Discovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence

Report
PTAA Meeting
Presented by Don Berger, Head of School
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State of the School
January 24 , 2012
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A Good Look in the Mirror
1. Are we attracting, developing, and
retaining the right students?
2. Are we attracting, developing, and
retaining the right faculty and staff?
3. What has been the impact of 2011-12
budget adjustments?
4. How are we positioned to meet the
challenges of the next five years? 25 years?
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Probing Questions
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Q1: Are we attracting, developing,
and retaining the right students?
Cary Academy values a community of students
possessing diverse talents and backgrounds.
– We seek unique or exceptional talents and
myriad cultural experiences.
– We also recognize a value in students who
demonstrate the potential for significant
contribution and growth.
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The Right Students
a sampling of excellence from the class of 2012
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Allen Yang: Finished in a three-way tie for first in national competition, Who Wants to Be
a Mathematician?
Joe Calder: Among top 10 Extemp Debaters in the Nation
Keaton Friedman: World record holder for long distance shooting on a rifle recently
commissioned by the military.
Cat Newman: Presented a paper on cardiovascular disease at the 2011 American Society
for Anesthesiologists conference.
Nick Noschese: Currently ranked 3rd in the nation in U18 in his weight class in Taekwondo
Ryan Cinoman: selected top oboist for NC Honors Orchestra
Leah Bar-On Simmons: top NC violinist; Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concerto
competition finalist
Korey Weaver and Matt Lee: selected for NC Honors Chorus
Abby Larus: One of 4 students nationally selected to be profiled for social activism in a
PBS documentary.
Alex Daniels, Quinn Jenkins, and Jacob Warwick: Started nonprofit organizations.
Alex is doing work with Karen refugee children in CH; Quinn started GGE (Girls for
Gender Equity); Jacob started Lenses without Limits, teaching photography to low
income kids
Thomas Graham: 4-time NCISAA Cross-Country Champion, 9th at Nationals
Tyler Powell, Haleigh Morgus, Ryan Kaufmann: All-State in Field Hockey , Tennis, and
Soccer
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The Right Students: Exceptional Talents
Percentage Students of Color Compared to Peer NC Schools
(Charlotte Latin, Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day, Greensboro Day, Ravenscroft, Durham Academy
– not listed in order below)
07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12
CA
22
23
25
26
26
A
24
24
26
28
28
B
14
17
18
18
20
C
11
12
14
14
16
D
9
8
12
14
16
E
11
11
11
12
12
F
9
10
10
11
12
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The Right Students: Myriad Cultural Experiences
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Percentage of students receiving financial aid
CA
A
B
C
D
E
F
2008 2009
16 19
15 15
7
9
8 11
12 16
9 12
13 16
2010
21
16
9
13
16
13
19
2011
18
16
9
12
16
13
23
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The Right Students: Socioeconomic
Diversity
Average Independent School % for Newly Enrolled Students
07-08
ERB
58
49
VERBAL
08-09 09-10
ERB
ERB
67
59
77
47
10-11
ERB
59
64
11-12
ISEE
67
63
07-08
Grade ERB
6
63
9
55
READING
08-09 09-10
ERB
ERB
70
67
76
61
10-11
ERB
69
71
11-12
ISEE
52
65
07-08
Grade ERB
6
56
9
58
QUANTITATIVE
08-09 09-10 10-11
ERB
ERB
ERB
70
69
70
74
57
72
11-12
ISEE
68
68
Grade
6
9
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The Right Students: Academic
Achievement
6-Year Application History
6
8
9
9
13
48 10
2
0
221
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2011-12 119 13
6
56
5
3
1
203
316
2.5
2010-11 115 10
11
51
6
2
0
195
292
2.2
2009-10 133
9
11
33 12
1
0
199
293
2.2
2008-09 161 15
9
52 12
1
0
250
332
2.4
2007-08 131
13
50
5
0
216
282
2.0
2012-13 139
9
10 11
12 1st Week Annual Apps. Per
Jan. Total Total
Opening
7
8
NAIS Benchmark:
75th percentile 1.9 applications per opening
90th percentile 2.8 applications per opening
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How Well Are We Attracting Students?
