Report Card Narrative for 2011-12 Cape May City
The Cape May City School District is a thriving learning environment within a community abundant with local resources to enrich the educational opportunities for Preschool to sixth grade students. The school underwent the QSAC process in the first year of implementation and again in the 2010-11 school year. Both times, the school received the rating of A High-Performing School District.
The Cape May City School District focused on three Goals for 2011-12:
1. Individual Student Growth
Increase the RIT (RASCH unIT) growth score from Fall 2011 to Spring
2012 by an average of three-six points for grades three to six in Language Arts Literacy and Math using the NWEAs (North Evaluation Associations) MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) individual student growth and assessment model.
2. Response to Intervention Program
A. Implement/Improve Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS)
B. Identify students qualifying for Tier 3 (Child Study Team Referrals)
C. Provide Tier 2 students with Basic Skills Instruction
D. Evaluate Basic Skills Program and Materials
E. Modify classroom instruction for Tier 1 students
3. New and Amended Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Laws and Revised Model Policy
A. Revise the HIB Policy and implementation of new and amended policies, procedures and programs for the prevention, intervention and remediation of HIB behavior in the school, in accordance with P.L.2010, Chapter 122.
B. Establish a positive school environment through five programs:
1. Green Dot Program
2. The MindUP Program
3. Project Wisdom Program
4. Character Education
5. School Safety & Security Committee
The District is a one-school district. 60% of the students come from the United States Coast Guard Training Center based in Cape May; 25% from Cape May City residents; and 15% from the Low-income Housing Authority, and three students from the sending district of Cape May Point. The Cape May City Elementary School is small, but unique whose Mission Statement reads: To teach and achieve excellence in the NJ Core Curriculum Standards for Grades Preschool-6 in partnership with family and community.
100% of the schools teachers are highly qualified.
The Cape May City School offers students the best of both worlds. The size of the school allows the staff to know all of the students and most of their families and provide educational programs that address and implement the 21st Century Skills. The staff, parents, Board members, administration, students and community members work as a team in the schools decision-making process to meet NJ State code and guidelines.