1. Provide a framework of professional learning designed by stakeholders to achieve organizational excellence.

Learning Goal #1 Metrics:

  • All schools will collaboratively develop a professional learning plan.
  • Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI)


  • Shea will continue to use Core Knowledge curriculum along with math and ELA GVC.
  • Shea teachers use PLC’s and Professional Development to teach AVID strategies. Teachers use these strategies school-wide to provide continuity for the students from classroom to classroom.
  • Shea staff will utilize district recommended data systems (School City and Study-Sync) to monitor and drive instructional strategies and student academic performance.
  • Staff will continue to participate in district-wide GVC development and creation of common assessments.

2. Develop various pathways and procedures to enable each student to have access to have authentic, real-world learning experiences across the curriculum and grade span.

Learning Goal #2 Metrics:

  • Schools/Departments will document the authentic/real world learning experiences available to every student.
  • A usage audit will be completed on district adopted curricula.
  • Measure student enrollment in courses/programs characterized by the application of skills.
  • Speak-Up Survey
  • Parent Satisfaction Survey


  • Research and project based assessments will be used school wide.
  • Social Studies teachers are adopting new methods of instruction, which includes activities from the newly adopted McGraw Hill curriculum. Lessons reflect the future classroom experience by incorporating available technology.
  • Shea English teachers work together to incorporate the Study Sync curriculum with the Core Knowledge curriculum, using and sharing best practices and AVID strategies to implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons.
    Shea Math students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of learning through the use of GVC resources, technology, and inquiry-based learning activities.
  • Shea Science students will use the SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program) where the AZ State Science standards, Core Knowledge, and the K-12 Framework are understood through lab experiments, readings, models, debates, technology, and projects. This inquiry-based curriculum helps students understand scientific issues facing our society today and equips students with the STEM skills needed to explain and apply scientific concepts.
  • Shea Middle School will continue to bridge Desert Cove and Shadow Mountain High School students with North Valley Arts Academy providing authentic fine arts curriculum.

3. Provide a rigorous Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) through focused professional development, effective differentiated instruction, and strategic assessments.

Learning Goal #3 Metrics:

  • Schools will implement the GVC Framework in developed areas.
  • Collect usage data of benchmark assessments.
  • Gather a list of offerings associated with GVC.
  • TES measurement of differentiated instructional strategies.
  • Parent Satisfaction Survey


  • Shea Math teachers will continue to follow the district GVC.
  • Shea ELA teachers will implement the district GVC plan by attending any district workshops and using PLC’s to become familiar with the alignment.
  • Shea Math and ELA teachers utilize AVID strategies, including WICOR, to differentiate instruction.
  • Math and ELA teachers will formulate common formative assessments and use them to drive best practice discussions.