Upland High School

Strategic Plan

Hello all Upland High School Students and Parents,  

At the December 9, 2014 Upland Unified School District Board meeting, our Upland High School three-year Strategic Plan was approved.  Our Strategic Plan was developed on November 18, 2014 at a strategic planning retreat, which was held in the Upland Unified School District Community Room.  There were 32 participants at the strategic planning retreat that included students, teachers, parents, classified staff, UHS and UUSD administration, a UUSD school board member, and a community member. 

The strategic planning process included the development of a new mission statement.

Our New Upland High School Mission Statement is as follows.

“Upland High School prepares and inspires all students academically and socially to be responsible and productive members of a changing global society.” 
 

Along with a new mission statement, we developed five three-year goals.  Within the goals we identified fifteen strategic objectives that will help us progress toward our goals.  These objectives are to be accomplished by June 2015.  The fifteen strategic objectives will be tracked monthly and posted on our website.  Please click the link below to view our 2014-17 Strategic Plan and Strategic Objectives. Please contact me directly with any questions related to our strategic plan and as always, thank you for your support. 

Go Highlanders!

2014-17 Strategic Plan and Strategic Objectives

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UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL

STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT

 February 9, 2017  •  UUSD Community Room

 

Marilyn Snider, Facilitator — Snider and Associates (510) 531-2904

Michelle Snider Luna, Graphic Recorder – Snider Education & Communication (510) 610-8242

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

 

Upland High School prepares and inspires all students academically and socially

to be responsible and productive members of a changing global society.

 

 

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL CORE VALUES

not in priority order

 

Upland High School values . . .

 

Integrity

College and career readiness

Accountability

Acceptance

Respect

Ethical behavior

 

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL THREE-YEAR GOALS

 2014-2017 • not in priority order

 

                        Provide every student with a feeling of connectedness with someone or something on campus

                        Increase the A-G completion rate to 55%

                        Improve communication internally and externally

                        Develop and implement a comprehensive School Counseling Program

                        Ensure awareness and implementation of the new State Standards

 

 

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UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ 2016-2017 GOALS

not in priority order

 

  • Increase security and protection for students on campus
  • Keep students informed of on-campus and real-world issues
  • Ensure all groups on campus feel appreciated
  • Provide classes/seminars/workshops that provide students with life skills
  • Ensure the school facilities are up to date

WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL SINCE THE AUGUST 2016 STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT?

Brainstormed Perceptions:

·Improved communication between administration and staff

  • Less fear and anxiety among staff
  • School newspaper has made huge improvements
  • Library is open until 5:00, with the Homework Center
  • School website is more up-to-date
  • Salad bar is back
  • Use of the Five Star Student app
  • Monthly staff celebrations
  • New Principal
  • College and Career Information Day for all
  • Activities Director of the Year
  • Improved Link Crew
  • All freshman students are using CCGI—our college and careers online program
  • Student Google accounts
  • We have a parent newsletter that goes out three times a year
  • The use of Chrome Books
  • Making progress on revising the Student-Parent Handbook
  • The new Reach Out Program
  • The bullying presentation
  • Fixed the blinds
  • Additional help in the Student Store
  • Updated our student learner outcomes
  • Turned in our WASC report for our upcoming visit
  • More tutoring hours
  • Monthly Wednesday Workshops
  • There is a Student Recognition Program being approved by the Faculty Senate
  • Expanding the academies and pathways
  • Presented A-G requirements to teachers in department meetings, as well as ELAC and the School Site Council
  • Peer Buddies are more active this year
  • Had a workshop for parents to sign up for parent portal
  • Counseling Department is sending out Tips of the Week to parents and students
  • ASB got the CASL Award for Student Leadership
  • Have a partnership with the University of LaVerne
  • Had a few clubs do outreach with the elementary schools
  • More on-campus coaches
  • Implementing the new AP capstone course sequence
  • Two female wrestlers went to State
  • One of our architecture students did a design of a Dollar Tree store and came in first in the nation
  • Wood shop students made handmade puzzles for every Health Start family for Christmas
  • Theater came in first in a one act competition
  • Developed and implemented the grade level goals in the Counseling Department
  • Student Video Bulletin
  • Some of our clubs do community outreach
  • We have added three new sports—girls’ golf, girls’ wrestling and boys’ volleyball
  • Five winter sports made CIF playoffs
  • We had 1000 people attend homecoming
  • The Debate Team is doing really, really well
  • We celebrated over 400 freshmen with a 3.0 or over GPA
  • Additional School Psychologist hired
  • Morale is improving
  • Updated counseling website
  • Additional support for students on Saturday
  • Use social media more
  • Active shooter training
  • Completion of curriculum maps
  • New Assistant Principal
  • Student resources are more readily available on the website
  • Kaye Stump is back in the staff cafeteria to serve the teachers
  • Cafeteria staff participated in Spirit Week
  • New athletic trainers
  • We got a full time ERMHS/Mental Health Counselor in Special Education
  • New Athletic Utility Worker
  • Pam, the Principal does a weekly newsletter that gives staff inspiration
  • AVID Program
  • Free PSAT for all 10th graders
  • We now have three online research resources at the Library
  • Getting new textbooks (i.e., Language Arts, Math and Foreign Language)
  • After-school counseling group for students with emotional and social problems
  • New PA system
  • New Athletic Department Secretary
  • Productive staff meetings
  • Unsung Heroes for staff recognition (Darlene Connor was selected/honored yesterday)
  • We have a new parent portal in ARIES
  • Students have qualified for county History Day
  • Students have qualified for county Science Fair
  • FAFSA workshop for parents and students was held about financial aid
  • A lot of information in the UHS shared folder
  • Greater success for students in Algebra I
  • Some members of the Mock Trial won awards from the Mock Trial Association
  • We had 13 student athletes who were given an athletic scholarship
  • We have obtained and have a plan to distribute Athletic Scholarship Pins for athletes with at least a 3.0 grade point average—right now, approximately 100 students

 

WHAT ARE THE EXTERNAL FACTORS/TRENDS THAT WILL/MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COMING YEAR?

Brainstormed Perceptions:

  • Internship and work-based learning opportunities for students
  • Junior High AVID Program is really good
  • Partnership with University of LaVerne
  • Business partnerships
  • Junior high alignment with the curriculum maps is progressing
  • Partnership with HEF (Educational Foundation)
  • Political scene nationally has united teachers
  • Support from RIMS AVID
  • Partnership with CCGI (College and Career Guidance Initiative)
  • New District Counseling Center
  • District selected as a pioneer in MTSS (Multi Tier System Support)
  • Support from Healthcorp
  • The Senior Early Assessment Program with Chaffey College
  • State Legislator and Governor support education
  • Parent and Booster Club involvement
  • Chaffey College and Mount SAC articulation agreement
  • Healthy Start
  • Advisory committee
  • Outside businesses helping fund the school newspaper by buying ads