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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENC
285 Dorset Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01108
Map of Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellenc
Phone:  413-214-7806
Fax:  Not provided
Web Site:  http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/websites/MartinLutherKingJrCharterSchool.asp

Grades: 

K - 5th
Enrollment:  407
Setting:  Not provided
District:  Springfield Public Schools

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellenc!
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

To accomplish our mission and vision, we will need the support and assistance of our entire community: students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and the public. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system wide accountability:

• High Academic Achievement For 21st Century Success
Goal 1: Increase district wide proficiency in ELA (English Language Arts), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Goal 2: Increase attendance rate.
Goal 3: Increase post secondary options.
Goal 4: Increase participation and performance in AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) programs .
Goal 5: Increase participation and performance for all students on PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Test).
Goal 6: Decrease dropout rate.
Goal 7: Increase graduation rate.

• Safe Learning and Working Environment
Goal 1: Create and maintain a nurturing, respectful safe environment for the Springfield Public Schools students, staff and families.
Goal 2: Ensure an accountability system that holds all staff, students, parents and the community responsible for the safety of the SPS
community.
Goal 3: Assess, update and maintain all SPS facilities and surrounding grounds to ensure safety.

• Highly Qualified and Effective Staff
Goal 1: Attract and retain highly qualified staff at all levels.
Goal 2: Use timely and accurate performance data for all decision making.
Goal 3: Create a performance management system that ensures accountability for all and rewards successful outcomes.
Goal 4: Provide professional development that is differentiated, targeted and monitored for results.
Goal 5: Ensure all staff is accountable for achieving clear and aligned system wide performance goals.

• Effective Parent and Community Partnerships
Goal 1: Assist and support parents and guardians to help improve learning.
Goal 2: Create a structure for families which provides referral services to help them be effective partners in their child’s education.
Goal 3: Develop a comprehensive system that supports, encourages, values, and manages community partnerships.

• Appropriate Use of Resources and Equitable Funding
Goal 1: Provide 21st Century technology to support teaching and learning, ensure technological literacy, support system wide management needs.
Goal 2: Pursue alternative and supplemental funding that support district goals and priorities.
Goal 3: Assure an equitable distribution of funding aligned with district priorities.
Goal 4: Provide for and equitably distribute approved instructional materials and supplies to support teaching and learning.
Goal 5: Improve and maintain district buildings.
Goal 6: Recruit, hire, retain and equitably allocate highly qualified diverse personnel.
Goal 7: Provide student/staff support services as needed.

• Accountable Leadership
Goal 1: Develop and support a high performing educational culture.
Goal 2: Develop and support effective leadership skills.
Goal 3: Develop and support a culture of shared accountability.

• Effective Communication
Goal 1: Establish a common understanding of shared goals and challenges.
Goal 2: Improve community engagement and commitment to district goals and mission.
Goal 3: Develop an interactive communication system that is respectful and responsive to the needs of staff and the community