Let's set high expectations and increase learning time to boost graduation rates

Challenge our kids

Expect more from kids and don't be surprised when they rise to the occasion. By expecting more the impossible becomes more possible.

  • Every child should finish a high school class before they leave middle school

  • Every child should take Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses nationally recognized for their rigor and difficulty.

Earn high school credit in middle school

Take and pass an Honors/AP/IB course

Connect Our Kids

Adding middle school sports was a key achievement of my second term on the Board. Having students involved in extra-curricular activities improves their mental health and student performance. Middle School Sports is the gateway to ensuring students remain active in extra-curricula as they matriculate through High School. Too often students in poverty lack the resources to access sports, music, STEM activities, etc. at younger ages to make the High School team. Creating a pipeline to our High Schools through Middle School will spark learning, build social intelligence, and hold students accountable through their peer groups of choice.

Celebrate Our Kids

- As a community we can and should support academic as well as athletic competitions.

  • Every child should be in some competitive club or activity throughout the year. Let's cheer on our own children in national math, writing, reading, and other academic events. Competitions make learning fun; build community pride; and allow kids to master skills they might otherwise not gain in the classroom.

Participate in an activity