Calumet College of St. JosephAnnual Charter School Report
Schools: Charter School of the DunesHammond Academy of Science and Technology
I: TEST Data ISTEP –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
2015-2016 ISTEP+ RESULTSThe ISTEP+ measures student achievement in grades 3-8 in the area of English/Language Arts (ELA), math, science and social studies saw modest improvements that allowed the Accountability grade to shift from an “F” to a “D”. Gains were seen in primary and elementary scores however challenges remain in the secondary (middle school) grades.
NWEA – CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
Northwest Evaluation Association, NWEA, tests are important because they allow teachers, parents, and students keep track of progress and growth in math and reading. The results of these tests are very helpful to teachers because it breaks down a student’s strengths and weaknesses in a subject.
NWEA - CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
II: STUDENT ENROLLMENT DATA –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
ENROLLMENT BY PROGRAM –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
PART IV: PROGRAMS –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
Remediation: Teachers and staff follow our Indiana Department of Education reading plan and RTI recommendations for tier II and tier III students.Computer accessibilityExtended day learningAfterschool reading
Title I:School-WideExtended Day and yearSummer School: General education and special education students are accepted into summer school as requested by student and parents. The program runs for 4 weeks during the summer.
V: PARENT PARTICIPATION –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
Parent partnership have be expanded to include the parent advisory which allows parents to have a say in the school as well as in the decision making process. School functions that include parents:Parent InstituteCollaborative PlanningTeacher meetingsBreakfast with the principal
VI: STAFFING –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
Restructure:Building President2 Co-PrincipalsDirector of Special EducationLiteracy CoachTeaching StaffSupport
CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES –VII & VIII: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
Professional Development:Courtney Gordon –SmekensISTEP DevelopmentNo Excuses UniversityPlanning
PARTNERSHIPS:Calumet College of St. JosephCity of GaryBMO Harris BankChase BankAlliance of the Great LakesNo Excuses University
X: SCHOOL BOARD –CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE DUNES
TomCera– Board PresidentPaulOrner– Board TreasurerRon Cohen – Board SecretaryShalonda Drayton - MemberKimberly Boone - Member
I: TEST Data ISTEP –HAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Hammond Academy of Science and Technology is currently school with an Accountability grade of “B”. The school emphasize technology integration into all educational facets.
II: STUDENT ENROLLMENT DATA –HAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ENROLLMENT BY PROGRAM –HAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PART IV: PROGRAMS –HAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Remediation: Teachers and staff follow our Indiana Department of Education reading plan and RTI recommendations for tier II and tier III students.Technology accessibility and curriculum implemented: 1:1 Technology is integrated in to classroom lessons and learning experiences (25 Classrooms have Apple TV projection systems, 20 classrooms haveSmartBoards, 4 computer carts with over 105Macbooksand software which available includes, but is not limited to, Pages,Keynote,Numbers, iMovie,Showbie, Google Classroom,Nearpod, blendspace.com, Actively learn, IXL, Plato, and Study Island.
Title I:160 total students identified and served1 Title I Math teacher (all grades)4 Title I teacher aidesExtended Day Session 1 (first semester)Extended Day Session 2 (second semester)Summer Session (16 days)Summer School: General education and special education students are accepted into summer school as requested by student and parents. The program runs from May 23rdthrough July 1stdaily Monday through Friday.
PART V: – PARENT PARTICIPATIONHAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
HAST is fortunate to have parents who are interested and involved in their children’s social and academic progress. Over 90% of our parents attend Student-Led conferences at the end of the first, second, and third quarters. Large numbers of parents attend the annual Open House held within the first month of school. Parents are involved as guest speakers, chaperones, and classroom volunteers. When requested, parents avail themselves almost immediately to come to the school to meet with teachers, administrators, counselors, or the school’s social worker. We have two very active teachers on our school’s Board of Directors. Our PATH PTO meets each month. PATH provides a number of fundraiser and student events throughout the year, in addition to supporting teachers through donations and celebrations. Finally, parents are integral members of extracurricular activities, serving as coaches to our athletic and academic teams.
