Report Card Narrative for 2010-2011 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 20010-11:
* To implement RTI (Response to Intervention) strategies to modify curriculum in all
subject areas with an emphasis on Science, Social Studies and the Related Arts
areas of Physical/Health Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Technology, Library
and World Language.
* To integrate technology programs such as MAP Assessment, online lesson planning,
and grading reports to enhance home-school communications and the delivery of
* To promote positive classroom and positive school-wide behavior to maintain a safe
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. It is the goal of the district to educate Special Education students in the elementary school rather than seeking placement outside the district.
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 school¡¦s 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 school¡¦s decision-making process to meet NJ State code and guidelines.