Indiana Schools To Watch 2018-2019
Applications are due October 1. 2018
Interested in STW?
Contact Shirley Wright if you want to know more. Periodically, trainings are held at the IASP office in Indianapolis, but she can also meet with individual schools, attend a staff meeting, or work with a group of educators. STW training is required for schools planning to apply for designation.
If you teach at a school that has already been designated, or at a school that is not applying yet, you can still learn about the process. By attending a training, you are eligible to be a reader for applications or participate in the site visits that are part of the process.
For More Information, Check out the Middle Grades Forum site:
Schools to Watch Model School Profiles If you are interested in contacting any of the schools below to set up networking or mentoring for your school, please email the IMLEA office - firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up the contact with you.
Christel House Academy Profile Note: Christel House is now changing its grade confiration, has a new principal and 3 new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, therefore they will not be open for a STW visit. For questions about their past and present status, contact Sarah Weimer, Head of Curriculum and Instruction: email@example.com
Schools to Watch General Information & Files
NOTE: SELF STUDY AND RUBRIC MUST BE DONE ONLINE FOR ACTUAL STW APPLICATION -
- New Schools to Watch Criteria and Evidence- Click Here
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
Schools interested in doing an online self-study with their staff, but are not sure about applying may request one by emailing email@example.com.
- NF Self Rating Document - Click Here
- Before You Begin - Click Here
WHAT ARE SCHOOLS TO WATCH?
"Schools to Watch" is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. The National Forum is an alliance of more than 60 educators, researchers, and officers of national associations and foundations dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country. Schools to Watch are:
- academically excellent – these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
- developmentally responsive – these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
- socially equitable – these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.