We are committed to encourage exceptional parental and community involvement. We require 1 hour of parental involvement per month. Our volunteer coordinator organizes these efforts. We also cooperate with the businesses in our geographic vicinity, forming partnerships. We try to integrate into school projects ways for students to be compassionate and make a difference in the community.
Our Parent Partnership
The partnership philosophy is implemented by an agreement among parents, students, the board of directors and the faculty. It requires two areas of participation: a requirement to be involved in the development of the student, and a requirement that families support the overall operation of the school
Standards and Expectations for Families:
1. To communicate honestly, thoroughly and respectfully with the faculty and administrators.
2. To attend parent-teacher conferences.
3. To contribute at least one hour a month to school activities.
4. To reinforce learning by engaging in frequent and detailed discussions with your student about his or her academic and behavioral progress.
5. To provide a home environment in which education is valued.
6. To foster cooperation and communication with the faculty by providing complete current contact information.
7. To ensure compliance with interventions and assist with remedial needs.
8. To provide positive reinforcement for appropriate attitudes and behaviors.
9. To ensure that your student attends school daily, arrives on time, and is ready to learn.
Standards and Expectations for Students:
1. Be respectful.
2. Be responsible.
3. Be cooperative
4. Work hard.
5. Have a Growth Mindset (believing that with effort and hard work, anyone can get smarter everyday).
(Students work to develop ideas with their classroom teachers about how each of the 5 expectations looks at school.)
Standards and Expectations for Faculty and administrators:
1. To ensure the accomplishment of the school’s mission. (see mission page)
2. To embrace and teach using the school’s philosophy.
3. To communicate regularly with parents regarding their child’s strengths and progress.
4. To use positive behavior management with the students.
5. To hold students to high academic standards.
6. To be life-long learners themselves, taking yearly professional development classes.
7. To be reflective of their practice and make adjustments and changes to best meet student’s needs.
8. To collaborate with colleagues regularly.
9. To create a safe, orderly, academically challenging, emotionally nurturing, and child centered learning environment.
Standards and Expectations for the Boards of Directors:
1. To ensure the mission of the school is met.
2. To perform duties as specified by the by-laws.
3. To behave lawfully and ethically, and to use its authority properly.
4. To oversee organizational performance, engage in multi-year planning, and provide financial oversight.
5. To assume responsibility for ensuring long-range commitments of resources, establish a financial development plan and participate in its implementation.
6. To encourage participation in its monthly meetings by students, parents, faculty and members of the community.