REDESIGNING SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Why Secondary Redesign?

For over 150 years, middle/junior and high schools have run with the same curriculum and structure that was designed for industrial society and factory workers.  Students still sit in rows and listen to teachers deliver information for 45 minutes and then guide worksheet practice for the remainder of the period.  Secondary schools still do not encourage collaboration, engagement and development of 21st century skills.  The jobs of the 20th century will no longer exist in the 21st century, but we're still preparing students for those. By 2024, 80% of jobs in the U.S. will require some degree training beyond a HS diploma.  Secondary school redesign programs address these issues.

WHY THE EDEXCELLENCE GROUP?

Our consultants are cutting edge experts in secondary programs that address the structures and skills necessary for ALL students to find success in 6-12 classrooms and after walking across the stage to receive their HS diploma.  Our associates have started new schools from the ground up; they have developed unique programs that have addressed the needs of EVERY student in the school.  And success have shown in increased school completion rates, dramatic decreases in D's and F's, and solid increases in college attendance and scholarship dollars.

SECONDARY REDESIGN PROGRAM EXPERTISE

  • Secondary Advisory programs
  • Freshman Academy programs
  • Whole school house programs
  • Wall to wall academy programs
  • Infusing STEAM into a traditional school program

INSTRUCTION THAT COUNTS

Is EVERY teacher making use of class time from bell to bell?

Is EVERY teacher using a variety of instructional techniques that engage EVERY student from bell to bell?

Is EVERY teacher checking for understanding during every part of the lesson?

Is EVERY student learning in the classroom EVERY day?


HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU TOWARDS THESE GOALS?

  • On site audits of instruction in every classroom
  • On site coaching for EVERY teacher at your site.
  • On site coaching for building administrators to maximize observation and conferencing time.
  • Areas of improvement you identify.