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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