School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter
August 1, 2012
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for Comstock High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Montange, Principal at Comstock High School for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site: http://www.comstockps.org/hs or you may review a copy available in the Principal’s office at your child’s school.
For 2011-2012, Comstock High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and in mathematics. Comstock High School had 91.1% of students proficient in Reading and 76.7% of student’s proficient in Math. We are continuously working to improve in all academic areas at Comstock High School. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort.
Comstock High School accepts all eligible incoming 9th graders who have successfully completed the requirements of 8th grade. In addition, CHS also accepts all students who meet the minimum requirements to attend any public high school and live within the district regardless of grade level. For students outside the district who wish to attend CHS, students are evaluated on a case by case basis and a decision is made based on such factors as academic and behavioral history.
The 3-5 year school improvement plan is fully implemented and available for your review at our website using the following address www.comstockps.org/CHS/si if you wish to review the annual report it is available at the following address: www.comstockps.org/CHS/AER
You can access a copy of the core curriculum by visiting our web site at: www.comstockps.org/curriculum.
Comstock Public Schools’ curriculum is fully aligned with Michigan’s Standards and Benchmarks and Grade Level Content Expectations for each core area. Curriculum maps and common classroom assessments have been developed to provide teachers with consistent expectations to monitor student achievement.
The district continues to focus on the Four A’s of curriculum work: Alignment with the Standards and Benchmarks/Grade Level Content Expectations; Articulation between grade levels and core areas/courses; Assessment measures that consistently gauges student achievement levels; and Accountability in teaching the written curriculum. Teachers are actively involved in the curriculum development process and provide valuable feedback as we continue to focus on high levels of academic achievement for all students.
CHS currently offers four (5) Advanced Placement (AP) courses of which 84 students participated in the 2011-2012 school year. In addition, 63 students participated in College Writing resulting in 45% of the student population participating in a course that is eligible for college credit. Of the 161 total students participating in advanced courses 84 (47%) received college credit for the 2011-2012 school year.
At Comstock High School we continue to strive to provide quality educational opportunities for all students through a wide variety of program offerings and additional resources for at risk or struggling students. While we are proud of these efforts, we also continuously evaluate all programs and practices in order to ensure that we meet the high standards and expectations of our community, students, and staff. Please do not hesitate to forward any questions, concerns, or encouragement you may have to our main office at the following number 269-250-8703. Have a great school year.
Mr. Montange, Principal
Comstock High School