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State of the School

January 24 , 2012

PTAA Meeting

Presented by Don Berger, Head of School

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A Good Look in the Mirror

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Probing Questions

1. Are we attracting, developing, and

retaining the right students?

2. Are we attracting, developing, and

retaining the right faculty and staff?

3. What has been the impact of 2011-12

budget adjustments?

4. How are we positioned to meet the

challenges of the next five years? 25 years?

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Q1: Are we attracting, developing,

and retaining the right students?

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The Right Students

Cary Academy values a community of students

possessing diverse talents and backgrounds.

– We seek unique or exceptional talents and

myriad cultural experiences.

– We also recognize a value in students who

demonstrate the potential for significant

contribution and growth.

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The Right Students: Exceptional Talents

a sampling of excellence from the class of 2012

• Allen Yang: Finished in a three-way tie for first in national competition, Who Wants to Be

a Mathematician?

• Joe Calder: Among top 10 Extemp Debaters in the Nation

• Keaton Friedman: World record holder for long distance shooting on a rifle recently

commissioned by the military.

• Cat Newman: Presented a paper on cardiovascular disease at the 2011 American Society

for Anesthesiologists conference.

• Nick Noschese: Currently ranked 3rd in the nation in U18 in his weight class in Taekwondo

• Ryan Cinoman: selected top oboist for NC Honors Orchestra

• Leah Bar-On Simmons: top NC violinist; Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concerto

competition finalist

• Korey Weaver and Matt Lee: selected for NC Honors Chorus

• Abby Larus: One of 4 students nationally selected to be profiled for social activism in a

PBS documentary.

• Alex Daniels, Quinn Jenkins, and Jacob Warwick: Started nonprofit organizations.

Alex is doing work with Karen refugee children in CH; Quinn started GGE (Girls for

Gender Equity); Jacob started Lenses without Limits, teaching photography to low

income kids

• Thomas Graham: 4-time NCISAA Cross-Country Champion, 9th at Nationals

• Tyler Powell, Haleigh Morgus, Ryan Kaufmann: All-State in Field Hockey , Tennis, and

Soccer

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The Right Students: Myriad Cultural Experiences

Percentage Students of Color Compared to Peer NC Schools

(Charlotte Latin, Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day, Greensboro Day, Ravenscroft, Durham Academy

– not listed in order below)

07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12

CA 22 23 25 26 26

A 24 24 26 28 28

B 14 17 18 18 20

C 11 12 14 14 16

D 9 8 12 14 16

E 11 11 11 12 12

F 9 10 10 11 12

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The Right Students: Socioeconomic

Diversity

Percentage of students receiving financial aid

2008 2009 2010 2011

CA 16 19 21 18

A 15 15 16 16

B 7 9 9 9

C 8 11 13 12

D 12 16 16 16

E 9 12 13 13

F 13 16 19 23

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The Right Students: Academic

Achievement

Average Independent School % for Newly Enrolled Students

VERBAL

07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12

Grade ERB ERB ERB ERB ISEE

6 58 67 59 59 67

9 49 77 47 64 63

READING

07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12

Grade ERB ERB ERB ERB ISEE

6 63 70 67 69 52

9 55 76 61 71 65

QUANTITATIVE

07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12

Grade ERB ERB ERB ERB ISEE

6 56 70 69 70 68

9 58 74 57 72 68

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How Well Are We Attracting Students?

6-Year Application History

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 st Week

Jan. Total

Annual

Total

Apps. Per

Opening

2012-13 139 9 13 48 10 2 0 221 ?? ??

2011-12 119 13 6 56 5 3 1 203 316 2.5

2010-11 115 10 11 51 6 2 0 195 292 2.2

2009-10 133 9 11 33 12 1 0 199 293 2.2

2008-09 161 15 9 52 12 1 0 250 332 2.4

2007-08 131 9 13 50 8 5 0 216 282 2.0

NAIS Benchmark:

75 th percentile 1.9 applications per opening

90th percentile 2.8 applications per opening

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How Well Are We Retaining Students?

