Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/13/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action on Vincent Accelerated Academy
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.01 - Teaching and Learning Goals
Attachments: Vincent Accelerated Academy Update Chart
File Attachment:
Vincent Accelerated Academy Update Chart.pdf
Background: On February 23, 2017, the Milwaukee School Board of Directors approved the opening of Vincent Accelerated Academy, located within the Vincent High School building. Vincent Accelerated is an alternative school that services up to 100 students who were formerly enrolled at Vincent High School. Vincent Accelerated Academy implements the Competency-Based Curriculum to provide students a personalized pathway toward graduation.

As part of the action, the Milwaukee School Board of Directors requested quarterly reports on the progress of Vincent Accelerated Academy. The first report was presented to the Board on November 30, 2017. This report provides an update of the school’s current progress since that meeting and includes next steps.

Student enrollment has increased from 90 to 101, but the attendance rate has decreased slightly, from 55.5 percent to 53.3 percent. The academy suspension rate is down to 25.6 percent from 27.6 percent-–a decrease of 2 percent. Course completion has shown an increase from 65 to 215, and the number of students on track to graduate in May has increased to 18 from 12 in November.

Next steps for Vincent Accelerated Academy include:
- Continue implementing the attendance plan;

- Continue to collaborate with the leader of South Accelerated Academy to share best practices and challenges;

- Having the PBIS coach and Operations Manager continue to work with the leadership on climate and culture; and

- Continue to pursue more professional development on project-based learning.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Christopher Hauser - Reginal Superintendent - NW Region
Signed By:
Keith Posley - Chief
Signed By:
Dr. Darienne Driver - Superintendent