Corpus Christi ISD had a vision for using innovation and future ready skills to transform chronically low-performing campuses into engaging cultures where students thrive and are equipped for their futures by investing in their human capital on those campuses through an engaging learner experience and necessary teacher and leader coaching to support sustainable change.
CCISD reached out to e2L in 2011 to partner with the district as they re-opened a reconstituted elementary and a 6th-12th grade school within a school as the Metropolitan Schools of Design. The vision of the district was to provide a project-based experience infused with design thinking while ensuring that the campuses which had missed AYP for several years in a row was able to be successful, and the e2L Framework was the answer. In one year, the campuses were able to meet AYP, significantly increase attendance, cut discipline referrals by 50% and increase state standardized test scores in every subject and with every population 10-29%.
When the district was awarded two TTIPS transformation grants in 2014 for two of the lowest performing campuses in the state, CCISD turned to the e2L partnership again. With Kostoryz Elementary and South Park Middle School, the results have included teacher growth in e2L-Curated Best Practices, significant decreases in discipline referrals, parental involvement growing from a few attendees at parent nights to hundreds attending each event, and increases in standardized test scores with gains as high as 26%. These campuses who have traditionally ranked at the bottom of the district rising to the top, being visited from educators across the nation and recognized by TEA auditors as becoming a true “learning culture” for both students and teachers.