ERIC Number: ED425532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Promoting the Successful Addition of a High School to an Existing Independent Elementary/Middle School: Short Range and Long Range Planning.
Nepon-Sixt, Janice L.
This project was designed and implemented to help facilitate the addition of a high school program to an existing independent elementary/middle school by promotion of a ninth grade at the target school and its eventual transfer to a new independent high school. An objective of the project was to see if 40 percent of parents from independent schools other than the target school would, when surveyed, indicate a high level of interest in an independent high school in this location. Other goals were for the Community High School Board to demonstrate satisfaction with the parent survey; for 20 percent of eighth-grade students from two independent schools to indicate possible interest in attending the target ninth-grade program; and for the education committee of the Community High School to create important documents and plans for the school. The parents responded to key questions on a survey designed to show levels of interest; the board attended a presentation of survey data and filled out an evaluation rubric; the eighth graders attended an informational presentation and requested admissions packets; and the education committee wrote a mission statement and guiding principles and identified crucial elements of the Community High School. All the project objectives were met as well as additional accomplishments that helped organize and motivate the new high school. Appendixes include a letter from the headmaster of the target school to the founder of the Community High School; the parent interest survey; data from the survey; the survey presentation evaluation rubric; the mission statement and guiding principles of the Community High School; and a student survey. (JMD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Education Specialist Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.