Rasco Named Model PLC at Work

Rasco Honored as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work
Posted on 05/26/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Rasco Honored as a Model Professional Learning Community at WorkRasco Middle School has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work™ by Solution Tree, joining an elite group of approximately 200 schools and districts across the United States and Canada to receive this prestigious honor.

The distinguished recognition from Solution Tree reflects Rasco Middle School's exceptional commitment to raising student achievement through the successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work™ process. The school's sustained success in improving student outcomes and its dedication to ongoing, job-embedded learning for educators have been key contributing factors to this achievement.

Rasco Middle School stands alongside five other BISD campuses, Freeport Elementary, Polk Elementary, Velasco Elementary, Lanier Middle School and Freeport Intermediate, as Model PLC schools, as well as the district, which was named as a Model PLC at Work District in 2020. BISD and these schools exemplify the core principles of PLCs, which emphasize a focus on learning, building a collaborative culture, and fostering a results-oriented approach.

Principal Keith Fuller expressed his pride in this achievement "Being a Professional Learning Community has become ingrained in our school's practices as sustainable best practices. Our collective culture of collaboration is now our way of life. As a result, Rasco Middle School is recognized as a state 'Recognized' campus, showcasing our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement for all students."

The recognition of model PLC schools is based on rigorous criteria, including a demonstrated commitment to PLC concepts, a minimum of three years of implementation, and clear evidence of improved student learning and outcomes over that period. Rasco Middle School successfully met these criteria, highlighting its dedication to the principles of PLCs and the positive impact on student achievement.

Educators in the recognized model PLC schools have showcased a sustained commitment to ensuring high levels of achievement for all students. These schools have displayed a willingness to adapt the organization's structure and culture to align with their commitment. The attainment of this significant milestone on the PLC journey is truly commendable and deserving of congratulations.

To foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, Rasco Middle School, along with other recognized model PLC schools, will be listed on allthingsplc.info. This platform enables educators interested in school improvement to access implementation strategies, structures, and performance data from these exemplary institutions. The website, developed and maintained by Solution Tree, also offers valuable tools for team collaboration, articles, research, blog posts, and additional resources related to PLCs.

Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that enhance staff and student performance, has been supporting K-12 teachers and administrators in creating successful schools for over 20 years. Their resources have played a pivotal role in driving positive change and ensuring the success of all children.

Rasco Middle School's recognition as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work™ highlights its commitment to excellence and its dedication to empowering students through collaborative and results-oriented practices. The school's achievements serve as an inspiration to educators and administrators striving to enhance student learning and outcomes.

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