Highlander is most successful when its students parents get involved in the operations of the school. As a result, we ask every parent of a Highlander student to volunteer for at least one duty or event each year.
While parental involvement is tailored to fit what each parent give, we also view placement in Highlander as a privilege. Parents giving back to the school is a way for their children to continue to be able to enjoy the privileges and programs offered here.
We understand parents’ busy schedules and don’t place undue demands, but ask that every parent contribute to the overall success of the school. Parents can get involved in many ways, including:
A board of directors oversees the school. Currently, two of 15 board members are parents at the school. Board members attend Saturday meetings once a month for about three hours, and serve three-year terms. Involving more parents in policy decisions, program revision, and new initiatives is critical to our success.
Parents have opportunities to assist in various aspects of the academic day through block scheduling, academic choice workshops, and individual project work. Parents mentor students, teach mini-lessons, showcase personal artwork, chaperone a field trip, and work directly with teachers.
Parents are also invited to attend Highlander-sponsored fitness and art family events that occur on weekends throughout the school year.
Highlander parents also have high expectations of the school. Parents can expect:
Above all, parents can expect that school staff will dedicate themselves to building skills, citizenship, and a love of learning in each child.