This vision for high school requires a highly dedicated, professional and focused cadre of teaching faculty. Initially, the school will require two or three on-campus “core” curriculum teachers who possess a profound commitment to teaching, deep content knowledge, and are equipped for professional collaboration.
Through appropriate and continual professional development and instructional coaching, these teachers need to be willing and equipped to deliberately integrate content areas in their teaching. Integral to this is the appropriate allocation of guaranteed planning and collaboration times during the school day.
Non-instructional staff will include supervisory support for the learning lab and clerical assistance for the overall school community. Since the non-certified support staff will be responsible for some services otherwise allotted to teachers (e.g. general supervision in the learning lab), the teachers will have additional time to perform duties which enhance their professional role: diagnosis, prescription, evaluation and advising students