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Holland High School. School Improvement Update 2012. Who Are We?. We have 1,490 students, including New Tech (increase of 100 students over the last 3 years) We are New Tech and New Tech is us Our largest department is the Special Education Department

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Holland High School

School Improvement Update 2012


Who Are We?

  • We have 1,490 students, including New Tech (increase of 100 students over the last 3 years)

  • We are New Tech and New Tech is us

  • Our largest department is the Special Education Department

    • Categorical Programs: 3 CI classrooms, 1 HI classroom, 2 EI classrooms,

    • Support Services: workshop, co-taught classes, resource English, Math, and Science classes

  • 3 administrators, 1 athletic director, 83 certified staff, 10 IA’s, 4 counselors, 1 school psychologist, 2.5 social workers, 2 speech therapist, 3 hearing impaired interpreters, 1 site manager, 6 para-pros, 1 college advisor


Staff and Parent Involvement in the SIP

DAC is our School Improvement Team

DAC is our governing board for school business

ABC: Academic Boosters Club with parent involvement

DAC is leading our curriculum work

90 rubrics: divided into groups with whole staff involvement


Key Data Discoveries

  • Discrepancy with subgroups in:

    • Hispanic

    • Economically disadvantaged

    • Special education students

  • Just above state average for ACT scores.

  • Our percentage of students demonstrating proficiency in Social Studies was significantly higher than our other core content areas.

  • Very little discrepancy with subgroups with regards to Social Studies


  • Points of Pride/Bright Spots

    • Developing a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

    • Success within our Social Studies Department

    • We were named a “Beating the Odds” High School

    • We were named in the top 40 high schools in the state

    • 16 staff members that have been trained in blended instruction

    • By the end of June, 23 teachers and 1 IA will have completed the full SIOP training.

    • Book study of “Becoming a Great High School”

    • We had 6 commended national merit scholars, 5 national merit finalists, and one national merit scholarship winner!

    • Partnership with Van Andel Institute – Scientific Inquiry Process Training and implementation and coaching.

    • Approximately 50% of staff voluntarily participated in Tuesday/Thursday morning Tech trainings with Dave Bast

    • 4 prototype classrooms with 6 teachers implementing project-based learning

    • 6 Fusion classes offered throughout the year, 3 System 44 and Read 180 classes

    • 49/220 students receiving gold cords this year (3.5gpa or above)

    • 19/220 red and white cords (4.0gpa or above)

    • 13 AP classes being offered this year

    • Herman Miller Academy

    • Our graduating class will be receiving over 2 million dollars in college scholarships


    31a Money/Disproportionalty Funds

    • SOAR: Students Owning Academic Responsibility

      • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday after school

      • Saturday School

    • 8th grade Academic Support (lunch)

    • System 44 and Ready 180 Programs

    • 8th grade Math Skills

    • After Hour Support

    • Check and Connect


    Next Steps and Next focus Areas

    Laying the foundation of a guaranteed and viable curriculum

    Building upon that foundation by enhancing how we deliver instruction

    Augment our RtI programming

    Skills 4 Success/Future Prep


    If only you had asked…

    The many opportunities ahead…

    Pray for us…Seniors last day tomorrow! Juniors take over the following day!

    3 year Building Project

    Trimester to Semester transition

    One to One i-pad initiative

    Adding 1 AI categorical classroom


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