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 Tactical Departmental Leadership Team includes the following departments: 1) Math; 2) English; 3) Science; 4) Social Science; 5) CTE; 6) Foreign Language; 7) PE; and 8) Fine Arts that address tactical challenges and opportunities. The Tactical Departmental Leadership Team meets monthly. Individual Data Teams that feed into the major core content areas meet weekly during collaboration time as a collective department as well as individual teaming throughout the month. Each department meets four times a month with one meeting dedicated to departmental school-wide initiatives, two dedicated to content teams and one specialized meeting where teachers collaborate horizontally and vertically.