Secondary Experience and Achievement (High Schools)

Participation Vision: For the work of sharply increasing high school graduation rates to be effective, broad-based, consistent and sustained engagement of all stakeholders is absolutely critical. We are listening to all the voices of individuals who care about high school success. We welcome the participation of all interested parties in the six open Task Force meetings and in the series of stakeholder engagements that will be scheduled during the course of this school year.

Task Force Logistics:
 
A Task Force of approximately 40 members comprised of students, teachers, counselors, parents, principals, community service providers, education advocates and researchers will be convened six times between November 2010 and May 2011.
 
A small working group of OUSD staff meets weekly to prepare material and organize content for the six Task Force meetings.
 
Design and Development Teams will be formed in the early spring to develop recommendations for implementation of the high priority, high leverage strategies and practices identified by the Task Force.
 
An Advisory Committee of external, national experts will review recommendations identified by the Task Force for critique and validation.

Engagement Plan:
 
 In addition to student, teacher, counselor, parent, principal and community stakeholder representation on the Task Force and involvement in the Design and Development Teams:
 
Eight student engagement events will be facilitated to solicit student perspectives on what works in high schools and what practices and strategies should be pursued to ensure increased high school graduation rates.
 
Five parent engagement events will be facilitated to solicit parent perspectives on what works in high schools and what practices and strategies should be pursued to ensure increased high school graduation rates.
 
Five teacher/counselor engagement events will be facilitated to solicit teacher and counselor perspectives on what works in high schools and what practices and strategies should be pursued to ensure increased high school graduation rates.
 
Principals are offered the opportunity to be engaged as Principal Partners to provide input, feedback and make recommendations.

Spanish translation / Chinese translation

Major Questions PDF (English) / Spanish translation / Chinese translation

Contact

Brigitte Marshall
brigitte.marshall@ousd.k12.ca.us
(510) 879-3036 

Matthew Duffy
matthew.duffy@ousd.k12.ca.us

(510) 879-8134

Alison McDonald
alison.mcdonald@ousd.k12.ca.us

(510) 879-8133