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School Improvement Plan

RUSSELL COUNTY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

School Improvement Plan

 

2012 – 2013

 

 

ACADEMIC GOALS:

 

To meet the state standards of credentialing in each of the vocational programs—55% of students will be tested and 75% of those students will pass.

Provide up-to-date equipment, textbooks, and the essential supplementals required for instruction.

Secure funding for access to the required testing sites including pre-testing instruments.

Encourage and provide professional development activities for instructors especially in the area of industrial certifications and goal writing.

To increase the number of students returning for a second year to become program completers.

Instructors will develop recruiting strategies and techniques for their individual programs.

The administrators and placement director will continually visit classrooms and shops to encourage students to further education.

Communicate frequently with high school principals and guidance counselors to provide feedback and certification knowledge about various programs.

To improve workplace readiness skills for all students.

Secure funding for access to testing site including pre-testing instruments.

JAG Coordinator will provide additional instruction, practice, and guidance to seniors on a scheduled plan.

Create internships with community businesses and agencies.

Invite speakers from local businesses to share their knowledge with students.

To create a school climate that is safe, inviting, and educational for students and staff.

Continual monitoring of classrooms and shops by the administration.

Organize a Safety Committee to ensure that safety regulations are in place and are implemented.

Organize various socials and activities throughout the year to make school fun and entertaining.

 

MATH GOAL:

To improve basic math skills and apply comprehensive knowledge of the measurement system as used in each of the vocational programs:

            a.  Develop and practice the skills needed to use the specific measurement tools of

each vocational program.

        b.  Develop and practice skill in using a calculator to make basic calculations.

        c.  Encourage student tutors to assist classmates in performing math calculations.

 

ATTENDANCE GOAL:

To encourage students to attend class for at least a total of 1,020 clock hours.

            a.  The administration and instructors will contact parents, placement director, and

truancy officer when attendance starts to be an issue.

      b.  Develop a reward system for good attendance.

      c.  Develop a peer mentoring program through SkillsUSA.

 

GRADUATION GOAL:

To prepare students to enter the workforce or to further their education.

a.  Require students to explore and research an occupation of choice in depth and

 to formally present findings to class.

b.  Require students to visit local businesses of choice to see first-hand the

working environments and to become educated about the necessary skills

needed for each occupation.

            c.  Improve workplace readiness skills for all students.

            d.  Encourage more leadership involvement in SkillsUSA.

            e.  Allow lesser skilled students to shadow the more skilled students.

            f.  Provide students the opportunity to shadow local employees.