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ASHS School Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact

Americus-Sumter High School South

2014-2015


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Americus-Sumter County High School South students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement as well as describes how school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State's high standards.

To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand our district's and school's goals for student academic achievement.

SCS's District Goals: To graduate all students

Americus-Sumter County High School South Campus School Goals Focus Area: English and Math

English Goals by the end of 2014-2015 school year:

83% of all students in an English/Language Arts (ELA) course will pass as measured by the Georgia Milestone Assessment.

Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) scores for first time testers will increase from 82% to 85%.

Math Goal by the end of 2014-2015 school year:
The course pass rate for Analytic Geometry will increase from 70% to 85% as measured by the Georgia Milestone Assessment.

By the end of 2014-2015 school year, 80% of all students enrolled in a Math course will meet or exceed as measured by the Georgia Milestone Assessment.

To help your child meet the district and school goals, the school, you, and your child will work together to:

School Responsibilities:

ASHS will:

  1. Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State's student academic standards/
  2. Provide grade level math packets for parents and their child/children with instructions for completion.
  3. Provide students with a writing checklist and provide feedback.
  4. Be available for consultations with parents during my planning period, afterschool, and parent/teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual student's achievement. I will also provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and/or observe classroom activities.
  5. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child's progress. Specifically, the school will provide a progress report at 4 ½ weeks and every nine weeks. These reports will be sent to parents via Wednesday courier.

Parent Responsibilities:

We, as a parent, will:

  1. Ensure my child is able to explain how he or she uses the mathematical techniques and are able to show examples of his or her works.
  2. Ensure my child spends at least 30 minutes each day practicing math skills.
  3. Review samples of my child's writings at least 3 times a month.
  4. Read and discuss classic literary works with my child for at least 1 hour each week.
  5. Ensure my child masters the list of literary terms and ensure my child spends at least 30 minutes every other day by practicing the recommended vocabulary.
  6. Check to see if my child has homework, and if assistance is needed, I will assist my child.

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Complete and turn in classroom and homework assignments, and if assistance is needed, I will assist my child.
  2. Work with my teachers and parent(s) to ensure I master the list of literary terms and spend at least 30 minutes every other day by practicing the recommended vocabulary.
  3. Maintain writing samples that will include self-evaluation of my reading and writing goals.
  4. Explain and demonstrate my master of grade-level mathematical techniques.
  5. Spend at least 30 minutes every other day practicing math skills.
  6. Read and discuss classic literate works with my parent/guardian for at least 1 hour each week.

Please review this School-Parent Compact with your child. This School-Parent Compact will be discussed with you throughout the year at different school-family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school.

Please sign and date below to acknowledge that you have read, received, and agree to this School-Parent Compact. Once signed, please return the form to your child's teacher. We look forward to our school-parent partnership!

School Representative Signature: _____________________  Date: _______________

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________   Date: _______________

Student Signature: __________________________________   Date: _______________