Family & Community Engagement
Dear Career Academy School
My name is Darnell Heavens and I would like
to take this time to introduce myself as the Family & Community Specialist
serving Career Academy High School for the 2015-2016 school year. As part of the SLPS Office of Family &
Community engagement, my purpose is to build new and strengthen existing
partnerships with families and the local community by articulating the vision
of Career Academy High School and increasing parent awareness of federal,
state, district, school policies as well as mandates of the SLPS District.
It is commonly acknowledged that one of the
most essential components of student achievement and success is parent
involvement. At Career Academy High School we believe that parents are a vital
partner in their child’s education and that parents are the secret weapon to
not only increasing student achievement but sustaining it. It is through this
partnership that we are able to provide resources for parents to support their
child academically and more importantly have an open communication system to
keep parents abreast of the happenings in the school.
As part of our effort, we have volunteer
applications for those who would like to serve as volunteers in the school and
for special school events. WE also encourage every parent to become part of
Career Academy PTO as we have many exciting things planned for this year!
Here at Career Academy High School we pride
ourselves in providing a school culture that is focused on academic excellence.
Therefore, we encourage our parents to become partners with us to ensure Career
Academy High School students receive an exemplary academic education that
prepares them to meet the challenges of our dynamic global society.