In 2013, Poly’s organization shifted into three primary teams to guide the overall decision-making. The Tactical Departmental Leadership Team consisted of department heads; The Strategic Team consisted of WASC leads and key teachers to guide conversations around curriculum, instruction and assessment from an aggregate view; The Pride Global Team comprised all student and parent groups with our WASC leads on Culture and Vision/Organization.
The Global Pride Team is designed to support ongoing continuous improvement through global initiatives and systems - all of which encompass our WASC Focus on Learning Areas of 1) Standards Based Student Learning: Culture and Student Supports; and 2) Standards Based Student Learning: Vision and Organization. Members from the two critical areas defined by WASC are joined by additional stakeholders including teachers, classified support staff, parents and students in the following areas:
Principal's Cabinet [2 Members] PTSA [2 Members] Action Team for Partnerships [2 Members] Link Crew [2 Members] Social Emotional Learning Lead Associated Student Body [2 Members]
The Global Pride Team works diligently on the cultural aspects of the school as well as the overall vision for Poly High School. The Global Pride Team meets twice yearly in non-WASC years [October and May] and reports to staff about progress indicators related to the school-wide plan. During an accreditation year, the Global Pride Team will meet monthly. The Vision & Mission and Culture and Student Support SBSL groups meet monthly as well [during an accreditation year]. In off years, only the Global Pride Team meets. Communication with committee members occurs in November and June during two targeted staff meetings where the action plan items are addressed.