PACE Academy's Partnership Approach to Family Engagement
Research on Family Engagement in schools clearly emphasizes the importance of positive partnerships between home and school. When families, teachers and school leaders work to build positive partnerships for the success of student learning and development, students are motivated to achieve academically, they have greater success of grade level promotion and better social/emotional skills.
At PACE families play significant roles in supporting their children’s learning, in guiding their children successfully through a complex school system, and in strongly advocating for their children and for effective public schools. Our emphasis on school and non-school supports compliment one another to create an integrated set of community-wide resources and activities that focus on improving learning and development.
The National Family, School and Community Engagement Working Group defines Family Engagement as:
- Family engagement is a shared responsibility, and is successful when the school and community create meaningful ways in which families can commit to actively support their children’s learning and development.
- Family engagement is continuous across a child’s life and entails an enduring commitment; changing the parental roles as children mature into young adulthood.
- Effective family engagement cuts across and reinforces learning in the multiple settings where children learn— at home, in school, in after school programs, and in the community.
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"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." -- Jane D. Hull