SAC Minutes 10/24/18

Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice

Vision - Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice aspires to live up to our name by providing the finest education, inspiring students seeking a fresh start.

Mission - Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice provides diverse educational opportunities for students to earn a quality high school diploma in an accepting and supportive community.

Motto - Choose your finest future!


SAC Minutes October 24, 2018


In Attendance: Ed Bright, Theresa Delisle, Aaron Timm, Clarice Fortunato, Jen Hubbard, Kim Young, Dan Marlow and Bobbie Skaggs.


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Bobbie Skaggs.   Bobbie began the meeting with a circle where participants shared out how they were feeling today and what is their favorite part of this time of year.


Theresa informed the group that the next DAC meeting will be in November, so she did not have a report for this meeting.


Bobbie shared that CASE would be spotlighting Colorado’s Finest in the next newsletter.  They spotlight programs that are innovative and recognized as quality programs.


Dan Marlow, STEM teacher, shared out information about his students placing fourth at the local STEM competition.  There were 20 teams participating. Fourth place allows the Finest team to go to Regionals in December. Dan showed pictures of the competition and highlighted the team’s successes.  Dan also shared out his philosophy around the competition, where he is the facilitator of the entire process; students have complete responsibility for the competition. As a result, his team was very excited about their success because it was THEIR success.


Kim Young, art teacher, shared out information around her program’s successes.  She showed all of the various pictures chosen for the Englewood City Calendar from the last two years.  Finest students’ art pieces are chosen the most often from all other schools. The SAC team then went around the school looking at various art pieces with Kim describing the requirements and her philosophy about creating art.  Kim also believes that it is critical for students to create their art and to have pride in the creation. Kim showed us the murals and shared the journey behind each one.


Bobbie concluded the meeting with highlighting the change in graduation requirements for students entering high school for the 2017/18 school year.  SAC members were able to look through the menu options and to examine the draft rubric of the capstone project.


Bobbie also brought up that a student’s parent was frustrated with the traffic during drop off.  The SAC team thought it would be a good idea to examine signage to increase the flow of traffic. Bobbie said that she would look into it further.


The meeting adjourned  at 7:25 p.m. Our next SAC meeting will be on November 28th at 6:00 p.m.