Mission and Vision


Vaughn recognizes that to be an Educated Person in the 21st Century, our students need to possess the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to work and live in the 21st Century global environment. Vaughn adopted a Graduate Profile.

All Vaughn’s graduates will be:

  1. Academically prepared to successfully engage in post-secondary coursework and/or career.
  2. Literate and prepared for the 21st Century with mastery of skills essential to communication and learning both in English and in one or more languages other than English.
  3. Proficient thinkers and problem solvers with a capacity for mathematical analysis, scientific processing, and logical reasoning.
  4. Aware of global dynamics with the ability to become fully enfranchised and participatory global citizens.
  5. Collaborative team members, receptive to the views of others.
  6. Effective users of technology with the ability to use a multitude of digital tools for communication, presentation, and data analysis.

Goal #1: Vaughn will meet or exceed all student achievement growth targets as measured by the state adopted assessment system aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) the majority of years of the charter.

Measurable Outcomes:

  1. Vaughn will work toward a goal of at least an API of 825 at the end of the charter term.
  2. All significant subgroups identified at Vaughn will meet or exceed their established API targets the majority of years of the charter.
  3. By end of the charter term Vaughn will work toward a schoolwide goal of at least 65% proficient in ELA and in Math on the state test.
  4. Vaughn will meet annual student achievement targets in Language Arts/English on the state adopted assessment system aligned with the CCSS using the Safe Harbor model. In the majority of years of the charter, Vaughn will reduce by 10% the number of students scoring below proficient in Language Arts/English compared to the previous year.
  5. Vaughn will meet annual student achievement targets in Math on the state adopted assessment system aligned with the CCSS using the Safe Harbor model. In the majority of years of the charter, Vaughn will reduce by 10% the number of students scoring below proficient in math compared to the previous year.

Goal #2: All English Language Learner (ELL) students will meet or exceed student achievement  targets set and measured on the Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAO‟s) in the  majority of years of the charter.

Measurable Outcomes:

  1. 60% or more of ELL students will make Annual Progress in Learning English (AMAO-1) as measured by the CELDT each year of the charter.
  2. The number of ELL students in a language instruction education program for fewer than 5 years that meet the English Proficiency level on the CELDT (AMAO-2), will increase by 3% annually in the majority of years of the charter.
  3. The number of ELL students in a language instruction education program for 5 years or more that meet the English Proficiency level on the CELDT (AMAO-2), will increase by 3% annually in the majority of years of the charter.
  4. Vaughn will meet or exceed ELL student achievement targets in English Language Arts/English on the state adopted assessment system using the Safe Harbor model a majority of the years and a minimum of 2 years in a row during the five year charter term.
  5. Vaughn will meet or exceed ELL student achievement targets in Math on the state adopted assessment system using the Safe Harbor model a majority of the years and minimum of 2 years in a row during the five year charter term.

Goal # 3: All students will succeed in high school and will demonstrate competencies in self-direction, productivity and responsibility, important skills for life and career.

Measurable Outcomes:

  1. 95% or more of Vaughn‟s high school students will pass the high school exit exam (CAHSEE) or equivalent assessment established by state accountability system each year of the charter.
  2. 90% or more of Vaughn‟s high school graduates will complete “a-g” requirements each year of the charter.
  3. Vaughn‟s High school graduation rate will be maintained at 90% or better annually.
  4. At least 85% of Vaughn graduates will be accepted to institutions of higher learning based on college acceptance notification/enrollment data and tracked by school counselors.
  5. Annual school wide student attendance will be maintained at 97% or better as measured by state-defined average daily attendance procedures.
  6. The suspension and expulsion rate as a percent of enrolled students will be maintained at 3% or less annually.