Charter School Plan 07/01/2016 06/30/2019 Charter School Profile Demographics



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Sylvan Heights Science CS



Charter School Plan

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019

Charter School Profile

Demographics

915 S 13th Street

Harrisburg, PA 17104

(717)232-9220




AYP Status:

None

CEO:

Timothy Hess

Date of Local Chartering School Board/PDE Approval:

6/17/2013

Length of Charter:

5 years

Opening Date:

8/19/2013

Grade Level:

Kindergarten through fourth grade

Hours of Operation:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Percentage of Certified Staff:

96.00 %

Total Instructional Staff:

16

Student/Teacher Ratio:

14:1

Student Waiting List:

400

Attendance Rate/Percentage:

94.00 %

Enrollment:

220

Per Pupil Subsidy:

$10,811.04

Percentage of Students from Low Income Families Eligible for a Free or Reduced Lunch:

74.00 %

Provide the Total Unduplicated Number of Students Receiving Special Services (Excluding Gifted) as of Previous December:

18

Student Profile

Group

Student Count

American Indian/Alaskan Native

0.00

Asian/Pacific Islander

2.00

Black (Non-Hispanic)

189.00

Hispanic

16.00

White (Non-Hispanic)

3.00

Multicultural

10.00

Instructional Days and Hours

Number Of

K (AM)

K (PM)

K (FT)

Elementary

Middle

Secondary

Instructional Days

0.00

0.00

180.00

180.00

0.00

0.00

Instructional Hours

0.00

0.00

1170.00

1170.00

0.00

0.00

Planning Process

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is to enhance children’s lives through educational experiences that are grounded in a comprehensive, science-driven interdisciplinary program highlighting discovery and creativity.



Vision Statement

We envision our school to be a place where …

• All students experience success.

• Students become proficient in the Sciences, Reading and Mathematics and become prepared for their next level of education.

• The sciences are infused throughout the curriculum.

• The curriculum, programs and services are routinely reviewed to ensure that they meet quality standards.

• Different learning styles and stages of development are recognized, and the faculty and staff help each child progress to reach his/her maximum potential.

• Students are engaged in the creative and performing arts.

• The school community reflects diversity in all of its dimensions.

• The school complements the broader educational community and works collaboratively with the community to ensure students are equipped with the necessary skills for future career opportunities.

• Learning opportunities are provided to our parents and others in the community.

• The faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching and learning in a charter school environment, which they believe in and respect.

• The school nurtures and supports the learning of faculty and staff by providing ongoing professional development opportunities.

Shared Values

We believe that …



  • All children are entitled to a quality education in a safe, nurturing environment.

  • A child’s education is a shared responsibility between the family and the school.

  • Successful learners demonstrate self-discipline and personal responsibility through a structured and academically challenging environment.

  • The learning atmosphere promotes creativity and effective approaches to problem solving.

  • Inquiry-based science and hands-on learning experiences are pathways to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, high-tech society.

  • The learning atmosphere promotes and encourages diversity.

  • The school community is respectful of the beliefs, ideas and values of all people.

Educational Community

No educational community description has been provided.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Professional Development

No board of trustees professional development description has been provided.

Governance and Management

The By-Laws of Sylvan Heights Science Charter School coordinate the governance and management of the school.  Article 1, Section 1, establishes that affairs of the Charter School shall be governed by a Board of Trustees. The subsequent sections and articles outline and further delineate the structure and authority of the Board of Trustees.  The Article V, Section 2 delineates that the Board shall have and exercise the corporate powers prescribed by the laws of Pennsylvania, and more particularly described in the Charter School Law and the Charter of the Charter School. The essential function of the Board shall be policy making, the assurance of sound management, and active participation in the provision of necessary funds. The Board has ultimate responsibility to determine general, academic, financial, personnel and related policies deemed necessary for the administration and development of the Charter School in accordance with its stated purposes and goals.

ARTICLE VI, Section 8, delineates authority to the Principal of the Charter School as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Charter School and the official staff and advisor to, and executive agent of, the Board and its Executive Committee. The Principal is the academic and administrative head of the Charter School and has full responsibility for its operation. The Principal shall bring to the Board such matters as are appropriate to inform the Board fully in its policy making work. The Principal is responsible to the Board, and serves, ex-officio, on all its committees without vote.

