School Improvement Plan (SIP)
The Minneapolis Public School district and LHCS holds themselves accountable for continuous improvement to close the achievement gap while raising achievement for all students. Yearly evaluation and writing of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a part of that Continuous Improvement process.
The SIP is the action plan for our school. Teachers and administration use the assessment data from the MCAs, MAP,and other assessments to direct goals for our SIP therefore, it includes assessments of student achievement, school climate and other factors and sets forth the goals, strategies and professional development plans of the school.
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) serves two purposes:
The SIP format is consistent with all of those in the MPS district. The lower campus has a separate SIP from that of the upper campus because the process for evaluation is different for K and 1st grades. The SIPs are typically written in October, when the results of the previous year's MCAs and other assessment results are available. Both SIP plans are reviewed for approval by the Site Council then presented to the PTA. They must be approved by the school district and the Minnesota Department of Education, then they are posted, here, on the school page . They are reviewed 2 more times during the year, in February and in May/June.
2012-13 SIP for Upper Campus
2012-13 SIP for Lower Campus