Alternative Learning Experience Annual Report
Woodland School District
January 7, 2020
Prepared by Jake Hall, Executive Director of Learning Supports and Alternatives
Lewis River Academy 2019-20 Annual Board Report per Policy 2255
Lewis River Academy -- Grades K-8
Lewis River Academy serves students Kindergarten through 8th Grade with the equivalent of 1.2 certificated teachers (two part time certificated teachers, 0.6 FTE each).
Month and Year
FTE Claimed For Basic Funding
Certified Instructional Staff: Student Headcount
Description of how Lewis River Academy supports the overall goals for student achievement:
Lewis River Academy recognizes and supports family choice education where parents are the first and most important educators for their children. Through Lewis River Academy, families can enjoy the benefits of being highly involved in their child's learning while accessing the resources made available to all public school students in Washington State.
LRA certificated teachers meet with families to provide the following services:
Lewis River Academy Self Evaluation Report
In November 2019, Lewis River Academy conducted a self-review of the school's program. As part of the school assessment, we considered data such as iReady Math & Reading scores, State Assessment Data, Weekly Check-Ins with all families regarding student progress, and Written Student Learning Plans. Based on the data, we have the following School Improvement Plan Goals:
TEAM High School 2019-20 Annual Board Report per Policy 2255
TEAM High School -- Grades 9-12
TEAM High School serves students 9th through 12th Grade with 2 full time certificated teachers.
Certified Instructional Staff : Student Headcount
Woodland School District Vision
The Woodland School District Vision is a guide for our work in improving TEAM High School:
Woodland Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, will create a PreK-12 system that serves and supports ALL children—and ensures that EACH child has FULL access to, is engaged in, and obtains an excellent education that prepares them for responsible citizenship and a future of adaptability and success in life and their chosen endeavors.
Areas of Strength at TEAM High School
TEAM High School has increased the four-year graduation rate from 14.8% in 2014 to 48.5% in 2018. Many students come to TEAM credit deficient and are still able to graduate before they “age out” of high school. Students are still held to the same high academic standards as the traditional high school, but are able to complete work remotely; have flexible attendance hours; and within parameters, can work with the TEAM principal and staff to create a learning plan that best supports and accommodates their particular needs. This ensures that all children- not just those who thrive in the traditional high school classroom- have access to a high-quality education, and significantly boosts WSD’s graduation rate.
TEAM HS Staff have recently earned more professional certification and have been advancing in ongoing Professional Development. Examples of this are: National Board Teacher status earned, multiple secondary endorsements earned, and active participation in regional and state ALE Professional Development/conferences/workshops. We will continue to work on these Professional Development efforts. We are measuring the effects of these Professional Development efforts through tracking graduation rates, measurable endorsements earned by staff and successful ALE compliance audits.
TEAM HS and the Family Community Resource Coordinator have worked together to provide community partnerships for making positive connections with students. Also, TEAM HS students are supported through outside mental health professionals. We hope to continue the outside mental health support services for TEAM HS students.
Description of how TEAM High School supports the overall goals for student achievement:
In September 2017 the School Board adopted Resolution 17-13 which established the following performance targets. One of those performance targets is Graduation Rate. This district-level goal is the focus of TEAM High School:
TEAM High School added classified instructional assistant staffing as well as staffing opportunities for students to attend school on Saturdays and in the Summer. The purpose for these additions to TEAM High School staffing and programing was specifically for improving student graduation rates. TEAM High School teachers also collaborated on and instituted a “Graduation Tracker” system that visually showed students exactly where they are in the process of finishing all graduation requirements, breaking down the workload to show progress data on individual quizzes and assignments needed. We are pleased to report that 100% of the seniors who were on track to graduate, as well as some students who had transferred to TEAM High School credit deficient, graduated in the Spring or Summer of 2018.
TEAM High School staff and administration attended regional and state Alternative Learning Experience workshops/conferences to learn more about and implement state guidelines.
TEAM High School Self Evaluation Report
TEAM High School has conducted a summary to synthesize the analysis and learnings gleaned thus far from studying our school’s data and other pertinent inquiry information. This summary is assisting TEAM High School staff in identifying foci for a 2019-2021 School Improvement Plan. The summary also facilitates developing the School Improvement Plan (SIP) to build upon TEAM High School’s strengths to achieve our SIP goal: