FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY

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Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Global Scholars Academy Board of Education acknowledges the importance of family engagement in a scholar’s academic success and is certain that the education of children is an ongoing collaborative partnership between the home and school. Parents and other family members are their children’s first teachers; therefore, the continued involvement of parents and family members in the educational process is most important in cultivating and improving educational achievement. School officials and personnel will strive to support and provide parents and family members with meaningful opportunities to become involved in the design and implementation of the Title I program and activities in order to help students meet state and local achievement standards.

At Global Scholars Academy, the partnership between the school and home will be supported by:

  • Convening an annual meeting in the school to provide information to parents about the school and available programs ensuring parent participation in the educational decision-making process;
  • Provide all parents of students in Title I schools information about their right to know the qualifications of their children’s teachers, paraprofessionals;
  • Inviting parents to the monthly parent empowerment meeting where various topics are discussed regarding school policy, school instruction and opportunities for parents to get involved;
  • Offering a flexible number of meetings, workshops, and quarterly parent conferences that will assist parents in improving their children’s academic achievement and encouraging volunteering in the classroom and in other school activities;
  • Providing opportunities for all parents to participate in school activities, including parents with disabilities and limited English proficiency, and all racial and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Involving parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review, and evaluation of school programs;
  • Having all parties involved sign a Principal/Teacher/Parent/Student compact agreement stating how each will contribute to ensuring the student’s achievement;
  • Assisting parents in understanding state academic content, the North Carolina Accountability Program, state and local assessments, and student performance standards;
  • Communicating clearly and frequently with parents about school policies, programs, and their own children; and
  • Educating school personnel in the value of contributions of parents and in how to communicate with and strengthen the connection between the parent and the school.