"One Test will not define us" Mr. Menton
Dear Theodore High School Parent/Guardian,
As many of you already know, our sophomore students were given the ACT Aspire test last April. The ACT Aspire is a standards-based assessment that monitors progress toward college and career readiness standards. Last spring was the first year Mobile County Public Schools High School students were administered the test. The results of this test caused Theodore High School to be considered a "failing school."
In my first six months at Theodore High School as the new principal, I can assure you that I do not see it as a "failing school." I have been very impressed with the ability and effort of our students, teachers, and faculty. The results of this test are certainly not indicative of the constructive and optimistic direction that our school is moving toward. Our students are making great strides in academics, and our teachers and faculty are doing a wonderful job of providing students with an encouraging and positive school culture in which to grow academically and socially. I am very proud of the work done so far this year by students, teachers, and faculty. It has been a very successful semester, and I only see that success continuing here at Theodore High School.
Our commitment here at Theodore is to always improve and develop better ways to teach and, ultimately, do a better job of meeting every student’s learning needs. We have put plans in place for this April when this year's sophomores will be taking the ACT Aspire test. We have also implemented strategies to better succeed with this assessment. One test will not define Theodore High School.
We know you want your child to succeed in school, and we want to be partners with you to make that happen. Thank you for continuing to work with us to make sure your child is successful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better support your child. We want your child to leave Theodore High School with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities. Proud to be a Bobcat!
Chip Menton, Theodore High School Principal