Houston Independent School District Magnet School ProgramReview Update 10/15/2010
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Magnet Schools of America respectfully submits this update as part of its contractual obligation for theHISD Magnet School Program Review. All information contained in this document is a result of completed activities as outlined in the Scope of Work. It is important to note that all information gatheredfrom document reviews and community forums is still being collected and therefore the informationincluded in this first update report should not be considered final and complete. The final phase I reportwill be reflective of all data reviewed and collected to that date.
Contractual Deliverables: Phase I -
To Review District Vision and Governance of Magnet Programs:
Current Magnet beliefs, purpose, and goals; the District’s current Magnet programs rega
rding theirgeographic location, specialty, and program design, with attention to K-12 program alignment or CTEcareer pathways when applicable;
the district’s current decision
-making processes regarding the creation,modification, and/or closure of Magnet programs and the selection of location, specialty, and program
design; current drafts of Magnet Philosophy and Magnet Standards; and each school’s ability to
house/sustain a viable Magnet
program based on HISD’s reports on school capacity and transfers.
Contractual Deliverables: Phase I
Public Vision of Magnet Programs:
: To solicit parent, community, and student input regarding the updating, refinement, and
clarification of the district’s vision for HISD Magnet programs and their governance by con
analysis of the public’s perceptions of Magnet programs and how they align with its reality. The focus
groups will be conducted by HISD personnel in a variety of school/community cluster settings and beassisted by HISD Board Members.
: To be present as a 3
party observer to monitor the focus groups; the provider (MSA) willreceive data collected in order to analyze and report findings