Decatur Central High School strives to provide innovative and engaging learning opportunities for all students. Our goal is that all students who graduate from Decatur Central High School are college and career ready.
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Decatur Central High School
Strategic Plan - Spring 2017
Mission of DCHS
DCHS will Produce College and Career Ready graduates, prepared for the 21st Century global economy, by being student-invested and community-connected.
Mission of MSD Decatur Township
The MSD of Decatur Township is Student Invested, Community Connected. We prioritize Student Learning, Safety, and Customer Service, fostering a support system for our families.
Introduction to DCHS Strategic Plan - Spring 2017
To better fulfill our mission at Decatur Central High school of preparing students for their post-secondary options, we want to target our energies on those high impact areas that will most benefit them in the 21st Century economy. Providing adequate skill development, exposure to a rigorous curriculum, access to a rich, expansive digital tool kit, chances to take college-level coursework, and fostering strong, healthy relationships-these are the types of opportunities we want to provide every student.
In order to facilitate this type of opportunity-rich environment, we have developed a streamlined Strategic Plan to focus on specific areas that we will target for improvement and/or development in the coming year.
Providing the community with a Strategic Plan for Decatur Central is our way of communicating with all stakeholders about our professional goals and how those will be obtained. This process is an attempt to provide some transparency and invite input from our community. We are dedicated to serving the students of Decatur Township: our Strategic Plan gives some details on what that dedication looks like in action.
Focus Areas/Goals/Action Steps
Focus Area (Area we are targeting) →
Goal (what we hope to see in that area) →
Action Steps (what steps we will implement to reach our goal)
Culture (Safety and Customer Service)
21st Century Curriculum
Goals for Each Focus Area
- + ISTEP growth
- + Grad rate
- + AP/DC success rate
- increased NAVIANCE usage
- increased ECA participation
- add PBIS/Safety Committee programs
- CANVAS/Digital Trans
- + Ivy Tech/CTE enrollment
- Literacy across the curriculum
Focus Area #1: Student Achievement
|Targeted Goal:||Increase first-time ISTEP+ passing rates by 5% annually, in both English and Math|
|Targeted Goal:||Increase Graduation rate by .5% annually, always maintaining >90%.|
|Targeted Goal:||Increase AP Exam/Dual Credit acquisition passing rate by 3% annually|
Focus Area #2: Student Culture/Environment
|Targeted Goal:||Increase Naviance college application participation by 10% annually; maintain 100% 4-Year Plan review|
|Targeted Goal:||Increase student participation in clubs, athletics, and performance programs by 5% annually|
|Targeted Goal:||Implement Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) and programming from the School Safety Committee to maintain the overall order and professionalism of the school climate and lower referred discipline incidents by 5% annually|
Focus Area #3: 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction (Digital Transformation)
|Targeted Goal:||Most academic communication with students and parents will happen through a Learning Management System (Canvas) to model 21st Century post-secondary trends in both education and the workplace.|
|Targeted Goal:||The number of students enrolled in Dual credit and CTE (Career/Technical Education) courses will increase by 10% annually|
|Targeted Goal:||Students will use literacy strategies to improve reading comprehension and written communication in all content areas|
SLC Strategic Planning
Each Small Learning Community at DCHS has undergone the same process of developing a Strategic Plan specific to their program. Each SLC plan has elements of the DCHS Focus Areas imbedded in them to maintain a consistent mission, but the action steps and goals may be more specific to that communities theme and programming. I encourage you to read both the DCHS Strategic Plan and your students SLC Strategic Plan as multiple pathways, converging together, to reach the same destination-College and Career Ready Graduates.