Grade 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

8 85% 78% 86% 82% 87% 85%

9 95% 97% 96% 99% 96% 96%

Total

6-11 94% 95% 95% 96% 96% 96%

NAIS Benchmark for Student Retention:

50 th percentile is 91.8% Retention

75 th percentile is 94.7% Retention

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Attracting and Retaining the Right

Students: Enrollment History

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Total MS

Enrollment 303 301 305 304 309

12th Grade 99 102 99 103 105

Total US

Enrollment 412 417 413 424 423

TOTAL

ENROLLMENT 715 718 718 728 732

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Q2:Are We Attracting, Developing And

Retaining The Right Faculty And Staff?

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The Right Faculty And Staff

Cary Academy seeks student-centered, hardworking

employees who have demonstrated

professional excellence and are deeply

committed to our mission of a Learning

Community Committed to Discovery,

Innovation, Collaboration and Excellence.

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Right Faculty And Staff: Mission

Commitment And Professional Excellence

Joselyn Todd, MS Science: NAIS Leading Edge Award Winner

Heidi Malloy, US Science: NAIS Teacher of the Future; 2011 Environmental

Educator of the Year (Green Building Council of Raleigh).

Robert Coven, US History: Peter H. Martorella Graduate Student Award at NCSU in

Pursuit of a Ph.D.

Palmer Seeley , US English and Meredith Stewart , MS History: Selected as Fellows

for the Columbia Teachers College Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career

Teachers

Betsy Ward Hutchinson, Dance: 2011 Annual Merit Award from North Carolina

Dance Alliance

Vic Quesada, US Spanish: NCSU Inspirational Teacher Award

Margit Lanze, MS German: Selection to NCAIS Master Teacher Academy

Carole Hamilton, US English: Second Diamond Degree from the National Forensic

League

Katy Allen, US Science: Gold Medal Citizen award from NBC-17

Shani Barrax-Moore, Diversity Director: NAIS Call to Action Executive Committee

Business Leader Media and Rex Healthcare as one of the Triangle’s Healthiest

Companies

2010 CASE Circle of Excellence—Gold Award for Independent School Magazine--

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Right Faculty And Staff: Diversity

Percent Faculty and Staff of Color 2011-12

School Faculty Staff

Cary Academy 16 21

A 12 20

B 12 11

C 10 12

D 9 8

E 8 14

F 3 14

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How Well Are We Developing Our

Faculty And Staff?

• Professional Development Funding

• Dedicated Training Weeks

• New Faculty Evaluation and Growth Program

• Instructional Technology Team

• Professional Licensures…

• Friday Fellowships, Bridges NCCAT

Fellowship, Major Resource Development

Grants, Blended Learning Course

Development Grants

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Faculty And Staff Development:

Licensure

Facilities

Jess Garcia: Certified Facility Manager (International Facilities

Association); Certified Facility Manager of Japan

Business

Debby Reichel: Certified Public Accountant; Senior Professional in

Human Resources

Marie Spell: Certified Public Accountant

Belinda Blackwood: Senior Professional in Human Resources

Athletics

David McAlister: Certified Athletic Trainer; Licensed Athletic Trainer

(NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners)

Kevin Jones: Registered Athletic Administrator

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Faculty and Staff Development:

Licensure

Information Services

Eric Moore: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

Rick Harris: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; HP Certified Technician; A+

Certified Depot Technician; Lenovo Certified Technician

Peter Todd: Cisco Interconnecting Network Devices I; CNA – Cisco Network

Associate Certification

Kevin Rokuskie: HP Certified Technician; A+ Certified Depot Technician Lenovo

Certified Technician ; Microsoft Certified IT Professional; Microsoft Office Specialist

Kris Wetterling: Institute for Supply Management, Inc. – Certified Purchasing

Manager; Association of Caucus Technology Procurement Professionals – Certified

Technology Procurement Specialist

Dmitry Manakhov: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Cisco Certified Network

Professional; Network+ certification; Lenovo Certified technician

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How Well Are We Retaining Faculty

2010-

11

And Staff?

