The Douglass Cluster mission is to inspire scholars to love learning and to provide every student with the academic foundation that assures they are college and career ready.
The Douglass Cluster vision is to provide rigorous instruction and customized support to prepare all students for academic achievement, graduation, and successful career options.
OUR 5 POINTS OF PRIDE
There are two version of the cluster plans, a short one which is an overview and a long one which is more detailed information about the plan.
OUR SIGNATURE PROGRAM
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Based on feedback from parents, students, teachers, and community members, the Douglass Cluster will formalize the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) focus through STEM certification for every school in the cluster. Schools are aligning coursework and curricula for a seamless K-12 STEM program that builds critical thinking skills, leverages university partnerships, provides rigorous academic curriculum and meets the demands of a new workforce.
A K-12 signature program for the whole cluster ensures consistent practices across grade bands, continuity throughout academics and electives to build knowledge from one grade to the next, the capacity to plan across schools, and a necessary focus on improving math and science instruction to increase access to early college opportunities at the high school.
The STEM education focus incorporates several researched-based best practices proven to improve student achievement, including:
- Interdisciplinary instruction – students practice concepts from different content areas simultaneously
- Inquiry-based and project-based learning
- Collaborative learning
- Laboratory investigations
- Research projects
- Real-world experiences via work-based learning opportunities
- Access to Advanced Placement (AP); college Dual Enrollment; and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs at the high school level STEM Implementation Chart
OUR CLUSTER ADVISORY TEAM
Douglass High School
Harper-Archer Middle School
Boyd Elementary School
Fain Elementary School
F.L Stanton Elementary School
Scott Elementary School
Towns Elementary School
Usher Elementary School
Woodson Park Academy
OUR CLUSTER ADVISORY TEAM MEETINGS
January 17, 2018: 4:30pm (John Lewis Invictus Academy): RESCHEDULED TBD
March 28, 2018: 4:30pm (Douglass HS)
December 5, 2017: Douglass CAT Meeting Minutes_12_5_17