          Indicator:            AYP data
          Milestone date:       8-Feb-11

                            Goal 3 Improvement Strategies – Identify research-based strategies whenever possible.
                      Strategy: Counseling students at risk of dropping out of school

                      Action steps:
Plan/Do




          Strategy 1: 1. Conduct Student Advocate counseling                       4. Refer students to Social Worker/Nurse/VR
                      2. Make parent contacts                                      5. Refer students to outside agencies for counseling
                      3. Conduct student conferences with teachers,                6. Utilize information from "Frameworks of Poverty"
                        counselors, administrators, and/or Attendance              7. Utilize CIS to emphasize importance of diploma
                        Committee


                      Strategy: Providing academic advisement/assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school
                      Action steps:
          Strategy 2: 1. Offer credit recovery opportunities                       5. Provide guidance in student course selections
                      2. Make parent contacts                                      6. Implement EC/504/PEP strategies with fidelity
                      3. Offer before/after school remediation                     7. Provide faculty/staff advisors for Graduation Project
                      4. Offer reteach/retest opportunities                        8. Implement Response to Intervention
                      Strategy: Establish/continue THS school policies/procedures/programs that will reduce the number of dropouts
                      Action steps:
                      1. Develop a school culture based on student
          Strategy 3:                                                              5. Provide varied course offerings
                      learning.
                      2. Keep accurate records of students leaving THS             6. Continue faculty "adopt a student" program
                      3. Implement new attendance policy                           7. Discuss dropout prevention at Freshman Orientation
                      4. Utilize discipline/attendance contracts                   8. Investigate a different school schedule option
          How will we fund these strategies?

          Funding source 1:        Local district funds                                Funding amount:                    Staff Development $200
          Funding source 2:        Local district funds                                Funding amount:                   Summmer Nova Net $840
Plan/Do
          Funding source 3:        Select a funding source                             Funding amount:
          Funding source 4:        Select a funding source                             Funding amount:
          Funding source 5:        Select a funding source                             Funding amount:
                                                                                       Total initiative funding:                                $1,040

          Review frequency:        Semi-annually

                                                 Mel Jones, Rachel Jackson, Sheila White, Lynn Difoggio, Luke Brown, Dawn Seltzer, Cindy Lankford, Sharon
          Assigned implementation team:
                                                 Hodges
          What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?
          dropout and graduation data, student and parent contact logs, attendance/tardy data, Nova Net data, student grades, registration forms, IEP/504 plans,
          Graduation Project advisor logs, teacher "adopted student" roster, Freshmen Orientation agenda, faculty survey input on changing daily schedule, PLC
          meeting forms




          How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark, and summative
          data as appropriate.)
          dropout and gradaution data, student/parent conversations about why a student who was a potential dropout decided to stay in school
Check




          What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?
      Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?
Act

				
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