The purpose of a school growth process is to unify a school's efforts toward continuous improvement and student growth. The school growth process follows five steps, which include isolating growth opportunities, creating goals, selecting strategies, developing action plans, and analyzing and refocusing.
By creating a school growth plan, we seek to avoid the pitfalls that can occur as a result of our overall high rates of student achievement. These pitfalls can include the failure to meet the needs of all students, falling short in setting specific and measurable goals, and demonstrating a lack of focus on continuous improvement.
Homestead's School Growth Plan (2018-20) focuses on critical areas of literacy, mathematics, social and emotional wellbeing, and access and achievement. Our plan includes three goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time sensitive. Baseline and current data, action steps, funding, timeline, responsible persons, and the measures for each action step are a part of our school's plan. Following is an overview of our school's growth plan goal statements.
Reading and Mathematics
By spring of 2020, juniors taking the ACT will earn a minimum of 6 of 8 points in the Functions (math) and 18 of 25 in Reading Key Ideas and Details (reading) strands.
Access and Achievement
By fall of 2020, students from the following demographic groups will be proportionally represented in AP and/or dual credit courses: students who reside outside of the district, students with disabilities, students from economically disadvantaged households.
By spring 2020, at least 80 percent of all students enrolled in a single AP course that year will complete the corresponding AP exam.
Social and Emotional Well-being
By June 2020, the average student score on the Self-Management portion of the School Perceptions Survey will be more than 3.08
(Spring 2018 School Perceptions Survey).