On Any Given Day at Croatan…

871 students are enrolled.

About 30 are absent.

That brings it to 841.

Say about 10 find their ways to ALC.

That leaves us with 831.

And then we might have 15 that get rung up for HW non-compliance one way or another.

That leaves about 816 students on a daily basis who are in school and doing the right things.  816!

I applaud all students who accept the Croatan challenge and work their hardest to excel.

And I guarantee we will continue to try to help those who are struggling with the model of being successful in school.

As you know, the world has shrunk.  And one day our students will be competing for jobs with students who are currently enrolled in schools all over the globe.

Successful students make sure they take every opportunity possible to make themselves globally competitive.

One way that we are trying to encourage success at Croatan this year is by focusing on Individual Student Growth.  That is how well students do on current EOCs compared to prior performance on EOGs and EOCs.  Although we still aspire to be at least 96.2% proficient (that means making III’s and IV’s), we want to see more students this semester and next pushing themselves as far beyond the proficiency bar as they are capable.

If students are capable of making level III’s and Level IV’s–which last year occurred on 96.2% of all exams taken–then they should strive to make the highest level III’s and IV’s possible.

Future-ready students can ill afford to sandbag or settle for mediocrity in their marches to success in the highly competitive future workforce and the highly unpredictable future workplace.


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