Grade 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
8
85%
78%
86%
82%
87%
85%
9
Total
6-11
95%
97%
96%
99%
96%
96%
94%
95%
95%
96%
96%
96%
NAIS Benchmark for Student Retention:
50th percentile is 91.8% Retention
75th percentile is 94.7% Retention
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How Well Are We Retaining Students?
2007-08
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
2011-12
Total MS
Enrollment
303
301
305
304
309
12th Grade
99
102
99
103
105
Total US
Enrollment
412
417
413
424
423
TOTAL
ENROLLMENT
715
718
718
728
732
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Attracting and Retaining the Right
Students: Enrollment History
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Q2:Are We Attracting, Developing And
Retaining The Right Faculty And Staff?
Cary Academy seeks student-centered, hardworking employees who have demonstrated
professional excellence and are deeply
committed to our mission of a Learning
Community Committed to Discovery,
Innovation, Collaboration and Excellence.
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The Right Faculty And Staff
Joselyn Todd, MS Science: NAIS Leading Edge Award Winner
Heidi Malloy, US Science: NAIS Teacher of the Future; 2011 Environmental
Educator of the Year (Green Building Council of Raleigh).
Robert Coven, US History: Peter H. Martorella Graduate Student Award at NCSU in
Pursuit of a Ph.D.
Palmer Seeley , US English and Meredith Stewart , MS History: Selected as Fellows
for the Columbia Teachers College Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career
Teachers
Betsy Ward Hutchinson, Dance: 2011 Annual Merit Award from North Carolina
Dance Alliance
Vic Quesada, US Spanish: NCSU Inspirational Teacher Award
Margit Lanze, MS German: Selection to NCAIS Master Teacher Academy
Carole Hamilton, US English: Second Diamond Degree from the National Forensic
League
Katy Allen, US Science: Gold Medal Citizen award from NBC-17
Shani Barrax-Moore, Diversity Director: NAIS Call to Action Executive Committee
Business Leader Media and Rex Healthcare as one of the Triangle’s Healthiest
Companies
2010 CASE Circle of Excellence—Gold Award for Independent School Magazine--
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Right Faculty And Staff: Mission
Commitment And Professional Excellence
Percent Faculty and Staff of Color 2011-12
School
Cary Academy
A
B
C
D
E
F
Faculty
16
12
12
10
9
8
3
Staff
21
20
11
12
8
14
14
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Right Faculty And Staff: Diversity
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Professional Development Funding
Dedicated Training Weeks
New Faculty Evaluation and Growth Program
Instructional Technology Team
Professional Licensures…
Friday Fellowships, Bridges NCCAT
Fellowship, Major Resource Development
Grants, Blended Learning Course
Development Grants
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How Well Are We Developing Our
Faculty And Staff?
Facilities
Jess Garcia: Certified Facility Manager (International Facilities
Association); Certified Facility Manager of Japan
Business
Debby Reichel: Certified Public Accountant; Senior Professional in
Human Resources
Marie Spell: Certified Public Accountant
Belinda Blackwood: Senior Professional in Human Resources
Athletics
David McAlister: Certified Athletic Trainer; Licensed Athletic Trainer
(NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners)
Kevin Jones: Registered Athletic Administrator
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Faculty And Staff Development:
Licensure
Information Services
Eric Moore: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
Rick Harris: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; HP Certified Technician; A+
Certified Depot Technician; Lenovo Certified Technician
Peter Todd: Cisco Interconnecting Network Devices I; CNA – Cisco Network
Associate Certification
Kevin Rokuskie: HP Certified Technician; A+ Certified Depot Technician Lenovo
Certified Technician ; Microsoft Certified IT Professional; Microsoft Office Specialist
Kris Wetterling: Institute for Supply Management, Inc. – Certified Purchasing
Manager; Association of Caucus Technology Procurement Professionals – Certified
Technology Procurement Specialist
Dmitry Manakhov: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Cisco Certified Network
Professional; Network+ certification; Lenovo Certified technician
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Faculty and Staff Development:
Licensure
Annual Percent Attrition
201011
200910
200809
200708
200607
5-Year
Average
Staff
10
0
12
9
2
6.6
Faculty
10
6
5
9
7
7.4
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How Well Are We Retaining Faculty
And Staff?
