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Mundelein High School District 120

Plan on a Page   2011-2014 (pdf)
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The Door to Every Student’s Future


Measures and Goals

Action Plans


Student Achievement and Success


To create a culture of rigor and excellence where collaboration leads to the success of all students

   Enroll 100% of graduates in post-secondary education, vocational training, or military

     Explore, identify, and implement programs of study that promote college and career readiness

     Assure that the curriculum and instruction centers around the development of  21st century skills

   Increase by 10% annually the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards on PSAE

   Increase by 10% annually the percentage of students who meet or exceed  the EPAS benchmark

     Provide a guaranteed, aligned curriculum of college and career readiness standards built around the Common Core standards

     Utilize common assessment data to monitor student learning and adjust instructional practices

     Implement a school-wide reading program of course offerings, literacy coaching, and professional development

     Integrate technology into instruction and student learning

     Conduct a comprehensive study of student learning time

   Increase by 5% annually AP enrollment of Latino and African-American students

     Develop and implement a recruitment plan that includes working with feeder districts to identify and place Latino and African-American students in Honors and AP classes




Facilitation of Learning


To provide support for all learners in a high quality educational environment

   Implement necessary interventions for 100% of identified students needing academic, social and/or emotional support

     Implement ‘Response to Intervention’ and ‘Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports’ programs

     Assess student social/emotional needs and develop corresponding support programs

     Work with feeder districts in identifying incoming student needs

   Ensure that research-based instructional strategies for 21st century learning are used in 100% of classes

     Drive the use of research-based instructional strategies through:

-          A comprehensive staff development plan

-          ‘Data walks’ to monitor instructional strategy use 

-          Professional Learning Community of teachers focused on SMART goals

-          Recruitment and development of new staff

   Increase parent support and engagement in their children’s academic progress

     Assure staff contact 100% of parents

     Expand opportunities for parent involvement in students’ academic progress

     Document parent involvement in academic functions

   Achieve and maintain an annual student attendance rate of 95%

     Utilize the ‘Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports’ program to monitor and improve daily student attendance, truancy, and drop-out rates


Finance and Facilities


To obtain funds and maximize utilization of the district’s resources

for the enhancement of the learning environment

   Increase by 5% annually the operating fund balance and revenue from alternative funding sources

   Achieve “Recognition” status on the ISFP

   Improve District bond rating

     Maintain a balanced budget annually by reviewing procedures and monitoring revenues and expenditures.

     Explore and apply for revenues from alternative funding sources

     Continue to evaluate financial health using the Illinois School Financial Profile and the bond ratings of the Standards & Poor’s investment agency

   Increase by 3% annually the number of core classes with 24 or fewer enrolled students

     Implement an annual staffing plan that reduces core class size and meets the educational needs of all students

   Monitor implementation of the long-range facilities improvement plan


     Prioritize the needs for facilities improvements and expansion

     Convene a broad-based committee to study and improve the aesthetics of the building and grounds



School and Community Culture


To maintain a climate and culture of excellence

   Increase by 10% annually  the number of community volunteers

     Convene a committee to develop and implement a volunteer program

   Increase  by 10% annually participation in activities that celebrate diversity

     Explore and increase the number of celebrations of diversity


   Achieve a 75% participation rate in extracurricular and athletic activities

     Work with feeder districts to recruit students for participation in extracurricular and athletic activities

     Identify and eliminate economic barriers to student participation

   Increase support and engagement of staff, students, parents, and community members

     Increase the number of high school students working with elementary or middle school students in various academic and social programs

     Expand the website to showcase student & staff accomplishments

     Improve access for and communication with our diverse community

     Develop and utilize tools to gather and respond to feedback from staff, students, parents, and community members


Glossary of Plan-on-a-Page Terms

21st Century Skills:
a skill-set which includes creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, financial literacy, global awareness and self-direction
Alternative Funding Sources: revenue that is received from “uncommon” sources such as grants, foundations, successful referendums, etc.
AP Classes: college-level courses and exams offered in high school to earn college credit
Bond ratings: a grade given to bonds that indicates their credit quality
College and Career Readiness: detailed, researched-based descriptions of the skills and knowledge associated with what students are likely to know and be able to do based on the EXPLORE, PLAN, and/or ACT test scores. Standards are written for English, mathematics, reading, and science
Common Assessment: performance evaluation linked to quarterly instructional objectives and administered to all students in a particular course to measure mastery of learning
Common Core Standards: clear and consistent targets for essential learning and skills, replacing the current Illinois Learning Standards that were developed in 1997
Core Class Size: the number of students enrolled in each English, mathematics, science and social studies class
Data Walks: a tool for educators to assist in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data to effectively guide them to solutions for school improvement using 3-5 minute classroom visits 
Engagement: the effort that a student expends on school-related tasks
EPAS: ACT’s Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) made up of an integrated series of assessment and career planning programs: EXPLORE (grade 8), PLAN (grade 9), Pre-ACT (grade 10) and ACT (grade 11)
Feeder Districts: elementary districts that send their graduates to Mundelein High School-Districts 73, 75, 76, and 79
Illinois School Financial Profile (ISFP): a tool used by the Illinois State Board of Education to objectively assess the financial health of all schooldistricts
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS): a pro-active systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success
Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE): measures the achievement of grade 11 students in reading, mathematics, science, and writing
Professional Learning Community (PLC): a team of MHS educators who work together to focus on student learning and performance
Programs of Study: courses or classesoffered in high school
Research-based Instructional Strategies: strategies that involve the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to the educational activities and programs
Response to Intervention (RtI): a tiered process of implementing evidence-based interventions in the regular education setting and frequently measuring students’ response to the intervention effectiveness
SMART Goals: goals that are written in a format that is: Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Oriented, and Timebound
Study of Learning Time: a committee that represents all stakeholders and researches modified school calendars/schedules and the impact of learning time on student achievement

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