I am sure that everyone is aware of the decisions currently facing many schools in light of this season’s severe winter weather. Schools are having to re-design their second semester calendars to accommodate missed days. These days must be made-up according to state law. Schools are utilizing “built-in” weather days, using “break” days, adding days to the end of the school year, and adding time to extend the length of school days in order to make up missed days.
APA is working to make-up lost school days in order to support academic instruction for academic performance success. We will be informing you as to our school’s decision(s) for making up lost days. Currently, you can check our website for changes to the school calendar.
APA is a “College Preparatory” academy K-12. We are currently implementing academic programs to see that our students have the best opportunity for positive academic performance. APA has implemented the “After School Student Success” program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to our after school reading remediation and Title I programs. Additionally, APA has implemented assigned summer school for 2014. It is essential for students’ academic success that parents are pro-active partners in the school’s educational process and we appreciate your cooperation and support as we implement these programs.
Indiana state testing (ISTEP) begins in about one month. We ask that you, as a partner for you student’s success, see that your student completes all school academic assignments and homework and attends all academic support programs after school. Please follow your student’s progress through the school’s student information that is electronically available to every parent, as well as following teacher assignments on the website “blog.” These actions on your part are key to being “pro-active” as an educational partner.
As well, national data supports the fact that students who eat a breakfast to start their day perform academically better. Something as simple as cereal and fruit to start the day can make a major and positive difference in your student’s performance. Please assist your student in this.
We are all “Partners for Success.”
Anderson Preparatory Academy
November 20, 2013