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CURRITUCK COUNTY SCHOOLS

DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN & IMPLEMENTATION MAP


CURRITUCK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2016-2019
Currituck County Schools Mission:
Connecting with students, parents, and community, Currituck County Schools will provide a world class
educational system that produces students of character, prepared for the future.

Currituck County Schools Vision:


"Our goal is to teach and assess skills students will need to be productive and successful learners, workers, and
globally aware citizens." Students will be:
Growth minded and academically prepared;
Effective communicators and collaborators; and
Critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Currituck County Schools Beliefs:


Student learning and decisions will be:
Student Centered;
Data Driven;
Personalized; and
Collaborative.

Key Cabinet Members Responsible:

Mark Stefanik, Superintendent


Sandy Kinzel, Assistant Superintendent
Paul OBriant, Chief Information Officer
Virginia Arrington, Secondary Director
Doug Towle, EC/504 Director
Don Monroe, CTE Director

School Improvement Team Members Responsible:

Renee Dowdy, Principal


Juvanda Crutch, Assistant Principal
Phil Walls, Assistant Principal
Kevin Goins, Assistant Principal
Michael Sasscer, Assistant Principal
Melodie Janovetz, Parent Representative
Anita Poston, Parent Representative
Jamila Godfrey, Parent Representative
David Gift
Holly King
Kelsey Seibert
Kenya Robinson
Catie Page
Kim Crank
Lori Davis
Savanna Dean
Ann Rodgers
Don Monroe

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CURRITUCK COUNTY SCHOOLS


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2016-2019
Snapshot of CCHS School Improvement Initiatives
Improvement Initiatives

Year 1
2016-17

Year 2
2017-18

Year 3
2018-19

Write - English II, Math I,


Biology PLCs (complete
by summer 2017)

Write - English, Math, Science,


Social Studies Departments
(complete by summer 2018)

Write - All Departments


(complete by summer 2019)

Invite and prepare all


departments for current
and future action

Monitor - English II, Math I,


Biology PLCs
Prepare all departments for
future action

2. Use Kid Talks as the system


to identify students in need of
targeted interventions

Coach each PLC on Kid


Talks
Introduce TIPS model

Use Kid Talks to communicate


about students needs
Use TIPS model to
document Tier 2 problemsolving

Align Kid Talks across all


departments
Use TIPS model to
document Tier 2/3
problem-solving

3. Learning Walks
Develop rubrics for
elements of core
instruction

Rubric for rigor

Rubrics for literacy,


differentiation

Rubrics for engagement,


communication

4. Create and implement


pre/post assessments (e.g., using
SchoolNet as a suggested tool)
for each unit within a content
area

English II, Math I, Biology


PLCs

English, Math, Science, Social


Studies Departments

All Departments

Invite and prepare all


departments for current
and future action

Monitor - English II, Math I,


Biology PLCs
Prepare all departments for
future action

5. Refine/create and publish


curriculum maps/units using the
Understanding by Design
framework as a guide to provide
all the necessary information for
teachers to build a lesson

English II, Math I, Biology


PLCs (completed summer
2017)

English, Math, Science, Social


Studies Departments
(completed summer 2018)

Invite and prepare all


departments for current
and future action

Monitor - English II, Math I,


Biology PLCs
Prepare all departments for
future action

6. Establish a vocabulary
program to build rigor and
reading comprehension

Identify commonly
misused words; develop a
vocabulary program

Align all departments and


implement vocabulary program
with fidelity

Assess impact of vocabulary


program

7. Define an instructional
framework

Establish a team and


conduct research

Develop a rubric for whole


group, small group and
individual instruction

Implement instructional
framework in all content
areas

8. Refine guidance curriculum

Find connections between


guidance and academic
curriculum

Align 21st Century skills with


academic,
social/emotional/behavioral
needs.

