Wilde Lake High School Vision:

The Wilde Lake High School Community is committed to empowering students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic and social success in a diverse world.

Wilde Lake High School Mission:

To promote RIGOR by offering a high quality educational experience; To provide a RELEVANT and connected learning environment where students have the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to contribute and thrive in society; and To build RELATIONSHPS that welcome our community members into a positive environment while providing encouragement, motivation, and support in their academic endeavors.

HCPSS Vision 2018:

Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel.


We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world.


  • Students (Goal 1): Every student achieves academic excellence in an inspiring, engaging, and supportive environment.
  • Staff (Goal 2): Every staff member is engaged, supported, and successful.
  • Families and the Community (Goal 3): Families and the community are engaged and supported as partners in education.
  • Organization (Goal 4): Schools are supported by world-class organizational practices.

Areas for Focused Improvement

Rigor Targets:

  • Percentage of graduates enrolled in an AP course will increase from 48% to 50%.
  • Increase the participation of African American students in AP courses from 24.3% to 28.3%.

Performance Targets:

  • Increase the SAT combined score from 1613 - 1630.
  • Baseline PARCC – This is the first year we are administrating the PARCC assessment. Therefore, we will take a baseline score in order to set appropriate targets for the 2015/2016 school year.

Student Engagement Target:

  • The Gallup Student Engagement score will improve by 3 points (39% to 42%) through directed activities in the classroom, constructive feedback on assignments and assessments, and positive behavioral acknowledgement (PBIS). Specific focus will be applied to Q5: In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work and Q6: My school is committed to building the strengths of each student.

Staff Engagement Target:

  • The Gallup Staff Engagement Survey will improve by 3 percentage points (29% - 32%). Specific focus will be applied to Q4: In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work and Q6: Is there someone at work who encourages my development?

Key Action Steps

Rigor Action Steps:

  1. The SIT Team will create a School wide survey examining student attitudes toward AP classes and rigorous instruction.
  2. Using this data each department will create a student awareness plan for what rigor looks like at each ability level.
  3. Teachers will use this plan to develop rigorous instructional practices for the classroom. In content specific PLC's, Teachers will write SLO's focusing on rigorous instructional practices and identify and discuss potential AP candidates, personally inviting these students to take an AP course through email, phone call and personal interaction.
  4. In vertical teams, teachers will utilize CFIP (Classroom Focused Improvement Process) when discussing student progress in content specific PLC's in order to identify AP potential candidates. Once identified, classroom teachers will personally invite students to enroll in AP courses and making phone calls to students and parents about the recommendations. The Testing Coordinator (Crouse) will generate a list with the BSAP director (Ringold) and support for potential students through weekly contact. The AP committee will organize AP awareness sessions before scheduling night to answer any questions and encourage students to take the Wilde Cat Challenge and try AP. The Professional Development team will provide teachers with resources to increase rigor in the classroom.

Performance Action Steps:

  • Content specific PLC's will utilize CFIP looking at PSAT and quarterly data to identify students who are candidates for taking the SAT and scoring well.
  • Using Naviance, counselor will spotlight juniors who have not taken the SAT exam, and personally invite those who qualify to take the test. SIT team to utilize new data source to target students who would benefit from an SAT course, as well as those students who have yet to take the test but would do well on it.
  • Teachers will align unit and daily lesson plans with standards for literacy and mathematics. Teachers will align classroom assessments to model PARCC formats. WLHS Staff will use common educational language in the classroom-(Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding by Marilee Sprenger)

Student Engagment Action Steps:

  • The PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) committee will meet once a month to review student data, discuss student engagement, and create strategies for teachers to use in and out of the classroom focusing on student engagement. The SIT team will develop and administer a student survey in order to guide our instruction and teacher professional development. This survey will be given out three times a year; once during Gallup Day, once after midterms, and once before finals.

Staff Engagement Action Steps:

  • Administration will ensure that individual performance reviews address performance expectations, genuine praise, and individual strengths and talents of the teachers. Increase Administrative and collegial visits to classrooms to encourage and praise best practices. Administration, the Professional Development Team and ITL's will increase professional development opportunities through staff, department and PIP meetings by identifying and raising up leaders in the building and having a focus of staff presenting best practices to staff.