The SIG (School Improvement Grant) is a Federally funded grant overseen by the CA Dept. of Education with an overall goal of improving student proficiency in ELA and Math over the 5-year grant period. Only schools that met certain criteria (ELA and Math assessment results, graduation rate, EL assessments, suspension rate, and College and Career indicators) were eligible to apply. Districts were required to select an intervention model for implementation. SCUSD chose the CA SDIM (State Determined Intervention Model).
The CA SDIM model is a whole school reform model that is designed to improve student achievement; be implemented for all students in the school; and address in a coordinated manner each of the following focus areas:
- School Leadership
- Teaching & Learning
- Student Non-Academic Support
- Family & Community Engagement
- Support & Oversight
For the grant application, participating schools were required to complete a 5-year implementation plan and budget outlining their rollout of the CA SDIM and provide other info, as needed, to the district team completing the grant application. Planning year activities may include completing a school needs assessment, family & community engagement, alignment of staff for grant activities, professional development, etc.
Hiram Johnson was awarded a total of $7,102,947.74.