Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)

PURPOSE: Dove Science Academy shall promote parent involvement in the school as mandated by Title I, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.

The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves, and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Principal or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law l07-1l0, No Child Left Behind; section 1118-Title I Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to "develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy".

Building Parents Capacity for Involvement

The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children's education helps the school to realize its vision “to prepare students for college with a focus on science, math, and computers.” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.

  1. Program Information for Parents: Dove Science Academy shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state's academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, Part A, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and how to monitor their children's progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.
  2. Materials and Training: Dove Science Academy shall provide materials and training, such as how to use technology, to conduct activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children and to work with them to improve achievement.
  3. Educate Educators: Dove Science Academy shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
  4. Understandable Communication: Dove Science Academy shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities are sent to the parents of all children in a format to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.