Leadership Community

Vandalia ONE

This collaborative effort supports the students of Vandalia C.U.S.D. #203 and the Okaw Vocational Center in the greater Fayette County area, with the goal to expand to other districts in the county. ONE stands for Own it, Name it, Embrace it. Our goal is to provide 16 pathways from 8th grade to certifications, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees based on regional needs, interest from partners, and a commitment from the business and industry sector. Current efforts include:

  • FAFSA Completion Campaign
  • Vocational Bootcamp
  • Allied Health Bootcamps

Lead Intermediary Organization

Vandalia C.U.S.D. #203 and Kaskaskia College

Prioritized Focus Areas

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Health Sciences & Technology
  • Human and Public Services – Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

2-Year Goals

  • Freshman on Track – Increase to 88% with incremental increases thereafter using our Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) data to drive instruction and focusing on failures in Algebra I during the 2018-19 school year.
  • High School Graduation Rate – Increase to 90%.
  • County Unemployment Rate: Currently 4.3% – We will work with our state partners to identify how to best measure and track this metric. This is an area for technical support sooner rather than later to get this metric in place.
  • Post-Secondary Remediation Rates – Our focus is using our Northwest Evaluation Association MAP data to drive instruction in 9-12th grade and decreasing the amount of math failures in high school and need for remedial math.
  • FAFSA Completion – FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion campaign.

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