2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

2021-2022 ESSER III/ SIIP At-a-Glance

Mount Vernon High School

Region 3

JoVon Rogers, Principal

Background: The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas.  Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs.  Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students.  Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding.  These strategies are shown below.

ESSER III English Language Arts Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Strategy 1

Mount Vernon High School will equitably provide differentiated English language arts instruction to meet the individualized needs of each student and to ensure access to rigor in meaningful learning experiences.

Strategy 2

Students will receive targeted tier 3 intervention that will be delivered during Advisory at least 2 to 3 times per week.

Strategy 3

Teachers will participate in professional learning throughout the school year to develop instructional strategies that support student learning.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.

Strategy 1

Mount Vernon High School will equitably provide differentiated math instruction to meet the individualized needs of each student and to ensure access to rigor in meaningful learning experiences.

Strategy 2

Students will receive targeted tier 3 intervention that will be delivered during Advisory at least 2 to 3 times per week.

Strategy 3

Teachers will participate in professional learning throughout the school year to develop instructional strategies that support student learning.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.

Strategy 1

Mount Vernon High School will implement Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) School wide.

Strategy 2

Mount Vernon High School will provide targeted interventions to support the social emotional needs of students.

Strategy 3

Mount Vernon High School will provide social emotional learning opportunities for all community stakeholders.

Background: All Fairfax County schools are also required to complete an access and opportunity goal as part of their School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP) and can also capture additional goals.  These are shown below.

Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: 

The critical and creative thinking POG attribute is our school-wide focus. Staff will embed this attribute in all content areas throughout Tier 1 instruction. Students will increase their score by at least one point on the critical and creative thinking rubric as measured by a pre, mid, and post assessment in Major Time.

Strategy 1

All instructional staff will implement inquiry-based, problem-based tasks once a month in order for students to have opportunities to utilize and reflect on their critical and creative thinking skills.

Strategy 2

Students will develop their awareness of the self-assessment or complete self-assessments/reflections once a month on their use of critical and creative thinking skills from a variety of classes (examples and strengths & growth areas) during Major Time.

Dropout Rate End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal:

By August 2022 Mount Vernon High School will maintain a graduation rate of 93%. In addition, we will reduce our 2019 Dropout rate by 25% going from 10.75% in 2019 to approximately 8.0% by August 2022.

Strategy 1

Mount Vernon High School will ensure that all students and parents are equipped with knowledge of graduation requirements, postsecondary options, and alternative pathways to earning a high school diploma or equivalent.

Strategy 2

Mount Vernon High School will reconnect disengaged students with an appropriate education program and options that will lead to successful re-engagement and the pursuit of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Strategy 3

Mount Vernon High School will identify and support seniors in need of tier 3 supports or interventions so they can successfully earn a passing grade in courses and or earn verified credits needed for graduation.

Strategy 4

Mount Vernon High School will identify and support underclassmen from future cohorts (2023, 2024 and 2025) in order to take a more proactive and preventive approach to On Time Graduation (OTG).

FCPS Strategic Plan