Principle #3: Empower Every Family
Description: Families are recognized as essential members of the learn- ing team for each student—their participation is welcomed, valued, and encouraged by the school. The school understands that families are impor- tant and influential resources because they know their children best.
3.1 The school makes a conscious effort to educate families to play a proactive role in the school life of their child throughout their school career.
3.2 Families participate in the development of the student’s learning plan, help assess progress, and provide support for their child’s learning.
3.3 Teachers suggest mentoring possibilities for families and use their local knowledge, personal skills, assets, and networks in ways that support the school’s program.