Performance Goals

NEAAAT Performance Goals, 2015-2020

Student Performance

At least 75% of all students will perform at or above the state average on all state-mandated tests annually.

NEAAAT will meet or exceed all subject area student growth standards.

In 2018-19 the student four-year cohort graduation rate will exceed 90% and in year 2019-20 it will exceed 95%.

At least 85% of all students will graduate with 15 or more hours of transferrable college credit in 2018-19 and beyond.

By the end of the 2017-18 school year, the college course transfer rate (percentage of enrollment earning grades of “C” or higher) for all courses will exceed 80%.  By 2019-2020, the transfer rate will be at or above 90%.

In 2018-19, the ACT proficiency rate will exceed 60%, with at least 30% of students meeting subject test benchmarks.  In 2019-20, the ACT proficiency rate will exceed 65%, with at least 40% of students meeting subject test benchmarks.

In 2015-16, 75% of students will be rated proficient or higher as measured by the school’s career readiness rubric.  In subsequent years, the number of students rated proficient or higher will increase by three percent, and in 2019-20 it will be 87%.

During a cohort’s first year of enrollment, students will meet 65% of their student learning goals.  During its second year, students will meet 75% of their goals.  During its third year, students will meet 85% of their goals, and the cohort will then meet 90% or more of their goals in subsequent years.

Student Enrollment and Retention

Student attendance rates will be at least 95% annually.

Student attrition attributable to reasons other than moving out of the area will be less than 10% annually.

School Culture

At least 80% of school families will report that they are satisfied or very satisfied by the school’s performance as measured by the school’s annual parent survey.

At least 85% of students will report that they are receiving quality, challenging schoolwork to do as measured by the school’s annual student survey.

At least 85% of students will report that they are working in a nurturing environment that provides adequate supports for academic success as measured by the school’s student survey.  In years 2017-20, the percentage will increase to 90%.

At least 85% of all teachers and staff will recommend this school as a great place to work annually, as measured by the school’s teacher working conditions survey.

Ninety percent of all teachers offered return employment agreements annually will accept them.

Teacher attrition attributable to reasons other than cause will be less than 15% annually.

Highly Qualified Workforce

At least 80% of teachers will be licensed in NC and certified Highly Qualified according to federal guidelines annually.

At least 85% of teachers and staff will report annually that this school is invested in their continued professional development, as measured by the school’s teacher working conditions survey.

All employed teachers, except CTE teachers, who are not licensed in NC will have a plan to become licensed within three years from their date of hire, as evidenced by the professional growth plan in their personnel file.

Community Involvement

In 2015-16 the school will secure three business partnerships as evidenced by a signed business partner contract developed by the school.  The school will gain three new partnerships annually through school year 2019-2020, as evidenced by the partnership contracts.

At least 50% of students will graduate having completed an internship.

Non-parent community volunteers will contribute at least 200 hours of service to the school in 2015-16; thereafter, hours of non-parent volunteer service contributed to the school will increase by 5% annually.

Parent volunteers will contribute at least 240 hours of service to the school in 2015-16, 480 hours in 2016-17, 600 hours in 2017-18; thereafter, hours of parent volunteer service contributed to the school will exceed 900 hours annually.

The school will provide quality training for teachers and pre-service teachers in math, science, and/or technology annually, beginning within the first three years of operation.

Within three years of opening, the school will become a lab school for education majors at Elizabeth City State University.

Board of Directors

Board of Director meeting attendance rate will be at least 80% annually as evidenced by meeting minutes.

All Board members will have at least 8 hours of board training and development annually as evidenced by meeting roosters or registration data.

All new Board members will complete their orientation training according to Board Policy 2.04 as evidenced by signed statement of completion.

Financial Oversight

The school will annually receive an audit with no material findings.

The Board of Directors will establish an initial budget with a fund balance, and will grow that fund balance by at least 1% each subsequent year. By fiscal year 2019-20, the fund balance will be 5% of the General Fund, as evidenced by the annual audit.

The school will raise at least $30,000 annually from non-state sources to supplement the budget, as evidenced by the school’s annual financial statement.

Facility Expansion

By the end of the 2017-18 school year, the Board of Directors will have a plan for the permanent location of the school.