In recent years, there has been an ever-increasing emphasis put on data. Data such as SAGE test scores, graduation rates, PACE (a college/career readiness score), school grades, and other such measurements. With numbers and data becoming increasingly more important, often it may appear that the focus, attention and even money is shifted to emphasize areas not quite “up to par” or that the school/district/state falls short in. That focus can lead some to feel that the priority is put on students not meeting the goal while students who are achieving and meeting the goal get less attention, less focus and perhaps even less money directed to their needs.
For example, some parents have posed questions like this to me: At Weber High, there are several additional math classes that have been added to help students who struggle with math. That means several thousand dollars have been spent to help those struggling students. While that is a worthwhile goal and use of the money, is there something Weber High is doing to give additional learning experiences and opportunities to the “top” students who are not struggling?
Weber High School is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Weber High School believes is important for our students.