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  • IndependentCharterRenewalPetition

    20162021

    November23,2015

    SubmittedbyDr.LindaLee,ExecutiveDirector/Principal

    2709MediaCenterDriveLosAngeles,California90065

    OnbehalfofLFCSAsStudents,Parents,Faculty,StaffandBoardofDirectors

  • LosFelizCharterSchoolfortheArtsRenewalCharterPetitionNovember23,2015

    TABLEOFCONTENTSASSURANCESANDAFFIRMATIONS................................................................................................................................1INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................................................................................3ELEMENT1EDUCATIONALPROGRAM.......................................................................................................................4

    GeneralInformation.................................................................................................................................................9CommunityNeedForCharterSchool.....................................................................................................................10

    Overview............................................................................................................................................................10DemographicChanges:20102014....................................................................................................................10CaliforniaAssessmentofStudentPerformanceandProgress(CAASPP)...........................................................14OverallComparisontoStateandLAUSD...........................................................................................................14PercentageinEachAchievementLevelperGradeLevel...................................................................................15SBACSubgroupComparisonswithCalifornia,LAUSD,andLocalSchools.........................................................16CaliforniaStandardsTest:Science.....................................................................................................................18PhysicalFitnessTest...........................................................................................................................................19AcademicPerformanceIndex(API)....................................................................................................................203YearAverageAPIwithSignificantSubgroups.................................................................................................21StatewideRank&SimilarSchoolsRank.............................................................................................................21CaliforniaStandardsTest(CST)2013ComparisonSchools.............................................................................22AchievementGapbetweenSubgroupsandWhiteStudents:Comparisonof3nearestschools......................24CaliforniaEnglishLanguageDevelopmentTest(CELDT)....................................................................................25SchoolBasedAssessments:NWEAMAPScores201415..................................................................................25ResponsetoIntervention...................................................................................................................................27

    SelfReflection.........................................................................................................................................................28ContinuedAccomplishments.............................................................................................................................28NewAccomplishments.......................................................................................................................................30ContinuedAreasofNeedandNextSteps..........................................................................................................35SurroundingSchools..........................................................................................................................................36StudentPopulationToBeServed......................................................................................................................37EnrollmentProjections.......................................................................................................................................37

    GoalsandPhilosophy..............................................................................................................................................38Mission...............................................................................................................................................................38Vision..................................................................................................................................................................38CoreValues........................................................................................................................................................39WhatItMeansToBeanEducatedPersoninthe21STCentury.........................................................................40HowLearningBestOccurs.................................................................................................................................42

    LocalControlFundingFormulaStatePriorities......................................................................................................44InstructionalDesign................................................................................................................................................54

    MultipleIntelligences.........................................................................................................................................54BackwardDesignofCurriculumMaterials.........................................................................................................55StandardsBasedCurricula.................................................................................................................................56PublishedPrograms...........................................................................................................................................57ArtIntegration....................................................................................................................................................59SafeSchoolSystem&CoolTools.......................................................................................................................60TechnologyIntegration......................................................................................................................................63TransitionalKindergarten..................................................................................................................................64AcademicCalendarandSchedules....................................................................................................................65

    ProfessionalDevelopment......................................................................................................................................67MeetingtheNeedsofAllStudents.........................................................................................................................70

    EnglishLearners(ELs)andLFCSAsELMasterPlan............................................................................................70GiftedandTalentedStudentsandStudentsAchievingAboveGradeLevel......................................................75StudentsAchievingBelowGradeLevel..............................................................................................................75

  • LosFelizCharterSchoolfortheArtsRenewalCharterPetitionNovember23,2015

    SocioEconomicallyDisadvantaged/LowIncomeStudents................................................................................77StudentswithDisabilities...................................................................................................................................77StudentsinOtherSubgroups.............................................................................................................................77

    ATypicalDay.......................................................................................................................................................77ELEMENT2MEASURABLEPUPILOUTCOMEELEMENT3METHODBYWHICHPUPILPROGRESSTOWARDOUTCOMESWILLBEMEASURED..............................83

    MeasurableGoalsoftheEducationalProgram......................................................................................................83MeasurablePupilOutcomes:SummativeAssessmentPerformanceTargets........................................................84OtherPerformanceTargets....................................................................................................................................84

    Assessments.......................................................................................................................................................84MethodforMeasuringPupilProgressTowardsOutcomes:FormativeAssessment..............................................85DataAnalysisandReporting...................................................................................................................................87Grading,ProgressReporting,andPromotion/Retention.......................................................................................88

    ELEMENT4GOVERNANCE........................................................................................................................................90GovernanceStructure.............................................................................................................................................93BoardofDirector