5800 Eastex Freeway
Houston, Texas 77026
(713) 636-6900 Fax (713) 636-6917
Barbara Jordan High School believes that a child's academic success is a result of the combined
efforts of the parent, the student, and the school. Jordan High recognizes that parentslguardians
are their children's first and most influential teachers and that sustained parent involvement in the
education of their children contributes to student achievement and a positive school environment.
This Parental lnvolvement Policy will set forth the means by which the school and parents will build
and develop a partnership that will help increase student academic achievement according to the
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Barbara Jordan High School for Careen agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:
The school will jointly develop with parents, distribute to parents of participating children, a
School Parental lnvolvement Policy that the school and parents of participating children
agree on.
The school will notify parents about the School Parental lnvolvement Policy in an
understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, will distribute this policy
to parents in a language the parents can understand.
The school will make the School Parental lnvolvement Policy available to the local
The school will yearly update the School Parental lnvolvement Policy to meet the changing
needs of parents and the school.
The school will adopt the school's School-Parent Compact as a component of its School
Parental lnvolvement Policy.
The school will provide accessibility and opportunities for parents with limited English
proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students.
The school agrees to be governed by the following statutory definition of parental
involvement, and will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful
communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including
ensuringA. that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
6. that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;
C. that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in
decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;
D. the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.
Barbara Jordan High School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint
development and joint agreement of its School Parental lnvolvement Policy and its school
improvement plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way under section 1118 (b) of the ESEA:
The Principal /designee will gather and disseminate to parents for review the following
o District-wide Parental lnvolvement Policy
o School's Parental lnvolvement Policy
o School-Parent Compact
o Parent NoticeslNotifications
o Student Parent Handbook
Barbara Jordan High School will take the following actions to distribute to parents of participating
children and the local community, the School Parental lnvolvement Policy at:
September Title I Meeting
September Open House
ParentlStudent Orientation
Enrollment of new students
PTSAlCouncil meetings
Coffee with the Principal
StudentlParent Handbook
Distribution to students in homerooms
School's website
Barbara Jordan High School will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of their school's
participation in Title I,Part A program, to explain the Title I,Part A program, and the parents' right
to be involved. The school will convene the meeting at a time convenient for parents and will offer
a flexible number of at least four (4) additional parental involvement meetings such as in the
morning or evening, so as many parents as possible are able to attend.
Barbara Jordan High School will provide parents in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs,
including tutoring and technology services
School's Electronic Marquee
School Messenger
School's Website
Barbara Jordan High School will provide parents of participating children a description and
explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessments used to
measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet:
Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge is the curriculum used at Jordan High and will
be described to parents at the PAC and PTSA meetings along with our expectations
for students,
Explanations on how we measure student performance through the use of
benchmark tests and snapshot tests are provided to parents.
Explanations on how each child and our school as a whole is doing on state tests
such as TAKS, EOC, and STAAR are provided.
Graduation requirements, Texas Scholars Information, and GPA information are also
provided to parents.
Parents are given a testing, report card, and progress report schedule.
Presentations are designed to help parents understand how to know if their child is
doing well, how parents can work with educators to help their children, and how to
be involved in the decisionmmaking about the education of their children.
Materials and trainings will be provided to parents in order for them to help assist
their children.
Training is also provided to teachers and staff. School staff is taught the
importance of involving parents as partners to build ties between home and school.
Barbara Jordan High School will provide parents of participating children if requested by parents,
opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in
decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon
as practicably possible:
SDMC meeting (Shared Decision-Making Committee)
PTSA Meetings
Parents will monitor and evaluate the Title I, Part A program
Monthly Coffee with the Principal Meetings
Barbara Jordan High School will submit to the district any parent comments if the School
Improvement Plan is not satisfactory to parents of participating children.
Barbara Jordan will with the assistance of its district and parents, educate its teachers, pupil
services personnel, principals, and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work
with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents,, and how to
implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools by using
the following:
VIPs (Volunteers in Public Schools);Strategic Partnerships
SDMC (Shared Decision Making Committee)
PAC (Parent Advisory Council)
PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)
FACE (Family and Community Education Conference
Barbara Jordan High School will provide materials and training to help parents work with their
children to improve their academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology to
foster parental involvement by:
School Parent Center
Parent Education Classes
Access to Computers
Books to help their children with learning
Barbara Jordan High School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate
parental involvement programs and activities with Houston Independent School District Title I
Parent Resource Center and school parent center, to encourage and support parents in more fully
participating in the education of their children:
Attending workshops at district
Joining PTSA
Becoming Volunteers