What is the educational responsibility of Veritas Preparatory Academy?
- An effective means of school/parent communication:
The school must provide for a high level of effective communication between the school and the parents.
- Academically sound and parent/student-friendly educational materials:
Since parents play a vital instructional role in the University Model School (UMS), especially in the elementary grades, it is important that materials be academically sound as well as reasonably easy to use.
- Professional teachers able to instruct in a team-teaching partnership with parents:
Teachers must be able to participate in an integrated instructional approach that involves parents. Teachers must also possess an adequate level of content mastery for the subject they teach and have the ability to communicate effectively with their students.
- Integrated instructional models:
Each course, at every grade level must have a designated, appropriate role for parents, that gradually decreases their academic responsibilities while increasing those of the student as he or she progresses through the grade levels.
- Clearly articulated philosophy statement:
The school must have a philosophy statement that clearly defines both the role of parents and that of the teacher.
- Well developed and clearly articulated curriculum documents:
Effective curriculum guides help assure continuity of instruction not only within a given course sequence but also between the central institution and the home.
- Parent seminars:
As a part of its family education program, the school must provide parent training courses that are designed to enable parents to understand the nature of their role and its significance to their children's success within a University Model School.