In an effort to shift focus towards college and career readiness, Schaumburg High School rolled out a school-wide academic monitoring campaign to help students stay on track in school and after graduation. Students were greeted with a free breakfast with the principal on Oct. 9 to launch the campaign entitled, “What’s Your Score? What’s Your Target? What’s Your Plan?”
Administrators, all wearing t-shirts with the initiative’s logo on it, served breakfast for the students to show that reaching one’s target starts with a healthy breakfast. From there, the marching band, led by the initiative’s mascot Target Tom and Siegie the Saxon, performed during a passing period. The launch was announced by Principal Tim Little before students watched a video promoting SHS’ new goals.
The purpose of this campaign is to create an awareness of the importance of the measure of growth on the assessment series known as EPAS (American College Testing’s Educational Planning and Assessment System). This integrated series of assessments and reporting services supports educators as they help students set and reach goals for life after high school.
Watch the video shown to kick off the new initiative below or read the full article here.