• North Metro Academy of Performing Arts

    2023 – 2024

    The Plan…

    The promise…

    5995 Crooked Creek Road

    Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

    (770) 414-2400

    www.gcpsk12.org/NMAPA

    (May 9, 2023)

  • WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?

    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information can be found on our school's website at www.gcpsk12.org/NMAPA under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of our Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. The Plan is also available in the registrar's office and will be available for review on the PTA website.

  • HOW IS THE PLAN DEVELOPED AND REVISED?

    It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the Planning Meeting in the spring. All feedback forms from the Planning Meeting are submitted to the Office of Federal Programs for review.  Families who are not able to attend the Planning Meeting can review draft documents and provide input during the draft document review period.

  • COMMUNICATION

    At North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, we are committed to frequent two-way communication with our families in a family-friendly format through Friday Folders, School and Class Newsletters, Parent/Teacher Conferences and Agenda Books, and our school website: www.gcpsk12.org/NMAPA.

    Parents may request a meeting at a mutually agreed upon time to discuss their child's progress by calling the school office at 770-414-2400 leave a message for the teacher or you may email the teacher. Their email can be found on our school website under staff directory. Our school hours are 7:45 am – 3:30 pm.

    ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES WITH…

    • Title I Program Information: Program information is available during the Title I Planning Meeting in the spring and Annual Parent Meetings in the fall, on the school website, and in the Parent Center.
    • Curriculum Information: Knowing what your child is learning at school is important. We will keep you informed throughout the year about what your child is learning during parent meetings, conferences, eCLASS, and on our school website.
    • Student Progress Monitoring: The Parent Portal is an online resource that allows families to view grades, attendance, schedules, assessment, and your child’s results, course history, and much more. Monitoring your child’s progress in school is an important way to be engaged.
    • Parent Resources: We have many resources available for checkout to use at home with your child. We also host several parent workshops to empower you as you work with your child at home.
    • Staff Training: We will train our staff to effectively communicate with you. Your input on how we train our staff is valuable.
    • Communication: We will communicate, to the extent feasible, all information with you in a language and format you understand.  Whenever possible, we will provide interpreters during parent workshops, and academic events. Translation is available for most documents.
    • Transition Support: Entering a new school can be scary for both students and families. We will host events to make sure both you and your child are aware of what is expected and how you can prepare as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career.

  • OUR DISTRICT GOALS

    Empathy: Cultural competence, staff and student wellbeing, educator diversity.

    Equity: Multi-tiered system of supports, opportunity and access, equitable resource allocation.

    Effectiveness: Results-Based evaluation system, talent management, educational return on investment.

    Excellence: Preferred education destination, post-secondary and workforce readiness, world-class communication and engagement.  

  • OUR SCHOOL GOALS

    We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.

    North Metro Academy of Performing Arts believes that it is essential to support all students. NMAPA will correctly identify students’ needs and provide them with the necessary skills and support to ensure that they are successful in their academic and non-academic classes by removing all barriers to success. NMAPA believes in providing teachers with opportunities to participate in professional learning to support the implementation of tiered supports.

    During the 2023-2024 school year, NMAPA students will demonstrate effective social emotional skill, reading comprehension skills, fluency, mathematical computation skills, and problem-solving abilities by scoring on or above expected levels of performance/growth on Gwinnett County Public Schools' Educational Effective Survey, District Assessments, and Georgia Milestones Benchmarks Assessments for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades.

  • WHAT IS A FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN?

    It is a plan that describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement that will support student learning at school and at home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. The school will provide information and as many opportunities as possible for the participation of all family members.

  • WHAT IS A SCHOOL-FAMILY PROMISE?

    It is a written agreement that outlines how the school, the students, and the family will work together to ensure your child’s academic success. An effective School-Family Promise contains the following elements:

    • Clear learning goals that are linked to the school’s improvement plan
    • Specific skills students will learn during the year
    • Strategies that staff, families, and students will use to improve student learning
    • Ways to extend learning at home
    • Methods teachers and family members will use to communicate about student progress
    • Opportunities for family members to observe and participate in the classroom
    • Jointly developed by families, school staff, students, community business partners, and other stakeholders during our Planning Meeting
    • Reviewed and revised at least annually during the Title I planning meeting. Other opportunities for review are during PTA meetings and Parent/Teacher Conferences.

  • WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE SUCCESS

    North Metro Academy of Performing Arts will…

    • We will provide all students with a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive environment to meet high academic standards.
    • Offer Parent Workshops to provide parent training, support, and materials in reading fluency and numeracy related to problem solving.
    • Host events to teach parents engaging activities to reinforce reading fluency and math problem solving skills and how to engage children in real-world conversations about math and literacy.
    • Maintain a Parent Center with personnel available to check out resources and teach parents strategies to help their children improve in reading fluency and problem-solving skills.

    Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.

     


    Monique C. Lee

    May 19, 2023

    Principal’s Signature

    Date

    As Students, we will…icon: person reading a book

    • Attend schoolwide events and workshops to help improve my reading fluency and math problem solving skills.
    • Use the resources made available to me and my parents at schoolwide events and engage in real-world conversations about math and literacy.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • Monitor and review my child's reading comprehension, math computation goals, and problem-solving skills number sense.
    • Attend parent workshops and learn strategies to help my child be successful at reading, vocabulary, math computation, and problem-solving.
    • Visit the Parent Center to check out resources and learn strategies to help our children improve in reading fluency and problem-solving skill

  • LET'S TALK

    North Metro Academy of Performing Arts is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning and progress. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include:

    •  Parent/Teacher Conferences
    •  Class Dojo
    •  Agenda Books and Friday Folders
    •  Parent Portal
    •  Email, Phone Conferences
    •  Teacher Websites and Newsletters

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Jessica Arnold, Assistant Principal.

  • ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP

    • Title I Planning Meetings
    • Back to School Open House
    • Curriculum Night
    • Annual Title I Planning Meeting
    • Technology and Digital Learning Workshop
    • Fall Early Release Parent-Teacher Conferences
      • October 18th - 19th, 2023
    • Literacy and Math Parent Workshop
    • Holiday Luncheons
    • Arts Integration Nights
    • Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
      • March 6th – 7th, 2023
    • Kindergarten Transition Preview
      • March 2024
    • Kindergarten Registration
      • May 4, 2023
    • Rising K Academy
      • June 12th – June 30th, 2023

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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    • Title I is a federal program designed to support school reform efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.
    • Title I programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement.
    • The Title I Office reserves at least one percent of the district’s allocation to fund family and community engagement programs. The use of these funds is based on suggestions gathered at our spring Planning Meetings from families and community members. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
    • Childcare and/or transportation may be provided for meetings and school events.

     

    Mission: NMAPA engages students in instruction that integrates academics and performing arts in ways that address each student's unique needs and interests while intentionally developing confidence, imagination, and collaboration.

  • VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER

    Our Parent Center has learning games, books, and many other resources for families to check out and use at home. Jessica Arnold is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, and share ways you can help your child at home. Parent Center hours are 7:30 a.m. --3:30. Don't hesitate to contact Jessica Arnold for additional information about our Parent Center and the resources available for checkout.

    Email: Jessica.N.Arnold@gcpsk12.org

    Our Family Engagement Center is in the main building of NMAPA. Our Engagement Center hours our 7:30 – 3:30. Please contact Jessica Arnold for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out

    770- 414-2400

    Jessica.n.arnold@gcpsk12.org

    A large group of raised hands with the words "Volunteer Opportunities" above them. 

    Volunteer opportunities and classroom visitations are made by appointment. Please contact your student's administrator for more information and visit the website to view the calendar of upcoming events.