Research shows that successful schools provide rigorous academic coursework, relevant learning opportunities, and meaningful relationships with teachers who are highly qualified to engage students in the learning process and achieve at high levels. The District Strategic Plan Initiatives for Student Success, adopted by the Board of Education April 5, 2011, were designed with the three Rs to enable maximum success for our students.
This initiative is at the core of our efforts to ensure that all students, regardless of their backgrounds or challenges, have opportunities for success in our schools.
This initiative is designed to support the social/emotional well being of our students, ensuring that our students feel safe, are willing to take risks, and know that there are adults at the school who care for them.
Develop preschool and transitional kindergarten programs.
Students who attend a high-quality preschool have distinct advantages as they enter kindergarten. Providing success-for-all preschools at our Title I schools is the design of this specific initiative.
A strong foundation in literacy is paramount to any successful education system. Strengthening our English Language Arts programs in the areas of reading, writing, and speaking has become a priority.
The 21st Century world is heavily dependent on skills in the STEM fields. We have designed learning experiences that engage students in these specific areas of study. Additionally, we have incorporated the Arts into STEM because the Humanities are an integral part of how we view and exist in the world.
Ensuring that all students are engaged and challenged in our schools is our priority. We strive to support our most accelerated learners, both within and outside the classrooms.
We measure student success in a variety of ways. We strive to create multiple measures of assessing students that demonstrate our success as educators including common assessments, standards-based report cards, performance-based assessments, teacher and principal evaluation, among others.
Establishing 21st century model classroom at each of our school sites allow for innovation to evolve across the district. We have installed wifi at all elementary and middle schools. The LOMS STEAM program has implemented a 1:1 initiative with all students focused on the Google platform and a paperless infrastructure. We look forward to these classroom innovations spreading to all of our campuses.
We are a "people organization." By developing leadership from within, San Luis Coastal has harnessed capacity from within its own professional ranks by way of instructional coaches, Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs) in the areas of Math, Literacy, Writing, Technology, Beginning Teacher Support, etc. Two of our instructional coaches (teacher-leaders) have been promoted to the ranks of school principal over the last year. Two principals have also been promoted to district leadership positions.
Nearly 85% of our graduates enroll in college; however, we must improve access to career and/or technical pathways for our students. Our focus is on collaborating with our community college partners to better articulate degree and certification opportunities that lead to good paying jobs.