Quality School Development Priorities
- Improve Performance (increase # Green/Blue seats)
- Increase Choosers (increase % 1st choice enrollment)
- Maximize Resources (move $ from operations to program - reduce administrative costs)
Project Lead: Nicole Browning
Objective: Invest in PK-5 program at Sankofa focused on international studies, performing arts, and recommendations from community. Consolidate middle grades program effective 2017-18 to prioritize focus on elementary.
Current PK-8 program for 2016-17 becomes PK-5 program for 2017-18
Program undergoes intensive, multi-year transformation process to become a strong feeder to Claremont Middle School
West Oakland: MLK / Lowell Educational Complex
Project Leads: Ron Smith & Megan Sweet
Objective: Invest in single PK-8 continuum across two campuses that provides grades PK-3 program at MLK campus and grades 4-8 program at Lowell campus, led by a single Executive Principal and 2-3 AP's (and/or instructional deans)
Current three schools (one PK-5, one TK-5, and one 6-8) become single school program over phased two year approach.
Programs undergo intensive ANet collaboration for high quality instruction, & school transformation design process focused on STEAM & becoming a strong feeder to McClymonds High School
Hoover & Prescott K-8 Configurations
Project Lead: Pablo Villavicencio
Objective: Invest in converting two PK-5 to PK-8 continuum in order to retain students into a strong feeder pattern to McClymonds High School
Two PK-5 schools becoming PK-8 schools beginning in 2018-19
Increased retention of students through middle grades in West Oakland, and increasing feeder pattern to McClymonds High School.
Westlake Performing Arts Conversion
Project Lead: Pablo Villavicencio & Silke Bradford
Objective: TENTATIVE - Invest in collaboration, co-location and ultimately conversion of COVA K-8 charter school within Westlake to become a single District-run K-8 Performing Arts and International Studies program.
Successful conversion of a charter school into a District-run school
Consolidation of two programs into a single high demand, high quality program offering unique program option district-wide as a magnet
Developing a strong feeder to McClymonds and Oakland Technical High Schools
Dual Language Middle School
Project Leads: Pablo Villavicencio & Nicole Knight
Objective: Invest in the authorizing of a new District-run secondary school focused on multilingualism as part of the Dual Language Pathways vision beginning with 6th grade in Fall 2017
Long-term in increase in 1st choice enrollment and strong multilingual feeder patterns from elementary to secondary
Placement in facility at Rudsdale campus at 71st Avenue near Havenscourt for first 2-3 years.
Some impact on 6th grade projections for 2017-18 across middle schools, based on introducing new 6th grade program option.