About the School
We, the stakeholders of West Carroll Junior/Senior High School believe in
Providing opportunities for all students to formulate critical learning and problem-solving skills.
Developing instruction that addresses needs, enhances competencies, and fosters learning.
Promoting adequate assessment in order for students to meet academic standards and competencies.
Involving all stakeholders in the decision-making process.
Maintaining supportive relationships with our students, staff, parents, and community.
Raising student expectations by broadening their learning experiences and opportunities.
West Carroll Junior/Senior High School's mission is to provide a learning environment that promotes proficiency as measured by the state mandated assessments and to ensure that all students receive a regular diploma.
About The School
Facts about the Jr./ Sr. High School
LEA Parental Involvement Plan
I. General LEA Parental Involvement Policy
The Board of Education encourages the involvement of parents, both as individuals as groups to act as advisors and resource contacts in the following ways:
A. Complementing and extending the instructional services of the classroom
teacher with parents' specific talents.
B. Serving as advisors on curriculum development projects and on citizens' advisory committees.
C. Expressing ideas and concerns by responding to surveys and other information gathering devices.
D. Maintaining active involvement in parent-teacher groups.
E. Supporting the value of education in area homes and communities.
II. General Planning and Implementation
Parental activities shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
Under the direction of the family and community engagement coordinator and teachers, parental involvement activities will be planned and implemented in meaningful consultation with the parents of participating children. Parents will have an opportunity to participate in the development of this policy, agree to its content, and provide input into the planning of activities.
Questionnaires and personal interviews will be used to obtain parental input into the development of the LEA Tennessee Comprehensive System-wide Planning Process document (TCSPP), each school's parental involvement plan, and the LEA parental involvement plan. A copy of the LEA's parental involvement plan as well as the school's parental involvement plan will be distributed at parent orientation meetings or school open house night in August. A letter outlining a parent's right to make suggestions for revisions to each plan will be included with the plan.
III. Written Policy
A. Questionnaires, group meetings, and personal interviews will be used to obtain parent input into the LEA Plan. Names of the individuals involved in the development of the policy will be filed in the Title 1 Director's office.
B. Technical assistance for implementing effective parental involvement will be provided by the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator through workshops for both teachers and administrators. Sessions on the importance of parental support will be provided for each faculty. Information regarding the progress of each school toward meeting state standards will be disseminated to parents using a variety of media including, but not necessarily limited to newsletters, meetings, and district and school websites. Parents will be encouraged to share comments through questionnaires, surveys, and personal interviews.
C. Input from teachers and parents will considered when scheduling activities and events with the hope of increasing levels of parent participation.
Specific topics for parent sessions may include math and reading skills and instruction, challenges to learning, discipline issues, and completing homework.
D. Standing TCSPP committees will include a cross-section of the parent population and will address the concerns of Safe and Drug Free Schools, School Health Advisory Council, technology integration, vocational offerings, the Title 1 program, IDEA, Pre-K, extended contract, and other issues which may benefit from parent input. This standing committee will review programs and provide input regarding the importance and implementation of meaningful parental contributions.
E. Assessment observations including but not necessarily limited to interview comments from meetings, questionnaires, and surveys will be used in the revision of parent involvement policies and the design of strategies used for school improvement.
F. Parent comments and suggestions will be solicited and encouraged by attaching returnable comment forms to the parent involvement plans distributed. Annual evaluation will be conducted jointly by the LEA and parents and will address the content, effectiveness, and success of the academic and parental involvement programs.
G. Specific strategies for parental involvement will include, but may not necessarily be limited to:
1. After-school tutoring.
2. Open house.
3. Parent-teacher conferences.
4. Parent volunteer programs.
5. Parent training programs.
6. Parent orientation meetings at which the following information will be shared:
a) Courses of study.
b) Learning materials.
c) Homework policies and interventions.
d) Attendance policies.
e) Discipline policies and the WCSSD Code of Conduct.
f) Title I program goals and expectations.
g) Parent-Student-School compact.
H. To the extent practicable, the school district and its schools shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children. Information and school reports shall be distributed in an understandable, uniform format but will be distributed in alternative formats upon request. To the extent practical, all information will be provided in a language parents understand.
I. If applicable, not less than 1% of the LEA's Title I allocation shall be reserved to carry out activities under NCLB Section 1118 including family literacy and parenting skills. The advisory group will be an integral part of the planning committee in determining the greatest parental needs and funding.
WCPS/WCES Leadership Teams
West Carroll Jr./Sr. High School
Our school is a 7-12 school, consisting of students from the contiguous surrounding areas of Atwood, Trezevant, McLemoresville, Lavinia, and Cedar Grove.