September 9, 2010
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2009-2010 educational progress for the Big Bay de Noc School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact DeeDee Thill for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by clicking here: Full Annual Education Report or you may review a copy from the school office.
For 2009-2010, Big Bay de Noc School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. While we are pleased to have reached this important goal, we are continuously working to improve. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort.
Big Bay de Noc School follows the standards and benchmarks set in place by the State of Michigan. Access to this core curriculum guide may be found on Michigan Department of Education website at www.michigan.gov/mde.
Parents play an integral role in our small community school. We have an active parent/teacher organization. We have several parents that serve on the School Improvement Team. Parents are encouraged and sometimes requested to spend time in the classroom with their children. There is an athletic booster club that raises funds to supplement our athletic programs. Our local American Legion regularly contributes to various school projects by raising funds with community service projects. We also boast of a senior drug free graduation party committee comprised solely of parents.
Big Bay de Noc School encourages parent involvement. During the 2009-2010 school year, the following percentages of parents attended parent/teacher conferences:
To maintain school improvement, Big Bay de Noc School maintains a school improvement team and academic core teams. These teams actively work to develop, implement, and assess the School Improvement Plan and its goals. The School Improvement Plan is available through the school office.
Advanced placement and dual-enrollment classes are available to our high school students through area colleges and universities along with Michigan Virtual High School. No students in the 2009-2010 school year opted to take advanced placement courses, which are offered through Michigan Virtual High School.
During the 2009/2010 school year, eight students, seven seniors and one junior, received college credit through dual enrollment. Of 23 graduating seniors in 2009, ten students or 43% of the class received college credits while in high school through online dual-enrollment programs. The classes are offered mainly through Bay de Noc Community College and are taken online through the school network.
With the help of parents, community, staff, and students, Big Bay de Noc School strives to continually offer a high quality educational program the students of the district.
Diana D. Thill
Big Bay de Noc School