Implement comprehensive
guidance curriculum and
interdisciplinary lessons

1. Tier 1 Plans with S.M.A.R.T


goals

Monitor English, Math,


Science, Social Studies
Departments

Monitor English, Math,


Science, Social Studies
Departments

All Departments (completed


summer 2019)
Monitor English, Math,
Science, Social Studies
Departments

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2016-2019
Create an interdisciplinary
curricular map for lesson
development

Transforming Initiative 1: Implement MTSS processes for defining and delivering effective core
instruction, analyzing common assessment data to provide differentiated instructional
opportunities and problem solving for interventions needed for students academic and
behavioral success.
MTSS employs a problem-solving process that helps match instructional resources and focus to
educational needs; makes the instructional adjustments necessary for continued improvement in both
student academic performance and students rates of progress; and assesses the effectiveness of
instruction/interventions on student outcomes. (American Institutes for Research, Using a Response to
Intervention Framework to Improve Student Learning May 2013, weblink)
Alignment to State Board of Education Goals:
Every student graduates from high school prepared for work, further education and citizenship
Every student has a personalized education
Every student is healthy, safe, and responsible
Alignment to Currituck County Schools Beliefs and Goals:
Students will be:
Critical thinkers and problem solvers;
Growth minded and academically prepared; and
Effective communicators and collaborators.
TOOLS (YEARS 1-3):
MTSS Implementation Plan/Resources
TIPS Problem Solving Framework
EOC/NCFE Test Data
Instructional Rubrics

SchoolNet Common Formative Assessments


EVAAS Growth and Proficiency Data
Educator Handbook Data
Curriculum Maps/Pacing Guides

ARTIFACTS (YEARS 1-3):


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

MTSS Implementation data and Fidelity Checklist


Tier 1 Plans
Curriculum maps
Common Formative Assessments
Kid Talks
Vocabulary Program
Guidance Curriculum
Instructional Framework
Rubrics for elements of core instruction and whole/small/individual instruction

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2016-2019
PHASE I (YEAR 1)
In Year 1 (2016-17), we will be successful if we accomplish:

All measurable objectives exceed the 50% threshold;


School performance on state assessments will show 5-8% growth in overall proficiency on school level
results
Increase the graduation rate to 95%
Improve NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey results in the areas of managing student conduct,
school leadership, and teacher leadership;
Develop a positive climate through PBIS initiatives and encouraging student and teacher leadership;
Plan a personal/social curriculum in addition to/within the existing academic curriculum - through
guidance initiatives - to address the processes needed to best learn 21st Century Skills.
Write Tier 1 plans to enhance core instruction specific to EOC courses;
Build common language and understanding (knowledge) of MTSS processes needed to offer targeted
interventions to students with identified needs;
Provide a structure within the learning environment to deliver Tier 1 & 2 interventions.

STRATEGIES:
1. Use data teams to create plans for continuous improvement through the MTSS Tier 1 school-wide
process;
2. Explicitly define elements of core instruction (i.e., communication, rigor, engagement, literacy,
differentiation) for classroom walkthroughs - working toward an instructional framework;
3. Increase interconnectedness between departments;
4. Decrease student misconduct by maintaining the integrity of the disciplinary program to protect
instructional time for all students with a discipline data review to refine the student code of conduct.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2017


PHASE II (YEAR 2) - CONTINUE YEAR 1 EFFORTS PLUS...
In Year 2 (2017-18), we will be successful if we accomplish:

All measurable objectives exceed the 60% threshold);


School performance on state assessments will show 5-8% growth in overall proficiency (from year 1
results) on school level results;
Increase the graduation rate to >95%;
Write Tier 1 plans to enhance core instruction for English, Math, Science and Social Studies
departments;
Coach interventionists in Language Live for Reading intervention;
Enhance the structure within the learning environment to deliver Tier 1 & 2 interventions;
Develop a Tier 2 program of supplemental interventions for Reading and Math

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STRATEGIES:
1. Use data teams to monitor plans for continuous improvement through the MTSS Tier 1 school-wide
process;
2. Monitor and coach data conversations and action planning at the school level;
3. Administer school-based common pre-and post-assessments for each unit in each content area,
followed by data team analysis and interventions;
4. Define and develop an instructional framework (rubrics for whole group, small group and individual) for
school implementation.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2018

PHASE III (YEAR 3) - CONTINUE YEAR 2 EFFORTS PLUS...


