Performance Goals, 2015-2020
- At least 75% of all students will demonstrate expected growth on all End-of-Course assessments, End-of-Grade assessments, and NC Final Exams annually.
- In 2018-19 the student four-year cohort graduation rate will exceed 90% and in year 2019-20 it will exceed 93%.
- Student attendance rate will exceed 95% annually.
- 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 will then meet 90% or more of their goals in subsequent years.
- 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 report in 2015-16 & 2016-17 will recommend this school as a great place to work as measured by the school’s teacher working conditions survey. In years 2017-20 the percentage will increase to 90%.
- Ninety percent of all teachers offered return employment agreements annually will accept them.
- Student attrition will be less than 8% in 2015-16 & 2016-17 and will be less than 5% in years 2017-20.
Highly Qualified Workforce
- At least 75% of teachers will be licensed in NC and certified Highly Qualified according to federal guidelines annually.
- Annually, all teachers will report that this school has provided them high quality professional development as measured by the school’s teacher working conditions survey.
- All employed teachers not licensed in NC will have a plan to become licensed within four years from their hire date as evidenced by the professional growth plan in their personnel file.
- 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.
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.
- 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 until in 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.
- By the end of the school year 2017-18 the Board of Directors will have a plan for the permanent location of the school.