Submitted by judy.hundley on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:36
Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

1. Increase the number of pathways we offer students.

2. Offer a seamless program from 9th to graduation to get a certificate. (Ex. Cyber Security)

3. Have all students work toward an associates degree in either science or art.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

1. Under Post Secondary success, last year's class has matriculated into college, or university or some program that allows them to receive a certificate to work in the workforce. 

2. Three students last year have received an associate's degree. This year ever more will graduate with this success. 

3. The campus participates (under STEM culture) in STEM Expo plus the PBL in varying levels of challenge. Every student participates in a PBL which requires research, presentation, and a challenge for every student in this STEM campus. 

4. Dual Credit classes are offered with Richland professors and a campus teacher as well. Currently there are more than 30 classes offered to the students. The school purchases the books, provides Chrome books, and the campus math teachers support the classes that are taught at the college level for dual credit.

What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

1. Interest in sharing expertise with other T-STEM campuses.

2. PLC's are an interest for all of Harmony. Each campus chose PLC leader teachers. These will come together throughout the year to plan sample lessons, support ideas, and specific topics that will help their teachers become stronger in teaching and active learning.

3. Walk throughs with the principal and assistants for ways of helping teachers become stronger in their instructional methods. 

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

1. The opportunity for more training for the teachers would be beneficial especially for T-STEM and CTE.

2. Continue to find opportunities for CTE funding and certifications plus exploring the career services center.

3.

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

1. The challenges are that there are a high number of economically disadvantaged students and a high number of documented students.  

School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
There is a bootcamp for seniors in which 70 students took part in a summer program which allowed them to talk with college admissions officers. UTD , SMU, UT, A&M, Yale, UT at Tyler sent representatives to give information about their college. College Fair allowed 59 college and universities sent representatives when school started--9th through 12. Almost 600 students attended. Other Harmony schools sent their senior students.
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Mayor's internship program is offered to all students. Before they are allowed to apply they will have opportunities to practice interviewing on campus. For the fourth year, six students were hired by major companies--Community partner of Dallas, Southwestern Medical Center, for example. Students learned to dress professionally, interview and write resumes. More than 500 companies were sent to interview. 30 Students from this school had the opportunity. 4000 students got the interview process.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

Verizon was a sponsor to provide new lab equipment that they designed--new labs,new chairs, robotics tables, 3-D white boards that are touch screen . They painted entire buildings, donated TV's, 

$250,000

In one day 600 employees came to paint buildings inside, classrooms, hallways with the teachers. Teachers received money to paint. School was on the news that day--Channel

The architechtural engineer taught a class about his new product--chairs and table that are innovative and move into different sizes, structures, and ways to change.

chart image

Rating