In Year 3 (2018-19), we will be successful if we accomplish:

All measurable objectives exceed the 70% threshold;


School performance on state assessments will show 5-8% growth in overall proficiency (from year 2
results) on school level results;
Write Tier 1 plans to enhance core instruction for all content areas;
Implement with fidelity a Tier 2 program of supplemental interventions for Reading and Math;
Develop a Tier 3 program of intensive interventions for Reading and Math

STRATEGIES:
1. Implement an instructional framework (rubrics for whole group, small group and individual) for school
implementation, providing support for teachers through instructional coaches (identify in-house
resources, mentors) and the PLC structure;
2. Use Language Live with Reading interventionists

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2019

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Transforming Initiative 2: Strengthen teacher effectiveness through high quality professional


development opportunities and provide sustained support in implementing teaching/learning
strategies aligned with district goals.
More than two decades of research findings are unequivocal about the connection between teacher
quality and student learning. Indeed, What Matters Most: Teaching for Americas Future (1996), the
influential report of the National Commission on Teaching and Americas Future, made teaching the
core of its three simple premises in its blueprint for reforming the nations schools. They are:
What teachers know and can do is the most important influence on what students learn.
Recruiting, preparing, and retaining good teachers is the central strategy for improving
our schools.
School reform cannot succeed unless it focuses on creating the conditions under which
teachers can teach and teach well. weblink
Alignment to State Board of Education Goals:
Every student, every day, has excellent educators
Every student has a personalized education
Alignment to Currituck County Schools Beliefs and Goals:
Student Learning and Decisions will be
Student-Centered
Data Driven
Personalized
Collaborative
Key Cabinet Member Responsible:

Mark Stefanik, Superintendent


Sandy Kinzel, Assistant Superintendent
Paul OBriant, Chief Information Officer
Virginia Arrington, Secondary Director
Doug Towle, EC/504 Director
Don Monroe, CTE Director
Anne Mackin, Human Resource Director

TOOLS (YEARS 1-3):


EOC/NCFE Data
Digital Learning Competencies
School Level Data Sources

NCEES Teacher/Administrator Evaluation Instrument


Staff Surveys of Professional Development Interest

ARTIFACTS (YEARS 1-3):


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Leadership Team and PLC minutes


SAM Data
Highly effective PLCs
Ropes Course / Team Building Activities
Learning Walks

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CURRITUCK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2016-2019
PHASE I (YEAR 1)
In Year 1 (2016-17), we will be successful if we accomplish:

Staff Development is differentiated to meet the needs of staff;


A school-wide Growth Mindset initiative is discussed and planned;
Teachers will apply knowledge gained through professional development offerings as evidenced
through the NCEES instrument including the teacher evaluation process and professional growth plan;
School level PLCs will develop Tier 1 plans detailing instructional strategies to address needs identified
through the data analysis process

STRATEGIES:
1. Provide training and support for all instructional staff on data analysis for use in instructional planning
and differentiation. Data Literacy - Professional development for EOC teachers on how to collect,
analyze and use data to drive instruction;
2. Research the Growth Mindset model.
3. Develop and support highly effective PLCs by focusing on activities designed to build trust, model the
art of communication, foster collaboration, and promote a growth mindset;
4. School administration/guidance designs and implements staff team building activities with
personal/social components to assist with building relationships with students.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2017

PHASE II (YEAR 2) - CONTINUE YEAR 1 EFFORTS PLUS...


