A Century of Academic Excellence and Achievement DELANO HIGH SCHOOL

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> A Century of Academic Excellence and Achievement DELANO HIGH SCHOOL </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> MRS. ROSALINA RIVERA Superintendent Delano Joint Union High School District DR. TERRI NUCKOLS Principal Delano High School MS. APRIL GREGERSON Learning Director Delano High School PRESENTERS </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> DELANO JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT A Professional/Family Learning Community We adopted this concept years ago to create a culture shift from negative reactions and isolated staff members to an atmosphere of: Teamwork - Together We Achieve the Extraordinary </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> SERVANT LEADERSHIP Character Loyalty Excellence </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> STUDENT LEARNING IS OUR MISSION We recognize that all members of the school community contribute to the academic success of our students. All policies, programs, and practices are considered through the lens of: How does this impact student learning? </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY TO CULTURE Our relationships with the collective bargaining units, Board of Trustees, and staff are positive which allow us to focus on academic programs and sustain our professional learning community. Its critical to foster this working relationship during these challenging economic years. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> 2 nd Highest API point gain in Kern County in 2010. Met all API, AYP, and AMAO requirements. Has been nominated to apply as a California Distinguished School. Americas Best High School Bronze Medal winner, 2008 and 2009 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> o Delano High School has strategically and purposefully worked to create an academic culture. We encourage students to take the highest level classes possible. We provide testing incentives to encourage students. We celebrate student success with Student of the Month celebrations and postcards mailed home. We celebrate student attendance with monthly attendance recognition. We provide support for students with our remedial and intervention programs. Our staff has a belief of academic optimism. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> We have high but achievable goals and expectations for student achievement and provide interventions when needed. We motivate our students to work hard. We encourage a college going culture and students respect academic achievement. We encourage students to believe they can be successful. Attitude is a large part of success. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> API SCORES DELANO HIGH SCHOOL </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PERCENTAGE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH84% MINORITIES79% ENGLISH LEARNERS33% RFEP38% </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> DHS Graduation Rates </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> After School Tutorial in all core subjects. Extended Day Programs (Most Valuable Player, sophomore program) AVID Credit Recovery (after school and on Saturdays) Advance Path Academy Writing Support Classes Dropout Recovery and Intervention </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> A model supported by the District which provides an administrator whose main focus is student learning. Collaborates with resource teachers in core departments during teacher release time. Ensures effective implementation of curriculum and assessments. Meets with teacher cohort groups. Monitors ACES and analyzes data trends. Works closely with counselors and supervises student placement. Works with students on goal setting to increase academic achievement. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Standards Based Assessments to monitor student progress and guide instruction. Developed by teachers and revised yearly. ACES given in core classes every 3 to 4 weeks Students made aware of expectations for each class and are required to pass ACES to receive course credit. After school tutorials are provided for students needing assistance and students are given opportunities to re-take tests following intervention. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> All courses follow a scope and sequence and a pacing guide. Core courses follow an assessment schedule. All department curriculum is monitored by resource teachers and Learning Director. Consistent grading standards have been established in core departments. </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> An ongoing staff development plan is in place and monitored by Learning Director Explicit Direct Instruction Differentiated Instruction ELD and SDAIE strategies Thinking Maps Cornell notes </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> English Learners are strategically placed. Depending on CELDT levels, EL students could have 3 ELD classes. Teachers are trained in strategies to support English Learners. English Learners are held to high expectations. </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Servant Leadership and Excellence High Expectations of all stakeholders Dynamic, Focused, Engaging Classroom Instruction Celebrate Success Success and excellence is never an accident, it is strategically designed and purposefully executed. </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Terri Nuckols, DHS Principal tnuckols@djuhsd.org 661-720-4137 April Gregerson, Learning Director agregerson@djuhsd.org 661-720-4232 </li> </ul>

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