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4.
Financial
Program
Parent Perception and Confidence
Employee Morale
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What Has Been The Impact Of 2011-12 Budget
Adjustments?
Financially Sound Footing
– Ran in the black in 2010-11; on track in 2011-12
– Compensated for a net $800,000 reduction this year
and an additional $235,000 next year
– No debt
– Strong, stable sources of auxiliary income
(rentals, summer programs, additional programs)
– Strong potential for increased annual giving and
targeted major gifts
– Newly increased endowment from a $15,000,000
gift
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Budget Adjustments Impact:
Financial
Physical Education
– Teachers Covering Additional Classes/Less Flexibility
– Upper School Curriculum Strengthened
Technology Support
– Longer Wait Time for Repairs
– More Instances When Immediate Help is not Available
Fine and Performing Arts
Library
Facilities
Faculty Coverage
– Teachers Covering Additional Classes
– Increased Work Load for Administrative Assistants
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Budget Adjustments Impact: Program
• Parent Meetings to Explain Income Loss and
Impact of Cuts: Low Attendance
• High Student Retention
• Community Survey
• Very Positive Breakfasts with Berger this Fall
• CA Fund 2011-12
As of January 17:
2010-11
2011-12
$166,409.57
$159,479.20
57%
53%
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Budget Adjustments Impact: Parent
Perception and Trust
Percentage of the 71 Survey
Questions CA Rated as Equal
to or Better Than our Peer
Schools
Percentage of the 71
Questions CA Rated as Better
Than Peer Schools
Parents Faculty Students Staff/
Admin.
86
92
96
96
35
31
38
31
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2011 Community Survey
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Employee Retention
Benefits and Compensation Survey
Biannual Community Survey
Anecdotal Account
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Budget Adjustments Impact:
Employee Morale
External
• Shifting Demographics
• Affordability
• Competition
Internal
• Outstanding Personnel
• Financial Sustainability
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How Are We Positioned To Meet The
Challenges Of The Next Five Years? 25 Years?
2011
Values
Total Population:
Total School Age Population:
1,151,880
301,861
White School Age Population:
184,084
Black School Age Population:
66,280
Asian School Age Population:
14,213
Other Race School Age
21,969
Population:
Hispanic School Age
45,613
Population:
Source: NAIS Data Center, as of 1/1/2011
5 Year
Change
Forecast
13.99%
14.47%
12.43%
20.00%
26.45%
26.34%
34.56%
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Meeting Challenges: Shifting
Demographics
$
Families with Children 0-17
and Income $150,000 and
Above:
2011 Value
5-Year Forecast
31,697
57.21%
Value Proposition for Parents:
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Meeting Challenges: Affordability
Private Schools
Public Schools
Charter Schools
On-line Schools
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Meeting Challenges: Competition
Hiring and Retaining Outstanding Personnel
Fiscal Sustainability
NAIS Day Schools
25th Percentile
50th Percentile
75th Percentile
90th Percentile
Cary Academy
Endowment Per Student
3254
10712
22833
43625
31335
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Major Challenges: Internal
Steps to Continue Excellence and Advance the School
1.
Vision Clarification: The Board should clearly decide if Cary
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Teaching and Learning: Continue working on this strategic goal.
Academy wants to be an excellent school for Triangle students that uses
technology effectively to advance student learning and occasionally
shares its innovative technology use with colleagues, or does Cary
Academy want to be an excellent school for Triangle students that wants
to continually be on the forefront of innovative instructional technology
use and serve as a national model? Presently we are somewhere in the
middle of this continuum and are staffed as such.