In Year 2 (2017-18), we will be successful if we accomplish:
Staff development is differentiated to meet the needs of staff and planned by staff;
A school-wide Growth Mindset initiative is incorporated in professional development sessions;
Teachers will sustain knowledge gained through professional development offerings as
evidenced by EVAAS teacher effectiveness and school growth index;
Offer all staff differentiated professional development on Understanding by Design;
School level PLCs will implement Tier 1 plans detailing instructional strategies to address
needs identified through the data analysis process and evaluate plans throughout the year.
STRATEGIES:
1. Professional development for Math, English, Science, and Social Studies departments on how to collect,
analyze and use data to drive instruction;
2. Staff designs and implements student team building activities with personal/social components to
assist with building relationships with one another and staff.

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2016-2019
ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION
The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2018

PHASE III (YEAR 3) - CONTINUE YEAR 2 EFFORTS PLUS...


In Year 3 (2018-19), we will be successful if we accomplish:

Sustainable professional development implemented by our own teacher leaders;


80% of staff members meet or exceed expected growth as measured by EVAAS;
Personal/social components are embedded in all aspects of our school culture;
A school-wide Growth Mindset is prevalent throughout school culture.

STRATEGIES:
1. Train leaders within departments to be instructional coaches;
2. School level PLCs will implement Tier 1 plans detailing instructional strategies to address needs
identified through the data analysis process, evaluating plans throughout the year and modifying
strategies as part of a continuous improvement cycle;
3. Professional development for all teachers on how to collect, analyze and use data to drive instruction

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The School Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2019


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Transforming Initiative 3: Align and allocate resources to goals and needs based on data.
Effective school districts ensure that the necessary resources, including time, money, personnel and
materials are allocated and aligned to accomplish the districts goals. Once these resources are
allocated, their use is monitored and evaluated to determine their impact on student achievement.
(Waters & Marzano, 2006)
Key Cabinet Member Responsible:

Mark Stefanik, Superintendent


Sandy Kinzel, Assistant Superintendent
Paul OBriant, Chief Information Officer
Laurie Trussell, Finance Officer
Anne Mackin, Human Resource Director
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Alignment to State Board of Education Goals:
Every school district has up-to-date financial, business, and technology systems to serve its
students, parents and educators
Alignment to Currituck County Schools Beliefs and Goals:
Student Learning and Decisions will be
Student-Centered
Data Driven
Personalized
Collaborative
TOOLS (YEAR 1-3):
NC School Executive Evaluation Instrument
NC Teacher Evaluation Instrument
Fiscal Management System
Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Master Schedule
Enrollment and ADM data
NC Self-Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAM)

YEAR 1-3 (2016-19):


We will be successful if we accomplish:

Evaluating resources (fiscal, time, personnel) based on data, to include team meetings to review
programs and products;
Use EVAAS, NCEES, and common assessment data for personnel decisions (e.g., requesting additional
positions and/or reassigning personnel responsibilities);
Implement a master schedule that meets the needs of diverse learners;
Develop a process to best allocate financial resources for professional development based on analyzing
data (i.e., SAM, TWC, NCEES, EVAAS)

STRATEGIES:
1. (Time) Use the teacher evaluation process to discuss teacher effectiveness, areas of strength, and
professional growth opportunities;
2. (Time) Generate transparency by consistently facilitating department conversations on data and the
story they tell about student successes and teacher practices;
3. (Personnel) Identify teachers to assume leading and/or coaching roles for professional development;
4. (Money) Develop a strategic compensation plan to compensate teachers for their professional learning,
growth, effort, and leadership;
5. Allocate resources to provide enrichment opportunities for students

Strategies/Actions detailed here:


KEY ACTIVITY

PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE

TARGET DATE ARTIFACTS

Use data to analyze


vacancies for essential need
and placement
Strategy(ies): 1

District and School leaders

2016-19

Staff hires, teacher


schedules

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Conduct regular leadership
team and department
meetings to review
proficiency and growth data
to analyze the hybrid
schedules impact
Strategy(ies): 2

