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SkyView Academy is committed to preparing students to be lifelong learners and honorable leaders of tomorrow.

SkyView Academy Strategic Plan

SkyView Academy’s strategic plan is used by the Board of Directors and School Leadership to monitor progress, guide strategic directions and inform budget decisions and resource allocations.

Vision

SkyView Academy is committed to preparing students to be life-long learners and honorable leaders of tomorrow.

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Mission

SkyView Academy offers a research-based, content-rich liberal arts program with a commitment to foreign language studies and community service. Staff, parents, and students are actively involved in a culture of expectation and support where individuals are respected, valued, and known by the content of their character.

QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION

Instructional Staff

Standard

Hire, develop and retain exceptional educators who excel in a collaborative environment and put students first.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Compensation

Competitive salaries compared to surrounding charters and DCSD

Competitive salary analysis

Executive Director

New

Teacher Evaluation Rubric

Performance ratings

Research, develop and implement comprehensive teacher evaluation rubric

Executive Director & Principals

New

Assessments

Standard

Use assessments aligned to SkyView Academy's rigorous, Core Knowledge, classical, college prep curriculum to accurately measure student achievement and guide quality instruction.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Gifted & Talented Students (3rd & 5th)

% of kids who qualify annually

Administer COGAT

Assessment Coordinator, Teachers and Principals

Ongoing

Literacy Above/Below Grade Level K-5, 6-8

Average year-end % of all K-5 students above and below grade level for literacy annually

Administer DIBELS (K-3), MAP (K-8), interim assessments and literacy support

Ongoing

Average year-end % of all 6-8 students above and below grade level for literacy annually

Administer MAP (6-8), interim assessments and literacy support; Vertical alignment of curriculum.

Math Above/Below Grade Level K-5, 6-8

Average year-end % of all K-5 students above and below grade level for math annually

Administer MAP (K-5), interim assessments and literacy support

Assessment Coordinator, Teachers and Principals

Ongoing

Average year-end % of all 6-8 students above and below grade level for math annually

Administer MAP (6-8), interim assessments and literacy support; Vertical alignment of curriculum.

Honors Students 9-12

% of honors students annually

Track enrollment of students participating in honors classes

HS counselors and Principal

Ongoing

Student Grades 6-12

% of students passing and failing in all subject areas

Formative and summative assessments by each teacher

Teachers and Principal

Ongoing

PSAT Scores 10th

Average PSAT composite score annually

PSAT test

Assessment Coordinator and Principal

Ongoing

SAT Scores 11th

Average SAT composite score annually

SAT test

Assessment Coordinator and Principal

Ongoing

AP Testing 9-12

% of HS students taking test

Administor AP tests

Assessment Coordinator,Teachers, HS Counselors and Principal

Ongoing

% of HS students passing of those taking test

% of HS seniors taking and passing test

College Acceptance Rate 12th

% of HS seniors accepted to college annually

Track, publish and celebrate

HS Counselors, ED, Assessment Coordinator, and Principal

Ongoing

Scholarship dollars offered annually

Instruction

Standard

Use innovative, varied and research-based instructional tools and methods

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Professional Development

Overall summative evaluation rubric per teacher annually

Observations/evaluation by peers and Principals

Principal, ED

New

Teaching Strategies

Overall summative evaluation rubric per teacher annually

Observations/Evaluation by peers and Principals

Principal, ED

New

Planning & Lesson Design

Overall summative evaluation rubric per teacher annually

Observations/Evaluation by peers and Principals

Principal, ED

New

Growth Mindset Evaluation Process

Overall summative evaluation rubric per teacher annually

Observations/Evaluation by peers and Principals

Principal, ED

New

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS/CULTURE & CLIMATE

Students and Staff

Standard

Cultivate supportive, trusting relationships among and between students and staff.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Staff Satisfaction Survey Results

% of positive response annually

Perform repeatable, consistent survey

Principals, ED

Ongoing

% or participation annually

Track participation rates

Principals, ED

Student Satisfaction Survey Results

% of positive response annually

Perform repeatable, consistent survey

Principals, Executive Director

Ongoing

% or participation year over year

track participation

Teacher Evaluation Rubric Scores: Classroom Management

Overall summative rubric per teacher year over year

Observations/Evaluation by peers and Principals

Principals

New

Management Evaluation

Overall summative rubric per leader annually

Observations/Evaluation by peers, principals, and ED

Executive Director

New

Consistent Communication

% of positive response year over year

Ensure specific questions on survey regarding communication with parents

Principals, Executive Director, Management Team, School Leadership

New

SkyView Community

Standard

Engage all stakeholders (parents, Board members, community groups) in the support of the educational process.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Parent Satisfaction Results

% of positive response annually

Perform repeatable, consistent parent satisfaction survey

SAAC, Executive Director

Ongoing

Consistent Communication

% of positive response year over year

Ensure specific questions on survey regarding communication with parents

Principals, Executive Director, Management Team

New

External Participation in Community

Participation in events annually (i.e. Fun Run, Father/Daughter Dance; plays, etc.) Tracked by tickets sold, etc.

Network within the community for increased exposure to support increased participation in school events

Principals, Executive Director, Management Team

New

OPERATIONAL STABILITY

Facilities

Standard

Operate and maintain school facility efficiently, and effectively plan for future development.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Utilities Cost

Average cost/sf for gas and electric annually

Monitor billing and service always looking for better deals and rates. Monitor solar panel life and production

Business Manager, Executive Director, Facility (Ops) Manager

Ongoing

Campus Development

% actual vs. planned buildout/improvement

3-5 yr plan with Building Corporation and the SkyView Foundation for the possible campus expansion and future growth (with providing potential bond funding)

Facility Manager, Business Manager, Executive Director, Building Corp, Finance Committee

Ongoing

Replacement Reserves

% actual vs. planned replacement costs annually

1-5 year plan for repair and replace of HVAC, flooring, carpets, fields, groundskeeping, furniture and fixtures, etc.

Facility Manager, Business Manager, Executive Director, Finance Committee

Ongoing

Finance

Standard

Foster ongoing school excellence by optimizing school finances and skillfully allocating resources.

Key Performance Indicator

Measure

Activities

Owner

Status

Budget Performance

Overall % actual vs. budget for SVA revenues and expenditures annually

Comparison of actuals vs projected by school year to year in all categories

Executive Director, Business Manager, Finance Committee

Ongoing

Enrollment results annually

Analyze enrollment projections to actuals, watch for trends. Review and continually revisit recruitment plan (internal and external)

Executive Director Principals, Business Manager

Ongoing

Financial Reserves

Ensure 10% cash on hand to cover any financial event or operational need.

Assist the organizational fiscal health to ensure the long-term success of the organization

Executive Director, Business Manager, Finance Committee

Ongoing

Fund Development

.5% of overall operating budget set as target for annual fundraising goal not to include capital needs.

Annual campaign, fun run, big events, etc.

Executive Director, Business Manager, SVA Foundation

Ongoing

SkyView Academy Strategic Plan                                                                                                                Adopted: April 20, 2016

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