We have been exploring the topic of Good to Great on my campus. As a faculty, we even read Jim Collins’ book as a central point of what we would like to achieve as a school and a faculty; in doing so, a number of academic departments have traveled or will travel throughout the country to explore other top departments in hopes of working towards being one of the best schools. Houston Christian’s head of school and the board approved departmental travels for each department. Our Goal: To learn what others do well and what makes them elite at what they do. It is exciting to see that we are continuing to move in an academic direction of distinction. I honestly believe we are on the brink of being one of the more notable schools. Although I am clearly biased here, I do believe the most important quality of academic greatness is having a dynamic faculty. Elite faculty members make a school better.
Below is a note sent out by our head of school:
We certainly have a great deal to be thankful for during this season of the year and I wanted to share with you a brief note of encouragement.
Today I received a letter from the ACT on behalf of the entire school, presenting Houston Christian with the ACT 2009 College Readiness Award. This award recognizes HC for demonstrating significant increases in ACT composite scores over the past five years while maintaining or increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment. Less than 5 percent of schools across Texas receive this award, definitely a G2G move!
This continued excellence only happens when students are given access to super teachers and instruction. Thank you for your exemplary service and for enabling HC to fulfill its Mission!
Have a great weekend!