School Leadership Team


and Departments

Monthly
through 2019

Align staff strengths with


professional development
needs and develop a process
for measuring professional
development effectiveness
Strategy(ies): 3, 4

All Staff and School


Leadership Team

2016-19

Allocate funds for Tier 2/3


interventions and further
development of a strong
supplemental support
system

School Leadership and


MTSS Team

2016-19

Quarterly reports
including academic
performance data

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION


The school Improvement Plan must provide at least an annual process for review of the school improvement
plan by the school improvement team. The annual process must include a review of student scores from all state
and board mandated tests. The review allows SITs to modify the plan. SIPs will be modified when the school
has not met the expected growth score established by the state.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND REFLECTION - JULY 2017-19

WAIVERS
THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN MAY INCLUDE REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS FOR STATE LAWS, RULES, OR
POLICIES FOR THAT SCHOOL. A REQUEST FOR A WAIVER SHALL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF G.S. 115C105. (REQUESTS OF THIS NATURE MUST BE SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF
EDUCATION PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION OR INCLUSION IN THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN ACCEPTED UNDER G.S. 115C-105.27, STATE
FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR CLASSROOM MATERIALS/INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT MAY BE
TRANSFERRED ONLY FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEXTBOOKS; OR STATE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR TEXTBOOKS MAY
BE TRANSFERRED ONLY FOR THE PURCHASE OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT, OR
OTHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS.

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OTHER PLANS REFERENCED OR INCLUDED
THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN SHALL INCLUDE A PLAN TO:
ADDRESS SCHOOL SAFETY (NOT PUBLISHED) AND DISCIPLINE CONCERNS;
PROVIDE A DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIOD FOR EVERY TEACHER ON A DAILY BASIS OR AS OTHERWISE
APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM; AND
PROVIDE DUTY-FREE INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING TIME FOR EVERY TEACHER UNDER G.S. 115C-301.1,
WITH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING AN AVERAGE OF AT LEAST FIVE HOURS OF PLANNING TIME PER WEEK.
COMMITMENT TO THE WORK
This document reflects the work of the School Improvement Team, Principal, Assistant Principal(s) and
staff subcommittees and teams. The plan will serve as a guide as the school works toward increasing
academic achievement for ALL students. It will be continually monitored, evaluated and updated.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM MEMBERS:
Name

Role/Position

Date of Election to Team

Renee Dowdy

Principal

May 17, 2016

Don Monroe

CTE Director

May 17, 2016

Juvanda Crutch

Assistant Principal

May 17, 2016

Phil Walls

Assistant Principal

July 1, 2016

Kevin Goins

Assistant Principal

May 17, 2016

Michael Sasscer

Assistant Principal

May 17, 2016

Melodie Janovetz

Parent Representative

May 17, 2016

Anita Poston

Parent Representative

May 17, 2016

Jamila Godfrey

Parent Representative

May 17, 2016

David Gift

Teacher

May 17, 2016

Holly King

Teacher

May 17, 2016

Ann Rodgers

Teacher

May 17, 2016

Catie Page

Teacher

May 17, 2016

Kenya Robinson

Teacher

May 17, 2016

Kim Crank

Teacher

May 17, 2016

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Kelsey Seibert

Guidance Department

May 17, 2016

Savanna Dean

EC Teacher

May 17, 2016

Lori Davis

EC Teacher

May 17, 2016

SIGNED BY:

_RENEE DOWDY___________________________
PRINCIPAL

_CATIE PAGE AND HOLLY KING ________________


C0-CHAIRS, SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM

_11/23/16______________________
DATE

_11/23/16_________________________
DATE

THIS PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE STAFF FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL ON NOVEMBER 22, 2016.
THE RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: THE 2016-19 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN WAS SUPPORTED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE
CCHS STAFF.

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