• College Readiness Plan

    The goal of House Bill 1 and the Bandera ISD College Readiness Plan is to ensure that students are able to perform college level course work at institutions of higher education.

    ELEMENTARY: GRADES PK-5

    College Preparation

    Intervention

    Math/Reading Intervention

    Counselor Class Visits

    PSAT/SAT Vocabulary Building

    Reading Vocabulary Enrichment

    5th grade field trip

    Open enrollment Pre-K

    Accelerated Reading

    College & Career Exploration Internet Activities

    Reduce test anxiety
    by increasing
    student confidence

    Chess Curriculum

     

    Increase opportunities
    for creativity

    Exposure to higher level questioning

     

    Increase % goal of LEP students for commended-STAAR

    Create analytical
    test-taking mind set

     

    Ensure technology is available for instruction

    Build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics

       

    Build reading comprehension and writing abilities through the use of strategies for contextualizing difficult words

       

    Increase % students in Math/Reading-commended
    on TAKS

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL: GRADES 6-8

    College Preparation

    Intervention

    Math/Reading Intervention

    Counselor Class Visits
    College & Career Advisory Lessons
    Expanding Horizons
    Career Conferences
    UTSA Pre-Engineering Prep.

    Targeted Advisories
    Elective Course Supporting Core Academics
    Revised Lesson Planning
    Quality Staff Development

    Create analytical test-taking mind set

    Study Trip-8th grade

    Accelerated PSAT
    classes - summer

    Increase course rigor by exposing students to higher level questioning

    College & Career Exploration Internet Activities

    Increase Pre-AP participation for sub-populations

    Increase students’ verbal and math abilities

    Career Guest Speakers

    Early exposure to SAT
    Select students tested
    DUKE Talent Search

    Accelerated Reading Program

    College & Career Fair

    Reduce test anxiety
    by increasing
    student confidence

    Real world application

    Develop individual graduation plans-8th

    Increase % of LEP students commended-STAAR

    Continue to build on solid foundations of STAAR

     

    Ensure technology is available for instruction

    Increase % commended students in Math/Reading
    on STAAR

     

    Readi Step Testing

     
      Student Council
    Builders' Club
    Targeted Advisories

     

    HIGH SCHOOL: GRADES 9-12

    College Preparation

    Intervention

    Math/Reading Intervention

    Counselor Class Visits

    PSAT for all students

    INOVA

    College & Career Fairs

    AP/PAP Open Enrollment

    “Closing the Distance” Math TAKS intervention

    Guest Speakers

    Free AP Exams-all required to test

    CEI Lab [Reading]

    4 year plans

    Peterson’s Student Edge

    Texas Web-Tutor-Math

    Making HS Count & Making College Count Assemblies

    AP Potential

    Staff Development-“Closing the Achievement Gap”

    Career inventory

    SAT Prep mini-courses-summer school

    High Schools that Work

    Conference

    Unlimited College Visits

    AP/IB Staff Development

    Ruby Payne Training

    Dual Credit/AP Courses

    PSAT Parent Night

    My Satori - All TAKS intervention-pending

    IB application

    SAT/PSAT
    Vocabulary Building

    ESL Tutorials

    DAP Diploma

    “Ripple Effects” Curriculum

    Saturday School

    College Visit during Enrichment

    Accuplacer Prep during
    Jr/Sr level Math classes

    TAKS Workshops

    Accuplacer Test given at HS

     

    Content Mastery-dual funded to assist all students

       

    Possible SIOP training for staff