Annual Education Report
April 22, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for the Hazel Park Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Michelle Laporte for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
Invest Roosevelt Alternative faces the challenge of educating students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds in a very small setting. To make this possible, we have chosen to provide some of our classes in an online format, to allow for a high degree of personalization in scheduling. As many of our students are not native English speakers, we offer a staff that is multilingual. Many of our students are also fairly new to the country, so we work to help them assimilate, and we also provide transportation to all of our students who need it.
State law requires that we also report additional information:
Hazel Park Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School admits all eligible high school completion students who apply.
Our school improvement plan is a living plan, which is constantly adapting and evolving to reflect current realities and maximize positive changes. Many of the strategies that were previously created are already well underway, and additional goals and strategies (based upon new feedback and research) are currently in the process of being implemented. We welcome participation by any interested students, families, and community members who would like to help our School Improvement Team in their goal of continuously improving our program.
Invest Roosevelt Alternative School serves ninth through twelfth grade students who did not fit well in their local high schools. Smaller class sizes, small school atmosphere, personalized scheduling, some self-paced learning, and more opportunities for individual attention and counseling help these students to succeed. Students are given the opportunity to take some classes through our on-line GradPoint, Write-To-Learn, Odyssey and Edgenuity programs. In addition, ESL support staff and multi-lingual staff from a variety of backgrounds help make education accessible and create a comfortable atmosphere for all of our students.
The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core
curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content
expectations at each grade level and content area K-12. Invest Roosevelt Alternative
School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum
curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future.
The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our
curricular standards and benchmarks. Information on the core curriculum is available atwww.mi.gov/mde.
Invest Roosevelt works to achieve a high degree of parental participation through Open Houses and conferences, as we see the school as a way of helping immigrant parents connect to the community. Parental attendance for the 14-15 school year averaged around 45 percent.
Dual Enrollment / College Credits:
We had no students that were dual enrolled.
We do not offer college equivalent courses.
No students were enrolled in college equivalent courses.
None of our students received scores toward college credits.
Hazel Park Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School takes great pride in our students’ determination to overcome the obstacles that stand between them and success in completing their education. We are committed to helping them achieve their dreams of earning their high school diplomas and becoming successful American citizens.