Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: The mission of the Plano Independent School District is to provide an excellent education for each student.
Vision: Plano ISD schools empower students to be able to adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives, collaborate with, and contribute to, the global community and to be disciplined and creative in their thinking.
Goals: (1) Ensure continued improvement in student learning.
(2) Ensure efficient use of financial resources/budgeting.
Plano Senior High School
Mission: The mission of Plano Senior High School is to graduate responsible individuals prepared to function with integrity in a rapidly changing world.
Personal Core Values
Growth Integrity Grit Respect Patience
Degrees and Certifications:
Kevin Barker - Academic Support Specialist (L-Z)
This is my 1st year at Plano Senior High School and I feel privileged to now be a part of the Wildcat community. My last 12 years have been spent at Vines High School where I was a Geography teacher and team leader. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Geography and also earned my Masters in Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.
As academic support specialist, my primary role is supporting student academic success through Plano ISD's CMIT (Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team) and the federal 504 program.
While I will miss the classroom, I’m very excited about everything I will be learning as I transition outside of the class to operate at the campus level. I look forward to working with and supporting students to help them be successful during this very challenging but exciting stage of their educational careers.
What is 504?
504 prevents any entity that receives money from the federal government from discriminating against individuals with disabilities solely on the basis of their disability. Section 504 is a civil rights law that prevents qualified individuals with disabilities from being treated unequally in comparison to the majority population.
Who is eligible?
A student has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
504 defines physical or mental impairment as physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems:
Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Special sense organ, Respiratory, including speech organs, Cardiovascular, Reproductive, Digestive, genitourinary, Hemic and Lymphatic, Skin, Endocrine, any mental or psychological disorder.
Major life Activities include: eating, sleeping, lifting standing, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, communication, writing, social interaction and all major body functions/systems.
Examples that may qualify:
Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Anxiety, Depression, Concussion, Diabetes, ADHD, Celiac disease, or IBS
We want to make sure that a student with a disability has an even playing field against their nondisabled peers.
Child Find is required by all district personnel that work in the school system. If a teacher, counselor or staff member are made aware of a disability they will refer that student to the Academic Specialists.
What is the process:
The Academic Specialist is given a referral for the student