Purpose

Category: School


The School is committed to ongoing parental communication regarding every child’s progress, as parental involvement is a fundamental component of encouraging and motivating student engagement in education. Ongoing information regarding grades, current levels of instruction, and specific concerns will be provided through mid-quarter progress reports, quarterly report cards, parent conferences, parental involvement workshops and other forms of written and oral communication.

 

Constitutional Amendment for class size reduction by creating a school to serve students in Miami-Dade County.

 

  • Mitigate the educational impact created by the development of new residential dwelling units.

One of the most pertinent issues affecting schools in Miami-Dade is overcrowding. The current schools surrounding the intended geographic region have all been affected by the area’s population growth and the implementation of the class size state amendment, which, in some schools, requires additional classrooms to accommodate students. The addition of The School will ease the burden on local schools exceeding the Permanent Florida Inventory of School Houses Capacity. Furthermore, the current difficult financial environment is causing a decreased enrollment in religious and private schools, thus placing more pressure on the public school system.

 

  • Create new professional opportunities for teachers, including ownership of the learning program at the school site.
  • Teachers hired by the School will be highly qualified, certified, and dedicated professionals.

  • Teachers and administrators will collaborate through professional learning communities to share responsibility for professional development. This powerful structure will allow for teacher ownership of professional opportunities as well as encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. Student data will be analyzed and used to inform the needs of the staff. Teachers will have rich discussions regarding what is most important in their instruction, aligning student data, and developing a plan for improvement. This collaborative method improves teacher effectiveness, enhances the working environment for the staff, and promotes student achievement through targeted goals.

 

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