This information is provided to give background on school innovation work underway in AUSD. As a result of efforts by Board of Education and AUSD to work with and gain input from a wide range of community stakeholders to formulate the AUSD Master Plan, the community indicated the desire to create programs of choice for their students. Thanks to the efforts of all the dedicated members of the community and the passage of Measure A, exploration and proposals for programs of choice now continue.
Below is a joint letter from the Alameda Education Association (AEA) and AUSD to explain history behind the call for these programs of choice, as well as next steps AUSD stakeholders will be taking in planning of these. We now look forward to working closely in months ahead with teachers and community members to take next steps to plan innovative programs that will meet the desires and needs of the greater Alameda community.
- Alternative Schools/Programs of Choice Board Policy
- AEA and AUSD Joint Letter
- A Look at the Promising Practice and Innovative Program Proposal
- Promising Innovative Schools Rubric
- A look at the Magnet School Proposal
- Magnet Schools Rubric
- ROP Guidelines
- ROP Rubric
- SMARTe Goals
- Cycle of Inquiry
21st Century Learning at Bay Farm Elementary Innovative Program Proposal
21st Century Learning at Bay Farm will equip students with the skills necessary to be successful in the digital and global societies. Students will be fully engaged, enabled, and empowered to actively accept their roles and responsibilities for their own learning and global citizenship. 21st Century Learning at Bay Farm will provide opportunities for students to succeed academically and socially through inquiry-based, interest-based, and project-based learning experiences. For more information, please contact Roxanne Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org or Babs Freitas at email@example.com
Earhart Math, Science, Technology with Integration of Music Innovative Program Proposal
Math, science, and technology are critical pathways to develop learners who can solve problems in a flexible manner. Earhart Math, Science, Technology with Integration of Music students will develop the foundational skills to compete in a global society. Students will receive robust instruction in math and science with the infusion of technology and music to develop and refine the skills necessary for critical thinking and learning. For more information, please contact Joy Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Encinal 6-12 Magnet Proposal
Encinal High School is looking to extend its family to the next generation of Jets. Encinal’s Junior Jets Program for 6-8 graders will provide articulated opportunities for high school readiness; develop creative and critical thinking skills; build long-term, meaningful relationships between students, mentors, an adults; and eliminate the transition from middle to high school. For more information, please contact Tracy Allegrotti at email@example.com or Sarah Stickle firstname.lastname@example.org .
Global Education through the Arts Magnet Proposal
The Global Education Through the Arts will be a theme-based arts integrated program designed to teach each child the academic and social emotional skills necessary to be a contributing member of a global society. For more information, please contact Judy Goodwin at email@example.com
The following presentation was given by the Global Education Through the Arts proposal team on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at a community engagement event held at Washington School. The Global Education Through the Arts is one of three magnet teams developing proposals for Phase II of the Programs of Choice as part of the Master Plan in developing attractive school options.
- Global Education Through the Arts Presentation- October 20, 2011
- Global Education Presentation- November 16, 2011
School of Sustainability, Art, and Science Magnet Proposal
The School of Sustainability, Art, and Science will focus on establishing small school communities that integrate thematic instruction. The School of Sustainability, Art, and Science Instruction will integrate creative arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) instruction, sustainability, service-learning projects, and community partnerships. For more information, please contact Sylvia Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Moreno email@example.com , or Jeff Knoth firstname.lastname@example.org
- View PowerPoint Presentation of the Magnet Proposal
Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/ to provide input for The School of Sustainability, Art, and Science magnet proposal. (NOTE: this link is no longer active)