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    School-Parent Compact

    Family Involvement Policy 

    African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC)

    African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC)

    AAPAC is an advisory council for African American parents. It serves as a tool for parents to be empowered in the decision-making process and to be advocates for their children's success.

    AAPAC advises the school on:

    • The school’s Academic Plan and budget.
    • Issues specific to academic achievement of African-American students.
    • Ways to engage/increase parent participation.
    • Developing goals and objectives specific to each school site as it relates to Targeted Instruction Improvement Policy.
    • Meets on a regular basis (monthly meetings are recommended)

    Elections are held in September for two years, parents of Black/African-American students elect parent members of the AAPAC

    English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

    What is ELAC?
    ELAC is a committee consisting mainly of parents of students whose first language is not English, and of those members of the community who reside or work in the service area of the school.  Other members include teachers and staff from Carter High School.

    ¿Qué es ELAC?
    ELAC es un comité que consiste principalmente en padres de estudiantes cuyo primer idioma no es el inglés y de aquellos miembros de la comunidad que residen o trabajan en el área de servicio de la escuela. Otros miembros incluyen maestros y personal de Carter High School.

    What is the purpose of ELAC?
    ELAC was established for the purpose of allowing committee members to participate in the education of the students whose first language is not English, and to advise the principal and other members of the school regarding programs and services for English Learners.

    ¿Cuál es el propósito de ELAC?
    ELAC se estableció con el propósito de permitir que los miembros del comité participen en la educación de los estudiantes cuyo primer idioma no es el inglés y para asesorar al director y otros miembros de la escuela con respecto a los programas y servicios para los estudiantes aprendices de inglés.

    How do we benefit from ELAC?
    In order to receive benefits from ELAC, it is very important for parents of students in the EL program to actively participate, remain informed about school activities, and attend meetings.
    Parent involvement will not only support students academically, but it will also help to build self-esteem of our students and encourage students to become successful members of society.
    Being a member of ELAC provides parents with the opportunity to become familiar with the academic programs of the school, and allows parents to have a voice in the development of the programs that are offered by the school.

    ¿Cómo nos beneficiamos de ELAC?
    Para recibir los beneficios de ELAC, es muy importante que los padres de los estudiantes en el programa aprendices de inglés participen activamente, se mantengan informados sobre las actividades escolares y asistan a las reuniones.
    La participación de los padres no solo apoyará a los estudiantes académicamente, sino que también ayudará a desarrollar la autoestima de nuestros estudiantes y alentará a los estudiantes a convertirse en miembros exitosos de la sociedad.
    Ser miembro de ELAC les brinda a los padres la oportunidad de familiarizarse con los programas académicos de la escuela y les permite tener una voz en el desarrollo de los programas que ofrece la escuela.

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