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Parent Specialist, Monthly Town Hall Meetings – 2017

Photo of Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School Students
Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School
NBRS 2017

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (ADOMHS) (Los Angeles, CA). ADOMHS has prioritized its partnership with parents by appointing a Parent Engagement Specialist to interact with and encourage parent participation on campus. The Parent Engagement Specialist hosts community events (such as the monthly Town Hall Meetings) and encourages parents to volunteer at school and attend parent conferences. Counselors and administrators share and review school performance data, and provide parents with a variety of resources. The school’s college counselors and Parent Engagement Specialist design meetings to better inform parents about college entrance requirements. Topics include: high school graduation requirements, introduction to higher education, overview of the four systems of higher education in California, financial literacy, college applications and deadlines, financial aid review, and undocumented students and the CA Dream Act.

In addition, the school hosts semi-annual parent conferences and informal meetings with parents to address student needs. ADOMHS encourages parents to visit and become familiar with classes and what children are learning. The school also encourages parents to volunteer 40 hours every year to support school efforts. The goal is that all ADOMHS parents will become more involved in the education of their child. Parents may assist with school supervision during the school day or with clerical duties in the main office, or volunteer at special events.

ADOMHS informs parent and community members of upcoming events and student achievement via a monthly newsletter and phone messages. The newsletter includes messages from the administration, updates on student achievement, important deadlines, scholarship opportunities, as well as college related activities.