PACHS Scores 100% on CPS and School Works Audit!Nov 9th, 2011 | By elias | Category: Community, In the News
PACHS Scores 100% on CPS and School Works Audit!
On Tuesday, November 8th Chicago Public Schools and School Works (an educational consultant contracted by CPS) conducted an audit on our school. Focusing mainly on the area of “teaching and learning”, CPS and School Works left our school stating, “I would send my child here!”
The protocol that the visitors utilized had about 10 key areas each with their own set of indicators – for example the area of “Curriculum and Instruction” had 32 indicators. Other examples of “areas” included “School Leadership”, “Collaborative Culture and Professional Development”, “School Operations”, “Learning Community”, etc. From their visit to our school, they reported that each area of the audit protocol was not only “met”, as they described in the debrief at the end of the long day, but “met resoundingly well.” In fact, the visitors shared that if they were to consider adjusting their audit protocol, they would use Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School as a model.
The visitors spent the entire day, from 7am to 7pm visiting classrooms, meeting with teachers, mentors, administrators, parents, students and alumni. Some comments that they shared were that they were “impressed”, they were “blown away”, they were “able to see the high level of academic rigor”, they heard students talking about “the importance of social emotional learning in their lives”, and that “what is happening in this school is a beautiful thing.”
Students, staff, family and community are extremely proud and look forward to future growth and development of our wonderful school.