Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
DECHS is committed to empowering a diverse body of students to develop and apply their skills in order to pursue knowledge and become productive college students, workers, and citizens. We will accomplish this by designing curricula and support structures that ensure all students meet and exceed all performance standards to obtain a high school diploma and an associate degree of two years of transferrable college credit.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
BM1: We recruited and enrolled students that are true to the benchmark criteria.
BM5: We are getting much better with the TSI preparation because we became a testing site and can structure our own preparation. We have tutors coming in to prepare for the content, structure of presentation, diagnostic, and retest. We use Sure Score and Princeton Review preparation plans.
Industry Cluster Grant offerings: Solo Pilot License; Commercial Pilot License; Medical Safety Certification; Automotive All Data Certification; Valvoline Certification; OSHA Certification; CPR/AED Certification; National Academy of Emergency Dispatchers Certification; Correctional Certification; MOS Certification; Adobe Premier Certification; Dreamweaver Certification; Cisco; Food Handlers; Serve Safe; Certified Daycare Assistant (CDA); HIPPA; Pharmacy Technician; Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA); PAL Mentor Certification; Peacemaker Mediator Certification;
Associate of Arts; Associate of Science; Associate of Applied Science;
Please note that information below cannot be inserted due to the difficulty with the template and will be updated as soon as possible.
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
We would be interested in use of classroom common structures, language, and strategies for creating a higher level of rigor and expectations for our students; master schedule integration between ISD and IHE; and a student ambassador program that emphasizes soft skills acquisition.
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
Samples of master schedules that coordinate the traveling students between HS and IHE;
Different ways to register students for college in a controlled environment with technology;
More efficient coordination of requested courses, student listings for enrollment, and registration process;
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
We are struggling with the: SWS model that comes with the distractors of competitive clubs/athletics for students; transporting students to the college; scheduling conflicts with the comprehensive high school; and using an A/B schedule does not mesh with the college schedule.
We try to address them through communication and compromise.
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 promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - 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
Support level from the college could be better. Our visiting professors love to come to our campus. The current A/B block bell schedule provides constraints and we could use some more assistance with college advising. Our IHE partnership is getting better as we have more frequent gathering of the ECHS Leadership Team and try to emphasize the need more student-centered support.
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
Associate Arts Multidisciplinary Studies
Some students opt for the STEM endorsement and pursue an Associate of Science. Effectiveness will be measured by the Class of 2018.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
We have formed the Industry Cluster Advisory and Leadership Boards as required by the Industry Cluster Grant. The groups are being very helpful and supportive as we embark on the requirements of that grant.
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)
Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)