Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Students who are driven to reach success  in college and career by being self motivated, disciplined, and academically prepared with 21st Century Skills.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

BM 1: Strong Leadership at both the district and campus levels.

BM 6: Community support for STEAM program- strong community partnerships

BM 5: Rigor increased as well as the expectations and accountability for students and teachers

Describe certifications
not yet for 9th ad 10th----some proposed for 11-12
Describe degrees
AA Degree from WesternTech
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

Communication and transition in STEAM between Middle school STEAM and High School STEAM.

Developing the A in STEAM- arts, agriculture, etc

Developing a STEM Ambassador program

STEAM Brochure

Visiting other STEM programs

 

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

Syvel robotics 

Augumented reality

Makers Space Lab

 

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

Consistent Leadership- addressed by adding new leadership

Curriculum development- adding engineering at the MS Level

Value of PBL--trainings for PBLS- campus wide

Teacher turnover- added a stable staff and training/mentoring.  Developing our own.  

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
Campus wide PBL,- all teachers have been PBL trained and training continues monthly for all STEM teachers by the STEM Coordinator.
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
One to one laptops
One to one iPads at the Junior high
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
School only has 9th and 10 grade for STEAM. Campus will work on internships for next year as well as Job Shadowing.
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
Strong Advisory Board- meets quarterly- Oct 24 next meeting- 15-20 members
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
AVID at middle school
Leadership class at the middle school
Two counselors, pride hall
Pride Hall from 6:30-8 for tutoring/make up work with 4 core teachers
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
Technology training is in place.
PBL training for all staff members
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - describe
MOU with Western Tech- students can take enough courses to become core complete from Western Tech. Some students have even completed an Associate Degree. Courses are offered free on campus.
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
No AP/IB- students are given TSI to all students to get them college and career ready
Dual Credit courses are free to all students.
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
63 students identified that completed Bridge program.
8th Grade were presented to the high school through a STEM walk.
4 days of STEM Enrichment camp
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Disagree
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Only Freshmen and sophomores
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
Students in grades 9-12 complete capstone projects in STEM. Projects are presented to the community at the STEM night toward the end of the year.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
As needed basis provided by the AVID program.
High school students do mentor the middle school students.
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - describe
All comprehensive high school clubs and athletics/fine arts. Robotics team and STEM Ambassadors are also added for the STEM students.
TAME at both middle school and high school.
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

Western Tech College

TSTC

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

Energy Pathway- Environmental Science and Agriculture

Engineering Pathway/STEM/CTE--Science, Math, Drone program is in effect on campus.

Health Science Pathway- Students can receive a CNA certification or take dual credit courses leading toward pre-med

 

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

None for 9th or 10 grade

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

Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
1160
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
20
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
0