A Collection Of Resource Networks. The district's intranet website
Advanced Placement/Assistant Principal
High school courses offered at an advanced level. Some college credit can be given. Second in command at schools.
Office of Accountability, Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Statistics
Active Student Participation Inspires Real Engagement. ASPIRE is a student-led IEP initiative.
Advancement Via Individual Determination
An elementary through post secondary college readiness program designed to increase school wide learning and performance. Targets students who have the willingness to go to college but lack necessary skills. A rigorous curriculum design to help students meet their full potential to attend college.
Behavior Intervention Plan. Part of every student's IEP that details target behaviors and the strategies to be used to enhance/prevent them.
Board of Education
The Board of Public Education is the policy-making branch of the school district's administration. Eight members representing geographic districts and one President are elected to four-year terms.
Board of Education location
Chatham Association of Educators
A part of the Georgia Association of Educators which is a professional organization for public education professionals. The CAE supports, protects and strengthens Chatham County educators by providing a variety of services.
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards.
Computer on Wheels
Criterion-Referenced Competency Test
All students in grades 3 - 8 take the CRCT in reading, English/language arts, and math. Students in grades 3-8 are also assessed in science and social studies.
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
By creating a direct connection between secondary school education and the industries identified as key to Georgia’s future economic wellbeing,CTAE can help ensure that all students graduate from high school with the academic and career skills required to succeed in the 21st-century workplace.
College Career Ready Performance Index
District Accountability System
Variety of instructional methods to meet the needs of all learners.
District Staffing Specialist
The District Staffing Specialist (DSS) is responsible for providing district wide support with exceptional student education meetings at the schools. District Staffing Specialists are also assigned to support the work of the district programs.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is a comprehensive program that helps employees resolve personal problems that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health and well-being. FOH's EAP addresses problems in the quickest, least restrictive, and most convenient manner while minimizing cost and protecting client confidentiality.
Early Intervention Program
A program which provides additional instructional resources designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level.
English Language Learner
Core subject assessments in grades 9-12.
Electronic Registrar Online
The registration tool for on-line courses which can be taken for PLU credit.
English as a second language
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Full Option Science System
Hands-on, inquiry-based science program adopted by the system in grades 1-8
Functional Behavior Assessment - part of every IEP
Full Time Equivalent
GA DOE (often called “the DOE”)
Georgia Department of Education
The department of education oversees public education throughout the state.
(often called “the PSC”)
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
The GA State Dept. of Education office which issues, denies, or revokes teacher and paraprofessional certificates. It is up to each educator to maintain contact with the PSC and monitor his/her certification status.
Georgia Alternative Assessment
Gifted Education Program
(formerly called SEARCH)The state-approved program for gifted students.
Governor’s Honor Program
The Governor's Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.
GA High School Graduation Test
Curriculum-based assessments administered in grade 11 for graduation purposes. Currently being phased out.
Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills
State tests given several times over the school year to kindergarten students.
Georgia Milestones Assessment System
The standardized tests that replaced the CRCT and EOCT
Georgia Performance Standards
The performance standards provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work.
GA Teacher Observation Instrument
The classroom observation instrument used by school administrators.
Georgia School Board Association
The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s 180 elected boards of education.
Georgia Testing Id
The Georgia Test Identifier (GTID) will be the Logon ID for all students.
Federal regulations under NCLB which require teachers to be certified in the area in which they teach.
Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally
High Schools That Work
High Schools That Work is the nation's largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Federal Special Education law which requires states to provide a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
Individualized Education Program
A written document which is developed for each eligible student with a disability in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA.)
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media. A job as an Information Specialist falls under the broader career category of Public Relations Specialists
Instructional Support Person of the Year. Outstanding support staff member.
Evaluate new technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction. Assist faculty in discovering methods of improving their instruction with and without technology. Conduct training sessions teaching faculty and staff how to use new technologies.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Measures a student’s individual reading ability or a measure of the text difficulty
Author Robert Marzano, who wrote: Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement; Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher, and many others books.
Marzano identified nine essential instructional strategies which most significantly impact student achievement. These Effective Teaching Strategies are a district priority. You will find a poster outlining these strategies in the Teacher Work Room at CGCA.
Massie Heritage Center
Savannah’s first free public school. It is now a teaching museum for history and architecture.
