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Citizen Schools Texas :: WOW! to a Great Year
Citizen Schools

June, 2011

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Jane Long TAKS Results
Wells Fargo Advisors WOW!
Holocaust Memorial WOW!
Baylor College of Medicine WOW!

ELTJane Long TAKS Results

With the conclusion of the 2010-2011 school year, the Citizen Schools Texas team is excited about the impact that Expanded Learning Time (ELT) has had on our students. This year was the first year that Citizen Schools served every 6th grader at Jane Long Middle School and the results have been amazing.



TAKS Results for our ELT students shows significant gains in Math and Reading rates. From 2010 to 2011, Math passing rates (percent passing plus percent Commended) rose from 70% to 77% and Commended rates jumped from 13% to 30%. Reading achievement also climbed, with passing rates improving from 63% to 73%, and Commended rates from 16% to 26%. Achieving Commended status represents real achievements by a student and essentially demonstrates that a student is on a successful college and career pathway.


We thank all of our campus staff, professional volunteers, corporate and private partners for their dedication in making this year a success. What a great way to say WOW! 




Todd C. Litton


TX - Wells Fargo WOW!Wells Fargo Advisors WOW! 

On May 10, students from Jane Long Middle School ventured to the Wells Fargo Advisors downtown office to showcase what they've learned in their apprenticeships. The WOW! consisted of three apprenticeships: Secrets to Making Money, Cyber Safety and Food and Nutrition. All of the students presented their projects to an engaged group of 30 Wells Fargo employees in the company's Conference Room. Read more >>

Holocaust Memorial WOW! 

Citizen Teacher Diane Merrill led her apprenticeship "Stand Up" for the second time this spring at Jane Long, which teaches students how to be leaders in their communities. The apprenticeship is based on a curriculum developed by the Holocaust Museum of Houston, where Ms. Merrill serves as a volunteer docent. The mission of the Holocaust Museum is to end hate by encouraging citizens to be active rather than bystanders whenever they are faced with injustice in their community. Read more >>

TX - Baylor WOW!Baylor College of Medicine WOW!

On May 17, Citizen Schools students from our Jane Long and Sharpstown campuses joined together to WOW! over 50 doctors, professors, and students at Baylor College of Medicine with their knowledge of health and the human body. Congressman Al Green attended the WOW! and spoke to students about the importance of education and encouraged them to follow their dreams. Rachel O'Shields, Staff Assistant for Senator John Cornyn, was also in attendance. Altogether five apprenticeships participated in the WOW!. Read more >>


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