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School Improvement Plan

The school improvement plan is created each year as a means to provide an overview of school initiatives that are being implemented in an effort to improve student learning at Rockville High School. The plan includes the mission statement, goals, and philosophy of the district, as well as individual school improvement initiatives that are aligned to district mission and goals. The goals and priorities are intended to improve student achievement while simultaneously enhancing the environment in which students learn.

District Mission and Core Beliefs

Vernon Board of Education Mission Statement:

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with high expectations, in a safe environment, where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.

Vernon Board of Core Beliefs:

1. Build and improve relationships and partnerships with family and community.

2. Increase the achievement of every student through high quality curriculum, instruction and assessment.

3. Promote safe environments that are socially, emotionally, and physically conducive to learning.

School Vision and Mission

Rockville High School Vision Statement:

The Rockville High School Community is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment where all members are dedicated to lifelong learning. By working collaboratively with families and community members, we will graduate students who are productive and contributing members of a dynamic, global, 21st century society. We believe rigorous and meaningful academic and extra-curricular programs afford all students the opportunity to become Responsible, Open-Minded, Critical Thinking, and Knowledgeable.

Rockville High School Mission:

To create a safe and nurturing student centered environment where all students are empowered through academic excellence to be accomplished, productive and responsible twenty-first century citizens.

We believe:

o all students can learn to high standards

o in having high expectations for all learners.

o all students deserve dynamic instruction that is centered on high quality curriculum

o that diversity enriches the learning environment

o in working collaboratively with families and the community

o learning is a lifelong process


RHS Building Instructional Leadership Team prepared this document:

Dr. Sue Andrews - Health/ Physical Education
Walter Nakonechny - Science
Jason Magao- Interim Principal
Victoria Nordlund - English/Language Arts
Helen Kennedy - Fine Arts
Susan Czapla - Principal effective Oct 1
Mary Knowlton - Special Education
Amy Schlett - World Language
Daniel Pichette - Assistant Principal
Diana Schultz - Mathematics
Kim Marinan - School Counseling
Allayne Sundt - Assistant Principal
Charles Martucci - Business Education
Erica Bahler - ASTE/FFA
Bryan Wright - Technology Ed/ Family Consumer Science

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: To increase the number of students achieving in reading, mathematics, science, and physical fitness as measured by:

  • College & Career Readiness, English, Reading, Writing Benchmark on the SAT School Day in the spring of 2019 will improve as measured by the 10th grade PSAT and as measured by the 11th grade SAT.
  • College & Career Readiness Math Benchmark on the SAT School Day in the spring of 2019 will improve as measured by the 10th grade PSAT and as measured by the 11th grade SAT.
  • NGSS Science assessment administered to 11th grade will provide baseline data.
  • Connecticut State Physical Fitness Assessment administered to 9th grade students.

  • Goal 2: To strengthen school climate and promote positive school culture through a shared vision and community building inside and outside of school.

  • Data from the staff, student and parent Panorama survey indicated the need to further cultivate a positive school climate.
  • Staff identified enhancing our social media presence as a means to promote Rockville High School and its overall community accomplishments.
  • Goal 3: RHS will improve the degree to which families become involved with and interact with the faculty and staff at Rockville High School.

    RHS 2017-18 Survey Climate Results:

  • In 2017-18, 26% of parents at RHS participated in the panorama survey. In 2018-19 parental participation will increase to 35%.
  • In 2017-18, 84% of parents stated favorable that they felt a sense of belonging to RHS community. In 2018-19 we will increase this to 88%. (Panorama Survey, Barriers to Engagement Q10 - “You do not feel a sense of belonging with your child’s school community”)
  • In 2017-18, 70% of parents responded favorably to feeling welcomed at RHS. In 2018-19 we will increase this to 75%. (Panorama Survey, Family Engagement Q1 - “How welcoming is your child’s school?”)
  • RHS School Improvement Plan 2018-2019