Centennial Academy

Strategic Goals 2019

 

Our Mission: The Mission of Centennial Academy is to create a culture of opportunity and discovery in which scholars are developed into creative critical thinkers with the vision and courage to impact a global society.

Our Strategic Vision: Centennial Academy will lead in educating a socioeconomically diverse population of scholars and be the school of choice for families who value excellence in academics, applied STEAM integrated learning, and ethical leadership in an urban environment.

We will achieve this distinction by fostering in scholars a passion for learning, teaching them the importance of rigorous inquiry, and giving them a sense of leadership as a responsibility to the world.

Our facilities and use of community partnerships will enable our community of educators and scholars to come together in intellectual, artistic, and athletic explorations as a model of excellence in applied STEAM integrated learning for the betterment of all.

Our Core Value: EXCELLENCE in academics, applied STEAM integrated learning, and ethical leadership in an urban environment.

Our Commitments: 

Our Goals:

Academics

Goal: Maximize academic achievement to ensure every scholar is college, career, and citizenship ready.

Person Responsible/Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Head of Elementary School - E. Curry

ELEM

Summer Bridge

Implement high-yield instructional practices to targeted scholars in Rising Kindergarten - Rising 3rd Grade in reading and math.

Increased percentage of kindergarten scholars who demonstrate readiness at 85%.

Head of Elementary School - E. Curry

ELEM

Rollins Center for Language & Literacy

Provide effective professional development, resources, and targeted support to implement best practices in the development of literacy skills for scholars.

Increased reading growth and proficiency as evidenced by year and a half gains on summative assessment data.

Head of Elementary School - E. Curry, Head of Middle  School - A. Shelton

K-8

Data-Driven Instruction

Use assessment data and best practices to increase scholar skill development in reading and math.

1) 70% of scholars will score Proficient and above in reading and math as measured by STAR benchmark assessments. *Grade 1 ELA is 83%

2) All scholars will show 12 months of growth  in a single academic year as measured by STAR benchmark assessments.

Head of Elementary School - E. Curry, Head of Middle  School - A. Shelton

K-8

Applied STEAM Integrated Learning

Provide opportunities for authentic learning experiences, including project-based and STEAM activities and programs.

100% of scholars will complete a STEAM project through a PBL Lens during fall and spring semester

Director of Support Services, Special Education Coordinator -

E. Curry, N. Trotman-Blackman

K-8

Department of Special Education

Implement and support personalized learning models to differentiate instruction and accelerate scholar achievement and engagement for those supported through RTI/SST or identified as a scholar with a disability and meeting the criteria of eligibility to receive specialized services.

Increase the number of SWD’s  who were in the developing achievement level and proficient levels from the previous year by 10% in each content area

Student Life & Leadership

Goal: Provide leadership opportunities that allow every scholar to develop and demonstrate talents, interests, and critical 21st century success skills.

Person Responsible/ Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Head of Middle School - A. Shelton        

MS        

Apprenticeships

Enhance scholar awareness, readiness, and skills in a broad range of career options by providing opportunities to engage in authentic learning experiences.

100% of 8th grade scholars will complete off-site apprenticeship experience.

Director of Student Life & Leadership, Elem. - T. Bussey,

Director of Student Life & Leadership, MS - J. Siah

K-8

The Leader in Me

Embed social emotional and leadership learning opportunities throughout the academic and student life programs with high-fidelity implementation.

100% of scholars will complete Leadership Notebooks and develop and track progress towards personal and schoolwide WIGS (Wildly Important Goals).

Director of Student Life & Leadership, MS - J. Siah

MS

Athletics

Offer a variety of team experiences to foster a culture of opportunity and discovery in which scholars will gain practice at developing vision and showing courage to become positive impactful scholar athletes.

100% of middle school scholars will have an opportunity to participate in an athletics program.

School Culture & Community

Goal: Ensure a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for every scholar and educator.

Person Responsible/ Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Director of Student Life & Leadership, Elem. - T. Bussey,

Director of Student Life & Leadership, Middle - J. Siah

K-8

Attendance Action Team

Promote high expectations for all scholars to be present and on time for school every day.

95% of scholars will miss less than 10% of enrolled days and 95% of scholars will be on time for school every day.

Director of Student Life & Leadership, Elementary - T. Bussey,

Director of Student Life & Leadership,

Middle - J. Siah

K-8

Positive Behavior & Incentives Program

Ensure school and classrooms are managed effectively to provide safe learning environments for all scholars.

1) Scholar referrals and suspensions will decrease by 20% from the previous school year.

Operations - Human Resources

Goal: Implement a pipeline that retains, supports, rewards, and attracts talented educators.

Person Responsible/ Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Director of Human Resources -  

R. Freeman,

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Educator Pipeline

Implement effective, innovative processes and practices to recruit and retain talent; establish pipeline partnerships with universities.

100% of classrooms will be staffed effectively at the start of the 19-20 school year.

Director of Human Resources -

R. Freeman,

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Performance Management

Develop process for effectively evaluating and rewarding staff.

100% of staff will be evaluated utilizing Performance Management System aligned with Centennial expectations of a quality educator.

Director of Human Resources -

R. Freeman,

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Educator Advisory Committee

Provide professional growth, support, and leadership experiences for all staff members.

Overall educator satisfaction will increase as measured by OfficeVibe End of Year Staff Survey to a score of 8.

Operations - Finances

Goal: Align resources to address scholar needs.

Person Responsible/ Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Budget

Align the budget, including staffing, operations, and facilities, to address scholar needs.

Resources will be properly allocated and within budget.

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Facilities

Ensure that facilities are safe and secure environments that support and enable innovative, robust, and rigorous learning opportunities.

A comprehensive campus master plan to address facility needs will be finalized by June 2019.

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Enrollment

Strategically market CA as a “school of choice” to families residing in the mandated attendance zone.

2019-2020 in-zone enrollment will increase by 10%.

Operations - Communications/Partnerships

Goal: Cultivate family and community partnerships to ensure success for every scholar.

Person Responsible/ Focus Area

Strategies/Actions

Baseline

Target

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Centennial in the Community

Conduct regular meetings and community sessions to create meaningful partnerships with parents in support of scholar learning and well-being.

Improved school-parent relationships and increased parent satisfaction as measured by School Climate Score of 3 Stars.

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Parent Advisory Council

Create quarterly opportunities for parents to advise school leadership on ideas, suggestions, and concerns related to the growth of Centennial Academy.

Improved school-parent relationships and increased parent satisfaction as measured by School Climate Score of 3 Stars.

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Communication

Disseminate relevant and timely information to the community and encourage public comment and feedback.

Increased engagement by 10% as measured by email clicks and social media followers.

Interim Head of School - T. Lamar

K-8

Partnerships

Develop and nurture authentic relationships with the business community to provide academic and social supports for scholars with a particular focus on applied STEAM integrated learning experiences.

MOUs will be executed at a completion rate of 100%.