Acacia Elementary School

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1200 N Acacia Ave,   Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (714) 447-7700 Fax: (714) 447-7595
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School Plan for Student Achievement

School Plan for Student Achievement

Executive Summary


Acacia School

Principal: Rachel McCormick

School Site Council Approval Date:  November 15, 2021

State Program Funds:

LCFF Supplemental





Program Funds:

Title I

Economically Disadvantaged


Estimated Funds:

$ 83,590

$ 92,058

Estimated Funds:

$ N/A

School Mission/Vision


21st Century learning for the whole child.


Our mission is to provide an education of the highest quality, blending the resources of the home, school, and community. We are committed to empowering students to recognize their full potential with rigorous academic standards, as well as developing confident children who can collaborate, create, critically think, and communicate.

School Achievement Goals

Major Initiatives, Actions and Services to Improve Student Achievement

Goal 1: Student Achievement

  • The percentage of students in grades K-1 scoring not mastered on the 2021-2022 district benchmarks by the third trimester, will decrease by at least 10% from the first trimester i-Ready results in reading and math.
  • The percentage of students in grades 2-6 scoring not on grade level on the D3 iReady will decrease by at least 10% from the D1 results in reading and math. 
  • The percentage of students in grades 3-6 scoring in levels 1 and 2 ("not meeting State Standards") on the 2021-22 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) CAASPP assessment will decrease by a minimum of 10% from the 2018-19 ELA and Mathematics results.


  • Teachers use CCSS assessments and curriculum
  •  PLC Teams at every grade level will collaborate to review state standards and curriculum and modifications as needed based on student formative assessments.
  • Teacher and grade level development of SMART Goals with Guaranteed and Viable standards in ELA and Math
  • Strategies from Becoming a Reflective Teacher and The Art and Science of Teaching (Marzano)
  • K-6 Implementation of Lucy Calkin's Common Core Writing and Reading Program including writing benchmark assessments.
  • Lucy Calkin's Common Core writing/reading curriculum, assessments and classroom libraries
  • Writer's Workshop/Reader's Workshop models
  • Teacher training for implementation of Advanced Writer's Workshop and Reader's Workshop dependent upon differentiated professional development
  • Universal Screening and Access with small group instruction using the RtI process or acceleration
  •  SDAIE strategies, flexible grouping, small group differentiated instruction, re-teaching
  • Use of technology (ipads, laptops, apps, internet-based 

programs) to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary development, writing achievement, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking opportunities for students.


  • Use of CCSS and i-Ready assessments and resources
  • Teachers use CCSS, Go Math, and i-Ready for planning and pacing
  • PLC Teams at every grade level will collaborate to review state standards and curriculum and modifications as well as intervention strategies as needed based on student formative assessments.
  • Teacher and grade level development of SMART Goals
  • Grade level development and use of essential standards and common assessments. All grade levels will actively participate in essential standards planning days to ensure that the curriculum pacing is implemented and teachers are collaborating on the use of materials and alignment of common formative assessments.
  • The district approved Go Math, i-Ready resources, and supplemental CCSS materials
  • Hands-on, concept development teaching and learning
  • Mathematics writing to support concept development, problem-solving, and application
  • Differentiated instruction and Universal Access

Goal 2: Technology and Digital Literacy

  • All Acacia students and staff will have access to and demonstrate mastery of 21st Century learning tools, resources, and skills in support of relevant and rigorous learning experiences.

  • Focus on 21st-century skills, content knowledge, and expertise
  • Build connections amongst cross-curricular content areas
  • Technology-based interventions and individualized learning opportunities
  • STEM and robotics learning opportunities
  • Emphasize SAMR  model
  • Engage students with real-world tools to actively engage them in meaningful problem solving
  • Speech and Debate for fourth - sixth grade
  • Access to quality learning tools, technologies, and resources (e.g. Nearpod License, Aleks, Study Pad, Inc)
  • Highlight and support the sharing amongst staff as professional development during Wednesdays so that others can gain insight into the technology resources being used K-6. Share out of practices that enhance the problem-solving and critical thinking students can do with the use of technology.
  • District-level professional development opportunities for TOSA to demonstrate the latest technology innovations 

as a part of grade-level PLCs and classroom demonstrations. 

  •  Provide examples of how to balance direct instruction with project-based learning.

Goal 3: Safe and Secure Environment

  • Acacia Elementary School will provide a welcoming, safe and secure environment for all members of our school community.

  • PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Support implementation.
  • Mental Health Associate for counseling support
  • Assistant Principal for support in PBIS and schoolwide safety
  • Promote positive relationships amongst adults, between adults and students, and among students
  • Create a school environment where students and staff feel safe and comfortable at school.
  • Involve student leadership in service-learning projects as well as school spirit days
  • Review our new school-wide rules: Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Learn and give "catches" for positive reinforcement 
  • Share and review anti-bully resources
  • Game days, principal awards, and other incentives including assemblies to highlight students that make good choices 
  • Community-building events sponsored by PTA or Foundation
  • School improvement projects: including beautification
  • Support Excellence in attendance
  • Create an inviting and welcoming front office with highlights and a SMART TV to showcase student learning and service projects
  • Tweet and update school website, Panda Press, email and phone message with school activities and accomplishments
  • Excellence in front office customer service is emphasized and confirmed with a 100% satisfaction rating on the school survey.
  • The teacher safety and emergency preparedness team will ensure we are in alignment with safety requirements
  •  Increase in noon supervision for student safety

Goal 4: Parent Engagement

  • Acacia Elementary School will support excellent communication among all members of our school community and within our District

  • School Activities
    • Monthly Panda Press school newsletter for parents and families
    • Acacia Website and social media such as Twitter and Instagram
    • Classroom newsletters
    • Classroom website pages
    • Parent conferences
    • Parent Information Nights: Back to School Night, Open House, etc.
    • Pastries with Parents, Fall Festival, Gala, Movie Nights, Sons/Daughters of Acacia, etc.
    • PTA meetings and community building events
    • Acacia Elementary School Foundation meetings
    • Parent volunteers in the classroom and at school functions
    • Principal and teacher emails, phone calls, and meetings with parents and community members
    • Weekly Blackboard Connect voice messages and emails to keep all parents informed and involved
    • Bi-monthly Coffee with the Principal
    • School assemblies and school-based events
    • Thursday panda folders, flyers, PeachJar for sending information 
  • Advisory and Advocacy Roles
  • School Site Council Meetings
  • ELAC/DELAC Meetings
  • PTA Meetings
  • Foundation Meetings
  • Coffee with the Principal
  • Activities to Support Learning at Home
  • iPads loaded with educational apps to support learning in ELA and Math
  • Homework packets and projects
  • Teacher and school website access with resources and support materials
  • Parent Information Night
  • Handouts and resources connected to school professional development focus areas given to parents at SSC, Foundation, PTA meetings