Annual Percent Attrition

2009-

10

2008-

09

2007-

08

2006-

07

5-Year

Average

Staff 10 0 12 9 2 6.6

Faculty 10 6 5 9 7 7.4

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What Has Been The Impact Of 2011-12 Budget

Adjustments?

1. Financial

2. Program

3. Parent Perception and Confidence

4. Employee Morale

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Budget Adjustments Impact:

Financial

Financially Sound Footing

– Ran in the black in 2010-11; on track in 2011-12

– Compensated for a net $800,000 reduction this year

and an additional $235,000 next year

– No debt

– Strong, stable sources of auxiliary income

(rentals, summer programs, additional programs)

– Strong potential for increased annual giving and

targeted major gifts

– Newly increased endowment from a $15,000,000

gift

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Budget Adjustments Impact: Program

Physical Education

– Teachers Covering Additional Classes/Less Flexibility

– Upper School Curriculum Strengthened

Technology Support

– Longer Wait Time for Repairs

– More Instances When Immediate Help is not Available

Fine and Performing Arts

Library

Facilities

Faculty Coverage

– Teachers Covering Additional Classes

– Increased Work Load for Administrative Assistants

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Budget Adjustments Impact: Parent

Perception and Trust

• Parent Meetings to Explain Income Loss and

Impact of Cuts: Low Attendance

• High Student Retention

• Community Survey

• Very Positive Breakfasts with Berger this Fall

• CA Fund 2011-12

As of January 17:

2010-11 2011-12

$166,409.57 $159,479.20

57% 53%

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2011 Community Survey

Percentage of the 71 Survey

Questions CA Rated as Equal

to or Better Than our Peer

Schools

Percentage of the 71

Questions CA Rated as Better

Than Peer Schools

Parents Faculty Students Staff/

Admin.

86 92 96 96

35 31 38 31

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Budget Adjustments Impact:

Employee Morale

• Employee Retention

• Benefits and Compensation Survey

• Biannual Community Survey

• Anecdotal Account

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How Are We Positioned To Meet The

Challenges Of The Next Five Years? 25 Years?

External

• Shifting Demographics

• Affordability

• Competition

Internal

• Outstanding Personnel

• Financial Sustainability

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Meeting Challenges: Shifting

Demographics

2011

Values

5 Year

Change

Forecast

Total Population: 1,151,880 13.99%

Total School Age Population: 301,861 14.47%

White School Age Population: 184,084 12.43%

Black School Age Population: 66,280 20.00%

Asian School Age Population: 14,213 26.45%

Other Race School Age

Population:

21,969 26.34%

Hispanic School Age

Population:

45,613 34.56%

Source: NAIS Data Center, as of 1/1/2011

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$

Meeting Challenges: Affordability

Families with Children 0-17

and Income $150,000 and

Above:

Value Proposition for Parents:

2011 Value 5-Year Forecast

31,697 57.21%

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Meeting Challenges: Competition

Private Schools

Public Schools

Charter Schools

On-line Schools

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Major Challenges: Internal

Hiring and Retaining Outstanding Personnel

Fiscal Sustainability

NAIS Day Schools

Endowment Per Student

25th Percentile 3254

50th Percentile 10712

75th Percentile 22833

90th Percentile 43625

Cary Academy 31335

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Steps Forward

Steps to Continue Excellence and Advance the School

1. Vision Clarification: The Board should clearly decide if Cary

Academy wants to be an excellent school for Triangle students that uses

technology effectively to advance student learning and occasionally

shares its innovative technology use with colleagues, or does Cary

Academy want to be an excellent school for Triangle students that wants

to continually be on the forefront of innovative instructional technology

use and serve as a national model? Presently we are somewhere in the

middle of this continuum and are staffed as such.

