Englishville School Improvement

Education is a constantly changing enterprise.  To guarantee that Englishville continues to change in a positive direction, school improvement goals are established by the staff and revised annually.  The driving force behind all these efforts is the staff's commitment to providing a dynamic four-year high school program with a focus on dropout prevention and recovery.  By working as a team with students and parents as well as with Sparta Middle School and Sparta High School, the Englishville staff continues to improve the quality of its service to the Sparta community.

Our Building School Improvement Team uses several types of information to help set goals each year.  Of course, they study past student achievement on the statewide high school assessments and other published assessments.  In addition, recent research on best and promising practice is consulted; and, formal focus groups about school goals are held with staff and the building’s student leadership group.   Parent opinion is also solicited. 

After overlaying all this information with the District Mission Statement and the Sparta Board of Education’s Critical Issues, the Building School Improvement Team set the following goals for the 2008-09 school year:

  1. Align curriculum to better meet state graduation requirements and  the Michigan High School Curriculum Expectations.
  2. Maintain a safe and secure school environment.
  3. Help students to make healthy life choices.
  4. Focus on educating the whole child.

These goals became the foundation for every initiative implemented during the 2008-09 school year.  Then, as the school year ended, the team again consulted the same types of data outlined above to assess progress on their goals.  Significant progress was noted in each area.  Still, room for improvement was evident, especially in the area of curriculum alignment.  Therefore, the Building School Improvement Team set the following goals for the 2009-10 school year:

  1. Continue to align curriculum to the state graduation requirements and the Michigan High School Curriculum Expectations.
  2. Maintain a safe and secure school environment.
  3. Help students to make healthy life choices.
  4. Focus on educating the whole child.
 
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