School Compact

In order for all students to achieve high academic success, schools, families and communities must consistently collaborate. Through a shared process that brought together teachers, administrators, students, parents and community members, Edison School of the Arts Community has agreed upon the following responsibilities that we will fulfill in order to ensure our students’ success.


I want my child to achieve; therefore I will carry out the following to the best of my ability:

*Attend Orientation Meetings, Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Parent Workshops, and Parent meetings during the school year.

*Participate actively in the school by volunteering at school, in classrooms, at events, and participating in decisions relating to my child's education.

*See that my child is punctual and attends school regularly and when absent, notify the school stating the reason for absence, and bring the doctor’s statement in a timely manner.

*Be involved in my child’s learning, as I am his/her first teacher.

*Be an advocate for my child reaching his/her full academic potential.

*Provide supplemental and supportive education at home and in the community related to what is being taught to my child in the classroom.

*Insist that my child comes to school prepared with completed homework, books, and other learning materials.

*Support the school by requiring my child to follow school rules and policies.

*Monitor my child's homework and television time and ensure that my child has a place conducive for study.

*Communicate with teachers by returning progress reports and notes promptly.

*Encourage my child to be responsible for his/her learning by asking questions and putting forth his/her best effort.

*Demonstrate respect for cultural differences of students, staff, and other parents.

*Encourage my child to participate in Arts Activities and attend concerts and other special events.

*Ask questions when I do not understand a policy, procedure, rule, guideline, law, or any other documented or undocumented things that may impact my child’s education.

*Request meetings with teachers when needed.

*Have a reasonable expectation of my child’s or children’s teacher(s), school, and school district to communicate with me in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________


It is important that I achieve, therefore I will carry out the following to the best of my ability:

*Attend school regularly, arriving on time and ready to work.

*Come to school each day with pens, pencils, paper, books, and other necessary tools for learning.

*Complete and return homework assignments on time, and let my parents review my homework.

*Give my best effort by paying attention, participating in class, and completing all assignments.

*Obey school personnel and school rules promptly and willingly.

*Show respect for my teachers through proper actions and speech.

*Show respect in my speech and actions for cultural & personal differences of adults and other students.

*Actively participate in Arts activities and attend concerts and required performances.

*Follow the Edison No Tolerance Bullying Policy.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________


It is important that students achieve; therefore I will carry out the following to the best of my ability:

*Provide high-quality and rigorous curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment.

*Hold a conference at least once a year where parents discuss the compact as it relates to their child's achievement.

*Enable all students to meet or exceed the State Academic Achievement Standards.

*Provide frequent reports to parents on their children's progress.

*Effectively integrate arts into the standards-based curriculum in accordance with the school’s philosophy.

*Require homework assignments that reinforce or enhance classroom instruction.

*Communicate and respond with parents to ensure each child’s success and provide ways to involve them in class.

*Provide a safe and positive classroom environment.

*Demonstrate respect for cultural differences of parents and students.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________


I support the combined efforts of parents, teachers, and students; therefore I will carry out the following:

*Provide high-quality and rigorous curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment.

*Enable all students to meet or exceed State Academic Achievement Standards.

*Provide an environment that encourages positive communication between teacher, parents, and students.

*Provide an opportunity at least once a year for conferences where the compact is discussed as it relates to student achievement.

*Enforce a discipline policy that ensures a safe and orderly school atmosphere conducive to learning.

*Recognize students, parents, and teachers for their efforts.

*Monitor student progress and communicate frequently with parents and teachers to ensure student success.

*Provide to parents of all students reasonable access to the staff, and opportunities to observe, volunteer, and participate in class and school activities.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________