Education feature: District has plan for improving Clovis schools

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Clovis High School is under the gun to get Adequate Yearly Progress exam scores up and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the district has a plan.

After Clovis High School failed federal mandatory AYP exams for four years, the board of education adopted an alternative governance plan to help the school improve.

Clovis High School’s students were rated 32.5 percent proficient in math and 51.4 percent in reading for the 2007-2008 school year. The No Child Left Behind act of 2001, of which AYP is a component, requires 100 percent proficiency for all subgroups by 2014.

The alternate governance plan involves bringing in High Schools That Work, the Southern Regional Education Board’s site improvement initiative. The goal is preparing students for careers and further education by improving curriculum and instruction in high schools.

Seidenwurm said