City Charter High School, a non-profit, non-sectarian new school, will graduate young adults who are prepared academically, technically, personally and socially to participate and succeed in post-secondary education and/or employment in technology-related fields.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Goal: Student Achievement
Graduates will demonstrate the academic skills necessary to be both culturally and scientifically literate. These skills include the abilities to communicate orally, communicate through writing, perform complex tasks, model real-world problem solving, conduct research and manage extended projects. This goal will be measured by demonstrating yearly improvement in grades, in norm and criterionreferenced exams as well as successful completion of projects and portfolio pieces as measured through a Shared Inquiry process.
Goal: Workforce Skills
Students will have clearly articulated academic and career plans that focus on the connection between school and post-secondary careers. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency at the workforce competencies and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed. These skills include basic academic competencies that are aligned with employment profiles as well as punctuality, appropriate work attire, time management, ability to work in teams, responsibility for outcomes and flexibility in thinking and behaviors. This goal will be measured by demonstrating yearly improvement in attendance, WorkKeys („ ACT) assessments and reviews by employers who provide student internships.
Goal: Model School
City Charter High School will demonstrate a scalable, sustainable and replicable model for a 21st century urban high school that is aligned with a technology driven economy. This model will include innovative academic programs and organizational structures, dynamic partnerships, new funding mechanisms to support school-based research, a physical plant conducive to workforce development and a staff development program that insures long-term stability and teacher excellence. This goal will be measured through implementation of the proposed charter, the dissemination of school activities into the community and improved school performance...