School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2019-2020 School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Caring Culture SMARTR Goal 

In every classroom and in all areas of our school, we will promote consistency, cultural responsiveness, and positive student and staff relationships to increase student engagement, close achievement gaps and reduce disparity in discipline referrals among student groups.

Strategy 1

We are committed to supporting all students with improved classroom management approaches that emphasize culturally  responsive and positive practices and incorporate prevention and intervention over sanctions and removal from class.

Strategy 2

We will continue our focus on our equity goals.  Three leadership teams are in place to build teacher efficacy in culturally responsive approaches and positive supports.  The equity teams (listed in this document under the Unity &  Equity Focus column) will learn together, create opportunities for further staff development and guide colleagues to use highly effective and supportive approaches to achieve our goals for all students to achieve in a rigorous academic setting. 

Strategy 3

Our school will be organized around multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to ensure strong Tier 1 instruction and academic and behavior supports in all classrooms.  Increasingly more supportive Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions will be in place for students who demonstrate greater needs to achieve the outcomes we expect for all.

Student Achievement SMARTR Goal

In the subject areas of Math, English, and Science 8, all subgroups that did not reach SOA achievement level 1 during the 2018-2019 school year will increase by at least one level as measured by the SOA data.  Subgroups that had achieved level 1 in the 2018-2019 school year will maintain level 1 achievement for 2019-2020.

Strategy 1

We will improve student achievement through our culture of collaboration as a PLC.

Strategy 2

We will close the achievement gap in targeted subgroups through implementation of an MTSS team and interventions.

Literacy (Portrait of a Graduate) SMARTR Goal

In every class, all students will engage in rigorous learning tasks which promote higher level thinking and entail  meaningful discourse and increase student capacity around Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Strategy 1

We will increase teachers’ knowledge and skills around creating meaningful learning tasks that incorporate student discourse and Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Strategy 2

The Literacy Team will conduct learning walks on student discourse and learning tasks.

2018-2019 School Innovation and Improvement Plan

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

The HMS SIIP is to improve SOL achievement for students with disabilities and English language learners in English and math.

In the 2018-2019 school year, all English Learners and Students with Disabilities will make measurable progress in Mathematics Achievement and English Achievement as measured by SOLs.

  • Students who received a low-below basic score will increase to at least a high-below basic score.

  • Students who received a high-below basic score will increase to at least a low-basic score.

  • Students who received a low basic score will increase to at least a high basic score.

  • Students who received a high basic score will increase to a passing score.

  • Students who passed the SOL in the previous year will pass again.

Strategy 1

  • Address student literacy in every classroom through writing across the curriculum.

Strategy 2

  • Implement a schoolwide focus on Unity and Equity through Positivity Project and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to promote a culturally responsive school and classrooms.

Strategy 3

  • Improve student achievement through our culture of collaboration as a Professional Learning Community (PLC.)