• Purpose

    “Each School Improvement Team shall assist in the preparation and evaluation of the school improvement plan and each school improvement team shall provide such assistance as the principal may request in preparing the annual budget and plan as required by law.”

    [The Rhode Island General Laws § 16-53.1 “School Improvement Act of 2000”]



    To focus the school on student performance and continuous school improvement that involves and informs all members of the school community in this work. Classical High School values and welcomes parents, families and community members to join us. Let us work together to improve student achievement.



    • Conduct comprehensive needs assessment
    • Organize and manage a school-wide self-study process to identify important issues
    • Create action plans (School Improvement Plan) to direct the improvement process
    • Lead school-wide implementation of action plans
    • Regularly collect academic and data information, and reflect on student progress
    • Evaluate and review the effectiveness of the action plans
    • Monitor and adjust action plans to better address student needs
    • Report information to parents and central office


    Membership September 2015 – June 2016

    • Students [Class]: Aaron Cho [Class of 2017] | Noel Frias [Class of 2016] | Gabriel Mernoff [Class of 2018]
    • Parents [Zip Code]: Walter Zekanoski [CHSCA] | Laura Mernoff and Jim Vandermillen [02906] | Candelaria Danicher and Cheryl Galloway [02907] | David Duke and Tracy Boothaman [02908]: Gloria Hartman and Dawit Negash [02909] | Kate Miller and Dawit Negash [02903, 02904, 02905]
    • Faculty [Department]: Arthur Rustigian [Union Representative] | Louis Toro [Guidance] | Richard Larkin [Arts, Library and Media Center] | Robert Palazzo [Physical Education and Athletics] | Ana Mendiburu [World Languages] | (Secretary) Richard Santurri [Science] | Joseph Caccia [Social Studies] | Michael Colannino [English and Language Arts] | (Chair) Ellen Holm [Mathematics]
    • Administration: Principal Scott Barr
    • Vacancies Notification: [2] at-large faculty, as of December 2, 2015


    Bylaws here



    • Held monthly
    • Begin at 8:00am in the Classical Library