Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Riverside strives to become a role model STEM program that encompasses biomedical, engineering, architecture, computer science and Socratic education in a state of the art 21st century program.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

BM 1: Strong leadership with a vision for the school

BM 3:Strong, stable staff that provides high level instruction

BM 7: Very strong and sustainable program that is supported by the district with funding and support.

 

Describe certifications
PLTW- certification
OSHA
Adobe
Autodesk
rivit architecture
Autocad
Land Surveying -CST level one
Describe degrees
none
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

Need help in adding additional partnerships

Need help in devedloping more Internships/externships

Need assistance in visiting schools with strong AP Capstone projects.

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

Visit other programs especially  where CTE in incorporated with STEM.

Support for the Middle school program

Grant support

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

Middle school needs additional hubs for internet access at the computer science room.

Middle school would like to schedule visits to Harmony SA and DelValle

Riverside high school needs to update its'  technology

Middle School needs additional Z Space technology

 

 

 

 

 

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
Rounds
PLTW- computer science
PBL training
Common core training
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
Middle school is totally technology rich- z-space devices, all students have chrome books, all classrooms are equipped with advanced technology for hands on education.
High school has 3D printers, Z-space devices, chrome books, new interactive monitors/board for the classrooms.
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - describe
Strong in the architecture engineering department
Goal is to increase the Biomedical program
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: Engineers, doctors, UTEP, EPCC, staff from middle school, high and elementary school, parents, and students
Strong, meets monthly
Whole group meets first then board is divided into subgroups who work on specific areas. Great community support.
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
3 counselors and dedicated 9th grade counselor
Go center specialist
Small Learning Community/tutorial coordinator
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
TEKS resources bases
Common Instructional Framework
Cohort of 12-15 teachers
Instructional rounds
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
17 AP, 9 PreAP- Lots of AP classes, little actually get credit.
Dual credit had 7 courses at this time but looking to add new OnRamps courses for next year.
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
Hiring Credentialed teachers is the issue- going with onRamps program
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
Engineering and Biomedical - camp for one week
TSI camp- on week attended by about 17 students.
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Internships offered in engineering and architecture at this time and school is working to add biomedical internships for next year.
The Socratic Education program is excellent and has in school internships with various teachers.
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
Offered only in certain CTE classes at this time but would like to become an AP Capstone school for next year.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
PALs program where mentors work with students
21st century program, mentors with students in the middle school
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
Comprehensive hs clubs:
Engineering club
Robotic club at the middle school
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

EPCC 

UTEP

UT Austin

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

Biomedical

Computer science

STEM Socratic education

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

Two engineering firms: Bathe, Alegro Engineering, Tropocana Homes, CEA engineering, El Paso Water-internships, mentoring provided

 

 

Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Mission-Driven Leadership' (TSTEM)
7
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'STEM Culture' (TSTEM)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Student Support' (TSTEM)
6
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)
6
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Strategic Alliances' (TSTEM)
6
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Growth and Sustainability' (TSTEM)
6
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Rating

Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
468
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI math (#)
22
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI math (#)
22
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI reading (#)
17
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI reading (#)
17