Pacific Charter Institute (PCI) schools view parents and guardians as critical partners in their students’ education. In the independent study model, the parent is an integral part of ensuring their student is communicating any confusion, issues, or desires while completing coursework, so that the school can react by meeting these new needs.
In order to develop a individualized academic plan for each student, we form an Academic Triangle © between the student, parent, and teacher. Together we assess students past academic performance, personal direction in education, home life, personal life, affiliations, relationships, and current status to ensure we are providing them the necessary support to excel in school.
To establish a strong relationship with parents we use email and phone communication, parent and student surveys, parent participation in school activities, and parental to school protocols development.
Teachers typically reply to student emails/phone calls within 24 hours, reinforcing the one-on-one connection with the teacher that the Academic Triangle © is modeled after.
In regards to our survey system, parent and student feedback is used by our schools to make program modifications to better serve the students. The faculty, administration, and the board will review the results of the surveys to determine how our PCI schools compare to other schools in the region.