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Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville: TSTEM Products

Benchmark 1 School Design

a.

Annual Training and PD Calendar and Plan for Teachers

b.

Mentor/ Induction Program Plans

c.

T-STEM Leadership Meetings and Agenda Notes

Benchmark 2 Target Population

a.

Written admission policy and enrollment application

b.

Written recruitment plan including a timeline of recruitment and enrollment Recruitment, and recruitment materials for distribution at feeder schools and other appropriate locations in the community

c.

Brochures and marketing in, English, and/or other relevant language(s)

d.

Written communication plan for targeting identified audiences, parents, community members, school board, higher education personnel, etc.

Benchmark 3 Strategic Alliances

a.

Meeting agendas and minutes, with action items and decision logs

b.

Final, signed, and executed MOU with IHE

c.

Final, signed, and executed MOU with business/industry partner

d.

A list of strategic partners with each member’s organization, title and role in providing work-based learning for students by grade level

Benchmark 4 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

a.

Four-year crosswalk document

b.

Master schedule

c.

Curriculum alignment documents

d.

Testing calendar and schedule Assessment Calendar for TSI, ACT, and SAT

e.

Documentation detailing a minimum of three course of study examples that outline student pathways from high school, to associate degree, to industry certifications and beyond

Benchmark 5  Work-Based Learning

a.

Documentation of appropriate work-based learning experiences available for students at all grade levels (6-12)

b.

Current dated regional high demand STEM occupation list (See #24 Travis County Region)

c.

Aggregate data describing T-STEM student participation in work-based learning experiences as well as percentage of students earning industry certification and credentials by type

d.

Samples of student artifacts such as writings, portfolios, presentations, or links to digital content

Benchmark 6 Student Support

a.

Bridge program calendar and curriculum

b.

Tutoring and other intervention/remediation program schedules

c.

Calendar of family outreach events

d.

Schedule of regularly scheduled counseling/advisory events and records of completion for these support services