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Strategic Plan

 Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School

Strategic Plan   2014-2019


                              Goal: Align Common Core with the ELA and Math curriculums

1.       Strategy:  Teachers collaborate to ensure that the K-12 ELA and Math curriculum maps are aligned with Common Core.

Goal: Increase technology instruction throughout the school

1.       Strategy: Prepare grade 3 students for PARCC technology requirements.

2.       Strategy: Increase and expand  the use of technology  on school assignments

Goal: Perform a needs assessment and make recommendations of the K-12 Science and Social Studies programs

1.       Strategy: Assess each division’s program and make recommendations based upon information gathered

2.       Strategy: 2014-2015 Science needs assessment and recommendations

3.       Strategy: 2015-2016 Social Studies needs assessment and recommendations

Goal : Design an effective and efficient Response to Intervention (RTI)Plan for K-4 students.

1.       Strategy: Assess the school’s present intervention strategies.

2.       Strategy: Research the elements of effective RTI .

3.       Strategy: Plan with teachers the steps of the implementation plan.

Goal: Perform a needs assessment on the Spanish program

1.       Strategy: Assess each division’s program and make recommendations based upon information gathered.

2.       Strategy: 2014-2015 Grades 9-12

3.       Strategy: 2015-2016 Grades 5-8

4.       Strategy: 2016-2017 Grades K-4

Goal: Perform a needs assessment on the Music, Art, Theater,  Physical Education programs.

1.       Strategy:  Assess each division’s program and make recommendations based upon information gathered

2.       Strategy: 2014-2015 The Arts and Theater

3.       Strategy: 2015-2016 Physical Education

4.       Strategy: 2016-2017 Music

Goal: Review Mentorship, Offerings, Artists in Residence, and Elective programs

1.       Strategy: 2014-2015 Mentorships

2.       Strategy: 2015-2016 Artists in Residence Program

3.       Strategy: 2016-2017 Offerings and Electives


Goal: The Charter Learner Tool will be used to assess each student in the areas of Self-Directed, Lifelong Learner, An Interdependent Worker, Complex Thinker,   Project-based Learner, and Democratic Community Member.

1.       Strategy: Review and discuss Charter Learner Tool with each student in September, January and June.

2.       Strategy: Assess each student’s growth and understanding in the spring in the five areas mentioned in the Charter Learner Tool.

Goal: The School Pillars will be instrumental in maintaining a culture of respect throughout the school and during all school activities.

1.       Strategy: Review the school Pillars (Freedom, Democracy, Cooperation, Responsibility, Respect, and Trust) with each student and groups of students in September, January and June.

2.       Strategy: Assess each student’s growth and understanding in the area of each Pillar in the spring.


Goal: Each Faculty member will be evaluated annually and assigned a rating to be submitted to the DESE in June.

1.       Strategy: Meet with each faculty member in September to discuss evaluation rubric and select two areas for growth.

2.       Strategy: Meet periodically during the year to discuss the areas for growth and professional development,  and the written reflection due in April-May

Goal: Each Faculty member will design and/or select the assessments (District Determined Measures) by which they will be rated on their “impact on student learning” in the courses that they are the lead teacher.

1.       Strategy: Discuss and set assessments in September and determine implementation process during the year to determine teacher impact on student learning.

2.       Strategy: Determine with Director the rating teacher receives for his/her impact on student learning.

Goal: Refocus our energy and resources toward dissemination of the charter school’s best practices.

1.       Strategy: Meet with faculty to determine our best practices and when and how to disseminate.

2.       Research conferences and seminars that would be appropriate locations to present our best practices.


                              Goal: New parents and guardians feel welcomed and informed

1.       Strategy: Put together an informative orientation for the first week of the school year

2.       Strategy: Touch base periodically during the year to explain or inform, i.e. Students are to attend PEP conferences.

Goal: Parents and guardians will find their own level of community involvement

1.       Strategy: The school will provide opportunities and information for parents and guardians to participate in community activities and events.

2.       Strategy: The school will ask for parent/guardian input through the annual parent/guardian survey on their opportunities for parent/guardian involvement.

Goal: Parents and Guardians of Students on IEP/504 Plans are knowledgeable of Special Education Law

1.       Strategy: Schedule meetings with  to review the law, their rights as parents/guardians and the role and responsibility of the school


                               Goal: The Administration will meet the needs of the community.

1.       Strategy: The Director will meet with each member of the administration and make revisions to job descriptions, if necessary.

2.       Strategy: The Director will ensure that the job responsibilities of the administration collectively meet the needs of the community.

Goal: The Administration will be good stewards of the school and its mission.

1.       Strategy: The administration will interact with the wider Island community through school events and activities, published articles on teacher and student work, and promote professional meetings between Charter School and MV School District teachers.

2.       Strategy: Disseminate good professional practices

         Board of Trustees

Goal: Have a knowledgeable and informed Board of Trustees

1.       Strategy: Schedule the three-hour orientation and select a facilitator. Design an agenda for the orientation to include the legal role of the Board of Trustees in Massachusetts and the Board’s goals for the upcoming school year.

Goal:  Assess and determine the process in evaluating the Director.

1.       Strategy: Assess the present evaluation protocol.

2.       Strategy: Design an evaluation protocol that is relevant to the position today.


                               Goal: Maintain a strong financial position for the school

1.       Strategy: Form Finance Committee and set meeting schedule

2.       Strategy: Maintain spending within established budget limits

3.       Strategy: Set budget for the upcoming school year that addresses

Educational and administrative needs


Goal: Expand classroom space, build Great Hall, and expand front office/administration spaces

1.       Strategy: 2014-2016 build classrooms, playground, driveway

2.       Strategy: 2017-2018 Front Office/Kitchen/Bathrooms

3.       Strategy: 2019-2020 Great Hall

August, 2014