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Our goal in academics is to meet the needs of all learners

Greetings,

In my recent messages, I’ve been leading you through our School Improvement Plan (SIP) that is part of Scecina’s accreditation process. Through SIP, we are setting goals in three areas: 1) Catholic Identity, 2) Academics and 3) Institutional Advancement.

I’ve been talking about the process of setting the goals and interventions in those three areas. Please remember that these are preliminary.

Last time I wrote about our goals and interventions for Catholic Identity. This week I’ll discuss Academics. That committee is chaired by Mrs. Amy Fix.

Our goal in academics is to meet the needs of all learners. We are committed to educating the whole child. This is one of the Defining Characteristics of Catholic education, according to the National Catholic Education Association.

The interventions are:

  • English\language arts: Earn equal or improved 10th-grade score from 8th-grade score – A minimum of 70% will pass the Indiana Statewide Testing for Education (ISTEP) assessment.
  • Math: Earn equal or improved 10th-grade score from 8th-grade score – A minimum of 60% will pass ISTEP.
  • Implement Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) to support learners who need help with academics, behavioral modification, social and emotional learning, attendance, and more.
  • Purchase software for individualized diagnostic testing, assessments, as well as plans for professional development.
  • Decrease number of dean’s detentions and suspensions across the board by 10% annually.
  • Decrease the number of students on attendance contracts and/or failing to meet attendance requirements and therefore losing credit.

We are focused on helping our students to excel spiritually and intellectually.

With finals coming next week, encourage your child to get enough rest, eat breakfast and study hard.

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas.

Joseph Brettnacher, Ph.D.
Principal

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