Preparation of Students for the Workforce Committee—Rick Morrison, Chair
• Explore the academy concept, consolidate and upgrade the CTE curriculum,
and visit "best practice" sites.
• Promote dual enrollment with Mitchell Community College.
• Explore the Early College model.
• Survey all graduates three years after graduation.
• Establish a system of CTE advisory committees made up of business and community leaders.
• Identify and utilize creative scheduling models to increase the
number of students involved in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
• More guidance personnel in high schools.
• Implement SAT improvement strategies:
- Determine which type of review system is most effective
- Encourage students to enroll in the 20632S SAT/ACT & Problem Solving
- Provide SAT preparation materials for Algebra II and English III teachers
- Implement district-wide review sessions during the regular school day
- Encourage teachers to include Latin root words in all English classes
• Hold yearly transitional meetings at elementary, middle, and high schools to keep stakeholders abreast of the latest college/university information.
• Develop brochures and posters to promote a better understanding of college entrance requirements.
• Require students to receive a passing grade on the course and the
End-of-Course test in order to receive credit for the course.
• Reduce class sizes in EOC courses.
• Provide adequate classroom space for teachers (renovation/construction).
• Align elementary, middle, and high school curricula.
• Implement Read 180 program into all high schools.
• Remove students with constant discipline problems from the classrooms.
• Create a school for students interested in vocational and technical related careers.
• Enforce promotion gateways.
• Appoint a team to visit and study alternative educational setting designs.
• Send progress reports to parents every three weeks.
• Offer traditional and block scheduling.
• Re-instate the extended day program.
• Utilize SAP, clubs, sports, and other services to enhance student achievement.
• Implement exam exemptions for all grade levels.
• Provide remediation classes prior to EOC testing.
• Implement quarterly assessment tests followed by intensive remediation.
• Expand the work co-op programs.
• Establish a district-wide alternative learning community separate from other schools.
• Promote the "Donor’s Choice" program to create more business and community partnerships.
• Provide funding to pay teachers for curriculum enhancement staff development during the summer.
• Study the current inclusion model and make improvements.
• Limit number of EC students in each class.
• Provide combination EOC classes so EC students get double dose.
• Establish common planning times for EC and non-EC teachers.
Note: Strategies in bold received at least one vote as "high