To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a
leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and
effective use of emerging technologies.
This will strengthen our effective use of instructional technology
throughout the school and formally and effectively align our teaching
with our mission. It will continue to differentiate Cary Academy from its
private and public competition.
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Steps Forward
3.
Facilities: Build a second performing arts center (has been on
long -range facilities plan). This would allow for continued development
of our outstanding arts program, enable us to attract additional
exceptional students and faculty, and enhance our community ties in
the arts. Build the field house at the stadium (also on long-range
facilities plan). Meets operational needs of our athletic program.
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Steps Forward
Cary Academy Vision Statement
As a diverse and inclusive community that
exemplifies excellence in teaching and learning,
Cary Academy will prepare each student for a
rapidly changing world by nurturing creativity,
inspiring innovation, fostering global citizenship,
and developing strong communication and
critical thinking.
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Strategic Plan 2010
Goals
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To prepare students for their futures, Cary Academy will be a
leader in teaching and learning enhanced by the creative and
effective use of emerging technologies.
Cary Academy will strengthen the development and retention
of outstanding employees who will uphold and advance the
mission and values of the school.
Cary Academy will build the framework necessary to ensure
the long-term financial sustainability of the school.
Cary Academy will strengthen student development programs
to include character education, leadership, ethics, global
citizenship and commitment to respect, integrity, and
compassion.
Cary Academy will strengthen multiculturalism in an
increasingly diverse school community through education,
experiences, and meaningful relationships.
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Strategic Plan 2010
2009 2010
2011
2012
National Merit Scholarship-PSAT
% Recognized
21
21
23
24
% Semifinalists
6
4
7
11
SAT Class Averages
Math & Verbal
1301 1302
1300
1310
Writing Test
643
638
655
650
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Standardized Testing
Year
2001
2002
2003
Average
2004
2005
2006
Average
2007
2008
2009
Average
2010
2011
NAIS Avg.
% Attrition
17
13
17
15.67
8
11
8
9.0
7
9
5
7.0
6
10
10
Founding Faculty: 11/26 42%
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Faculty Retention
2011-12
0-5 years 6-10 years 11-15 years 16-20 years 21+ years
Cary Academy
41,313
46,875
53,411
56,763
65,892
Wake County Schools
38,802
45,744
50,088
53,653
61,419
Average-NC Peer Schools 46,776
48,004
53,773
56,993
68,228
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Faculty Salaries Comparison 2011-12
Average Salary By Experience Band
2011-12 TUITION
School
7th Grade
Endowment
12th Grade as of 6-30-11
NC PEER SCHOOLS
Charlotte Country Day School
19,965
20,815
23,600,000
Charlotte Latin School
19,250
19,250
22,921,844
Durham Academy
18,425
19,980
9,785,813
Greensboro Day School
18,980
18,980
8,685,344
Providence Day School
20,730
20,730
5,497,201
Ravenscroft
18,750
18,750
15,273,720
Cary Academy
18,750
18,750
8,458,845
Average-NC Peer Schools
19,350
19,751
14,293,987
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NC Peer Schools 2011-12 Tuition and
Endowment
Budget Change
Total Cost per Increase 2012-13
Dollars Student Needed Tuition
2011-12 TUITION
Budget Changes
Employee Salary Increase (2% Pool)
Health Insurance /Employee Benefits
(10% Increase)
Part-time PE Teacher (2-3 classes per
day)
Part-time Arts Admin Assistant (10 mth
10 hrs/wk)
Utilities and General Insurance (5%
Increase)
Electronic Student Health Records
Initiative
TOTAL TUITION IMPACT
18,750
184,529
252
1.34%
87,090
119
0.63%
30,000
41
0.22%
8,000
11
0.06%
31,025
42
0.23%
7,310
10
0.05%
347,954
475
41 19,225
2.54%
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Tuition 2012-13

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