PART VI: – STAFFINGHAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Administrative Staff:School Leader: supervise all staff, instructional, financial, and operational; coordinate partnerships; supervise student academic and behavioral performance; fundraising; liaison to the school board of directors; grants; parent, student, and community relations; media and communicationsAssistant Principal: state compliance reports, curriculum, Title IBusiness Manager: budget, HR, purchasing, payroll, accounting, grant reimbursements through DOETechnology Coordinator: infrastructure maintenance and support, hardware and software acquisition and repair, training and professional developmentSpecial Education Director: supervision and provision of services to students with IEPs and 504s; student evaluations; screening and determinationAttendance Clerk: student attendance reports, front office supportRegistrar: student registration, transcripts, enrollment, transfers and withdrawalsDean of Discipline: student discipline, teacher referrals, student meetings, parent meetings, detentions/suspensions/expulsion referralsGuidance Counselor: master schedule, high school student schedules, all state-mandated and charter-mandated standardized testing, college applications and scholarships, military recruitment coordination, job placement, academic and personal counseling for students
PART VII: – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTHAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
HAST plans to address our identified needs (rigor and academic growth, community involvement, and student advocacy) through the following:Rigor/Academic Growth: continued staff training on key components of rigor in lesson plans and assessments; walk-through observations and feedback sessions with individual teachers; on- and off-site professional development for instructors in Math and E/LA: adoption of new math curriculum to increase cohesion and flow in math instruction; re-alignment of the E/LA reading and writing program at all grade levels, including focus on writing skillsCommunity involvement: quarterly events for parents, students, and staff, including back to school picnic, Open House, curriculum meetings, parent skill training meetings, talent shows, career fairs, community resources education and trainingStudent Advocacy: monthly assemblies at high school and middle school levels to address student-identified needs, i.e. suicide and depression, relationships, peer pressure, sexual identity and behaviors, bullying and cyber bullying
PART VIII: – PARTNERSHIPSHAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PARTNERS:Purdue Northwest dual credit courses (Advanced Literature, Advanced Composition, Sociology, Psychology)Calumet College of St Joseph (Dual credit Art)IUN: CalculusIvyTechEast Chicago campus: Project Lead the WayPurdue Northwest: multi-year, multi-school grant with Indiana Council on Higher Education to review college and career readiness of high school studentsPurdue Northwest: multi-year, multi-school grant to focus on Science education at the middle school level (SUNRISE: Students Using New and Real Life Initiatives in Science Education)Purdue Northwest: Engineering department fuel-cell car prototype development with 7thgrade science classesBP Amoco: greenhouse and landscaping initiativesHammond Economic Development HUB center for innovation: high school senior student internships focusing on small business development, especially in areas of STEM fieldsSt Margaret’s Hospital: high school senior student internships in related medical fields and divisions within the hospital
City of Hammond/Mayor’s Office: high school senior student internships with focus on urban planning and governmentCity of Hammond/College Bound: high school graduates working service hours through classroom tutoring, marketing, and media at HASTNexTechpilot program: Computer programming classes, including hardware and software, for high school studentsCaring Corner: JUMP mentor program for students at risk grades 7 and 8City of Hammond/Mayor’s Office: voter registration and early voting for eligible studentsIndiana Court of Appeals: live, closed-door trial hearing at HAST open to high school studentsSouth Shore Center for the Arts: in-school and after-school arts programs; in-school program for all 6thgrade students; after-school program for multi-grade level studentsNetwork for Quality Education: networking with charter schools statewide, participation at National School Choice rally at State CapitolHammond Public Library: reading programs at their Sibley Street facility; student library card registration at HASTWalgreen’s: annual flu vaccination clinic at HAST, open to the publicAmerican Red Cross: student-organized blood drive at HAST, open to the publicDunes Learning Center: annual 6thgrade overnight field trip with focus on environmental issues facing the ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreCPPS Ministry of Reconciliation: visits to HAST for consulting on implementation of hands-on, project-based learning with at-risk high school population in the Englewood community of ChicagoClass sponsors at HAST: fundraisers throughout the year for each grade levelHammond Optimist Club: annual oratory competitionHammond Rotary Club: student honors luncheon for graduating seniorsHammond Rotary Club: leadership camp for select, nominated 11thgrade studentsUrban League of Northwest Indiana: college fair and scholarship conference for 12thgrade students; honors luncheon for college scholarship winners and students with high academic performanceSSLYCE: South Shore Leadership Youth Conference, annual program for 11thgrade students with outstanding leadership potentialProm Genie: clothing collection and distribution; scholarship options for 12thgrade students
PART X: – SCHOOL BOARDHAMMOND ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Kris Sakelaris (Hammond Legal Aid), PresidentSheldonCutller(Peoples Bank/Downtown Hammond Council), TreasurerOwanaMiller (Hammond Economic Development), SecretaryDave Ryan (Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce)Howard Cohen (Purdue Northwest)JanetVenecz(Hammond City Council)HeatherGaray(Comptroller, City of Hammond)Mark McLaughlin (Chief of Staff, City of Hammond)Anne Herbert (At-large)Gustavo Lopez (HAST parent)Lori Lambert (HAST parent)
CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPHADMINISTRATIVE FEES RECEIVED
Fees spent for monitoring personnel and allowable re-investment into the charter schools:
CALUMET COLLGE OF ST. JOSEPHAPPLICATIONS/RENEWALS/REVOCATIONS
New applications for 2016/2017 – NoneRenewals – Charter School of the Dunes due for renewal/revocation after 2016 academic yearRenewal submitted 11/1/16Revocations for 2016/2017 - None
CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH -MONITORING
Charter School Office:Dr. Dawn Greene – Charter Schools DirectorDr. Mark Sperling – Charter School of the Dunes MonitorMs. Elaine Hayes – Hammond Academy of Science and Technology MonitorDr. Ginger Rodriguez – Vice President of Academic Affairs