As required in school code, (PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949, Act of Mar. 10, 1949, P.L. 30, No. 14 Cl. 24 ARTICLE XVII-A, Section 1728), Sylvan Heights Science Charter School submits Annual Reports to the local board of school directors (Harrisburg School District) no later than August 1st of each year for the purpose of providing the granting district with the opportunity to assess whether Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is meeting the goals of its charter. A comprehensive review prior to granting a five (5) year renewal of the Charter has also been conducted. Ongoing access to the records and facilities of the charter school are provided to Harrisburg School District readily and upon request to ensure that Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is in compliance with its charter and to ensure that requirements for testing, civil rights and student health and safety are being met. The current charter, Sylvan Heights Science Charter School’s fourth since its establishment in 1998, will expire in June 2018 and will be presented for renewal.



Student Enrollment

Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is a 220 pupil inner-city elementary school in Kindergarten through 4th grade serving a 99% minority pupil population in Harrisburg, PA with a free/reduced lunch rate of 85%.  Approximately 15% of the students qualify for and receive Special Education services. Over 90% of students reside within the Harrisburg School District, with the remaining percentage of students residing in three surrounding school districts.



Parent Communication

Communications to parents regarding registration procedures, dates, and when applicable, a description of the lottery process.



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Registration Policy

Registration Policy



PDF file uploaded.

Intent to Enroll Form

Intent to Enroll Form (English and all other languages)



PDF file uploaded.

Student Enrollment History

Enrollment History—Part I

School Year

Number of Students at the Beginning of the School Year

Number of Students at the End of the School Year

Number of Students Expelled

Reasons Students Withdrew During the Year

Number of Students Retained

Enrollment History—Part 2—Enrollment by Grade by School Year

School Year

K

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Planning Committee

Name

Role

Mary Anderson

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Arayna Brown

Parent

Eileen Donnelly

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Leah Finley

Parent

Jessica Guntz

Community Representative

Shannon Hawkins

Community Representative

Timothy Hess

Administrator

Tara Houp

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Lisa Irving

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Ed Jorach

Business Representative

Sarah Kelly

Ed Specialist - Instructional Technology

Merita Marek

Business Representative

Bev Meiser

Ed Specialist - Other

Kevin Moran

Administrator

Jennifer Morrison

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Nancy Neusbaum

Business Representative

Kyle Newkam

Ed Specialist - School Counselor

Jessica Nordai

Elementary School Teacher - Special Education

Anu Reynolds

Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

Core Foundations

Standards

Mapping and Alignment

Elementary Education-Primary Level

Standards

Mapping

Alignment

Arts and Humanities

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Career Education and Work

Non Existent

Non Existent

Civics and Government

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: English Language Arts

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: Mathematics

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Economics

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Environment and Ecology

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Family and Consumer Sciences

Non Existent

Non Existent

Geography

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Health, Safety and Physical Education

Accomplished

Accomplished

History

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Alternate Academic Content Standards for Math

Non Existent

Non Existent

Alternate Academic Content Standards for Reading

Non Existent

Non Existent

American School Counselor Association for Students

Non Existent

Non Existent

Early Childhood Education: Infant-Toddler→Second Grade

Non Existent

Non Existent

English Language Proficiency

Non Existent

Non Existent

Interpersonal Skills

Non Existent

Non Existent

School Climate

Non Existent

Non Existent

Explanation for standard areas checked "Needs Improvement" or "Non Existent":



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Elementary Education-Intermediate Level

Standards

Mapping

Alignment

Arts and Humanities

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Career Education and Work

Non Existent

Non Existent

Civics and Government

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: English Language Arts

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

PA Core Standards: Mathematics

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Economics

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Environment and Ecology

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Family and Consumer Sciences

Non Existent

Non Existent

Geography

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Health, Safety and Physical Education

Accomplished

Accomplished

History

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Science and Technology and Engineering Education

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Alternate Academic Content Standards for Math

Non Existent

Non Existent

Alternate Academic Content Standards for Reading

Non Existent

Non Existent

American School Counselor Association for Students

Non Existent

Non Existent

English Language Proficiency

Non Existent

Non Existent

Interpersonal Skills

Non Existent

Non Existent

School Climate

Non Existent

Non Existent

Explanation for standard areas checked "Needs Improvement" or "Non Existent":



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