HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORK
Lake High School is proud to be a High Schools That Work site!
High Schools That Work is one of the largest school-improvement initiatives in this country. With the help of this reform movement we are committed to preparing our students to meet the challenges of today's workforce using the framework of the Ten Key Practices listed below.
Set high expectations -- setting higher expectations and getting more students to meet them.
Establish challenging vocational studies -- increasing access to intellectually challenging vocational and technical studies, with a major emphasis on using high-level mathematics, science, language arts and problem-solving skills in the modern workplace and in preparation for continued learning.
Provide academic studies that teach the essential concepts from the college preparatory curriculum --increasing access to academic studies that teach the essential concepts from the college preparatory curriculum by encouraging students to use academic content and skills to address real-world projects and problems.
Provide a program of study consisting of an upgraded academic core and a career major -- having students complete a challenging program of study with an upgraded academic core and a major.
Provide work-based learning - giving students and their parents the choice of a system that integrates school-based and work-based learning. The system should span high school and post-secondary studies and should be planned by educators, employers, and employees.
Provide teaming of academic and vocational teachers -- having an organization, structure and schedule giving academic and vocational teachers the time to plan and deliver integrated instruction aimed at teaching high-level academic and technical content.
Keep students actively engaged -- getting every student involved in rigorous and challenging learning.
Provide guidance - involving each student and his/her parents in a guidance and advising system that ensures the completion of an accelerated program of study with an in-depth academic or vocational-technical major.
Provide a system of extra help for students to complete an accelerated program that includes high-level academic and technical content -- providing a structured system of extra help to enable students who may lack adequate preparation to complete an accelerated program of study that includes high-level academic and technical content.
Keeping track of progress using student assessment and program evaluation data - using student assessment and program evaluation data to continuously improve the school climate, organization, management, curricula and instruction to advance student learning and to recognize students who meet both curriculum and performance goals.