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Core Characteristics of Model Schools

 

GOAL: WNY Maritime Charter School will become a nationally recognized model school by the U.S. Department of Education for creating equity and quality with its     one-of-a-kind program for students.

 

  1. The attitude of all staff members is positive and politics, among departments, does not exist.
  2. The school is student-centered in all decision-making.
  3. Faculty members are involved and empowered to do their best work.
  4. Teamwork is a cornerstone philosophy for both students and staff.
  5. Communication and feedback is honest and frequent.
  6. Parents are involved in the school and supportive of its efforts.
  7. High expectations exist for the school, teachers, and students.
  8. Students want to be there.
  9. A fair and effective discipline program exists.
  10. Strong and effective leadership exists.
  11. Individualized instruction, with a variety of instructional techniques, is evident in classrooms.
  12. Achievement scores close the gap and consistently increase each year with an upward trend.

 

Reflective Questions for Staff and Students:

  1. Decision-Making: Does __________ make us a one-of-a-kind school for others to follow?
  2. Contribution: How am I contributing to making Maritime a model school?