Continuous school improvement is an embedded behavior rooted in the school's culture that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that improve teaching and learning. Schools use student performance results and analyze data from various interwoven components to develop plans and implement improvement actions to drive education quality and improved student outcomes.
CSI at Lejeune High School
The Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is DoDEA’s strategic plan for school years 2018/19 through 2023/24. The title reflects the philosophy that drives DoDEA’s strategic direction. A blueprint is an actionable plan that communicates and guides the work of all involved in a project. It is flexible and can be updated as the project develops and needs change. This is also true of our Blueprint, which serves as the foundation for all planning within DoDEA and directs our collective energies and resources as we strive to realize our vision. Further, the Blueprint will be continuously updated to reflect progress and shifts in students’ needs and the environment.
CORE VALUES ARE WHAT DRIVES US
Student-Centered: Students are at the heart of all we do.
Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.
Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually reexamined and improved.
Lifelong Learning: Earning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.
Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments which contribute to a better society for all.
Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.
Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort that enrich the lives of our students.
Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect,and open two-way communication. We cultivate a safe and risk-free culture that encourages and inspires innovation.
The Blueprint gives us 5 specific GOALS:
- Student Excellence
- School Excellence
- Talent Excellence
- Organizational Excellence
- Outreach Excellence
At Lejeune High School, we have implemented the following objectives to reach these goals:
For the PSAT administered to 9-11 grade students in October of 2020, 40 % of students will meet or exceed the benchmark for College and Career Readiness which measures the readiness of a student’s ability to perform at an entry college level course in the areas of mathematics and literacy.
For SY 2019-2020, 40% of graduating seniors will be enrolled in 4 consecutive years of CTE courses; and a new goal of 30% of graduating seniors will complete at least 1 CTE pathway.
SY 2019-2020, for students taking the DoDEA CAS assessments
a) 45% (3% increase) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra I Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 5% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra I Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020;
b) 40% (3% increase) of students taking the DoDEA Geometry Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 4% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Geometry Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020; and
c) 27% (increase of 3%) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra II Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 13% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra II Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020.
d) 53% or more of students taking the DoDEA Language Arts 10 assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 5% or less of students taking the DoDEA Language Arts 10 assessments will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA assessment scores for 2019.
During the end of 3rd into 4th quarter of 2020 there were 612 student/parent contacts with the counselors concerning social/emotional situations. Also, it was noted that during the Cognia (Advanced Ed) review there was a deficiency in (Indicator A.4). Which indicates that there is apparent need for an intervention in the social and emotional areas of student development and interactions with other students and teachers. Using the “Can Do U” program, there will be a 15% decrease in the number of student/parent and or social/ emotional contacts with the counselors quarterly.
Lejeune High School Purpose
To ensure the college and career readiness of all Devilpups, we are committed to academic achievement and productive citizenship in a competitive global society.
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.
The Lejeune High School mascot is the "Devilpup" after the proud Marine Corps "Devildog" history earned at the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. The Germans named the marines "Teufel Hunden" for their courage and fighting ability.
Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards). Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external agency to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.
Cognia is the accreditation agency for all DoDEA schools and the world's largest education community. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, Cognia brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three United States-based accreditation agencies - the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement.
Detailed accreditation information is provided on the DoDEA Accreditation page.
Comprehensive Assessment System
In conjunction with the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), DoDEA is implementing the Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) that includes all of the assessments that are administered system-wide within DoDEA. These include the PSAT, Advanced Placement, NAEP, and College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) assessments. All assessments included in the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System support student learning, provide information for decision makers concerning instructional programs and services, and inform parents. DoDEA is committed to student achievement and assessments that raise the bar for the students to ensure they are on the path to success.