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CHEC TEACHERS REPRESENT AT VIL INSTITUTE IN PHOENIX
We are not "JUST" teachers, we are managers of the world's greatest resource: CHILDREN!

- Robert John Meehan.
American Education Week:
November 13-17, 2017


Teacher Appreciation Week:
May 7-11, 2018
INSTRUCTION

THE 2017-2018 COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL PLAN (CSP)EVERYONE HAS A ROLE IN MEETING OUR GOALS

DCPS VISION
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.

OUR MISSIONAll students who graduate from our Dual Language Immersion Early College Campus will be prepared to succeed in college and civic life as leaders in the quest for social justice.  We develop intellectually curious scholars who are articulate communicators in two languages, critical thinkers and consumers, cultural ambassadors, and contributing community members.  We focus on socio-emotional learning as a key part of the instructional program, and our students demonstrate perseverance, ethics and character in the pursuit of excellence. Restorative practices are the foundation of our school climate, as we enhance relationships and build community.  As lifelong learners in the pursuit of excellence and innovation, we foster a growth mindset through which teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members all collaborate to achieve goals. We trust one another to continually improve ourpractices.

OUR PATH TO REACHING OUR MISSION

FOCUS AREA 1 - LITERACY AND MATH ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS

Goal --Increase the number of students at Level 4/5 on PARCC by 10% in ELA and Math by June 2018
Strategy -- All students prepare rigorous projects which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and learn how to discuss and defend their learning in quarterly portfolio presentations.

FOCUS AREA 2 - SOCIO-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Goals -- Our Attendance Rate for School Year 2017-18 will be 90%. 25% of our Parents will attend Portfolio Presentations.
Strategies -- We will develop incentive programs for students to improve attendance. We will communicate with parents on their child’s attendance and seek solutions collaboratively

FOCUS AREA 3 - COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Goals -- 100% of students at CHEC will have post-secondary plans they have shared with their parents
Strategies -- The advisory program will focus on Career and College  Awareness, through use of the Naviance on line platform, guest speakers, financial literacy, and college visits.

FOCUS AREA 4 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) FOR ALL

Goals -- Increase the schoolwide passing rate on AP to 28%, up from 23.8% in 2017. Increase English, Math, and Science passing rates by at least 15%. Increase the number of students in 9th and 10th grade taking AP courses.
Strategies -- Saturday and After School Tutoring for all AP students. All teachers starting in Grade 6 will align the rigor of their work to AP.

GET INVOLVED

Learn more about the plan at checdc.org.  Join a Work Group.  To get involved, contact Principal Maria Tukeva at maria.tukeva@dc.gov
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ON TERM ONE GRADE REPORTING:

The Term 1 grade window in Aspen is open from October 23rd through November 4th.  Term 1 grades are due in Aspen November 3rd and Term 1 GPAs will be run by Academic Planning and Support on November 7th.

Here is a checklist that may aid the process:

• Login to Aspen
• Select Gradebook
• Select the Class you would like to enter grades for
• Click on Scores
• Enter Term 1 grades
• To save – click on Post Grades

The goal is to make the process of releasing student marks (grades) as seamless as possible for students, and their families. This includes the timing of all marks entry by teachers and mailing of report cards and progress reports. It is imperative that all deadlines are met to ensure all students are fully aware of their academic status.

For assistance with entering information or running reports in ASPEN, please contact Deborah Johnson at ext. 5087. or email at deborah.johnson3@dc.gov


SAT TESTING – FROM THE DCPS NEWSLETTER

At Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) in Ward 1, more than 90 percent of students participated in SAT Day, and the 9th grade participation rate increased by 20 percentage points from last year. School counselor Marianella Castro says that the entire school and district felt invested in SAT Day at CHEC: “The collective preparation and collaboration among the CHEC staff members who proctored the exam; the cafeteria staff who prepared a hot breakfast for students; the staff at DCPS headquarters; the administration at CHEC; and the DCPS volunteers, all helped give the SAT team at CHEC the confidence that encouraged our students to prepare for and partake in SAT Day. Every single person involved at every level helped make the test day processes go smoothly for the students at CHEC.”


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