Enrichment Planning Work Group and School-Based Community Engagement
Review the research and best practices of the Renzulli school-wide enrichment program that will be designed to magnetize the P.S. Roberto Clemente targeted elementary school and improve the achievement of low-income and at risk students and attract higher SES students.
Review the research on “turn around” schools and identify the lessons that should inform the SES target school enhancement effort.
Plan intervisitations to NYC public schools that have already successfully implemented the Renzulli SEM model, including at least one that has a district Gifted & Talented program, so as to learn from experiences of similarly-configured elementary schools as P.S. 15.
Convene a school-wide informational meeting that discusses the need for the SES integration pilot program and how the program presents the opportunity to enhance and improve the education of the school’s low-income and other at risk students.
Assess the educational needs and achievement level of the target school’s low-income and other at-risk students.
Identify and assess the measures that are currently being implemented to improve the achievement of the target school’s low-income and other at risk students.
Review the target school’s current student enrollment data and identify the school’s under represented diverse student population groups that will be recruited to voluntarily attend the school.
Conduct a facility use analysis and determine the target school’s actual enrollment and the classrooms that will be needed for the Renzulli school wide enrichment program.
Conduct focus groups on the attractiveness of the SES target school’s Renzulli whole-school enhancement program with the parents of the entry-grade students that will be recruited to enroll in the school.
Conduct focus groups with administrators and teachers and identify the professional development and resources that will be needed to support and sustain the successful implementation the Renzulli school-wide enhancement program.
Draft a written memorandum that sets forth the work group’s findings and recommendations for developing and implementing the Roberto Clemente Renzulli school-wide enrichment program.