(Revised: June 12, 2023)

Metter High School, Metter College & Career Academy and the parents of the students participating in activities, services and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state’s high standards. The instructional program at Metter High School/Metter College & Career Academy is designed to provide a supportive learning environment and high-quality curriculum for every student. A strong school-family partnership is a critical link to creating an environment in which students can reach high standards and expectations. The following compact is a written agreement of shared responsibility:

What is a School-Parent Compact?
Our annual school-parent compact offers ways that we can work together to help our students succeed.
This compact provides strategies to help connect learning at school and at home.

Effective Compacts:
● Link to academic achievement goals
● Focus on student learning
● Share strategies that staff, parents, and students can use
● Explain how teachers and parents will communicate about student progress
● Describe opportunities for parents to observe, volunteer, and participate in the classroom

Jointly Developed

The parents, students, and staff worked together and shared ideas to develop the school-parent compact. Quarterly Parent-Teacher Academic Meetings and Title I Committee meetings are held each year to review and revise the compact based on the school’s academic achievement goals and students’ needs.

Parents are welcome to provide feedback at any time. All feedback will be collected and reviewed during the annual revision meeting with parents.

Building Partnerships

There are many opportunities at our school for parents to volunteer and play a role in their child’s education. (See our parent & family engagement plan event appendix or the Annual Title I Parent & Family Engagement Calendar.) Please consider joining the faculty, staff, and fellow parents through some of the following events and programs:
● Academic Family Nights
● School Governance Participation
● College Assistance Nights
● Career Assistance Nights
● Parent Workshops: day/night time meetings to increase parent capacity on varied topics

Communication about Student Learning

Metter High School/Metter College & Career Academy are committed to frequent two-way communication with families about children’s learning. Some of the ways you can expect us to reach you are:
● Email Blasts to Grade Level and School Groups
● Current grades available through Infinite Campus Student Information System
● Scheduled Parent Conferences
● Progress reports
● Remind Text Messages
● School website and School Facebook
● You may contact your child’s teacher. Please call the school at (912) 685-2134 or email the
teacher directly.

Our Goals for Student Achievement

District goals
● 90% of students will graduate on time
● 100% of Students will be career or college ready
● CCSD will increase the percentage of students reading on Lexile by 10% as measured by the

FY24 Georgia Milestones ELA assessments in grade 3, 5, 8, 9, & 11.

School Goals and Focus Areas
● Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment Courses by 20%
● MHS will increase the percentage of students reading on Lexile by 10% as measured by the FY24

Georgia Milestones ELA assessments in grade 9 & 11.

Teachers, Parents, and Students--Together for Success

● Will provide engaging and relevant lessons to make sure students understand career applications for their learning
● Will communicate progress toward meeting graduation and career/college readiness goals with parents
● Will use College Board resources to provide rigorous learning opportunities for students
● Will host academic nights to share strategies with parents
● Will provide additional assistance to students during Tiger Time to increase academic success

● Will attend college and career nights
● Will review with my child
● Will make sure my child is using Google Classroom resources to prepare for or complete rigorous assignments
● Will use school website resources and attend parent workshops and academic nights to learn tips and strategies to use at home

● Will use the tools in to prepare for my career and/or college
● Will read at least 20 minutes each day"
● Will use Tiger Time and Academic Success Center resources to improve academic performance in core subject areas
● Will enroll in HOPE Rigor Courses, Advanced Placement, and/or Dual Enrollment to prepare for college or career
● Will use Google Classroom videos and resources to do my assignments and enhance my learning through peer collaboration and teacher feedback