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Catholic High School: School Improvement Action Plan

Area for Improvement Action to take Target Date Responsible party

Professional Development

Expect 30 hours of professional

Budget for professional development

2008-2009 Academic Council

development every two years

through departments:

workshop/conference registration, travel

expenses.

provide per diems if attending during

2009-2010 President/Principal

summer or vacation/weekends,

provide pay incentives for completion of

professional development events

2009-2010 President/Principal

Provide 1/2 of the required professional

development hours on campus

introduce 2008;

fully implement

2010

Administration

Enhance faculty spiritual formation

programs

Arrange for in-services on the following

topics:

1. Instructional technology;

2. 21st century skills

3. using data to improve instruction;

4. grade level meetings;

5. cross curriculum;

6. interdepartmental cooperation;

7. assessment evaluation;

8. Critical thinking

Begin Fall 2008,

and ongoing

Administration

Consider more Days of Experience immediately Campus Ministry Team

Hold one faculty retreat annually, mid year ongoing Campus Ministry Team

New Faculty Development Create mentoring program Fall of 2008 Assistant Principal for

Instruction


Catholic High School: School Improvement Action Plan

Area for Improvement Action to take Target Date Responsible party

Stakeholder Involvement

Evaluate appropriateness of Parent-

Teacher visits

Administrative discussion; survey of

faculty, FAC, Academic Council

Summer 2008

Administration, Academic

Council

Increase parent input/involvement continue annual surveys yearly each fall Assistant Principal for

Instruction

Consider using Parent to Parent model to

2008-2009 Administration

expand involvement of parents at all grade

levels.

Develop avenues for wider community

stakeholder input

Identify parents and alumni who will hire

our graduates

2008-2009 Board of Directors,

Alumni Director

Increase ownership among all stakeholders

for our mission

Invite alumni, parent, and wider

community members' input into the

development of our curricula and

expectations

Invite parents to a brainstorming session to

identify how to increase the number of

parents who embrace our mission, and

how deeply they do so.

2009-2010 Administration, Alumni

Director, Academic

Council

Fall 2008

Principal


Catholic High School: School Improvement Action Plan

Area for Improvement Action to take Target Date Responsible party

Student Achievement

Increase our efforts at teaching critical

thinking and learning to learn skills

Provide inservice on teaching critical

thinking

2008-2009 Administration, Academic

Council

Measure students critical thinking skills

with Insight Assessments "Test for

Everyday Reasoning"

2008-2009 Administration, Guidance

Department

Increase the number of students who score

in the top quartile of standardized tests

Identify students' quartile rankings on

HSPT, Explore, PLAN, PSAT and ACT

2008-2009 Academic Assistant

Principal, Guidance

Department

Track the quartile rankings over time ongoing Academic Assistant

Principal, Guidance

Department

Provide inservices that target academic

skills that enhance students' standardized

test performance

ongoing

Administration, Academic

Council


Catholic High School: School Improvement Action Plan

Area for Improvement Action to take Target Date Responsible party

Teaching Gospel Values

Increase our efforts at teaching and

modeling respect

Focus on this effort in new faculty

orientation and faculty professional

development events

Summer 2008/

ongoing

Administrators

Document the number of bullying

incidents on campus in 2007-2008 and

work for reducing that number

immediately

Enhance our effectiveness in evangelizing Add the mission program to the student

young people through service, social justice handbook and to the job description of the

and campus ministry.

Camup Minister

Spring 2008 and

ongoing

Summer 2008

Assistant Principal for

Discipline

Assistant Principal for

Instruction, Principal

Consider committing CHS to building a

Habitat House, using a variety of classes to

complete the necessary tasks

Increase the number of mission

opportunities, foreign and domestic, for

our students

Increase the number of students who

participate in mission service opportunities

Spring 2009

Summer 2009

Summer 2009

Campus Ministry Team

Campus Ministry Team

Create an exit interview for seniors to

evaluate our effectiveness in teaching

Gospel values

Integrate Gospel values across the

curriculum

Spring 2009

Campus Ministry Team

and Administration

Fall 2010

Campus Ministry Team,

Academic Council

Improve the CHS Twinning Program Evaluate the program this year Summer 2008 Twinning Coordinator

Consider other twinning partners, e.g. the

School for the Visually Impaired.

Have campus ministers find and attend

appropriate professional growth activities.

Summer 2008

Fall 2008

Twinning Coordinator

Campus Minister

Improve the effectiveness of the Honor

Code and Honor Board

Establish a baseline of information about

the frequency and type of honor code

infractions

Increase the visibility of the honor code on

campus, e.g. display the honor code in each

classroom

Summer 2008

Fall 2008

Honor Board Moderators

Administrators


Catholic High School: School Improvement Action Plan

Area for Improvement Action to take Target Date Responsible party

Technology

Increase the presence of technology in our Create a technology committee Spring 2008 Administration

classrooms

Create a technology plan Fall 2008 Technology Committee

Identify software programs that support

instruction

Continually

Technology Committee,

Academic Council,

individual teachers

Identify software programs that are

Spring 2008

Technology Committee

currently used effectively

Provide professional development on

Annually

Administration

technology integration

Get at least one computer and projector in

2009-2010 Administration

each classroom

Hire an instructional technology

2011 President

coordinator

Remove duplicative software packages Ongoing Technology Coordinator

Increase information available to parents:

events, policies, financial and academic

Online status reports and report cards

Explore other Student Information Systems

or improve usage of systems currently in

place

Explore other Student Information Systems

or improve usage of systems currently in

place

Immediately

Immediately

Administration

Administration

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