Understanding the High Reliability Schools™ Concept Webinar

Featuring Philip B. Warrick


The key to successful school improvement is to establish and sustain systems focused on “the right work.” The High Reliability Schools (HRS) model provides a systemic approach for strategic planning and sustained school improvement within five different levels of operation.

The first three levels of the HRS model are foundational for districts and schools, in order to have a high level of reliability for improving learning. A critical commitment within the first level of the HRS model is the establishment of the professional learning communities process, which serves as the cornerstone for subsequent levels within the HRS framework.

The fourth and fifth levels are optional, but they will provide a deeper focus on learning if implemented.

The HRS model was created as a school-based model that can be used in a single school or across an entire school district, to establish the leadership aspect of defined autonomy for all schools in the district.

Goals for this webinar include:

  • Understand the High Reliability Schools model and the concepts of leading indicators, lagging indicators, and quick data.
  • Explore how the HRS model can help a district establish the concept of defined autonomy and provide a clear and consistent focus for strategic planning in all schools.
  • Understand how the professional learning communities concept embeds in the HRS model to create a powerful, collaborative approach to school improvement.


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