The Transformational Schools Program, which 112th Street Elementary is part of, was formerly known as the Ten Schools Program. This program works closely with local districts to support and promote student achievement. Under the direction of the Local District Superintendent and the Student Integration Services, the Transformational Schools will continue to be models of excellence for schools in their respective communities.
The mission of the Transformational Schools Program is to provide an Intervention/instructional program and an organizational design that is language-intensive and directing at reversing the pattern of poor academic achievement of African American and other students in predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian and Other Non-Anglo (PHBAO) Schools.
Empowering School Communities
The Transformational Schools Program will continue to develop as the exemplar of excellence for comparable schools. This will be achieved by building at each school a community of informed and empowered parents, teachers, staff, and community partners who work collaboratively to support high-quality teaching and learning.
Schools' Academic Growth
The Transformational Schools Program currently supports 13 elementary schools and two middle schools. According to the 2008-2009 CST data, eleven schools have met their API Growth Target, and eleven of the fifteen schools have surpassed an API score of 700. The Transformational Schools Program continues to sustain and/or increase the academic growth at each school.
The Transformational Schools continue to be on the cutting edge of professional development. Transformational Schools' principals and staff were trained during the summer by Pearson Learning Teams on the 7 step protocols. By creating learning communities in which teachers, and those who support them, use data in a reflective cycle of continuous improvement, participants in this professional growth process develop their skills in delivering high-quality and personalized instruction that ensures learning for all students.
Meeting the Needs of our Students
In collaboration with Local District Superitendents we will implement a school reform model that evaluates and identifies the best school model for each neighborhood. From our evaluation we will embrace our successful schools and provide support to our underperforming schools to meet the needs of our students. We want to support our neediest underachieving schools with a proven school reform model, and transform these underachieving schools into models of excellence.