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Traci Gauer, Principal

1212 University Ave. West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

(651) 744-1212 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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School Continuous Improvement Plan

  • Gordon Parks 2016-17

    SCIP Target Page

     

    School Mission: Honoring the legacy of Gordon Parks by providing pathways to graduation and opportunities for lifelong success.

     

    GOAL 1:  READING - The percentage of students proficient on Reading MCA will increase by 10% in April 2017.

    Actions:

    • All teachers receive training and implement close reading strategies using Newsela or other content specific reading
    • Teachers implement strategies for writing evidence based claims after close reading to show comprehension
    • Professional learning communities data cycle will include reading strategies

     

    Evidence: Close reading using Newsela or other content specific reading and writing claims with text based evidence.

     

    GOAL 2: MATH - The percentage of students proficient on Math MCA will increase by 5% in April 2017.

    Actions:

    • Teachers will engage in problem solving professional development
    • Create problem solving activities that could be used across disciplines
    • Implement problem solving activities in social studies and math classes
    • Teachers will visit colleagues conducting problem solving activities

     

    Evidence:

    • Students will use five easy steps to a balanced math program and problem solving
    • Teachers will implement problem solving structures
    • Teachers will visit each other’s classrooms during problem solving activities

     

    GOAL 3: DATA-BASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION (COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS) – Identify seniors with 32 or less credits left.  Increase percentage of senior cohort staying on track and graduating

    Actions:

    • English teachers incorporate Naviance milestones into classroom curriculum
    • College and career readiness counselor will update student lists in Naviance and check on student progress as part of graduation checklist through student meetings
    • Counselors will maintain a senior cohort spreadsheet with credit completion and estimated graduation date data
    • Senior cohort students will participate in college and career activities throughout the year
    • Advisory teachers will advise students on their CLP progress (Continuous Learning Plan)
    • Senior cohort students will be placed in the same advisories and English 12 class

     

    Evidence:

    • Senior cohort students remain on track for graduation
    • Naviance milestone completion increases

     

    GOAL 4: CULTURE AND CLIMATE/PBIS- Decrease office discipline referrals. Increase student attendance.

    Actions:

    • Professional development on PBIS strategies
    • School expectations posters created and posted around the school; lessons created to teach expectations
    • All teachers use the office discipline referral procedures
    • PBIS team creates tier 1 school wide interventions regarding attendance incentives
    • Orientation revised to include interventions for students that have dropped and re-enrolled

     

    Evidence:

    • Staff implement structures regarding school expectations and behavioral procedures
    • PBIS team members implement strategies to improve student attendance

     

     

     

    15-16 GORDON PARKS HIGH SCHOOL

    LINK TO THE CURRENT GPHS SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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