The Network for College Success and the McDougal Family Foundation, in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools, have selected six outstanding high schools to serve as our 2018-19 Demonstration Schools. These schools will promote the transfer of innovation and effective practices. The overarching goal is to speed the process of high school improvement to support greater numbers of students graduating ready for college.
We are organizing Demonstration School Visits throughout the year where participants will visit classrooms or school meetings, observe practices, and debrief their observations with colleagues. School Visits will offer participants the opportunity to see how school leaders translate research into effective practice to support student success and to consider how they could use those practices in their own context. Each school will host one (1) or two (2) half-day visits this academic year.
2018-19 Demonstration Schools and Focus Areas
Juarez: Competency-Based Model of Assessment
► November 6, 2018
► May 2, 2019
North-Grand: Freshman OnTrack & Student Success
► December 6, 2018
Goode STEM Academy: Problem-Based Learning
► January 16, 2019
►April 3, 2019
Washington: Leveraging Postsecondary Supports
►January 17, 2019
► March 21, 2019
Tilden: Supporting Adult Learning around Instructional Practice
► March 6, 2019
► May 8, 2019
Hancock: Freshman OnTrack & Bs or Better
► March 22, 2019
There is a registration fee of $50 for participants. The registration fee may be waived for NCS Partner School participants.
Once your registration is confirmed, you will be contacted via email with payment information. ISBE Clock Hours are available.
Registrants who are unable to attend a Demonstration School Visit may request a full refund if NCS is notified of the cancellation at least one week prior to an upcoming Visit. Registrants canceling within one week of a Demonstration School Visit will not be eligible for a refund and must pay the registration free regardless of attendance.
For more information, please contact LaKisha Pittman, NCS Demonstration Schools Facilitator.