School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Improvement & Innovation Plan At A Glance

  • 2017-2018

  • Fairfax High School, Region 5

  • David Goldfarb, Principal  

 

All students at Fairfax High School will increase their skills as communicators and as creative and critical thinkers, as defined by the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate measured by directed, targeted, and innovative instructional opportunities within all subject area courses, and will earn credit to be promoted to the next grade level.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of school year 2017-2018, the percentage of all Fairfax High School students earning credit to be promoted to the next grade level will increase from:

  • 96.7% to 97.3% in the class of 2020 (the current sophomores), 0.6 percent point increase.
  • 96.97% to 98.0% in the class of 2019 (the current juniors), 1.03 percent point increase.
  • 98.1% to 99% in the class of 2018 (the current seniors), 0.9 percent point increase.
  • The Class of 2021 (current freshmen) baseline and projected increase will be determined after the 1st grading quarter.

This Close the Gap (CTG) goal will align with the high-yield Close the Achievement Gap drivers:

Relationships, Academic Support, Ready to Learn, and Family/Community Engagement.

Strategy 1

We will identify those students in the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, who are in need of targeted support.

Strategy 2

We will identify those freshman, Class of 2021, who are in need of targeted support.

Strategy 3

School-wide PD for staff, with the global goal of building relationships through classroom Emotional Intelligence lessons and strengthening instructional and intervention practices, within the realm of Tier 1 instruction, Lion Time, and effective intervention practices. 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of school year 2017-2018, the percentage of students demonstrating competency in writing as measured by the SOL will increase from 88.1% to 91% and we will see an increase in subject-area writing and disciplinary literacy.

This Raise the Bar (RTB) goal will align with the Portrait of a Graduate (POG) attributes and the result can connect to the outcomes:

Communicator, Collaborator, Ethical/Global Citizen, Creative/Critical Thinker, Goal-Directed/Resilient.

Sub-goals/Close the Gap:

  • By the end of school year 2017-2018, the percentage of students with disabilities demonstrating competency in writing as measured by the SOL will increase from 67.5% to 70%.
  • By the end of school year 2017-2018, the percentage of LEP students demonstrating competency in writing as measured by the SOL will increase from 58.3% to 61%.

Strategy 1

Actively implement the English Writing Rubric in English classes and Social Studies classes, to identify focused writing skills per grade-level, per subject area, as collaborated upon by English and Social Studies.

Strategy 2

Meet with ESOL and SpEd Dept Chairs, to identify areas of need by student and by course, and to discuss assessment data and progress.

Strategy 3

Meet with Math, Science, and CTE departments/CT’s, to identify how and when writing is utilized in these subject area courses and those types of writing that are consistent and/or similar amongst them.