Major Programs and Initiatives
The Harris Campus Improvement Plan will once again guide and provide an evaluation and monitoring instrument to gauge the effectiveness of our efforts. The Harris CIP will be used as a reference tool and will be revisited on a regular basis at parent meetings, Campus Advisory Council meetings, faculty meetings, grade level and vertical team meetings.
The major improvement initiatives for this school year will be in the area of parental and community involvement, literacy, math and Social Emotional Learning. Parent education meetings and sessions will be conducted weekly by the Harris Parent Support Specialist, Mr. Castillo, & PTA. Many of our parents will be trained to assist scholars in literacy and math. Literacy First tutors will be assisting us with literacy in the primary grades.
As one of the Austin Mayor's Healthiest Schools, along with our partner Brighter Bites and the Andy Roddick Foundation, we hope to encourage not only our scholars, but their families and teachers to have a healthy lifestyle. Coach Dominguez and the CATCH committee strive to offer fun and healthy family nights as well as fun programs like Running club too.
As the newest member of the Neighborhood Longhorn Program many of our scholars will be able to attend University of Texas events and attend College fairs in alignment with our College Readiness goals. The program provides the opportunity to envision attending college through incentives and event scholarships based on academic achievement during their years at Harris. The program also provides UT students, volunteers and staff who tutor and mentor our bulldogs throughout the school year.