Submitted by sarah.croft on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:26
Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Campus goals include meeting the State Accountability Standards and every student will meet TSI standards.  Our theory of change is for every student to graduate from Madla ECHS college eligible and college ready.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

BM 1:  Our recruitment and enrollment process and requirements are open to all students. We do not request nor require grades, discipline records, state assessment

scores, writing samples, teacher recommendations, or a minimum grade point average. All students have an equal opportunity and acceptance is performance-blind.

BM 3 and 6:  We have a highly valued relationship with Palo Alto College and we are housed on the college campus in college facilities.

Describe certifications
Noen.
Describe degrees
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)?

We are constantly seeking: TSI readiness programs or preparation that will assist our student achieving met status for each area as soon as possible; scheduling ideas for mirroring the college schedule; and appropriate and meaning use of dead time between non-college day and required public school attended days.

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

Assistance in blending the high school and college schedule efficiently would greatly enhance our overall school experience. 

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

Providing resources and attending to the social and emotional needs of our students has been a challenge with limited staff.  We have been able to use the Communities in School staff member but it has been limited since that service is shared with the other schools in the district.  We are able to the PAC social services and counseling department. 

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
Madla ECHS is using the Common Instructional Framework and has an external coach on contract who comes in and provided professional training and support.
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
All classrooms have a desktop computer and projector. We have four mobile laptop carts. Our teachers use the Schoology Platform for curriculum and instruction. Our ECHS also offers an “Open Gradebook” and 60% of parents use it to track their child’s grades and progress.
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
Madla ECHS does not participate in certification or business/industry programs.
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
The ECHS Advisory Board has a very strong partnership whose roles and responsibilities adhere to the requirements of BM 3 for P-16 Initiatives.
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
Madla ECHS employs a full-time school counselor who manages each student’s four-year plan for the high school and the college. Every student receives an annual school-parent-student conference at least once a year. The College Success Coach also attends to the academic progress and monitoring on the college side.
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
Madla ECHS follows the District provided plan that includes thirteen days of professional learning that are front-loaded prior to school start. Five days are District driven; eight days are campus driven and tailored to the needs of the ECHS students; and three other days are used specifically for student data analysis to inform instruction. Additionally, during the year there are four days that are utilized for the previously mentioned school-parent-student conferences.
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
The campus is located on the college campus and the college course acquisition is aligned with the high school courses. There are no AP or IB course utilized.
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
Madla ECHS guides their students through an efficiently blended four-year program of study. The biggest challenge is student acquisition of TSI met standards at various times which places a strain on the master schedule of both partners.
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
Prior to school start, the Bridge to Grade 9 has students coming in for three and one-half days and then rolls into the first days of school. Students experience sessions on TSI core content, college readiness skills (hard and soft), college life experiences, and culminating into assessment by the TSI for college readiness.
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Disagree
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Madla ECHS does not participate in certification or business/industry programs and at this point do not offer internship opportunities.
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Disagree
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
Madla ECHS does not offer this kind of opportunity.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
Every adult at Madla ECHS is a champion to a student. The college Young Men’s Leadership Club is projected to mentor male students in the coming year. Peer mentoring is being explored along with community service programs and outreach opportunities. This is an area of growth for the ECHS.
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
Madla ECHS students have full access to all IHE facilities, clubs, organizations, sororities, and intra-mural programs.
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

Madla ECHS students have full access to all IHE facilities, clubs, organizations, sororities, and intra-mural programs.  There is a Mid-Level Leadership Team that included Dean of High School Program Monica Ayala that fully support and facilitates all aspects of each ECHS partner.

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

Madla ECHS has an efficient and tightly managed four-year program of study aligned to the Associate of Arts or Science.

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

There are no such partnerships.

Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Target Population' (ECHS)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Partnership Agreement' (ECHS)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Leadership Initiatives' (ECHS)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Curriculum and Support' (ECHS)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Academic Rigor and Readiness' (ECHS)
5
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'School Design' (ECHS)
7
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Rating

Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
1026
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
0
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
0
Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
2569
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI math (#)
220
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI math (#)
70
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI reading (#)
220
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI reading (#)
176