Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Three decades of research have shown that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school but throughout life. Global Scholars Academy believes that learning can best take place when there is shared effort, interest, and commitment among students, parents, and staff. The goal of this Parent and Family Engagement Policy is to support in a more consistent and effective manner those things already in practice as well as to generate new ways of strengthening the partnership between the school and home.
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.