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East St. John High School. Rigor, Relevance, Relationships. Demographics. School Type: Public High School Area Type: Suburban (halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge) School Population: 1400 students grades 9 th through 12 th 75% Minority 68% Free/Reduced Lunch.

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East St. John High School

Rigor, Relevance,

Relationships

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Demographics

  • School Type: Public High School
  • Area Type: Suburban (halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge)
  • School Population: 1400 students grades 9th through 12th
    • 75% Minority
    • 68% Free/Reduced Lunch
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Rigor at ESJHS

  • Block Scheduling
  • Increased Math Requirement
  • Dual Enrollment
    • SLU – Southern - RPTC
  • Technology
    • Computer labs
    • 5 Computers/In Focus projectors
    • 2 Mobile Internet Labs
  • Failure is Not an Option Tutoring
  • Assessment Portfolios/Data Driven
  • Process Skills/12 Powerful Words
  • Promotion based on Carnegie Units and GEE Results
  • PLATO
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Block Scheduling

  • 4 X 4 block schedule
  • Implemented 8 years ago
  • Extended in-class projects/labs
  • Students concentrate on only four subjects at one time
  • Opportunity for enrichment and remediation during the day.

Increased Math Requirement

  • State requires 3 math Carnegie Units
  • ESJHS requires 4 math Carnegie Units
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Dual Enrollment

  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • English IV and English 101
  • Advanced Math II/Calculus and Math 161 & Trigonometry
  • Southern University
  • World History
  • Biology II
  • River Parish Technical College
  • All Business classes dual enrollment.
  • New enrollment in Fall 2009
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Technology

  • 2 Computer Labs
  • 6 Computer Applications Labs
  • Accelerated Math/Accelerated Reading
  • PLATO Credit Recovery
  • 5 computers and In Focus projectors in every class
  • 2 mobile computer labs
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Tutoring/Grade Recovery

  • Advantages:
    • Helps ensure success of students
    • Provides immediate intervention for students in danger of failing
    • Provides “help” sessions

Schedule:

    • Every Wednesday
    • 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    • Bus transportation is provided.
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PLATO Credit Recovery:

    • Computerized course
    • Work at own pace
    • Intervention by certified teacher when necessary
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GEE Tutoring

  • Advantages:
    • Helps ensure success of student in core subjects
    • Provides immediate intervention for students in danger of failing
    • Provides “help” sessions until mastery is achieved
    • Taught by certified teachers
    • Continues tutoring and re-testing until mastery is attained
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Assessment Portfolios

  • All teachers
  • All subjects
  • Evaluated by administrators
  • Content Alignment (i.e., correlating assessments to standards and grade level expectations)

R. HOGAN

English II

ASSESSMENT

PORTFOLIO

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12 Powerful Words and Process Skills

  • Integrated into assessments
  • Used as cues during instruction for higher order thinking questioning
  • The highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Aligned with the skills assessed on the GEE and iLEAP
  • This year, an introduction and awareness of the words
  • Next year, focus every month on certain process skills
  • Context Alignment
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Relevance at ESJHS

  • Career Pathways
    • “Completers”
    • Certifications
      • Prostart (restaurant certification)
      • Nursing (CNA)
      • Welding (articulation with RPTC)
    • On-Site Credit Union
  • Professional Development
    • On-Site Staff Development Teacher
    • WFSGs/Peer Observations
    • Mentoring
    • School-wide Training—Thinking Maps/12 Powerful Words
    • Late Report Days
      • Effective Strategies for Teaching in the Block
      • Rigor/Relevance/Relationships
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Double-Doses: Mathematics and Language Arts

ELA Choices:

English I or English I honors

and

Basic Composition and Advanced Composition

Math Choices:

Algebra I Parts 1 and 2

or

Algebra I (Honors) or Geometry (Honors)

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Freshman Seminar (renamed Education for Careers) and World Geography or World Geography (Honors)

Highlights of Freshman Seminar:

Learning and practicing study skills, time management skills, computer skills, social skills, and human relations skills

Investigating possible career choices in preparation of choosing a career pathway at the completion of the freshman year

Other Freshman Courses:

PE I (½ unit)

Health (½ unit)

Physical Science

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business engineering and finance career clusters internships academies
Business, Engineering, and FinanceCareer Clusters/Internships/Academies
  • Business Administration

Cooperative Office Education

(COE)

  • Engineering

Engineering Academy

  • Finance

Finance Academy

On-Site Banking

(Louisiana Federal Credit Union)

  • Business Administration
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Secretary/Receptionist
    • Office Manager
  • Engineering
    • Architect
    • Computer Technician
    • Chemist
  • Finance
    • Accountant
    • Purchasing Agent
    • Insurance Agent
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- East St. John High School -

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Fine Arts, Industrial Tech., and HumanitiesCareer Clusters/Internships/Academies
  • Fine Arts

Visually Talented Art Program (VTAP)

Talented Theatre Arts Program (TTAP)

  • Industrial Technology

Welding Apprenticeships

  • Fine Arts
    • Visual Artist
    • Musician
    • Actor/Actress
  • Industrial Technology
    • Carpenter
    • Welder
    • Technologist
    • Electrician
  • Humanities
    • Teacher
    • Lawyer
    • Policeman
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Health Occupations, Human Services, and Hospitality

