Monongalia County Colleges received an A for effort from Courtney Crawford on Tuesday evening.
Crawford, who directs evaluation companies for the district, gave a capsule of the West Virginia Balanced Scorecard to Mon Board of Training members throughout their common assembly.
The scorecard is the state Division of Training’s breakdown of the tutorial fortunes of faculties throughout West Virginia’s 55 counties.
Check scores in studying, English and math from the 2022-23 have been offered to the BOE by Crawford, who mentioned that whereas there’s nonetheless work to do, Mon’s college students have as soon as once more outpaced their Mountain State neighbors, as chronicled on this most up-to-date outing.
“We’ve proven progress in each space,” Crawford advised board members.
At complete of 62.9% of Mon’s college students assessed in English and language arts achieved proficiency, against the common of 55% statewide in those self same topics, Crawford mentioned.
In math, she reported the native county outpaced the remainder of the state, with an 61.4% of scholars incomes the identical. Simply 51% of scholars in each different district made into the proficiency column within the scorecard.
A complete of 98% of Mon’s college students made by means of 2022 with out being suspended as a result of disciplinary causes, Crawford mentioned, with the county boasting a four-year commencement price of 94.7%.
In the meantime, present courses of native college students may have lengthy obtained their diplomas earlier than The Renaissance Academy opens close to the tip of the last decade, however that didn’t cease them from waxing eloquent concerning the deliberate stand-alone highschool that shall be solely for science, know-how, engineering and math pursuits.
College students who come after will rotate out and in of the STEM faculty, which is able to sit on an expanse close to Cassville that overlooks Interstate 79.
John Chadwick, an architect with the DLR Group, the agency that can design the Renaissance Academy met Monday with college students from Morgantown Excessive Faculty, College Excessive and Clay-Battelle to debate what shall be – and what might be, as soon as the academy’s doorways are open.
As a part of the train, he requested them to write down postcards from 2040, as they imagined the college.
“Right here’s one I wished to share,” mentioned Chadwick, who was on the BOE assembly and can maintain a session with academy stakeholders Thursday.
“ ‘They’re studying prefer it’s school,’” he mentioned, studying from the postcard.
“ ‘The know-how right here is loopy,’ Chadwick continued. “ ‘This might be my dream faculty.’”
Go to https://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/ and kind “renaissance academy” within the search discipline to see architectural renderings and different particulars on the mission.