Parent Engagement Goals & Objectives
- Promote active engagement within the school community
- Provide families with resources to support student growth both at home and at school
- Build a school-wide community committed to the mission and philosophy of the school
City Academy Parent Organization (CAPs)
All parents of City Academy students are automatically members of the City Academy Parent Organization, commonly referred to as CAPs.
CAPs meetings are held throughout the year and all families are encouraged to attend and share in the organization’s responsibilities. Meetings are required for CAP officers (Co-Chairs, Secretary/Treasurer, Development/Fundraiser), volunteer chairs and room parents.
Room parents will work together to accomplish the following:
- Attend quarterly Room Parent Meetings
- Decide on specific classroom activity to promote community
- Decide on monthly date for birthday celebration
- Decide on specific food for celebration and consider food allergy alternatives
New Parent Education Seminars & Parent Engagement Nights
The classes and engagement programs are designed to address the interests of our City Academy parent community. Parents share knowledge that is intended to help guide children to become healthy, proud, and capable people, focusing on effective family communication, healthy culture identify, family values, child growth and development, positive self esteem, and educational progress. Meetings are held weekly, September-December from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and mandatory for all parents new to City Academy. Childcare will be available for all programs. Catered dinner is provided.
Parent Volunteer Program
Parent participation is critical to the education of their children and vital to healthy communication. Volunteering provides opportunities to develop bonds with the school and other families, while also providing the school with necessary supports to carry out the mission and philosophy.
Returning Families: Minimum of 20 volunteer hours including 4 hours of educational/ engagement workshops.
New Families: Junior Kindergarten through first grade parents are required to attend 20 hours of educational workshops. Second through sixth grade parents are required to attend 4 hours of educational workshops and volunteer for 16 hours.