Enrichment Planning Work Group and School-Based Community Engagement

  • Review the research and best practices of the Renzulli school-wide enrichment program that will be designed to magnetize the P.S. Roberto Clemente targeted elementary school and improve the achievement of low-income and at risk students and attract higher SES students.
  • Review the research on “turn around” schools and identify the lessons that should inform the SES target school enhancement effort.
  • Plan intervisitations to NYC public schools that have already successfully implemented the Renzulli SEM model, including at least one that has a district Gifted & Talented program, so as to learn from experiences of similarly-configured elementary schools as P.S. 15.
  • Convene a school-wide informational meeting that discusses the need for the SES integration pilot program and how the program presents the opportunity to enhance and improve the education of the school’s low-income and other at risk students.
  • Assess the educational needs and achievement level of the target school’s low-income and other at-risk students.
  • Identify and assess the measures that are currently being implemented to improve the achievement of the target school’s low-income and other at risk students.
  • Review the target school’s current student enrollment data and identify the school’s under represented diverse student population groups that will be recruited to voluntarily attend the school.
  • Conduct a facility use analysis and determine the target school’s actual enrollment and the classrooms that will be needed for the Renzulli school wide enrichment program.
  • Conduct focus groups on the attractiveness of the SES target school’s Renzulli whole-school enhancement program with the parents of the entry-grade students that will be recruited to enroll in the school.
  • Conduct focus groups with administrators and teachers and identify the professional development and resources that will be needed to support and sustain the successful implementation the Renzulli school-wide enhancement program.
  • Draft a written memorandum that sets forth the work group’s findings and recommendations for developing and implementing the Roberto Clemente Renzulli school-wide enrichment program.