Ramstein High School's Vision
Preparing independent thinkers and life-long learners.
- Rigorous curriculum
- High achievement
- Social &Environmental Responsibility
Ramstein High School's Guiding Principles
The Ramstein High School Community works together to:
- Establish competitive and challenging academic, professional-technical, and extra-curricular programs.
- Create a safe environment for learning.
- Lead students to take responsibility for learning.
- Foster respect for our mobile and diverse population.
- Prepare students for a changing global society.
- All students will increase critical-thinking skills across the curriculum, improving performance in application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
- All students will increase written-communication skills in all curricular areas, improving performance in clarity, precision, word choice and sentence structure.
School-Wide Classroom Interventions/Strategies
- To teach/learn skills for Goal 1: R-H-S Strategy (Remove, Hold on, Substitute strategy) for note-taking, summarizing, and discussion (research-based strategy from Classroom Instruction that Works, by Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock)
- To teach/learn skills for Goal 2: SOAP F Strategy (Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback) for written communication; using rubrics for writing (research-based strategy from Classroom Instruction that Works, by Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock)
Our Accrediting Agency is AdvancED and NCA CASI/SACS CASI. Founded in 1895, the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accredit public and private schools and districts in 30 states, the Navajo Nation, Latin America and the Department of Defense Schools worldwide.
In 2006, NCA CASI, SACS CASI and the research and development arm of the accrediting associations, the National Study of School Evaluation, unified to form AdvancED. Dedicated to advancing excellence in education, AdvancED provides accreditation, research and professional services to 23,000 schools in 65 countries, serving 15 million students. NCA CASI and SACS CASI serve as accreditation divisions of AdvancED. Through AdvancED, NCA CASI and SACS CASI have defined shared, research-based accreditation standards that cross state, regional and national boundaries. Accompanying these standards is a unified accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve.
To earn and maintain accreditation from NCA CASI or SACS CASI, schools must:
- Meet the AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools. Schools demonstrate adherence to the seven AdvancED standards, which describe the quality practices and conditions that research and best practice indicate are necessary for schools to achieve quality student performance and organizational effectiveness.
- Engage in continuous improvement. Schools implement a continuous improvement process that articulates the vision and purpose the school is pursuing (vision); maintains a rich and current description of students, their performance, school effectiveness and the school community (profile); employs goals and interventions to improve student performance (plan); documents and uses the results to inform what happens next (results).
- Demonstrate quality assurance through internal and external review. Schools engage in a planned process of ongoing internal review and self-assessment. In addition, schools host an external Quality Assurance Review Team once every five years. The team evaluates the school's adherence to the AdvancED quality standards, assesses the efficacy of the school's improvement process and methods for quality assuranc, and provides commendations and recommendations to help the school improve. The team provides an oral exit report to the school and a written report detailing the team's recommendations. The school acts on the team's recommendations and submits a progress report following the review.
NCA CASI and SACS CASI accreditation engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation and improvement. The overall aim is to help schools be the best they can be on behalf of the students they serve.
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