Move On When Ready
National Assessment of Educational Progress
No Child Left Behind Act
No Child Left Behind Act was passed by Congress in order to holds schools and school districts accountable for results.
Schools which do not meet AYP in the same subject for two or more consecutive years are placed in Needs Improvement status, with escalating consequences for each successive year.
Out of school Suspension
Educational Wildlife Center. Located on Oatland Island
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), founded in 1975, is the largest organization for professional educators in the state, with over 81,000 educators, administrators and school support personnel members. PAGE offers legislation advocacy, legal support and professional development.
Professional Learning Communities
Professional, systematic grade level, team or whole-staff collaboration and joint learning. Examples: improving student achievement, teaching in a standards-based environment, designing appropriate performance assessments, etc.
Professional Learning Units
Credits which can be earned through approved classes, workshops, and conferences. PLU’s are required for certificate renewal.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
SCCPS mail system
Inter-school and inter-office mail delivery
Positive Behavior Interventions & Support
Online Grade Book
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT
Passport to Excellence
$ allocated for school renovations
Parent Teacher Association
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
Quarterly Benchmark Assessment
Test given on a quarterly basis to check for understanding of standards taught.
Remedial Education Program
Extra services for struggling students.
Regional Education Service Association
In 1966, the Georgia State Board of Education set policies that enabled sharing of instructional services between existing school systems and so allowed the creation of Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESA). RESAs are intended to improve the effectiveness of member school systems by allowing them to share services that are not feasible for a single system to provide.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SACS accredits educational institutions
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools
The logo for the “Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.”
Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders
This is who we serve!
Savannah Federation of Teachers
The mission of the Savannah Federation of Teachers / PSRP is to protect the rights of employees, improve working conditions, upgrade employee salaries and benefits, and to improve the educational opportunities and living conditions for Chatham County children.
Student Growth Percentile score
A SGP – student growth percentile – describes a student’s growth relative to other students with similar prior achievement
School Improvement Grant (Beach/Groves)
$ allotted to improve student progress
Student Leadership Program
The Student Leadership Program is a collaborative, local effort designed to give area high school students the tools they need to succeed, including the confidence to overcome adversity and the initiative to graduate! The entire effort is driven by generous sponsors, dedicated community leaders and tireless volunteers.
Scholastic Reading Inventory
Scholastic Reading Inventory is a computer-based reading assessment that provides immediate, actionable, data on students. reading levels and growth.
Student Support Plan
A written plan to help students improve academically, behaviorally or both.
Small learning community
Small Learning Community (SLC), also referred to as a School-Within-A-School, is a form of school structure that is increasingly common in secondary schools to subdivide large school populations into smaller, autonomous groups of students and teachers
School-wide Information System
School Resource Officer
Officer placed at school sites to monitor student behavior and to offer other forms of assistance as determined by the school principal.
Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Students with Disabilities
Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards
Teacher of the Year
Teacher Support Specialist
A mentoring endorsement which can be added to the teaching certificate via a PSC-approved program. TSS mentors work with new teachers in their schools. A TSS Liaison represents the school at TSS meetings and coordinates the mentoring program at their school site.
SCCPSS Induction Program
Three year support program for new teachers.
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
Title I is a federally funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need.
System for SPED/Gifted
TieNet is a web-based Special Education Case Management system which contains
sophisticated technology tools that enable special educators to track and monitor the entire
special education due process from the initial referral to the eligibility, IEP, and student placement
as well as enhancing state and federal reporting. Intuitive Guided actions help educators navigate
the process and promote compliance. The TieNet system will provide case management features
including calendaring, messaging, document and event chronology, and reference materials
Teacher Keys Evaluation System
The new evaluation tool for teachers.
Teacher Retirement System
Administers and manages the retirement accounts of the teachers of Georgia in the state's public schools, technical-adult educational schools, and colleges.
After hours school program for course acceleration and credit recovery.
Professional Learning Department
County offices such as Professional Development office location, right off of President Street on Laura Ave. This building is host to professional development programs for staff
Unsafe Schools Choice Option
Ensuring that all of Georgia’s schools are safe under No child Left Behind, the state must develop a definition of “persistently dangerous” school and allow public school choice for students who have been victims of a violent criminal offense of who attend a school that meets the definition.
Understanding by Design
Understanding by Design (UbD) is a framework for improving student achievement. Emphasizing the teacher's critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.
Address of the Board of Education on Bull Street.
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