The School Advisory Committee
(SAC) provides parents, educators, and community members an opportunity to:
- get involved with and stay informed about Trails
- learn about Trails West’s student achievement and
- provide input into and monitor school improvement
goals and plans, and
- learn about and provide input into school budget
and staffing issues.
Meetings are held quarterly, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Trails West Library. The dates for the 2015-2016 School Year are:
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016
Please join us! We welcome
participation from anyone who would like to attend.
If you would like additional
information, please contact the Trails West front office.
Trails West Links:
Trails West School Performance Framework: The School Performance Framework (SPF) is a
Colorado Department of Education (CDE) document summarizing the school’s
academic achievement, academic growth, and academic growth gaps. The SPF also indicates what type of plan the
school must adopt. Trails West is consistently
in the highest performance category. CDE maintains 2 different SPF documents for
each school—the first based on the most recent year of achievement and growth,
and the other based on the last three years of achievement and growth. Find Trails
West’s 1-year and 3-year School Performance Frameworks here:
Trails West Unified Improvement Plan: The Colorado Department of
Education also requires schools to complete a plan for improvement every
year. This plan goes in-depth to
identify areas of challenge for the school and outline goals for improvement in
those areas. The plan also includes strategies
the school intends to use to make improvements in achievement and growth.
Trails West's UIP
Cherry Creek School District Links:
District Accountability—Similar to the School Accountability
Committee, but dealing with issues on a District-wide level. Meetings are held monthly on the second
Wednesdays of the month. All parents and
other interested parties are welcome to attend any meeting they find
Meeting Schedule and Topics
Colorado Department of Education Links:
Colorado Department of Education:
This is the CDE website. There
are a lot of resources at this site, including online tutorials for
understanding the School Performance Framework and UIP documents.
Accountability Handbook: This
document outlines the Accountability requirements for all schools and all
districts, including the responsibilities of School Accountability Committees
and District Accountability Committees. It also specifies the timelines and
review processes for Unified Improvement Plans.
SchoolVIEW: This website provides access to achievement and growth data for all regular public and charter schools in the state.