Student Achievement Goals
Students will demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.
All students’ reading and math scores as demonstrated by MAPS testing will improve by 3% or more between September and March of the 2011-2012 school years.
Students taking the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) at the SILA Charter School will demonstrate a 3% or greater increase in proficiency/advanced status after the completion of year one for cohort students.
Students will understand and develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking, real-world problem skills, critical literacy, media skills and the use of advance technology tools.
At least 75% of SILA Charter School students will be able to define these five stated 21st century skills and demonstrate them through daily collaborative and project-based learning by the end of the 2011-2012 school years.
Students will understand and develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills including effective goal setting, communication and collaborative teamwork.
At least 85% of SILA Charter School students will be able to define these three stated inter/intra personal skills and demonstrate them through daily collaborative and project-based learning by the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Students will understand, develop and appreciate multicultural (global) literacy.
Students will recognize the interdependencies and interconnections of issues, regions, people, places, systems, and times. They will infuse global issues, such as sustainable development, environmental care, peace, and human rights into traditional content areas. Students will work towards active responsible global citizenship and building a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Students will conduct research and contextualize themes through communication, citizenship, careers, culture and community as recommended by the Wisconsin Statewide International Education Council.
Students will connect with peers and global experts across geographical boundaries utilizing video conferencing, podcast, wikis, Nings, and other Web 2.0 tools to collaborate on projects.
Goal 1: Develop and maintain an educational environment that focuses on global and urban literacy and establishes extensive collaboration with international and urban communities.
Goal 2: Development of an authentic Project-Based Scope and Sequence that emphasizes 21st century learning applications and aligns with Wisconsin State Standards. A Scope and Sequence that aligns with the State Standards and focuses on innovative project-based learning will be developed and instructional practices utilized, supported by ongoing high-quality professional development and related activities.
Goal 3: Creation of a highly effective governance board. The SILA Charter School will have a trained, complete and autonomous Governance Board to guide the school and oversee school operations, policies, personnel and fiscal operations.
Goal 4: High Degree of Parent and Community Support and Involvement. Strong parent and community support and involvement will be cultivated through community learning sessions, school volunteer opportunities and events, and program evaluation, including annual parent/community feedback.
Goal 5: Student Satisfaction. High levels of satisfaction of all students attending SILA as evidenced by the results of the Hope Survey.
Financial Sustainability Goals
This is being developed by the SILA Parent Advisory Committee, SILA Student Government, SILA Professional Staff, and the SILA Governance Council.