High School Redesign

The Cross State High School Redesign Collaborative (CSHSC) was established in 2017 and is a joint effort of seven participating states, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio supported by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Civic Enterprises.

The CSHSC’s goal is to use the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to enable struggling high schools in high-needs communities to reinvent themselves and become institutions that propel adolescents to adult success in their communities in the 21st century.

The participating states and partners are co-developing a seven-stage high school redesign process with supportive tools and practices. Plans begin with conducting needs assessment and community input to evidence-based redesign, participating in a network of similar high schools going through redesign, being supported by proven technical assistance providers and capacity builders, and committing to use a common set of on-track school success metrics. (https://www.hsredesign.org/)

Laguna-Acoma Jr./Sr. High School applied for the HSRD grant in the summer of 2019, and were awarded in the Fall of 2019. This grant provides training and funding for dramatic change in our school. On this page, we will periodically post updates on the progress of our change initiative. If you would like to participate in HSRD committee meetings, please inform Dr. Yzenbaard that you plan to attend. All meetings are open to the public, and community members are welcome to attend.

HSRD Blueprint

In the spring of 2020, the Laguna-Acoma High School High School Redesign team submitted our blueprint for approval from the PED. The submitted blueprint, in its entirety, is provided here. Viewers can enlarge the document to view all the components. Note that there are multiple tabs.