Planning Team:

Kathy Morgan, James Rumsey Technical Institute Faculty and Staff 

Mission: 

To enhance the quality of life through continual education for students of all ages throughout our community by setting standards of excellence in technical and academic education as determined by business, industry, and government. 

Vision: 

The Institute is dedicated to the belief that each individual should be given a continual opportunity for the development and extension of his/her skill and knowledge to increase an awareness of his/her role and responsibility in society. The Institute is devoted to serving the educational needs of its community and assumes a responsibility to help provide the requirements for trained employees in its region through a cooperative effort from local industry, business, and government. 

Core Beliefs: 
  1. We believe that the curriculum should consist of 21st Century Skills (including global awareness, financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy, civic literacy, and health and wellness awareness) and be adaptable to the changing needs of students and industries. 
  2. We believe parents, business and industry, the community, and other educational institutions are partners in the educational process. 
  3. We believe that the curriculum should be continually evolving to meet the present and future trends of career needs and anticipate those trends with a plan of action. 
  4. We believe that a close collaboration with business and industry is vital to the continual improvement of our programs. 
  5. We believe that lifelong learning (including learning, thinking and life skills) is essential for individuals and communities to flourish. 
  6. We believe that collaborations with other institutions of education, business and industry, and the community will expand the opportunities for our students. 
  7. We believe teachers must understand and respect the unique needs of students with exceptionalities. 
  8. We believe communication and access to information is essential to learning. 
  9. We believe that the school climate should reflect a pleasant, attractive, safe, and productive environment for learning and working. 
  10. We believe in the intrinsic worth and critical need for technical excellence in all levels of modern society. 

Goal 1: Improve Teaching and Learning – Improving Academic Skills 

James Rumsey Technical Institute will increase by 2% the total number of adult students who are proficient in applied math, locating information, and reading for information. 

The percentage of adult students achieving proficiency on the academic summative assessment (Keytrain) will increase for the 2017-2018 school year a minimum of 2%. 

Strategy Title, Description, and Action Steps 

Title

Keytrain software. 

Description

Improving academic scores by working with Keytrain software. Students work with Keytrain software (Applied Math, Locating Information, and Reading for Information) a minimum of one hour a week. 

Action steps
  • Students meet with the learning center coordinator to set up Keytrain accounts. 
  • Beginning scores are recorded. 
  • Students work with the software from August through March. 
  • End scores are recorded and compared to beginning scores. 
  • Comparison is made between the percentage of students who are proficient in each of the three areas. 
Persons Responsible 

Instructors, learning center coordinator, and assistant principal. 

Goal 2: Improve Teaching and Learning – Completion Rates 

The student completion rate will meet or exceed COE requirements of 60%. 

Strategy Title, Description, and Action Steps 

Title

CPL (Completion, Placement, and Licensure) 

Description

Meet or exceed completion rates when completing the annual report. 

Action Steps
  • Students are assessed (Test of Basic Education) prior to being accepted into the program. 
  • Students who do not meet the minimum levels will: 
    • Receive remediation and/or 
    • Are not accepted into the program. 
  • Attendance rates must be a minimum of 90% (no more than 15 days). Throughout the year, the administrator meets with the students who are in danger of termination due to absenteeism. 
Persons Responsible 

Students, instructors, learning center coordinator, and assistant principal. 

Goal 3: Improving Safe and Supportive School Environments – Decreasing the number of incidences of harassment 

Strategy Title, Description, and Action Steps 

Title

Empowering students 

Description

Empower students with the knowledge and strategies to not be a victim. 

Action Steps
  • Classifications of harassment are clearly explained and discussed during orientation. 
  • Additional information is provided concerning aggressive behaviors through a video. 
  • Students are provided the name and title of the Title IX coordinator. 
  • Students are given access to forms to fill out and submit to the Title IX coordinator. 
Persons Responsible 

Students, instructors, and Title IX coordinator 

Goal 4: Improving Safe and Supportive School Environments – Increasing the percentage of students with greater than or equal to 90% attendance 

Strategy Title, Description, and Action Steps 

Title

Increasing Attendance Rates 

Description

Improve safe and supportive school environment by increasing the percentage of students with greater than or equal to 90% attendance. 

Action Steps
  • Students are given hard/electronic copies, and expectations are fully explained during orientation. 
  • Letters are sent to students when they have missed 25%, 50%, and 100% of total acceptable absences. 
  • Conferences with instructors and assistant principal when students have missed 25%, 50%, and 100% of total acceptable absences. 
  • Students are rewarded/incentives given for excellent attendance. 
Persons Responsible 

Students, instructors, and assistant principal 

Last Updated On April 11, 2019