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
Randolph County Schools will produce globally competitive students.
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
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
Strategy: Providing academic advisement/assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school
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
1. Develop a school culture based on student
Strategy 3: 5. Provide varied course offerings
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
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:
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
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
What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?
Based upon identified results, should/how should strategies be changed?