Comprehensive Planning

Avon Grove Charter School's existing Strategic Planning Committee is critical in the on-going assessment of student success, school-wide systems that support student achievement, the evaluation of programs that facilitate a safe learning environment, and the continuous analysis of curricular resources and instructional practices.

The metamorphosis of the school's Comprehensive Planning via the already established  Strategic Planning Committee allowed for a more in-depth evaluation, bringing additional stakeholders into the process, in an effort to analyze school data and assess the schools core needs and systemic challenges in an effort to increase the effectiveness of our educational program.  The shift from our on-going Strategic Planning Committee group to the schools' formalized Comprehensive Planning Team began in the summer of 2015 and will continue through the summer of 2016.  This team will then be reconvened throughout the term planning cycle from 2016-2020 to assess the school's progress with regards to the implementation of key programs and plans to meet the goals laid out within the planning process.

In the Fall of 2015, the Comprehensive Planning Team (CPT), with representation from students, parents, community members, school board members, teachers, staff, and administrators was formed to evaluate the school's previous Comprehensive Plan and develop new plans/goals based on school-wide data and identified challenges.  In the Spring of 2015, the school's Strategic Planning Committee re-visited the school's mission, vision, and core values in a process of reestablishing itself in the community and realigning the school to its core principles.  This new mission and vision, which was adopted by the School Board in the Spring of 2015 will be the underlying driver of all of the discussions within the Comprehensive Planning Team.  

The Head of School, Principal, and Divisional Administrators will oversee the planning process as a whole and within specific sub-committee's based on the initial needs assessment.  Scheduled meetings for the whole Comprehensive Planning Team, as well as specific sub-groups, were held from December 2015 through June 2016.  The goal of the whole-committee meetings was to provide high level analysis of school data and systems and for sub-groups to report out of their individual groups progress within the planning framework.  Committees meet individually to evaluate existing school action plans, analyze data and develop strategic initiatives to meet the identified goals.  The whole CPT committee will meet at least bi-monthly throughout the planning cycle.

To facilitate communication with our school and community, the school created this public portion of the website devoted to the Comprehensive Planning Team and the school's progress in the planning process.  Meeting agendas/minutes and presentations will be posted for public viewing along with a collaborative element for stakeholders not involved in the formal process to contribute and share their ideas.  A portion of each school board meeting throughout the school year will also be dedicated to an update on the Comprehensive Planning Team's progress and plans.

Due to the extension for Phase II schools, the Comprehensive Planning process extended throughout the 2016-2017 school year with the school's Middle States Accreditation requirements.  The school utilized the Comprehensive Plan draft documents along with information collected and shared throughout the process to help guide it through its evaluation protocol for Middle States Association.