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Saraland High School Instructional Round
January 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Begin: 8:15 a.m.
End: 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served.
In June 2006, the city of Saraland voted to break away from the Mobile County Public School System and form its own school system. The school district was established in the summer of 2008. The system is comprised of four schools—Saraland Early Education Center (PK-1); Saraland Elementary School (grades 2-4); Saraland Middle School (grades 5-8), and Saraland High School (grades 9-12). Since its inaugural year, student enrollment has increased from 1,535 to 3,053. Approximately 150 new students enroll annually at Saraland City Schools. The citizens of Saraland are extremely proud of their new school system and support all its efforts. Community members serve in various roles and capacities, which result in a collaborative effort to provide a world-class education for the students of Saraland.
The overall goals of Saraland City Schools are to meet the needs of all students and to challenge them with a rigorous curriculum to ensure they are prepared for the next grade level and are college and career ready. To achieve this goal, the system establishes high expectations for its students, teachers, local school administrators, and central office staff through the implementation of an effective and comprehensive curriculum. Teachers use research-based practices to ensure instructional strategies are current, meaningful, and rigorous.
Saraland High School serves approximately 1050 students in grades 9-12. Seventy-five percent of the student population is Caucasian, twenty percent is Black/African American, and the remaining five percent is comprised of Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and other races.
In addition to offering the standard courses needed to prepare students to be college and career ready, Saraland High School offers several Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment courses and an extensive Career Teach program including Business Management, Family Studies and Community Service, Welding, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Health Science. To ensure that the needs of all students are met, reading and math intervention classes are available.
Saraland City Schools began instructional rounds during the 2016-17 school year with a primary focus of student engagement. For 2017-18, we decided to expand that focus at Saraland High School by using learning targets and student-engaged assessment practices to increase students’ ownership and responsibility for their learning. Along with promoting rigor and higher order thinking skills, this year’s focus has been used to reveal to students the association between understanding of what is being asked of them on a daily basis and the accountability required in one’s own learning.