Growth Plan

Gilford High School Growth Plan August 2019-June 2022

1. Foster a positive school climate and culture with the expectation that it inspires and promotes optimal, personalized student learning and achievement for all students

a. Implement and evaluate the LEAD block to personalize early intervention with the expectation that their academic achievement will improve and expand other opportunities

b. Enhance personalized learning opportunities (ELO’s, internships, course curriculum) for all students

c. Provide learning opportunities that promote positive peer collaboration and self-reflection in hopes of improving school culture 

d. Investigate schedules that address more personalized learning opportunities

2. Implement 21st century learning skills to promote a common language that ensures all stakeholders understand the skills necessary to be successful for college and career-ready

a. Implement the Portrait of a Learner to create a common language throughout the building.

b. Embed opportunities in the curriculum that allow for students to demonstrate the Portrait of a Learner. 

c. Devise a system to assess and report the Portrait of a Learner 

3. Strengthen best instructional practices and implement them into the classroom to maximize teaching and learning experiences 

a. Implement interdisciplinary practices across content domains and among schools

b. Continue subject area/grade level discussions on common reading and writing strategies

c. Provide opportunities for teachers to develop curriculum and assessments 

4. Evaluate and refine assessments, grading practices (formative & summative), and review and update competencies to accurately inform all stakeholders

a. Regularly review and analyze student-performance data to inform and improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment 

b. Review and revise competencies so they reflect current standards 

c. Evaluate assessments to ensure effective instructional practices that advance student learning

5. Continue to provide a safe, nurturing, and secure learning environment that allows students to achieve their full potential 

a. Continue to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff and include all as part of the process when seeking feedback

b. Foster community relations to provide information, programs, interventions, guest speakers, and supports for learning regarding the health and well-being of our students and staff

c. Implement social-emotional learning opportunities for students and staff 

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