School Innovation & Improvement Plan

2018-2019 | Oakton High School | Region 1| Jamie Lane, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome 1


Raise the Bar

Oakton High School is beginning a multi-year goal focused around increasing teacher use of specific strategies (thinking routines) to deepen students’ level of thinking in the classroom across all content areas.  By June of 2019, 75% of Oakton teachers will rank their consistent use of specific thinking strategies as “Beyond Initial Implementation” or “Deeply Embedded.”  As a result, students will improve their skills as communicators and creative and critical thinkers (as defined in the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate).  Performance indicators will include student and teacher reflections on their Presentations of Learning/Capstone Exit Interviews.

Strategy 1

All Collaborative Learning Teams and individual teachers will align their SMARTR goals to the SIP goal (all focused on Ethical and Global Citizen and/or Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual.

Strategy 2

Through Advisory, Oakton High School students will build relationships with each other and their advisors. Advisory teachers will work with their students in their development and understanding of their Exhibition of Learning, Presentations of Learning, and Capstone projects.  

Strategy 3

Provide a Professional Learning Menu of opportunities to the staff and highlight current best practices that focus on the key components of the Portrait of a Graduate. Varied approaches to professional learning will increase teacher agency in the school improvement process while accounting for their demanding schedules and honoring learning in which teachers are already immersed.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome 2


Close the Gap

Oakton HS will work to improve the performance of all gap groups, across all core content areas to close the achievement gap. A specific focus will be placed on mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry).

Strategy 1

Teachers will use data to make informed decisions about student progress and intervention/enrichment needs.

Strategy 2

Implement best practices in mathematics instruction.

Strategy 3

Provide teachers with strategies for developing effective student-teacher, student-student, and teacher-parent relationships and a supportive classroom culture.