Message from the Principal
Dear Brookings Harbor High School Parents, Families and Community members:
We have passed the halfway mark in the school year, so it is a good time for me to update you on the building goals I have set for the 2015-16 school year. I identified two key areas for improvement that are measurable by data.
One goal is to increase our Freshman on Track rate from the 2014-15 school year. As you will recall, the Freshman on Track rate is a key identifier for the future graduation rate. Last year we increased the Freshman on Track rate by fifteen percentage points from the 2013-14 school year. This was measured by a Freshman on Track rate of 59.3 percent for the 2013-14 school. At the end of 2014-15, however, we had raised that rate to 75.5 percent. The goal for this school year is to reach 85 percent, which would put Brookings Harbor High School above the state average of 79 percent. More importantly, however, it will put our Freshman on solid footing to graduate from high school in four years.
Here is the good news: at the end of Semester 1, data indicates that 89 percent of our freshman are currently on track to graduate. This is good news. I will continue to track this over the course of Semester 2, but I anticipate our freshman will finish their first year of high school strong.
My second goal for the 2015-16 school year is to increase the number of college credits completed by BHHS students. In order to do this, we created three new CTE programs at the end of last school year: Stem/ Robotics; Healthcare; and Early Childhood Education. This allows students to earn college credit in the vocational and career technical education realm. As up can see, we have made great strides in the short 1.5 years I have been here. I am more confident than ever that students will be graduating from BHHS in large numbers with a sense of hope and optimism for their futures.
Brookings-Harbor High School
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