GRAND BLANC HIGH SCHOOL 12500 HOLLY ROAD GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 PHONE: (810) 591-6513 Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter August 2012 Dear Parents and Community Members: We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-12 educational progress for Grand Blanc High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact me. The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site: www.grandblancschools.org, or you may review a copy in my office at Grand Blanc High School. For 2011-2012, Grand Blanc High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing; as appropriate for the school grade levels tested). While we are pleased to have reached this important goal, we are continuously working to improve. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort. State law requires that we also report additional information. Grand Blanc High School continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for the community's future citizens. Our mission is a complex challenge in a rapidly changing society and we believe all students can learn; therefore, we will establish high standards and create an environment that engages our students in academic work, resulting in high levels of achievement. Our continued success and steps to improve are dependent upon your informed support. The higher your level of awareness about Grand Blanc High School, the better your decisions will be regarding the futures of our students’ education and our community. Sincerely, Jennifer Hammond, Ph.D. Principal Grand Blanc High School ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT FOR GRAND BLANC HIGH SCHOOL 1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL Resident students attend the school in the attendance area of the Grand Blanc Community School District in which they reside. The Grand Blanc Community School District does have a policy and a process for School of Choice requests. Copies of this policy and procedures are available through the Central Administration Office. 2. THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN Grand Blanc High School has been accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges since 1963-64. During the 2005-2006 school year, the high school completed its five-year cycle. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools certified that Grand Blanc High School met all of the requirements for the Outcomes Endorsement. The Outcomes Endorsement signifies that the school documented higher student achievement and remains committed to continuous improvement. All schools in our district were awarded continued accreditation in 2011 by AdvancED, the first year of a five year cycle. 3. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL GBHS Center for Student Success: The Center for Student Success is an alternative high school completion program for those students who have not been successful in the traditional high school setting. Mott Middle College: Mott Middle College is designed as a dropout prevention specialty school option for students who may not be succeeding in the traditional high school. Students are expected to complete a high school program by overlapping a Mott Community College Associates Degree program of their choice through a 5th year of high school. Genesee Area Skill Center: The GASC Technology Center provides careertechnical training for 11th and 12th graders who wish to develop specific job skills. Approximately 40 different career-technical courses are taught at the GASC Technology Center. Dual Enrollment at Local Colleges: Dual Enrollment is a program that allows junior and seniors to take a class at a local college or university as part of their regular school day. Students will receive credit from the college as well as Grand Blanc High School. Admission into the program requires meeting additional criteria. Distance Learning Lab: GenNET: The Genesee Network for Education Telecommunications (GenNET) is a fiber optic network that provides integrated voice, video, and data communication technology. Students can take unique classes from teachers in other districts without ever leaving Grand Blanc. FanNET: In partnership with area higher education institutions, college level ITV courses in Calculus II/III were offered to GBHS students this year. Virtual Classes: GBHS offers Internet classes from a variety of sources with different formats. The classes may be accessed from a home or school computer. Students may work at their Internet classes at times that fit their school and/or personal schedule. 4. IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL Recent legislation no longer requires Michigan schools to adhere strictly to the state core curriculum. Rather, the state's model is to serve as a suggested guideline. The district has worked diligently to incorporate the state core curriculum, including standards and benchmarks, in the district's curriculum offerings. Core curriculum areas necessitating such attention include: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, Foreign Language and Technology. The district's core curriculum is available for review at the district's administration building. 5. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS 2010-2011 School Year and 2011-2012 School Year Results for nationally normed achievement tests can be found following Item #7(d) of this document. 6. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES 2010-2011 School Year: 37% of students were represented by parents at Fall 2010 Parent-Teacher Conferences 23% of students were represented by parents at Spring 2011 Parent-Teacher Conferences 2011-2012 School Year: 40% of students were represented by parents at Fall 2011 Parent-Teacher Conferences 26% of students were represented by parents at Spring 2012 Parent-Teacher Conferences 7. HIGH SCHOOLS ONLY ALSO REPORT ON THE FOLLOWING: a. THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENTS (DUAL ENROLLMENT) 2010-2011 School Year: 29 (1.1%) Postsecondary Enrollments 2011-2012 School Year: 27 (1.0%) Postsecondary Enrollments b. THE NUMBER OF COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES OFFERED (AP/IB) 2010-2011 School Year: 14 AP Courses Offered 2011-2012 School Year: 15 AP Courses Offered c. THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES (AP/IB) 2010-2011 School Year: 500 (19.6%) Students Enrolled in AP Classes 2011-2012 School Year: 442 (16.7%) Students Enrolled in AP Classes d. THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A SCORE LEADING TO COLLEGE CREDIT 2010-2011 School Year: 275 out of 390 students (70.5%) taking Advanced Placement classes passed the AP test. This represents 11% of the entire student body. 2011-2012 School Year: 315 out of 386 students (81.3%) taking Advanced Placement classes passed the AP test. This represents 11.9% of the entire student body.
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