School Improvement Plan


School Improvement & Innovation Plan At A Glance

  • 2019-2020
  • Fairfax High School
  • Region 5
  • Dr. Erin Lenart, Principal

Build one community, committed to life-long learning for all.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2020, we will have a clearly established a positive behavior and intervention support (PBiS) framework school-wide, using elements of PBA, through which we will increase the number of students recognized for positive behaviors, contributions, and growth, by both staff and classroom peers, and subsequently, we will see a marked decrease in negative and disruptive behaviors in and out of the classroom.

Strategy 1  

Create and actively implement “We are Fairfax” PRIDE PBiS framework.

(Participation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy)

Strategy 2  Identify areas where equity and engagement can be identified.



End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2020, we will have well-functioning collaborative learning teams in all curricular areas, ample resources for our teachers and collaborative learning teams to access and use, as well as school-wide professional development in multiple formats specially designed to build capacity, engage, and strengthen classroom pedagogy. We have moved to a 1:1 school this year and as we engage in the FCPSOn practices and initiatives, we recognize the defined areas to build upon, in alignment with the FCPS Theory of Action.

Strategy 1   All staff will participate on a collaborative learning team. 

Strategy 2  All departments/CLT’s will develop and deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum.



End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Through a review of the 2018-2019 attendance data and previous school-based procedures for attendance monitoring and accountability, our rate of chronic absenteeism has risen from the previous school year, as well, there has been a large percentage of students who experience chronic tardiness and class cuts, all of which have an effect on student achievement and investment in the school community. We will reduce the percentage of students who are chronically absent.

Strategy 1   Realign procedures and more appropriately staff to manage chronic and situational attendance, on a daily basis and for individual student concerns, such as tardies and absences.

Strategy 2   Collaborative team-approach to support all students will be actively implemented.