Message from the Principal
Happy (early) Halloween! It feels like fall here in Brookings. It is a lovely time of year and especially beautiful with the change in colors.
This week is the last of the first quarter. Thursday, October 29, is the last instructional/ assessment day for our students for Quarter 1. It is important that all students continue to persevere with their academics and finish Quarter 1 strong. Please encourage your students to access our extended day program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:00. Bus transportation is provided.
Oregon’s school report cards were released on October 15. There are a few things to note with Brookings Harbor High School’s report card:
•Our Freshman on Track rate increased 16 percentage points, from 59.3 to 75.5 percent. This is an especially important data point when it comes to forecasting graduation rate. We will continue to increase our Freshman on Track rate, with a goal to reach 85 percent at the end of the 2015-16 school year, and then reaching into the 90 percent range the following school year, 2016-17.
•Brookings Harbor High School is has been approved to offer three new Career Technical Education programs: Health Care, STEM/Robotics, and Early Childhood Education. These three new programs join our highly successful, well-establish CTE program in Digital Design.
•Our Smarter Balanced test scores in Mathematics and ELA are below the state average. However, we are ensuring that every senior who did not meet the new state benchmarks for Smarter Balanced will have multiple opportunities to complete their graduation requirements in both math English Language Arts by completing work samples. Our teachers have recently been provided up-to-date training on the creation and scoring of work samples in both math and ELA. Additionally, I expect to see our student scores on the Smarter Balanced tests improve over time as students get more familiar with the both the format and content of the exams.
Here is the link to see Brookings Harbor High School’s report card: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx
Brookings Harbor High School Students continue to step up to the new academic challenges required for graduation. We have a great community of students who are actively engaged in their learning. I continue to be grateful to their families and the community at large for their support in seeing them successfully complete high school ready for college and career.
Brookings Harbor High School
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