Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
Knippa ISD is a small rural PK-12 school that is designated as 6-12 ECHS. Their goal is to graduate 100% of their students with HS diploma and AA Degree. Additionally they wished to create a college going culture in a small rural farming community and a program that would draw school age children into their small district or face consolidation with another ISD. Since the start of this initiative, the District school population has grown from approximately 200 students to over 450 students.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
BM1: Knippa Collegiate has recruiting processes that are meeting fidelity to the Targeted Population criteria.
BM 4: Knippa Collegiate has a very strong curriculum and support system with an involved parent/community component.
BM 5: Knippa Collegiate has a very thorough preparation program and record of success for student meeting college eligibility through meeting TSI required standards.
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
Professional Development for Staff
Changing the mindset of the regular IHE faculty who are not convinced of the quality of college instruction delivered by the Knippa DC teachers
Progress monitoring and communication systems with parents;
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
Have more opportunities to meet and convene with other ECHS school leaders and teachers of similar school size, setting, and model.
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
Progress monitoring and communication systems with students and parents has been a great challenge. The administration and teachers now hold individual student conference during CRUSH Class (College Readiness and Universal Skills Handbook).and requires the parent to attend that conference as the need arises.
School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - please evaluate and describe
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - please evaluate and describe
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - please evaluate
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - please evaluate and describe
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities
The Dual Credit Outreach Department at the IHE is most accommodating and values the Knippa partnership as does IHE Board of Trustees. Knippa students have full access to all facilities for staff and students.
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - please evaluate and describe
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - describe
Multi-Disciplinary and STEM Pathways have the highest student interest and tend to be the most utilized and completed by each graduating class.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
Knippa ISD does not offer certification programs.
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Partnership Agreement' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Leadership Initiatives' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Curriculum and Support' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Academic Rigor and Readiness' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'School Design' (ECHS)
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Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
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