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Model Schools Conference. Model Schools: Brockton High School. By the Numbers: Comprehensive 9-12 Enrollment: 4,135 Poverty Level: 72% Minority population: 73% 50 different languages 50% speak another language in the home 12% in Transitional Bilingual Ed.

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model schools brockton high school
Model Schools: Brockton High School
  • By the Numbers:
  • Comprehensive 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,135
  • Poverty Level: 72%
  • Minority population: 73%
  • 50 different languages
  • 50% speak another language in the home
  • 12% in Transitional Bilingual Ed.
  • 11% receive Special Education Services

Demographics:

57% Black - includes African American, Cape Verdean, Haitian, Jamaican, and others

26% White

14% Hispanic

2.5% Asian

.5% Native American

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The Mooring Mast (nonfiction piece on the Empire State Building and dirigibles)

Shakespearean Sonnet # 73

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3 page excerpt)

Making Humus by Composting by Liz Ball

Proof (four page play excerpt by David Auburn)

ELA MCAS SELECTIONS (2010):

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State Testing: Then & Now

MCAS 1998

Failure

ELA – 44%

(Sped – 78%)

MATH – 75%

(Sped – 98%)

MCAS 2011

Failure

ELA – 4%

MATH – 12%

MCAS 2011

Advanced+Proficient

ELA – 78%

MATH– 64%

MCAS 1998

Advanced+Proficient

ELA – 22%

MATH– 7%

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How did they do it?

They “changed the learning conditions for ALL students

by focusing on the adults who teach them.”

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Brockton High’s turn-around FOUR STEPS:

Empowered a team

Focused on Literacy for ALL, NO exceptions

Implemented with fidelity and according to a plan

Monitored like crazy!

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Other Improvements:

* Focus on School Wide Literacy

* Inclusion for Special Education Students

* Change of Levels/College Ready for ALL

* Reduction in Freshmen Retention Rate

lqhs demographics

Model Schools: La Quinta High School

LQHS Demographics
  • 3000 students
  • Hispanic: 58%
  • White: 35%
  • English Learners: 5%
  • Poverty: 45%
  • Students w/ Disabilities: 8%
  • Graduation Rate 95%
  • 3000 students
  • Hispanic: 58%
  • White: 35%
  • English Learners: 5%
  • Poverty: 45%
  • Students w/ Disabilities: 8%
  • Graduation Rate 95%
lqhs recognitions

Model Schools: La Quinta High School

LQHS Recognitions
  • Four time CA Distinguished School and Exemplary CTE Program Awards
  • Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools:

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • US News & World Report America’s Best

High Schools, 2012 (top 4% in nation, top 7% in state)

  • County H.S. Model of Excellence
  • International Center Model School: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
model schools la quinta high school
Model Schools: La Quinta High School

5 Key Instructional Practices School wide

  • Critical Thinking/Rigor
  • Clear Leaning Task
  • Academic Language Strategies
  • Increased Guided & Structured Practice
  • Relevance through Gold Seal Lessons
the flipped classroom
The Flipped Classroom

Kids today:

@ Learn anywhere, anytime, with and from anyone

@ Always on, always connected, expecting collaboration

@ Need to be engaged and involved

@ Demand personalized learning experiences

the flipped classroom1
The Flipped Classroom

YouTube + Katie Gimbar:

FIZZ

Institute

Jim Warford

Khan Academy

“Curriculum is not just a textbook anymore.

It is videos, Podcasts, Wikis, blogs, and YouTube videos”