2. Teaching and Learning: Continue working on this strategic goal.

To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a

leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and

effective use of emerging technologies.

This will strengthen our effective use of instructional technology

throughout the school and formally and effectively align our teaching

with our mission. It will continue to differentiate Cary Academy from its

private and public competition.

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Steps Forward

3. Facilities: Build a second performing arts center (has been on

long -range facilities plan). This would allow for continued development

of our outstanding arts program, enable us to attract additional

exceptional students and faculty, and enhance our community ties in

the arts. Build the field house at the stadium (also on long-range

facilities plan). Meets operational needs of our athletic program.

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Strategic Plan 2010

Cary Academy Vision Statement

As a diverse and inclusive community that

exemplifies excellence in teaching and learning,

Cary Academy will prepare each student for a

rapidly changing world by nurturing creativity,

inspiring innovation, fostering global citizenship,

and developing strong communication and

critical thinking.

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Strategic Plan 2010

Goals

1. To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a

leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and

effective use of emerging technologies.

2. Cary Academy will strengthen the development and retention

of outstanding employees who will uphold and advance the

mission and values of the school.

3. Cary Academy will build the framework necessary to ensure

the long-term financial sustainability of the school.

4. Cary Academy will strengthen student development programs

to include character education, leadership, ethics, global

citizenship and commitment to respect, integrity, and

compassion.

5. Cary Academy will strengthen multiculturalism in an

increasingly diverse school community through education,

experiences, and meaningful relationships.

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Standardized Testing

2009 2010 2011 2012

National Merit Scholarship-PSAT

% Recognized 21 21 23 24

% Semifinalists 6 4 7 11

SAT Class Averages

Math & Verbal 1301 1302 1300 1310

Writing Test 643 650 638 655

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Year % Attrition

2001 17

2002 13

2003 17

Average 15.67

2004 8

2005 11

2006 8

Average 9.0

2007 7

2008 9

2009 5

Average 7.0

2010 6

2011 10

NAIS Avg. 10

Faculty Retention

Founding Faculty: 11/26 42%

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Faculty Salaries Comparison 2011-12

Average Salary By Experience Band

2011-12

0-5 years 6-10 years 11-15 years 16-20 years 21+ years

Cary Academy 41,313 46,875 53,411 56,763 65,892

Wake County Schools 38,802 45,744 50,088 53,653 61,419

Average-NC Peer Schools 46,776 48,004 53,773 56,993 68,228

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NC Peer Schools 2011-12 Tuition and

Endowment

2011-12 TUITION Endowment

School 7th Grade 12th Grade as of 6-30-11

NC PEER SCHOOLS

Charlotte Country Day School 19,965 20,815 23,600,000

Charlotte Latin School 19,250 19,250 22,921,844

Durham Academy 18,425 19,980 9,785,813

Greensboro Day School 18,980 18,980 8,685,344

Providence Day School 20,730 20,730 5,497,201

Ravenscroft 18,750 18,750 15,273,720

Cary Academy 18,750 18,750 8,458,845

Average-NC Peer Schools 19,350 19,751 14,293,987

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Tuition 2012-13

Total Cost per Increase 2012-13

Budget Change Dollars Student Needed Tuition

2011-12 TUITION 18,750

Budget Changes

Employee Salary Increase (2% Pool) 184,529 252 1.34%

Health Insurance /Employee Benefits

(10% Increase) 87,090 119 0.63%

Part-time PE Teacher (2-3 classes per

day) 30,000 41 0.22%

Part-time Arts Admin Assistant (10 mth

10 hrs/wk) 8,000 11 0.06%

Utilities and General Insurance (5%

Increase) 31,025 42 0.23%

Electronic Student Health Records

Initiative 7,310 10 0.05%

TOTAL TUITION IMPACT 347,954 475 2.54% 40 19,225

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