• Building Goal #1

    Kids Walking into MHS off  Bus

     

    Focus:

    A two-year focus on improving attendance.  

    Rationale:

    Research demonstrates that consistent attendance in all classes is directly linked to overall academic success and high school graduation.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics  “Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance”.  In addition, a recent article in Education Week concludes that "In many cases, the students with more absences have skill levels one to two years below their peers. While students from low-income families are more likely to be chronically absent, the ill effects of missing too much school hold true for all socioeconomic groups."

    Action Steps:

    Year 1 (2017-18) - conduct research into the causes behind poor attendance and develop two strategies that address our findings to implement during the 2018-19 school year.  This research will include student interviews, parent interviews, surveys, and an analysis of attendance data from previous years.  

    Year 2 (2018-19) - monitor and adjust these strategies with the goal of reducing the number of students who lose credit in classes for poor attendance.

    SMART Goal:

    Through a two year tiered process we will reduce the number of students losing credit in year long classes by June 2019.