American Charter Schools Foundation d.b.a. Desert Hills High School
The LEA will utilize the 20% set-aside to target practices and interventions that address the learning loss experienced by subgroups most impacted by COVID-19 (those that qualify as low-income, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students); due to the socio-economic status of the school population, all students may benefit from these targeted practices. The remaining funds will be used to provide additional services that allow for enhanced learning opportunities, space and technology for social distance, and other items which will enable the school to remain open after the initial shutdowns from the crisis.
All student success rates will be monitored by school staff and if progress is not seen, adjustments will be made to instruction and interventions as needed per individual student in order to increase academic achievement All student behavior referral rates will be monitored by school staff, and if needs arise, new Social Emotional supports will be given to reduce behavior incidents and increase academic achievement in classes.
Due to the demographics of the LEA, setaside funds will provide services for all students including but not limited to those from low-income families, students of all races and genders, children with disabilities, English learners, migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care. These funds will be used to purchase summer enrichment, social worker services, online personal learning program, and software to assist students with dsiabilities.
Remaining funds will be used to purchase student and teacher technology to allow for online learning, social distancing, and technology-enhanced learning. Curriculum will be purchased to address learning loss. HVAC units will be purchased to provide airflow to mitigate COVID spread. Moreover, a marketing campaign to recruit teachers, reenroll students that left, boost summer school and special events enrollment, boost student/family engagement and notify about COVID status and reopening of school (marketing specialist, social media ads, website.