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School Improvement Plan 2017-18


Responsible Digital Citizenship

Goal: Provide students and families with tools to guide in making responsible choices with technology/social media.

  • Increase student and family awareness of their "digital footprint."
  • Assist student and family in developing a sense of responsibility for their "digital footprint."
  • Assist students and family in developing appropriate boundaries regarding social media/technology.
Developmental & Vocational Strategies (DVS)

Goal: Provide students with meaningful post-secondary education through DVS classes, NHA guidance counselor, and EOS services.

  • Continue to educate students on soft skills and hard skills needed for successful post-secondary education.
  • Continue to aide students in college/career/trade school applications by utilizing college planning systems (Naviance, Career Cruising).
  • Assist students in planning for support for their next environment (work, school) by improving classroom skills, independent living skills, and connecting with emotional/therapeutic support outside of NHA.
 Community Development

Goal: Focus on developing NewHope as community and within Arlington Heights.

  • Increase appreciation of diversity, service, and community.
  • Build a strong sense of community through volunteer work, fundraising, school spirit, and continued Service Learning projects.
  • Investigate and plan opportunities to be involved in the Arlington Heights Community.
  • Connect consistently with Police, Fire, and Village staff within Arlington Heights to develop positive relationships.