Submitted by michelle.wisdom on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:58
Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Students who are college ready and placed in higher education, military, or career.  

 

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

Technology!!!! Latest technology being utilized at he school.

Staff are very knowledgeable and caring.

Strong academics and curriculum

Advisory Board- November 3 combined one board

 

Describe certifications
None
Describe degrees
None
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

Working on adding certifications and adding the health science program.

Internships

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

Site visit health science programs, strong CTE programs, teacher training/materials.

 

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

Lots of newcomer students and we have addressed: low english speaking students,  

Lots of new teachers which leads to new teacher training.

We now have more administrators/mentors for teachers/ 

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, instructional rounds, PLTW
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
Everything the school does uses technology. Students are assigned to technology. Data person sends reports to keep up with how technology is being used monthly.
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
Disagree
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - describe
School does not have viable internships.
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
Two schools combined- meets 3 times yearly
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
Counselors sets up student support, college counseling, 4 year plans.
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
PLCs
Shelter instruction on ELL
PBL training
Skyward/cloud training
Harmony Instructional framework
My On, No Red Ink, I Read training
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
All Core classes with EPCC for core curriculum- 45 college credits
Dual Physics- OnRamps
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
22 courses in AP- 60 % 3 or more
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
3 Day boot camp for seniors---essays, scholarships,

Robotics and leadership camp for entering 9th grade
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Disagree
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
None at this time
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
Senior capstone project with the seniors in Engineering.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
Swag to College- graduates mentor high 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 UIL Academic areas
Robotics Club, solar car club, STAR, NHS, NJHS, Senior student council, art,
Volleyball, soccer, basketball
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

UT Onramps

EPCC

UTEP

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

Engineering PLTW

Biomedical

Computer science

Technology

Arts

Music

Government/political science

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

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Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Mission-Driven Leadership' (TSTEM)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'STEM Culture' (TSTEM)
9
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Student Support' (TSTEM)
8
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)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Strategic Alliances' (TSTEM)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Growth and Sustainability' (TSTEM)
7
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Rating

Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
1506
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
23