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Student Success Plan

The Student Success Plan is an individualized student-centered plan that engages every student based on their unique interests and strengths. The SSP will begin in Grade 6 and continue through high school. It will provide the student support and assistance in setting goals for academic, career, social, emotional, and physical development. The SSP and supporting activities, such as student portfolios and experiences outside the classroom, along with academic/personal records should be electronic and portable following the student from school to school and district to district.

This refers to Legislation Public Act No. 11-135: “For the school year commencing July 1, 2012, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall create a student success plan for each student enrolled in a public school, beginning in grade six. Such student success plan shall include a student’s career and academic choices in grades six to twelve, inclusive.”

Core Components of the Wallingford SSP Plan:

An effective Student Success Plan is built around three core components:

  1. Academic Development
  2. Career Development
  3. Social, Emotional and Physical Development.

Below are the Mission Statements for the District and schools. Followed by that are Specific Model Criteria for each of the core components which are also considered to be essential to a comprehensive SSP.

Mission Statements

Wallingford School District Mission Statement:

To inspire, educate and support all students as they discover and pursue their personal best.

School Mission Statements:

James H. Moran Middle School - Moran Middle School is committed to guiding students from childhood through adolescence by encouraging independent thinking, self-worth and mutual respect necessary to become responsible, productive citizens in our ever-changing society. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment throughout our quest for academic excellence

Dag Hammarskjold Middle School - Dag Hammarskjold Middle School creates a caring and stimulating environment that develops self-esteem and mutual respect while fostering the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each student.

Mark T. Sheehan High School - Mark T. Sheehan High School provides a challenging and supportive environment that inspires students to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible, contributing members of a dynamic global society.

Lyman Hall High School - At Lyman Hall High School, students enter a diverse community that encourages academic growth and challenges them to develop the personal integrity and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Academic Development

Student interest and aspiration are the basis for the development of the student’s academic program. A planned academic program will lead to the acquisition of the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to be an effective learner in school and across the life span. The Student Success Plan is designed to ensure that students complete their secondary education with 21st Century Skills.

  • Selection of rigorous courses
  • Personalized program of study
  • Student portfolio
  • Advisory
  • Early intervention strategies
  • Learning and enrichment experiences outside the classroom
  • Ongoing parental involvement

Career Development

The student will investigate their own interests and abilities as they relate to the world of work in the dynamic global economy. The customized plan will include varied and flexible educational opportunities, personal connections, and elective coursework, and targeted supports tied to each student’s education and/or career goals. The Student Success Plan, which guides students through secondary education on to postsecondary education and/or work, will allow students to make better career choices with the academic foundation to achieve their career and personal goals.

  • Career exploration
  • Career pathways
  • Elective courses/programs
  • Community service activities
  • Postsecondary education and career pathway development
  • Career Interest Inventories
  • Advisory

Social, Emotional, & Physical Development

The Student Success Plan supports positive social, emotional and physical development, allowing students to more fully engage in the school environment and take the risks necessary for optimal academic performance.

  • Learning Style Inventory
  • Interest Inventory
  • Healthy and safe life skills/choices
  • School/community engagement
  • Decision making skills
  • Empathy and community service
  • Social and emotional self-regulation and resiliency
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Family consultation and collaboration
  • Support services and referral
  • Advisory
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