Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Tutoring for all students.
School, Land Trust, and other funding sources were focused on hiring and training tutors who worked with students in grades 9-12 to reinforce learning in all academic areas, help students learn to focus on their own growth, and assist in the implementation of achievement goals for students. Students understand the roll of tutors and utilize time with them in various ways to meet their academic needs. Total numbers of hours were tracked across grades: 9th grade: 624 hours of tutoring 10th- 12th grades: 2,450 hours of tutoring Hours spent with students are identified as being spend on math, science, English language arts, or social studies. One specific outcome of note is that 100% of Innovations’ special education students graduated at the end of the 17-18 school year. Academic growth is increasing across all tested areas in part due to this component of our school plan.
Mentoring for all students
Our students have a mentor teacher who develops a close relationship with them over their whole high school career. It is a cornerstone of our school and helps students to be successful in many ways. Mentor teachers help students develop academic and personal goals, plan for concurrent enrollment, and track progress towards graduation. Innovations tracks hours of service and is currently developing a standard operating procedure to measure level of participation in this service. Students with higher levels of participation have more positive outcomes over time. Our 2020 accreditation marks our mentoring program as our premiere service for students. Example of Data Collected: Hours of mentoring: school year 18-19: 476 Hours, school year 19-20: 771 Hours