Jones Futures Academy Goals
Based on Jones Futures Academy needs assessments, our staff development plans will focus on five major goals:
· By the end of the school year, our overall English I and English II performance for approaches will increase to 88% , meets to 78%, and masters to 17%.
· By the end of the school year, our Algebra I performance for our approaches will increase to 90%, meets to 45% and mastery to 16%.
· Increase growth on TELPAS by 44%
· By the end of the school year, the industry certifications, partnerships and CCMR performance will increase by 5%.
· To establish Jones Futures Academy as a premier school in South Park, we commit to equip scholars with advocacy skills that enhance their communities.
Jones Futures Academy Partnerships:
AVID: A schoolwide transformational effort focused on instruction, systems, leadership, and culture. Designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the expectation and opportunity gaps many students face and prepares all students for success in a global society.
TEACH: To Educate All Children provides educators with intensive training and coaching in de-escalation and conflict resolution, which decreases disciplinary referrals, improves student achievement, and reduces teacher turnover.
HCC Dual Credit: Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
Houston Methodist: To provide high quality, cost-effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve in a spiritual environment of caring in association with internationally recognized teaching and research.
Gensler Architect Firm: The school has established partnerships and affiliations with the University School of Architecture, Houston Community College, Gensler Architect Firm, and the Greater Houston Builders Association. The Academy of Architecture & Construction Technology pathway prepares students for real-world career opportunities.
EMERGE: EMERGE is a nationally recognized program started in Houston ISD that helps first-generation and low-income students attend and graduate from the nation’s top colleges and universities. The program has helped hundreds of students receive full scholarships to top colleges such as Yale, Rice, Harvard and Stanford. More importantly, while nationally only about 1 out of 10 low-income students graduate from college, over 95% of all the students EMERGE has served have either graduated from college within 4 years or are on track to do so.
Houston Health Department: Peer Wellness mentorship to provide many enhanced functions to address health inequities in the community. The program take additional steps to support Jones with peer mediation that assist with effective communication as a skill.