I. Academic Excellence

Completed

  • Teacher pay scale adjusted
  • Increased retirement % and timing
  • Introduced incentive for Google certifications
  • Added AP classes
  • Increased # of AP classes allowed
  • Opened grade viewing
  • Added Ed Tech Coach
  • Added High School Principal
  • Introduced "We Climb" platform for teacher evaluation
  • Began college fair recruiting
  • Completed 1:1 distribution
  • Replaced Terra Nova with Iowa Assessments for 6th-8th grades; PSAT 8/9 for 9th and PSAT for 10th-11th grades
  • Introduced French National Honor Society
  • All teachers have laptops
  • All classrooms have projectors and Apple TVs
  • Received Common Sense School Designation

Ongoing

  • Recruiting at Christian colleges
  • Using Carney Sandoe hiring firm
  • Funding professional development 
  • Full-time IT staff
  • Teacher observations with immediate feedback
  • Teacher training
  • New teacher onboarding
  • Releasing teachers who don’t grow after coaching
  • Grading practices that uphold high expectations
  • Updating scope and sequence
  • Vertical alignment by department
  • Aligning courses to learning standards
  • Training for supervisors
  • Evaluating AP classes for relevance
  • Use grade, survey and test data to identify growth areas

In Process

  • One portal
  • Review English department curriculum with consultant
  • Add STEM classes
  • Addition of Project Lead the Way for Engineering
    partnership
  • Providing childcare room in Bldg B and office space for lactation
  • French, Mandarin and Spanish will all have AP level courses in 2019-2020
  • ASL will meet UC requirements with addition of ASL 3 in 2019-2020
  • National testing for French and Spanish students for external benchmarking
  • Use of 7 Star online curriculum

Future

  • Create a Technology Master Plan
  • Introduce TKA STEM certification for students
  • Implement centralized platform for daily instructional plans
  • Create plan to mitigate high cost of housing
  • Add teacher childcare/lactation room in B bldg
  • Investigate new schedule to increase instructional time
  • Investigate higher level ACSI accreditation
  • Explore program to achieve recognition as an excellent school
  • Add instructional coach
  • Research and implement best practices for teacher/admin recruiting and hiring
  • Introduce classroom configurations that reflect modern learning spaces
  • Examine communications methods/strategies to provide a more balanced work load
II. Relational Ministry & Servant Leadership

Completed

  • Increased number of local service trips
  • Restructured Spiritual Life department to have all full-time personnel
  • Introduced “Paint with Principals”
  • Introduced new 12th grade Bible class

Ongoing

  • Retreats
  • Service trips
  • Chapels
  • Lunches out
  • Training in relational ministry during teacher work week
  • Relational ministry component at each staff meeting
  • Principals & Curriculum Director mentoring new staff
  • Screening for Relational Ministry during every interview
  • Big Sister – Little Sister club, Big Brother – Little Brother club
  • Shadowing of hundreds of prospective students

In Process

  • Creating infrastructure for coordinating service initiatives
  • Service trip offering expansion
  • Chapel time change and addition of Home Group after chapel
  • Senior survey modification

Future

  • Introduce personality/styles assessment in new staff training
  • Remodel home group
  • Introduce a new student friendship program (mentoring)
  • Introduce staff self-evaluation on Relational Ministry
  • Compose Relational Ministry document
  • Evaluate assessment tool for student spiritual formation
III. Learning Differences

Completed

  • Hired assistant in Academic Support Services

Ongoing

  • Making specific accommodations for LD (learning difference) students (e.g. longer testing in quiet space)
  • All LD files are screened by ACS
  • Incoming LD families sign LD contract
  • Outside testing required of prospective LD students
  • Pre-screening protocol before testing
  • Percent of LD students reviewed at each grade level meeting and admissions meetings

In Process

  • Expanded Academic Support Center classroom space in new D-Wing

Future

  • LD training for teachers
  • Implement better evaluation of potential LD students
IV. Broad Demographics

Ongoing

  • Evaluating curriculum to ensure cultural sensitivity
  • Marketing materials reflect our diversity

In Process

  • Fund endowment to fund financial aid

Future

  • Collect statistics on socioeconomic mix of new families
  • Evaluate spiritual maturity during admissions screening
V. Facilities

Completed

  • Renegotiated lease to 25 years with 10 year out clause
  • Obtained B, D & F buildings
  • Renovated teacher’s workroom
  • Created new teacher’s lounge
  • Added new staff bathroom
  • Recarpeted W Building
  • Gave facelift to both girls’ and boys' locker rooms 
  • Installed Sunnyvale HS sundial and landscaping
  • Beautified Boardroom 
  • Built 6 tennis courts and shed
  • Cleaned up outback; added gazebos
  • Added new turf field and softball outfield
  • Added new intercom system
  • Improved theater with all new: A/C, seating, carpets, exterior painting, interior painting
  • Installed new scoreboard in gym
  • Rebuilt and resurfaced theater stage

Ongoing

  • Five-year carpet and painting plan
  • Painting
  • Stained ceiling tile replacement
  • FUHSD Facilities Mgr participates in monthly Facilities meetings

In Process

  • C-Wing HVAC
  • Solar installation
  • B,D,F remodel
  • Sound system in gym
  • New lighting in theater
  • New buildings investigation
  • Swimming pool investigation
  • IT Infrastructure

Future

  • M-wing improvements
  • New Science building
  • New STEAM building
  • New gym and locker rooms
  • New lockers
  • Implement better storage for student property that doesn’t fit in lockers
  • Baseball bleachers and snack shack
  • Remodel Tecate storage
  • VPA storage/workshop
VI. Advancement

Completed

  • Hired High School Principal to free up Head of School (HOS) time for fundraising
  • Created development calendar for “asks”
  • Implemented "Giving Tuesday"
  • Created brochure for Knights Annual Fund
  • Set specific goals for participation
  • Completed feasibility study for new buildings
  • Installed Sunnyvale HS commemorative bench and sundial
  • Hired part-time CFO

Ongoing

  • Tuition assistance
  • Sunnyvale High reunion games
  • HOS meets with FUHSD leadership regularly
  • Knights Annual Fundraiser each fall
  • Building database of alumni
  • Paint with Principals

In Process

  • Endowment funding
  • Quiet period fundraising for new buildings
  • Investigating teacher housing options
  • Flag Football outreach program for underprivileged in partnership with SF 49ers and Sunnyvale Police Dept.
  • Red Cross emergency shelter partnership

Future

  • Financial software upgrade
  • New building campaign
  • Annual report on fundraising