Our school recognizes that a focus on professional development and a consistent improvement in teacher practice has a favorable effect on other aspects ofstudent life in CIAO including attendance, honor roll,suspensions,standardized test scores; guidance department referrals, portfolios assessments, discipline referrals, phone calls home to parents to discuss student progress, etc. As professionals we understand the value of collaboration among peers, discussing student progress and gains (and the Career and Innovation Academy of Orange reason for them) and the sharing of things we've done that impact student learning. Common planning time embedded in the schedule supports teacher collaboration.