Achievement gap continues to increase for EOG & EOC and we need to understand why and form a plan to address this problem
- Strengthen “Career and Technical Education” ( vocational ) programs for students not pursuing post-secondary education. There are many wonderful career opportunities for those not seeking a college degree.
- Examples of successful programs : Home building partnership with Habitat for Humanity & Agriculture/Welding programs at Orange High, award winning woodworking program at Cedar Ridge High School
- Improve 3rd Grade reading performance and assist students and teachers in reaching required state standards
- Raise High School Graduation rates to “Race To The Top” goal of 92% with funds received from federal government in 2010 - currently Orange High graduation rate is 90.1% and Cedar Ridge High is 88.0%.
- Assure students are encouraged to enroll in Advanced Placement Courses at Orange and Cedar Ridge high schools and International Baccalaureate Program at Cedar Ridge High School – we should make available to all students the most challenging courses we can provide with our financial resources
- Continued support for Central Elementary and Efland-Cheeks Elementary Schools
- Support for year round elementary at Hillsborough Elementary School
- Strong Athletic Programs to supplement academics for well-rounded students.