School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2017-2018

  • Mount Vernon High School

  • Region 3

  • Dr. Anthony Terrell, Principal

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

School-Wide Goal

Mount Vernon High School students’ completion of advanced academic courses: Honors (HN), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Dual Enrollment (DE) will increase to 75% of the total student membership.

Strategy 1

  • MVHS teachers, professional staff, and leadership will encourage students to access advanced academic courses. The whole school community believes in increasing rigor and challenge students to take on higher level courses.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Reading and Writing

  • Raise the Bar
    • The overall pass rate for the EOC Reading SOL exams will increase by 2% points from 83% to 85%.
    • The overall pass rate for the EOC Writing SOL exams will increase from 2% points from 81% to 83%.
  • Close the Gap
    • SWD will increase their pass rate on the English EOC Reading SOL exam by 2% points from 49% to 51%.
    • SWD will increase their pass rate on the English EOC Writing SOL exam by 8% points from 37% to 43%.

Strategy 1

  • Teachers will build a culture of literacy and learning, in support of a concept-based curriculum, by engaging in professional development on content area reading, writing, critical thinking, academic conversations, and digital literacy.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will participate and engage in peer observations and take part in conversations with each other to identify ways to improve instructional practices.

Strategy 3 

  • Teachers will create student-centered learning environments and engage students in collaborative learning through inquiry.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Mathematics

  • Raise the Bar
    • The overall pass rate for the EOC Math SOL exams will increase by 2% points from 71% to 73%.
  • Close the Gap
    • SWD will increase their pass rate on the EOC Math SOL exams by 5 % points from 32% to 37%.

Strategy 1

  • Teachers will build a culture of literacy and learning, in support of a concept-based curriculum, by engaging in professional development on content area reading, writing, critical thinking, academic conversations, and digital literacy.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will participate and engage in peer observations and take part in conversations with each other to identify ways to improve instructional practices.

Strategy 3

  • Teachers will create student-centered learning environments and engage students in collaborative learning through inquiry.