Upland High School

Strategic Plan

Hello all Upland High School Students and Parents,  
 

Staff, students, parents, and community members come together to create a strategic plan and develop three year goals to make UHS better.  Within the goals we identified strategic objectives that will help us progress toward our goals. The first objectives of the first plan were accomplished by June 2015. The strategic objectives are tracked monthly and posted on here our website. Beginning in September of 2017, UHS will begin its next plan with new three-year-goals.

Please click the link below to view our current Strategic Plan and Strategic Objectives. Please contact the principal directly with any questions related to our strategic plan and as always, thank you for your support. 

Go Highlanders!

2017-2020 Strategic Plan and Strategic Objectives

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UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL

STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT

 September 14, 2017  •  UUSD Community Room

Marilyn Snider, Facilitator — Snider and Associates (510) 531-2904

Michelle Snider Luna, Graphic Recorder – Snider Education & Communication (510) 610-8242

 

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Upland High School prepares and inspires all students academically and socially

to be responsible and productive members of a changing global society.

 

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL CORE VALUES

not in priority order

Upland High School values . . .

Integrity

College and career readiness

Accountability

Acceptance

Respect

Ethical behavior

UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL THREE-YEAR GOALS

 2017 – 2020 • not in priority order

 

                        Increase campus safety and security

                        Increase awareness of and preparation for post-secondary opportunities

                        Increase awareness of and preparation for career readiness

                        Build a culture of internal accountability

 

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UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ 2016-2017 GOALS

not in priority order

 

                  Increase security and protection for students on campus

                  Keep students informed of on-campus and real-world issues

                  Ensure all groups on campus feel appreciated

                  Provide classes/seminars/workshops that provide students with life skills

                  Ensure the school facilities are up to date

WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL SINCE THE FEBRUARY 2017 STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT AND IN THE PAST THREE YEARS?

Brainstormed Perceptions:

  • New benches on the quad for lunch
  • Improved athletic facilities
  • World Languages adopted new textbooks
  • New English Program—Study Sync
  • Gatorade Athlete of the Year—Joseph Anderson (track)
  • Woodshop students got 12 awards at the County Fair
  • We had 100 seniors who received the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation
  • Had our first Senior Sunrise
  • We are getting new bleachers everywhere
  • New facilities for our Health Academy
  • Capturing Kids Hearts training
  • Adopted a high school in Teas that was damaged by Hurricane Harvey
  • We have a Five Star Student Program—you get points for student participation in events
  • All students are signed up for CCGI—college application website
  • Got more materials and equipment to support STEM
  • We have great teachers
  • The fire alarms don’t go off as much
  • Positive new administration and leadership at the high school
  • Held articulation meetings for middle school to high school
  • Counselors visited English classes to talk about college, discipline and expectations
  • Counseling Department did a needs assessment and internal audit of the program
  • A lot more Link Crew events—it’s improving a lot
  • We have good student leaders—they want to make their programs and our school better
  • New teacher support—led by teachers
  • Staff morale is much better
  • Social media communication is helpful to parents—information from staff and the school
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving presentation
  • Active shooter training
  • Lots of improvements in getting the school up to date
  • Better communication with ASB and the general population
  • Performances at lunch (e.g., DJ, bands, students)
  • Increased the number of pure classes for the academy and the master schedule
  • New textbooks
  • Increased student security
  • More teacher involvement in ASB activities
  • Better communication through our shared Staff Folder on our Google Drive
  • New partnership with the building industry
  • We have a partnership with the University of LaVerne
  • We had a Junior AVID trip with students taken to 9 Northern California colleges
  • Increased business partnerships
  • We have great students
  • We created a process for submitting information to be publicized
  • We use the Great Scott Award for teachers to recognize students for positive actions
  • We are a Gale Spotlight School—high use of academic database
  • Lunchtime activities (e.g., threw water balloons at teachers)
  • Increased the number of classes significantly that received A-G credit
  • Increase in funding for smaller programs—Helpful Highlander
  • Implemented a Student Recognition Program for positive behavior
  • We opened up a second AP Seminar class
  • Students have been better informed about on campus and real world issues
  • All student groups are feeling more appreciated
  • We have a place to lock up skateboards
  • We have a new Media Center
  • We have a lot of classes to help students with life skills
  • The old gym was renovated
  • We have one lunch period
  • We got the salad bar back
  • ChromeBooks in almost every classroom
  • History Day State Champions—went to Nationals
  • Tennis Team got the highest GPA in CIF.SS
  • Annual Upland College and Career Day
  • Painted the parking lot
  • Improved football field and track
  • Peer Buddies every Wednesday
  • Upgraded our rallies
  • First graduating class of AP Capstone Program
  • We have raised our A-G rate—nearly 60% of seniors are on track
  • We bought new lunch carts
  • We held Workshop Wednesdays for teachers
  • We had our first Fusion Fest—a visual and performing arts festival
  • Expanded the career academies
  • Improved teacher communication with students through apps

WHAT ARE THE EXTERNAL FACTORS/TRENDS THAT WILL/MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS?

Brainstormed Perceptions:

  • Developer fees
  • Continued support from the State of California for undocumented students
  • Claremont School District is limiting letting outside students in
  • Community Resource Officers
  • More use of reusable bottles instead of plastic
  • Outside support from the industry for the Building Industry Construction and Technology Academy
  • Health Corps partnership
  • Increased course offerings through ROP
  • Changing world of work—with automation and globalization
  • Increased online resources we can tap into for students
  • Kids are coming in knowing how to use technology
  • City Manager is emphasizing safety
  • Crime rate in Upland was down 11% last year
  • The City cleaned up Memorial Park
  • New housing development
  • Construction of roads being completed—looks better
  • Pressure on us to change our school calendar
  • Our community supporting internships
  • Support from the City Council and Chamber of Commerce
  • Freshmen coming in more excited to be here
  • Job opportunities—taking high school students and working with their schedules
  • Tools to monitor students after graduation

BRAINSTORMED THREE-YEAR GOALS

  • Increase presence of campus safety and security
  • Establish a student-driven support system
  • Make the Upland High School community accessible to all stakeholders
  • Improve college readiness
  • Improve student engagement in school activities
  • Increase digital citizenship awareness
  • Increase internal course opportunities
  • Increase awareness of post-secondary opportunities
  • Prioritize funding to support student needs more efficiently
  • Increase consistent expectations of parent communication
  • Achieve Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) implementation across all staff
  • Increase funding
  • Increase the A-G rate to 70%
  • Increase access to student support programs
  • Increase preparation of students for career readiness
  • Enforce consistency with implemented rules and how they are enforced
  • Increase communication between students and staff, especially access to counselors
  • Increase accountability of all students and staff