Family Engagement

Afya Public Charter School is a place where parents and families feel proud to be, feel that their voices are heard and respected, and feel that the educational hopes and dreams that they have for their children can be realized.

Our Community Schools Coordinator, together with our principal and board representative, work together to create and run family forums each month. At these meetings, parents learn about curriculum and assessment and how their child is performing; they talk about and plan for engagement activities; and they engage in decision-making around the direction of the school.

Parents participate in the daily life of the school in many other important ways. A highlight in this area is the mid-year conference, where students run a conference with their advisor and parents, and they talk about their progress intellectually/academically, socially/emotionally, and physically/nutritionally. Students then work to set goals for the rest of the year. Annually over 90 percent of Afya families participate in these conferences.

Parents also come to the school's many celebrations, including the annual Afya Mile, which takes place each May. In this event, parents run and celebrate the Afya mission, alongside staff and students.

Our community engagement priorities for this year are available for review.

For more information on how to get involved in Afya Public Charter School, please visit our Get Involved page.