Victory Collegiate High School
Principal: Claubentz Diejuste-
Additional ETA Contact: Kerry-Ann Elliott, Assistant Principal-
Four-Year Plan Goals
Goal One: To integrate the arts across academics to support students' varied learning styles, intellectual risk taking, and engagement in interdisciplinary thinking.
Goal Two: To develop an introductory music program that incorporates music production/songwriting.
Goal One: The work starts by cultivating buy-in and shared expectations for arts integration via PD for the full faculty. Then, one academic department at a time works closely with guest artists to develop arts-integrated lessons or units through residencies, co-planning and -teaching, and curriculum documentation. The work scales up to a new department each year, with teachers sharing out at regular staff development sessions their progress and challenges along the way.
Goal Two: ETA supports the new music program through PD support for the licensed teacher and making big investments in equipment, including building out a recording booth. The teacher adjusts her prior curriculum to best meet the needs of Victory's student community, and ETA supports her further development through PD and Network opportunities.
Goal One: Abrons Arts Center
Goal One: Teachers will have new tools and strategies to engage learners in diverse, arts-rich ways. Students will have multiple access points in their academic learning and in developing their individual voices and opinions on varied topics.
Goal Two: All 9th grade students will have a rigorous introduction to music and develop new modes of artistic literacy and self-expression.
Four-Year Plan 2015-2019.