Here’s a way for international families to get more involved in their children’s schooling in Anne Arundel County.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Office of School and Family Partnerships is looking for candidates for the third International Parent and Community Leadership Academy (IPCLA), which begins Feb. 20.
The six-week academy is aimed at improving communication between AACPS and international families and diversifying the pool of leaders in schools and the community who can better support the academic achievement of English language learners. Meetings will be held at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.
“Our first two academies have built incredible partnerships between parents and our school system and created opportunities for parents who may otherwise be unengaged to get more involved in the education of their children,” said Teresa Tudor, AACPS’ Senior Manager of School and Family Partnerships. “We have learned a lot from those academies and we expect this one to be the best one yet.”
Participants will identify and discuss challenges facing immigrant students and their families, gain a better understanding of AACPS programs and initiatives, learn about the responsibilities of the Board of Education, and outline methods for better communication with international families.
Participation is free, and sessions are held each Wednesday. More information and an application form are available at the Anne Arundel County Public School website or by contacting Ellen Olsen at 410-224-7061 or email@example.com.