District / School Improvement
The schools in the Mt. Adams School District were identified as follows:
*White Swan High School moved out of school improvement based on increased graduation rates.
*Mt. Adams Middle School was identified for targeted supports for English Learner progress.
*Harrah Elementary School was identified for comprehensive supports.
More information regarding this can be found in our Identification of Schools in School Improvement letteror on the OSPI School Improvement website.
In the Mt. Adams School District, each school and the district have improvement plans. Each plan is required to be data driven, promote a positive impact on student learning, and include a continuous improvement process that shall mean the ongoing process used by a school to monitor, adjust, and update its school improvement plan.
Harrah Elementary School, Mt. Adams Middle School and White Swan High School plans all align to the 7 Turnaround Principles required of schools in the school improvement process and have been submitted electronically using Indistar, a web-based system implemented by OSPI for use with district and/or school improvement teams to inform, coach, sustain, track, and report improvement activities. Deadlines met included October 28, February 28 and May 30.
Mt. Adams School District has also developed a district plan that aligns to the 7 Turnaround Principles and has met all required deadlines.
Principle 1: Strong leadership
Principle 2: Staff evaluation and professional development - Professional development
Principle 3: Expanded time for student learning and teacher collaboration - Expanded time for student learning and teacher collaboration
Principle 4: Rigorous, aligned instruction - Expecting and monitoring sound instruction in a variety of modes
Principle 5: Use of data for school improvement and instruction - Assessing student learning frequently with standards-based assessments
Principle 6: Safety, discipline, and social, emotional, and physical health - School and classroom culturePrinciple 7: Family and community engagement - Defining the purpose, policies, and practices of a school community
Being a Schoolwide Title 1, Part A district, all school’s plans must contain the ten Title 1 component requirements and evidence that the plans have been implemented. All three schools submitted this evidence by the February 28 deadline through our Indistar plans.
For a copy of district and/or school building School Improvement Plans, contact Dana Jarnecke, Director of Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 874-8652.