As part of our ongoing commitment to our students, the District launched an Alumni Survey in June 2016. Beginning with the Class of 2016 graduates, we collected data on our students’ perceptions of our learning community. We wanted to know whether they felt prepared for work, for life, and for higher levels of education. We wanted to know which aspects of our program had the most impact on them and which aspects had a lesser impact. We wanted to know if we missed anything our graduates feel was critical as they progressed from freshman to graduating high school seniors. The input we received from our graduates is currently being analyzed and will be used to inform plans for future improvement.
We are now in the second phase of our Alumni Survey project. We will be expanding our data collection to the graduating classes of 2011 and 2013. Surveying the young adults in these cohorts will allow us to collect more nuanced information from students who have had several years of work and/or higher education experiences since receiving their Red Hook High School diplomas.
In order to collect the desired feedback, the District will launch a Twitter Feed to make our alumni aware of the survey. The feed is called “@TheRHHSSurvey,” and both the District (@rhcsd) and the Guidance Office (@redhookguidance) Twitter accounts will follow @TheRHHSSurvey. In addition, we will be posting information about the survey on the Guidance Office Facebook page, and working with the Senior Class Student Council to get the word out to improve our response rate.
The Alumni Survey of the Class of 2011 & 2013 will be administered via SurveyMonkey. It is critical that students, themselves, respond to the questions so that we are measuring their first-hand experiences of the District. Parents are welcome to email their feedback about their graduated students experiences to the District at email@example.com.