2023-2024 School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

Fairfax High School
Region 5
Dr. Georgina Aye, Principal


Fairfax High School Improvement Goals 

Goal 1:  Increase the percentage of the graduating cohort enrolled in advanced coursework, CTE courses and credentials, JROTC coursework and credentials, work-based learning, and service learning by 10% to ensure post-secondary success plans. 

Strategy 1: Increase data literacy of staff to process and analyze student graduation and completion and dropout data and CCCRI data (i.e. Processing student withdrawals and enrollments, recording student records, compiling GCI/Dropout calculations)

Strategy 2: Increase the collective responsibility of ALL staff in supporting school-wide On-Time Graduation and Academic and Career Planning efforts to include CCCRI (i.e. PD around mindset, cultivating belonging, positive interactions with students)

Strategy 3: Educate students, families, staff and community around various pathways to graduation and completion and postsecondary options and importance of CCCRI experiences (for example, alternate diploma and completer options, alternate sites, available base-school adjustments, GED, etc.)


Goal 2: By Spring of 2024, 80% of our identified ESOL and Special Education students will improve their reading inventory performance by one grade band.

Strategy 1: Expand learning that fosters student voice and choice to support student growth and agency

Strategy 2: Expand culture of shared responsibility where collaborative teams ensure the learning of every student.

Strategy 3: Monitor student data and use data to determine need for intervention and additional support.


Goal 3: By the Spring of 2024, we will increase the schoolwide number of students enrolling in honors, AP, and DE classes by 15%.

Strategy 1: Increase enrollment in AVID (and/or other CSP programs) at participating schools

Strategy 2: Develop and monitor annual course plans for students beginning in 8th grade to ensure enrollment in advanced coursework and/or CTE pathways

Strategy 3: Increase opportunities for student reflection, goal-setting, and feedback that supports growth around content and Portrait of a Graduate skills.


Goal 4: By June 2024, Fairfax High School staff will use Tier 1 supports, to include community engagement and responsive advisory, to decrease absenteeism by 3 percentage points from 18% in the 2022-2023 school year to 15% (about 73 students) in the 2023-2024.

Strategy 1: Strengthening messaging to staff, students and families around attendance to school. Each stakeholder should be able to understand how daily attendance matters, not only for academic success, but because school offers an opportunity to develop social and emotional skills such as listening, paying attention, problem-solving and self-regulation, all which are needed to grow and learn.

Strategy 2: Understand root causes of student absenteeism. Strengthen programmatic responses to attendance barriers.


Strategy 3: Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.


Goal 5: By June 2024, Fairfax High School staff will use Tier 1 supports, to include community engagement, student recognition programs, and preventative measures to decrease the percentage of disciplinary referrals of ESOL and special education students by 5 percentage points, from 69% to 64% and 36% to 31%, respectively.

Strategy 1: Integrate student and family voice (including language-minority families) into school discipline policies, procedures, and practices

Strategy 2: Integrate consistent analysis of discipline data disaggregated by subgroups (race/ethnicity, SWD, EL, FRM).

Strategy 3: Establish a positive and affirming schoolwide and classroom culture conducive to student engagement.