2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

You may choose to view a PDF version of our 2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP Plan At A Glance here, or by reviewing the text 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: Teach essential standards through scaffolding, differentiation, and small group instruction.
  • Strategy 2: Reteach essential standards through small group instruction during intervention or flexible instructional time.
  • Strategy 3: Use evidence-based literacy resources to provide skill-building cross-curricularly through centrally-approved resources.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1: Teach essential standards through scaffolding, differentiation, and small group instruction.
  • Strategy 2: Reteach essential standards through small group instruction during intervention or flexible instructional time.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1: Continue implementation and strengthen Tier 1 schoolwide interventions and incentives.
  • Strategy 2: Targeted student support through interventions.
  • Strategy 3: Provide opportunities for family engagement.  

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: Increase the percentage of all students who successfully complete an honors course with a C or better to 70%, by the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year and increase the Black participation and successful completion  from 71% to 76 % and increase the Hispanic participation and successful completion of honors from 44% to 65%.

  • Strategy 1: Maintain the current honors enrollment by providing academic support to students who have a D or an F in an honors course.
  • Strategy 2: To increase the number of students enrolled in an honors course for the 2022-2023 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.