05.19.07
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THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

The Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District expects each and every student to meet all State Curriculum Standards and graduate with a High School Diploma. In order to meet this goal we need to work together to meet our district mission of “working together to develop character and academic excellence in a safe, supportive environment.” The Formula For Success takes into account the most up-to-date research and information on what it takes to get all students to achieve and meet their highest potential. As a district, we believe in continuous improvement. We have take the following steps to assure that we are providing every student with the greatest opportunity to learn:


1. Collaboration – We believe that by working together and sharing ideas on how to improve instruction, we can be more effective. We have set aside every Wednesday morning throughout the school year for teachers to meet, review achievement data, and discuss ways to improve student learning.

2. Use of Data – We believe that regular assessment of student learning can provide us with insight to ways to improve that learning. We use a data management system that permits each teacher, grade level and school to review student achievement and monitor improvement over time.

3. Assessment – We believe that by regular assessment of student learning we can determine whether our programs and instruction are supporting student learning. We have established specific student achievement goals that are monitored each month to improve instruction to meet individual student learning.

TEAMWORK

Certificated, classified and management staff work along side each other to build a program that helps each student achieve District Standards and graduate from high school with the skills and background to be successful in whatever pathway they choose in life. We believe that each employee has a strong role to play in the development of our students. From the physical environment to interpersonal relations we use every opportunity to model high achievement. We expect our employees and our students to demonstrate trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, the six pillars of character from Character Counts, throughout the day in their interactions with others.


Frank N. Murphy
Superintendent

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