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A message to students and parents...


Dear Page High School students, parents, and families:

 

At Page High School, we believe each and every student deserves to be college-ready.  We acknowledge that college takes multiple forms. We acknowledge that some students will attend a technical college to earn an industry certification, some have the need to acquire an Associate's Degree at a community college, while others will attend a four-year university or college to gain a Bachelor's Degree and beyond.  No matter the choice in post-secondary education, we aspire to prepare our students for learning after high school.

 

Because of this belief, we follow a school-wide system that promotes the attitudes, beliefs, and actions of the most successful people.  This system is AVID. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID provides a structure in which students can practice necessary skills, develop positive habits, see success, overcome challenges, and grow academically and socially.  We want our students to be leaders in their professional lives. We want them to rise to the top of any applicant pool in order to have the professional career they desire.

 

AVID calls us, as educators, to operate in a certain way.  We utilize best practices in education that are research-based.  We also operate within a collaborative work environment.  We expect students to learn within the same environment.   Students will be challenged to use content learning to solve problems and think critically about the world around them, often collaboratively. They will be invited to ask questions and seek answers using available resources.

 

While teaching is what our educators do on a daily basis, learning is the product of their teaching.  After all, learning is our primary purpose.

 

PAGE HIGH SCHOOL WILL COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State's student academic achievement standards as follows:

    • Retain highly qualified teachers.

    • Provide a safe and respectful environment to increase student learning.

    • Create a collaborative community where students learn to apply their knowledge and skills to be successful in life.

    • Collectively make effective decisions for our school.

  • PHS will schedule parent-teacher conferences bi-annually during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child's achievement.  Parent-teacher conferences will be held in fall and spring.

  • Provide parents with frequent reports on their children's progress.  Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

    • Parents will be provided with login and password to access their child grades and attendance via Power Parent.

    • Teachers will distribute a hard copy of progress reports every three weeks.

    • Students may request a printed progress report from their teacher between three-week grade checks.

  • Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

    • Parents may call teachers after 3 p.m.

    • Parents may make appointments with teachers or counselors.

  • The Principal will attend two chapter meetings throughout the school year.  The Principal will invite various staff members to attend.

  • Email and telephone numbers of teachers and counselors may be accessed by Power Parent or by contacting school secretary.

  • Monthly newsletter will be mailed.

  • Synervoice software enables the school to make digital messages to inform parents of non-attendance.

  • Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

    • Parents are welcome to participate in the school's Site Council and PBIS Tier 1 team meetings.

    • Parents may request to observe a class or volunteer in a class through the Assistant Principal.  

 

We are excited to welcome our students back to school in August and begin learning with them.

 

Sincerely,

Anne Martin

Principal, Page High School