Submitted by yvette.cavazos on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:27
Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Visit 1- October 17, 2017

The campus goal is to keep students motivated and successful as they take college courses.  

  • Continue with AVID strategies professional development 
  • TSI support for students 
  • Parent outreach efforts (especially for those parents who do not want their children to take college courses)
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

Being a school-wide model, Balmorhea serves all students enrolled in their high school (Benchmark 1)

 

What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
  • TSI
  • OBM
  • Student motivation
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
  • PD- School-wide AVID & Costa's Levels of Thinking
  • Greater Texas Foundation Grant (UTPB pays tuition and books for students enrolled in TSTC)
  • Apachi Cooperation- donations to purchase computers 
  • Support from the CCRM Leadership Coach
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
  • Being rural finding businesses to partner with to offer student internships
  • Parents do not want their children to go to college
  • Students participate in extra-curricular activities throughout the year
  • All college courses are on-line courses.
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
AVID strategies and Costa's Levels of Thinking
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
All courses are on-line, therefore, technology is used daily and up to date.
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
Being rural work-based experiences are lacking
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Agree
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