Abbeville High School Rigor-Relevance-Relationships STAYING ON TRACK FOR 2011 FRESHMAN ACADEMY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
What is a Freshman Academy? A Freshman Academy is an organized and systematic process of preparation, grouping, interventions, and rewards in order to facilitate success. Rigor-Relevance-Relationships
SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY… NOT A DESTINATION.
Why do we need a Freshman Academy? National Data Where are students lost? For every 100 9th graders starting high school, 90 enter 10th grade, 81 enter 11th grade, 76 enter 12th grade, and only 70 graduate. Rigor-Relevance-Relationships Source: Education Week June 12, 2007
Why do we need a Freshman Academy? State Data 40%-50% of high school dropouts in LA… are lost in the 9th grade Rigor-Relevance-Relationships Source: Education Week June 12, 2007
Why do we need a Freshman Academy? Data for the A.H.S. Graduating Class of 2005 228 Starting Freshmen This is a 19.3% loss of students. 184 -52 176 Graduating Seniors Most of which happened in the first year Passed to Sophomore Rigor-Relevance-Relationships
FRESHMAN ACADEMY KEYSTONES LEVELS OF INTERVENTIONS STUDENTS REVISING IDEAS FOR FUTURE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ABBEVILLE HIGH WILDCAT EXPRESS FRESHMAN ACADEMY SUCCESS COMMUNITY TEACHERS TEAMING OF TEACHERS PLANNING AND PREPARATION PARENTS SCHOOL/DISTICT LEVEL SUPPORT INTEGRATING EXISTING PROGRAMS
Objectives • Pre-Planning and Preparation • Teaming in a Freshman Academy • Freshman Academy Keystones • Level 1 through Level 4 Interventions • Future Freshman Academy Plans Rigor-Relevance-Relationships