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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

Holland High School

School Improvement Update 2012


Who are we

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

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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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