Continuous Improvement at North High SchoolAll Goal Action Teams (GATs) are asked to align their goal to the CNHS initiatives. These goals are the work focus for the GAT for the duration of the goal. Leaders of the GAT team meet with members of North's Continuous Improvement Committee (CIC) on a quarterly basis for status updates, collaboration and collection of data. Upon completion of a goal, a new goal should be in place by the next quarter.CNHS InitiativesThe instruction, retention and mastery of core academic principles in different disciplinesIntegration of multiple and divergent points of view into the educational environmentThe design of education that allows all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning
CNHS Goals by GAT
Develop a curriculum for students to study composers of wind music from several eras.
By May, 2015, each Business teacher will be trained in UDL and will be implementing specific strategies in at least one class.
Initiate a process to document and critique the progress of each singer/choir by recording with both video and audio 2-3 times a week.
Material adoption and aligning curricula to new state standards and corporation/building initiatives for all classes, grades 7-12.
HPERExploring the use of UDL Principle 1 (Providing Multiple Means of Representation) in the HPER curricula.
Improve the Algebra 1 ECA passing rate for re-testers that are not in the Algebra 1 class.
Increase teacher familiarity with the nine UDL guidelines.Increase the use of study team strategies in math classes, particularly in non-CPM courses.
Science students will become more purposeful and motivated by 1) building a science classroom learning community and 2) tracking their own metacognitive development, articulating strengths and weaknesses and planning academic goals.
Implementing the Historical Way of Thinking into all core classes, essentially developing a Habits of Mind based curricula for history classes. Ongoing
By August of 2015, 100% of Special Ed teachers will take part in piloting for the School Wide Learning Outcomes rubric by having Habits of Mind lunch meetings at least once a month.
Increase visibility of the department and student works throughout the school and community.Utilize the School Wide Learning Outcomes in at least one of their classes.
Exploring the effectiveness of different sources of electronic communication in order to improve classroom communication between teachers, parents and students by sharing daily assignments, learning goals and other relevant information.