Curriculum & Instruction Departments
Raising Achievement and Closing the Gap
As a community, we must ensure that this and future generations of students of color are prepared for full participation in our society. Students of every race, ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status need the skills and tools to compute, critique, and create at high levels.
As a committee we believe that it is imperative for the Orange County Schools, parents, the business community and other stakeholders to collectively agree to work together to identify and employ innovative initiatives that hold the greatest promise for moving all students to high levels of achievement.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE to see a slideshow of the Spring Junior SOCRATES (Students of Color Reaching Academic Achievement Through Enhanced Support) Induction Ceremony at Hillsborough Elementary School.
RACG Subcommittee Goals (Revised June 12, 2012)
Goal 1 | Provide an annual report to district staff, the Board of Education and community members on student achievement by subgroup.
Goal 2 | Increase the number of minority students taking advanced level courses.
Goal 3 | Increase the percentage of students of color who are graduating and enrolling in post-secondary education. Decrease the number of students of color who are failing courses and dropping out of school.
Goal 4 | Provide academic support and acceleration opportunities both during and beyond the school year to at-risk students.
Goal 5 | Recruit and retain more ethnically diverse educators.
Goal 6 | Provide professional development focused on implementing culturally competent instructional methods.
2009-2010 RACG Plan (based on initial subcommittee goals)