Career Clusters/Internships/Academies

  • Health Occupations
    • Nurse
    • Doctor
    • Medical Technician
  • Human Services
    • Cosmetology
    • Child Care
    • Speech Pathologist
  • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Tour Guide
    • Customer Services
    • Front Desk Clerk
  • Culinary Arts
    • Caterer
    • Chef
    • Dietitian
  • Health Occupations

Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Culinary Arts (ProStart)

Culinary Arts Academy

  • Hospitality and Tourism
      • Hospitality and Tourism Academy
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School-Wide Implementation of Thinking Maps

  • Last Year:
  • Cadre of 25 teachers
  • This Year:
  • Most trained in October
  • Others trained in December and January
  • Follow-up workshop
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Relationships at ESJHS

  • Small Learning Communities
    • Assigned Counselor
    • Assigned Assistant Principal
  • Wildcat RAP (Readiness Advisory Program)
    • Every student
    • Every Tuesday
    • All certified personnel
  • Communication
    • Weekly Newsletters (teacher/student)
    • OnCourse lesson planning
    • Parent Command Center
    • EdConnect
  • Recognitions
    • Renaissance Academic Recognitions
    • Wildcat Top 10 (weekly)
    • Teacher of the Month/“Simply Snazzy”
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Support for Small Learning Communities

  • TEACHERS/COUNSELORS/ADMINISTRATORS:
  • Developed the four pathways from the federal clusters
  • Designed the course selection sheets
  • Created interdisciplinary projects correlating to the appropriate careers (i.e., YMCA/Community Center)
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Attended business partner day to work with teachers to develop pathways
  • Provides job opportunities: internships
  • PARENTS:
  • Helps students decide on career path (using Holland Code and other resources)
  • Attends yearly 5-year plan meeting with advisor
  • STUDENTS:
  • Surveyed students to find out which clusters to offer
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Wildcat RAP (Advisory)

  • Think of 06-07 ESJHS seniors who…
    • You’ve taught OR didn’t teach but…
      • Who has shared something personal with you in confidence AND/OR
      • Who has had a personal conversation with you concerning his/her future aspirations AND/OR
      • Who you have had non-academic conversations with about personal matters (outside of class)
  • Before you go to break, place a dot to the right of EVERY senior’s name who fits any of these descriptions.
  • Add a dot even if someone else has already put a dot next to that student’s name.

Green= 1 DOT

Red= 0 DOTS

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Wildcat RAP (Advisory)

  • Each student is assigned to an advisor according to his/her grade level and pathway.
  • All certified staff members (administrators, counselors, librarians, and teachers) are assigned a Wildcat RAP group.
  • Each advisor has fewer than 19 students; our average advisory ratio is 14:1.
  • Advisory is held every Tuesday for a half an hour.
  • Tenth through twelfth grade students remain with the same advisor for their entire high school career.
  • Key components include academic advisement, character-building, post-high school preparation, decision-making skills,. . .
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Student Mentors/Ignition Program

Each FSA Advisory group is assigned at least two upperclassmen student mentors.

  • Student mentors were trained during the summer to work with the freshmen; the freshman advisors and mentors planned the freshman students’ first day of school using team building activities.
  • Mentors also make up our Student Leadership Council.
  • Revive the Renaissance Leadership class.
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Additional Student Supports

  • SWPBS (School-wide Positive Behavior Support)
  • Graduation Coach
  • ISS Counseling
  • Science Lab Assistant
  • 2 Computer Lab Assistants
  • Power Up Reading Lab 9th Grade
  • New FSA building
  • Lower student/teacher ratio
  • Refurbished Physical Plant
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Marathon is our Partner in Education!

  • Career counsel for students.
  • Job skills support
  • Adopts Science Labs
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ESJH Focused Improvements!

  • Improved technology integration into student enrichment and remediation during the day data based and progress monitored.
  • Focused Staff Development
    • Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • Increasing Student Engagement
    • Dropping data to the student level
    • High student academic and behavioral expectations
  • Structured Extra Help
    • iLEAP/GEE-prep classes—M/ELA/Sc/SS
    • Study Skills
    • Test Blitzes
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ESJH Hard at work!

  • Increased academics in Senior Year
    • Limited early release
    • Senior Projects
  • Graduation Coach
  • College room (parents/students)
  • Refurbished science labs
  • Unpacking the curriculum!
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ESJH

  • Grade Recovery – Core Subjects
  • Business teacher certifications
  • Community Advisory Board (Marathon/Nalco/Dupont/Community Church Leaders)
  • Building Capacity for senior projects
  • Focus on 9th Grade Curriculum
  • Increased articulations with Universities and Colleges
  • Writing a world Class Curriculum and assessments that meet or surpass End Of Course Testing
  • Creating a “College Prep” atmosphere and building student confidence in academics and post graduation education.
summer activities
Summer Activities
  • Orientation
  • Freshman Family Fun Day!
  • 1st day of school is very special!
  • Summer readings!
  • We are here for you!
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East St. John High School:

Rigor, Relevance,

Relationships

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