Welcome to our new school year at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. We had a wonderful opening of school this year and off to a great and meaningful start. Our faculty is working to assure that our students are gaining academically and preparing for a life of their choosing and to move from here prepared to attend college. As you are aware, the state of Tennessee has adopted the Common Core Standards, which causes faculty, staff and, our students to navigate with higher expectations in mind. We have been challenged to assure that all students are ready for college, life and ultimately to enter the workforce with a skill set needed to meet the demands of business and industry.
We have launched a new website that we hope you find intuitive and user friendly. We are proud of our website and it gives us the ability to update information concerning our school events and program. Our school Leadership Team met with parents during the first weeks of school with very effective results. One of those outcomes is the beginnings strong Parent Volunteer Program. We believe parents make a difference.
We hope you will join us in our efforts to support and encourage our young ladies to give their very best every day, as we the faculty and staff make to pledge to provide a rigorous, yet engaging curriculum to our students. We have been called upon as a community of educators and learners to meet the demands of a new standard of educating our most important asset, our youth of today. Join us as we move forward in this endeavor. It is an exciting and defining year at the Academy.
Quote of the month-“Give light and people will find the way” – Ella Baker
CGLA is committed to engaging parents as partners to be lead participants in their child’s academic and social development and be involved in the school’s operations and governance.
At CGLA we believe that family involvement is critical to the success of students, and family members are key partners in the school learning community. More than 30 years of research confirms that when parents and family members are actively engaged, students have:
- higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates;
- better school attendance;
- increased motivation and higher self esteem;
- lower rates of disciplinary action, including school suspension;
- decreased use of drugs and alcohol; and
- fewer instances of violent behavior.
In light of these research findings, CGLA views parents as lead participants in girls’ academic and social development. Be there for your girl!
- Spend at least two hours in your child’s classroom during each 9-week period.
- Reinforce CGLA’s Technology Responsible Use Policy to ensure safe and ethical use of technology tools.
- Participate in Parent Institute activities and monthly Family Nights.
- Volunteer at CGLA.
Click here to download the School-Family Compact and Family Involvement Policy.