An AUSL turnaround begins with new leaders, teachers, and staff, additional programs, and upgraded facilities resulting in more opportunities now and in the future for our students.
CPS Board of Education determines which schools will be turned around by AUSL.
During the summer, the school’s facility is upgraded by CPS.
Before school starts, the principal, teachers and staff host events and participate in community walks to meet students and families.
Teachers and staff come together for several weeks during the summer to prepare for the coming school year.
All teachers at AUSL schools are CPS employees and Chicago Teachers Union members.
First Day of School
When the same students return to school in the fall, they enter an environment of high expectations and success.
AUSL’s PASSAGE framework provides our school leadership teams with a roadmap for creating high-performing schools in high-poverty neighborhoods.
Positive School Culture
- Safe and orderly school and classroom environment
- Effective recruitment, attendance and discipline policies
Action Against Adversity
- Engaged parents and community partners
- Proactive social supports that meet student needs
Setting Goals and Getting it Done
- Aggressive, transparent goals for schools, teams, and individuals
- Performance management systems with cycles of inquiry
Shared Responsibility for Achievement
- Strong leadership with high-functioning teams
- Relentless efforts to recruit, retain, and motivate high-quality staff
Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
- Standards-based, college prep K-12 curriculum
- Aligned assessment system that identifies student academic needs
Engaging and Personalized Instruction
- Focused professional development that ensures teacher effectiveness
- Deliberate use of Danielson framework and signature strategies