Mandatory Graduation Meeting
May 16, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
This meeting will go over graduation information.
Overview of UIP and SPF
Jefferson High School (JHS) is in its seventh year as an alternative education campus (AEC). Over 95% of its students come into Jefferson behind on credits, and it has a high population of transient students. 86.7% of Jefferson students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Jefferson has qualified as an “improvement school” where it has scored a 57.59% on AEC performance standards where 60% qualifies a school for “performance level”. Students scored a 50% in CMAS Science which qualifies as “approaching.” Jefferson did not have enough students in Math or English Language Arts to qualify a score. Jefferson did not meet expectations in attendance or truancy by scoring 72.4% and 20% respectively; however, Jefferson “meets” and “exceeds” in Positive Socio-Emotional, Returning Student Rate, and Student Re-engagement rates. Jefferson also scored as “exceeds in completion rate, and scored as “meets” in Course Completion and Post-Completion Success Rates.
JHS is not a Title 1 School, but has restructured FTE allotment to hire interventionists and allow more opportunities for tier 2 interventions in math and literacy. Achieve 3000 and Alek computer software has been purchased and implemented into blended learning programs to provide targeted intervention for students who are not performing at grade level competencies. While JHS is seeing positive growth in both reading and math, the adequate growth percentile continues to be high due to students who come to JHS behind in both subjects.
1. Low growth and achievement in math.
2. Implementation of data team process.
1. Lack of tier 2 interventions in math.
2. Implementation of data teams (BDT and IDT) process.
Planning and Changes
Tier 2 interventions:
- Implement tier 2 Math interventions to backfill and solidify background knowledge. Teachers will use “Alek” in blended learning programs to solidify background knowledge.
- Implement tier 2 English Language Arts interventions to backfill and solidify background knowledge. Teachers will use “Achieve 3000” in blended learning programs to solidify background knowledge.
- Continued implementation of the “Discovery” program to continue to improve students’ socio-emotional competency and student reengagement.
This past year we were able to graduate our fifth class at Jefferson High School and are very excited about the beginning of our sixth school year at JHS. As we begin our new year, we hope that you will help JHS continue with its rich tradition of academic excellence and school pride for all to follow. An exceptional faculty and staff are looking forward to working with each of you and your students and are excited to establish and achieve your goals and aspirations for your child. Please take time to review the school handbook carefully that your student will be bringing home after the first day. It contains important information that can be helpful to your whole family. This handbook includes information that pertains to Jefferson High School student policies, as well as District 6 board policies.
I also want to remind you that our teachers, counselors, and administrators are available to provide assistance. Your questions or concerns are always welcome. As you work through your years at JHS, I challenge every student to set goals and standards that will be above those set by most high school students. In accomplishing these exceptional goals, you will make a “real difference” in our world and set the pace for developing a high school culture that will be second to none.
We would also like to invite any parent to get involved in our school and the many programs that we have available at Jefferson High. One way to be involved is to serve on our District Accountability Committee as well as the School Accountability Committee. These committees allow parents and community members to be informed and have a voice in changes to our schools programming and budgeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of either committee please call Larry Green at 348-1609 to receive dates and times of meetings.
In closing, I want to wish each of you the very best as “The Tradition Continues” at Jefferson High School.
“Macrino, “Mac”, has been a welcome addition to the Jaguar family. He’s a student that seems focused on what he wants to achieve. Nearly perfect attendance, all A’s and a commitment to his family to succeed has focused this young man. He’s polite, funny and a joy to have in class.“ ~ Patrick Molinari, Staff Member at Jefferson Junior High
Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the Board of Education commits itself to a policy of nondiscrimination and shall not discriminate in its educational, employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Concern or complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as a compliance officer for District 6: