Acton Middle SchoolTitle I Campus Information
Title I Parent Information
2018-19 Acton Middle School Parent/School Compact
Each Title 1 funded school is required to distribute to all parents a School/Parent/Student Compact. This compact is an agreement used to outline how parents, the school staff, and the students can improve student achievement. It is the responsibilities of all three groups to develop a partnership that will help the children achieve the high academic standards of the state of Texas.
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
- Acton Middle School will provide students a quality education focused on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), character education, and the 21stCentury Competencies.
- AMS teachers will implement a variety of instructional strategies in the classroom setting to ensure success for all students.
- All AMS teachers are highly qualified.
- High-Quality Professional Development will be offered that positively influences teaching and improve student achievement.
- AMS teachers will provide homework that supports topics learned at school.
- AMS will provide all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with a planner/agenda. Teachers will provide students with access to daily objectives and assignments for each week. Parents can also monitor their child’s behavior and organization via the planner.
- AMS will provide a safe and caring environment.
- Hold parent/teacher conferences during which this compact may be discussed as it relates to the individual student’s achievement. Specifically:
- Acton Middle School hosts a Pirate Camp for incoming 6th grade families prior to the start of school, which includes: schedule distribution, meet and greet with teachers, tour of the campus, and Title 1 parent meeting.
- AMS parents are invited to attend the Parent Connection Night shortly after the school year begins, where they get the opportunity to meet with all their child’s grade level teachers, learn more about technology and Skyward, and visit the elective teachers’ classrooms.
- AMS also hosts a Title 1 parent meeting and schedule distribution day for 7th and 8th grade families to assist with course selections.
- Parent/teacher conferences are arranged as needed by appointment only.
- Parents/guardians will be notified by email or a phone call from the teacher if a student is in danger of failing a class.
- Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
Acton Middle School is committed to keeping parents informed of their child’s progress via the following:
- Each parent and student will have access to Skyward Family Access available through our district website at www.granburyisd.org for daily grade checks. Grades will be updated each Tuesday from the previous week’s work.
- Progress Reports will be handed out at the end of the first three weeks of a grading period. Parents will be sent via mail a written progress report if their child’s performance in any course is below 75%.
- Report cards with each student’s grades or performance and absences in each class or subject will be issued to parents at least once every grading period.
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff members will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
- Faculty and staff are available for consultation with parents before and after school and during the teacher’s conference time. Teachers’ conference times can be found on their websites. An AMS teacher website directory can be found at: www.granburyisd.org/ams
- Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
- AMS provides parents opportunities to observe classroom activities by hosting a Science Fair and History Fair.
- Parents are encouraged to join the PTO for volunteering opportunities.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Monitoring attendance
- Make sure homework is completed
- Weekly grade checks on Skyward Family Access
- Monitor student use of social media
- Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education
- Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time
- Staying informed by reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate
- Serving, to the extent possible, on one of AMS advisory teams/committees: Discipline, Explore, Technology, AVID, SPIRIT, or Campus Leadership Team
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high academic standards. Specifically, we will:
- Do my homework every day and attend tutorials when needed
- Read at least 15 minutes every day outside of school time
- Give parents or guardian all notices and information sent from school
- Communicate appropriately with peers and faculty
- Adhere to the AMS Belief Statement to the best of my abilities