Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
We are operating as a SWS ECHS and where all students take college courses at the IHE. Our goals are to: graduate every student TSI ready; 100% EOC Met; meet or beat the national average with AA degree (35%); and have 100% college accepted upon graduation. Our students are going to be a true cohort for each other; self-advocators; obtain academically/college ready skill sets; be service learners; peer leaders; and mentors to lower grade classmates. By the end of the junior year, out students will have narrowed their college destinations and be able to articulate the credits that will apply toward their degree at their college destination.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
We are implementing BM 1 with fidelity to all criteria. We are implementing BM 4 with fidelity to all criteria and dealing well with the academic, social, and emotional needs of the student. Challenges have been meeting all BM 5 criteria, meeting college deadlines, and TSI standards. We have a dedicated counselor for the ECHS students who are fairly well segregated from the general population.
Associate of Arts
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
We are seeking ways to: efficiently pull our data together; tracking student progress; data sharing processes; extracting PEIMS data: extracting THECB data; and utilizing compatible systems. We are also seeking assistance with efficiently blending our master scheduling with the comprehensive school master schedule.
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
Data and progress monitoring systems
Electronic stamping of TSI scores on transcripts
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
The greatest challenge has been meeting HS and ECHS master schedule compatibility. We have created hybrid schedules and then managing as we go.
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 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 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
Our students have full access to all Palo Alto College activities and facilities. PAC hosts a Convocation in January annually for all partnering District ECHS freshmen. We take our students to Library Visit Research Day. PAC hosts our Summer Bridge and we works with Dean of High School Programs to make it an exciting event for 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
The high school plan for Multi-Disciplinary Studies is aligned with the Associates of Arts and tightly managed by both entities.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
There are no certification programs offered and this component is not needed at this time.
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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