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Freedom High School Title I Compact

Vision/Mission:

Freedom High School offers a nontraditional approach to education, which emphasizes close student-teacher relationships with the goals of encouraging responsibility, graduating from high school, and maximizing potential by fostering a life-long interest in learning.

The program ls based on the following precepts:

  • Each student accepts responsibility, not only for his or her actions, but also for personal and intellectual growth.
  • Each staff member accepts responsibility for creating challenging and intellectually stimulating academics, while maintaining a balanced and individualized approach to learning.
  • All individuals at Freedom High School maintain their sense of community, tolerance, and compassion through open communication and participation.

Through a well-established Academic Advisory Program and innovative dual grading system, Freedom High School offers students a non-traditional approach to education that is nurturing and empowers students to grow in all aspects of their lives. The hope is that students will enjoy their experience at Freedom and push themselves to create many positive opportunities for their futures.

Freedom High School stresses the development of positive and productive relationships in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance that celebrates cultural diversity, creativity, and personal growth. Through personalized graduation plans and Individual/zed pacing based on Content Mastery stressing high academic standards, students are driven to meet and exceed State and District requirements for graduation. To maintain effectiveness and an educational program that is responsive to student needs, the school size is limited with class sizes that are typically 15 to 20 students. The school is a collaborative and engaging environment where the entire community is physically and emotionally safe, and challenges are met with caring and kindness.          ·               ·

Administrator Responsibilities:

Through participating in professional development and staying abreast of current laws, policy and procedures, the school Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance with Public Education Department (PED) and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that the school ls a safe place for students and teachers to work and learn.

Counselor's Responsibilities:

Through participating in professional development and staying abreast of current laws, policy and procedures, the school counselor will be responsible for:

  • Monitor Graduation Requirements
  • Advise on post-secondary educational opportunities
  • Respond to parent/students' needs

Teacher Responsibilities:

By participating PLC meetings, professional development and continuous improvement strategies the teacher will:

  • Meet Common Core State Standards in their Core Content Area.
  • Follow PED and APS policies and procedures.
  • Communicate with parents regularly through
    • Standard weekly progress reports
    • Six-Weeks Evaluation Conferences (Student-Lead Conferences)
    • Response to parent calls/questions

Student Responsibilities:

With the support of teachers and parents, students are expected to progress through school and earn a high school diploma.

  • Student progress is tracked through the number of points he/she earns during a grading period. Students are expected to earn 6 points a week in order to stay on track with comprehensive graduation requirements. Points are-earned in completing assignments with a minimum of 70% accuracy. Students have the option to work at their personal ability rates.
  • Students are expected to treat each other with care and consideration.

Parent Responsibilities:

Parents are partners with the school and an essential to their individual students' success. Parent involvement in their son or daughter's education at Freedom High School is imperative. Their Involvement with the school commences at the initial interview and continues through:

  • Attending Six (6) weeks evaluation (Student-Led Conferences)
  • Conferring with their student's advisor, individual teachers, the counselor, and the principal regarding concerns and celebrations.
  • Notify the school each day that the student will be absent.
  • Monitoring weekly progress reports are sent home with students on Fridays. Phone calls and inquiries are welcome.

Parent Volunteers: Parents are invited to volunteer at Freedom and can do so on a regular basis or for a specific short­ term purpose such as giving a presentation in their area of expertise. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to help with symposium presentations, standardized testing, grant writing and supervising field trips. We welcome and appreciate the support of our parent community.

Revised March 15, 2018 for 2018-2019 School Year