Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

The Coronado High School STEM program will expose and educate students in the various STEM fields.  The program will promote STEM engineering, robotics, and agriculture while incorporating CTE certifications.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

BM 5- Strength in having open access to all rigorous STEM courses.

BM 2-Strength in the Increase of the number of girls in STEM education.  We are doing this by joining with higher education groups such as the Texas Tech Society of Women Engineers, strong outreach to girls, girls STEM club, Hack the Room program, etc.

BM 6-Strength by the intentional outreach with community groups for STEM.  AP/PreAP Parents night, Math Parents night, STEM parents night, engineering night, strong Advisory Board.

BM 2-Summer Bridge Program was a definite strength and will be increases next summer.

 

Describe certifications
Microsoft certification: Office specialist 1 and 2
Culinary ServSafe Food Handlers
Accounting: Quick Books
Describe degrees
None offered
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

Help with grant writing is needed to promote some of these programs.

 

School is replacing the smart board and adding Chrome books for all teachers, so additional technical training is needed

 

Continued help with the Advisory Board development.

What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?

School needs additional calculators and is looking for funding resources.

School is replacing the smart board and adding Chrome books for all teachers.

Help with internships/job shadowing.

 

What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?

Numerous changes on campus and teachers are becoming resistant to change.  School is an AP Capstone school, AVID National training Site, iPad roll out for all teachers, new Watson Technology campus, STEM Academy, New Tech possible school.

School has added numerous amounts of training in PBL, technology, AP trainings, AVID trainings, etc.  to address the negative attitude from some of the teachers.  They will attempt to add new programs to the new teachers.  Veterans are the resistant ones.

School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - describe
PBL training for all teachers on staff. New Tech start up in the future but teachers are visiting programs and getting training now.
AP training for all AP teachers
Engineering Your World training for years one and two.
EPIC training for senior Engineering course with Purdue University.
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
All teachers have Chrome books and Chrome book carts for students. Extensive Chromebook training.
Technology is being replaced throughout the school .
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - describe
Coronado is in the process of developing the internship program--connecting with businesses. Job shadow this year, internships for next year. They will be doing a startup internship through the engineering program where students will be doing a community service project for the city.
Coronado is an AP Capstone school.
School promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - describe
Advisory Board is up and running and will have a meeting on Oct. 24.
Board is made up of Engineering firms, Texas Society f Engineers, Tech College of Education, South Plains College, Tech Agriculture, local dentists, Chick Fil A, Dean of Graduate school, Middle school representatives from 3 middle schools, parents, state representatives, mayors office, school board representative, central office, etc.
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
Endorsement and 4 year plans by the counselors, parent nights, college nights, FASPA night, emotional counseling, AVID program, etc
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
Numerous trainings: PBL, AVID, AP, PreAP, Socratic training, technology training, etc.
District provides numerous trainings in the various areas, site specific training for high school and feeder middle schools in PBL development leading toward becoming a New Tech School.
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - describe
AP Capstone school, dual credit with South Plains College, heavy emphasis on academic rigor and post secondary education.

College going culture is strong at Coronado.

Counselors work with the students to coordinate the dual credit courses to lead to the college degree plan chosen by each student.
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - please evaluate
Agree
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - describe
Extremely strong AP program and is a national AP capstone school. Being an AVID National training site, academic rigor is not only emphasized, but supported. Dual Credit is supported through the South Plains College. Students are able to get up to about 32 hours of Dual Credit/AP credit before leaving high school.
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
Very successful summer bridge program was held in August at Coronado. About 100 freshmen students attended the 3 days of learning about the STEM programs at Coronado HS as well as the clubs and organizations they could be a part of at the school.
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Will implement the first internship opportunity to the senior Engineering students this year in which they will complete an engineering project with the city of Lubbock. EPICS engineering is offered at Coronado in conjunction with Purdue University where students receive credit though
Purdue.
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
AP Capstone school. All senior AP students will complete an AP Capstone project.

There is also the EPIC capstone project in Engineering that the school is offering for the first time this year to complete their engineering pathway. The teacher received training last summer from Purdue University who is working with the teacher to coordinate the project/course.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
The mentoring program is connected to the AVID program through the Communities In School program. Mentors are connected to each students.
High school students also mentor the middle school students.
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - describe
All regular high school clubs and organizations plus Robotics Club, Girls in Engineering Club, etc.
All CTE clubs and organizations.
NHS, Student Council, AVID, Foreign Language clubs, UIL athletics, UIL academics
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

Texas Tech and South Plains College provide strong support for the programs at Coronado.  Numerous field experiences for the students including the visits to engineering department, etc.

School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - describe

Robotics Pathway: Principles of Applied engineering, Robotics I, Robotics II, PBR

Engineering Pathway: Principles of Applied Engineering, Engineering Design/Prob. Solving, Engineering Math, Internship/STEM

Developing Agriculture STEM Pathway: Principles of Ag,

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

Texas Tech University is a huge partner in engineering/robotics and education.  They provide speakers, support, and field experiences for the engineering and robotics students.

Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Mission-Driven Leadership' (TSTEM)
7
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'STEM Culture' (TSTEM)
6
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Student Support' (TSTEM)
7
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Teacher Development and Support' (TSTEM)
7
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment' (T-STEM)
7
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Strategic Alliances' (TSTEM)
4
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Growth and Sustainability' (TSTEM)
5
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Rating

Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
1304
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
20
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
418
Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
78
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI math (#)
62
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI math (#)
16
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI reading (#)
61
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI reading (#)
25