The CCSA Board is looking forward to our strategic planning retreat on October 3rd. The Board will continue our discussion about how best to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our academic program as well as measure student academic growth over time. Classical School has used the MAP assessment tool for the past 10 years. Many assessment tools have come and gone including the very brief appearance of a Badger! MAP remains the best tool available to give us much needed information about our program and student growth. Therefore, the Board voted to use MAP to assess students in the fall, winter and spring. Classical School may be required to administer the new Wisconsin Forward Exam (replaced Badger) in the spring. The exam will apparently be shorter than Badger and will be administered online. We will provide updates as information becomes available.
The agenda for our strategic planning retreat is jam-packed. Some of the highlights include the formulation of new Board Committees, determining lessons learned from our expansion discussion and plotting next steps, exploring new ideas for timely and clear communication with staff, parents and interested members of the community, planning for the re-negotiation of our charter contract, and discussing the implementation of our Latin program. There is a lot on our plate!
Please continue to stay tuned for the publication of our strategic plan and updates throughout the year. We sincerely want to engage all members of our school community in the business of the Board by providing important information, soliciting your feedback, and creating opportunities for you to personally interact with the Board in addition to our Board meetings that you are all most welcome to attend. Board meetings are schedule the second Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.