School Improvement & Future Plans

Yangon Academy’s plan for future improvements is based on our immediate need for space as our student body continues to grow. We are proud to announce that we have obtained a new campus space for our secondary school. Starting August of 2017, the secondary school will be relocated to the new campus, which better meets the needs of both the students and teachers. With the opening of the new campus, we will be implementing a new school information system, Rediker, and college advisory program, Naviance, to prepare our students for their futures and ensure they are college and career ready. We are very excited to see our school grows to promote our school’s mission to provide a challenging K-12, American-based education, which prepares our students for excellence in university and life.

 

Yangon Academy Strategic Plan

Goals: Timeline Person(s) Responsible Status
1. Develop and communicate to stakeholders a new campus facility plan
Phase 1 – Summer 2016 to Summer 2017
a. Secure land agreements January 2017 Chief Operations Officer (COO) Completed
b. Develop architectural plans for new secondary campus January 2017 Chief Operations Officer Completed
c. Reorganize space for existing elementary campus January 2017 Chief Operations Officer, Operations Manager, Elementary Principal Remodel Completed
d. Communicate the developments to the stakeholders On-going Operations Director; Section Heads Completed
Phase 2 – February 2017 to Summer 2017
a. Begin remodel of new secondary building at new secondary campus May 2017 Chief Operations Officer Completed Aug 2017
b. Plan the secondary move from current campus into new building March 2017 Chief Operations Officer, Section Heads Completed
c. Communicate the developments to the stakeholders Chief Operations Officer; Section Heads Completed
Phase 3 – Summer/Fall 2017
a. Move into new secondary campus Aug
2017
Chief Operations Officer, Section Heads Completed
b. Sort out existent problems School year 2017-2018 Chief Operations Officer, Section Heads Completed
c. Communicate the developments to the stakeholders On-going Chief Operations Officer, Operations Manager, Section Heads Completed
2. Develop Advisory/Student Counseling Program
  • Continue to develop college admissions advisement program
On-going Counselor Completed – 2017-2018 college applications submitted
  • Define pathways for HS students leading to course offerings/selection
March 2017 Counselor; Secondary Section Head Completed; HS Program of Studies written and distributed
  • Develop Advisory Program at Secondary
Beginning Spring/Fall 2016 – ongoing Counselor; Secondary Principal Completed – Advisory classes in place for Grades 11/12; Naviance college guidance program purchased and in use by Grades 11/12
3. Develop/Improve School Information Systems
  • School Information System (SIS) — Rediker
Adopted October 2016 – ongoing Section Heads, Operations Manager Purchase completed; software and cloud modules installed; training concluded; implementation underway
  • Library Software Upgrade
Discussion, January 2017 Operations Manager, Section Heads Purchase and implementation 2018-2019

Other Goals/Projects

Goals: Timeline Person(s) Responsible Status
1 Continue to align curriculum and standards with Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) On-going Director, Section Heads In progress; adding Understanding by Design (UbD) modules to curriculum maps
2 MAP data analysis February 2017 Section Heads, Curriculum Coordinator Completed
3 Further Develop School-wide Literacy Elements On-going Literacy Committee, Section Heads Completed – 6+1 Writing Project in place; Literary Festival concluded
4 Implement Staff Appraisal/PD Plan Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Section Heads Completed – reviewed and revised June 2017
5 Develop Parent/Student Feedback Mechanisms
  • Form Parent Advisory Group (PAC) with Agreed Procedures and Processes
March 2017 Operations Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Section Heads Completed; PAC formed; meetings held
  • Implement Parent Surveys
Fall 2017 Operations Manager, Secondary Assistant Principal, Section Heads Completed
  • Implement Teacher to Admin Feedback Surveys
Fall 2017 Operations Manager, Secondary Assistant Principal, Section Heads Completed Dec 2017
  • Student Course Feedback process and data analysis
Quarter 1, 2017 Operations Manager, Assistant Principal, Secondary Section Heads Completed Nov 2017
6 With continued school expansion, add new staff; to include an Assistant Principal for Secondary Section Fall 2017 Operations Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Section Heads Completed; New ES Principal and Secondary Assistant Principal hired.