At Capitol, we are proud to be involved in the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST). Through our involvement in this center for transformational change, we are identifying and implementing teacher behaviors and methods that have proven successful in high performing urban centers to further us along our path to becoming an exemplary school.

There are eight tenants included in the Four Essential Elements to Creating High Performing Schools.


Improve School Culture
Strengthen Instruction
Enrich Curriculum
Build Student Support


Generate Mastery
Acquire Evidence that All Students Understand
Introduce Content Clearly Concisely & Logically
Introduce Content in Ways that Connect with Students
Integrate Academic Vocabulary into Spoken Vocabulary
Practice New Skills with High Levels of Success
Lead Students to Believe that Academic Success is Valued
Leads Students to Love Learning & Want to Learn More