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Team EnglewoodCredit recovery
Processes, Tips, and Hurdles
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Previous process
Lack of transition period=lack of understandingWhat was clear?Student fails course, referred to CPS CRTranscript AuditGrade Level BindersDual copies-counselor and studentWhat was unclear?Student AccountabilityNatural Consequence?Parent Contact?Other Options?American AcademyAventaCourses that require CRCore vs. electivesSchool specific courses
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Hurdle #1:the senior issue
Out of 99 Seniors32 were missing credits6 were missing more than 4!5 were missing non-core required coursesPE/ROTC, Music, Art, etc.
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Only 3 courses can be taken at onceHourly breakdownCutting of the proverbial noseNon-core required courses are offered infrequentlyNo PE/ROTCNo MusicExpected hurdlesSchool offerings or lack there ofTransportationScheduling
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Hurdle #2:course availability
No demote divisionsStudents are moving on despite gradesUnclear ExpectationsLack of student understanding aroundTranscriptsCreditsRequirementsAmount of time required to makeup coursesOther options
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Hurdle #3:No Demotionpolicy
Regular quarterly transcript auditsTranscript BindersAudit SpreadsheetsIncreased credit recovery publicityPostersAnnouncementsMidyear emergency demotion coursesPE/JROTC, MusicParent contacts and trackingParent spreadsheetCall during referralDevelopment of additional optionsAmerican Academy
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
How did we respond?
Lack of CR optionsOnline classes=$$$$$CPS budgets are being cutTrouble courses are rarely offeredMusic, PE/JROTCLack of Demotion PolicyNo extrinsic motivation for studentsCPS CR TrackingContacts are difficultNo way to check online
Team EnglewoodCommunity Academy
“Opportunity.”
Peggy Korellis-Byrd, PrincipalCharles Anderson, Assistant Principal6201 S. Stewart AvenueChicago, IL 60621
Ongoing issues

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Team Englewood Credit recovery - CPS