CAPTA School Smarts Parent Engagement Program is honored as a "2015 Bright Spot" by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics!
Free to family members, School Smarts includes a campus-wide engagement event and seven-session Parent Academy where parents learn how to help support their children in school, how the school system works and how to work together to advocate for a quality education for all children that includes the arts. The program’s operating principle is one of inclusion: reaching across all parent groups and bringing them together in support of their common interest in helping children succeed.
Currently the 2nd District PTA and SFUSD Office of Family and Community Engagement are working together to bring PTA School Smarts to four SFUSD Elementary Schools during the 2015-2016 school year. http://capta.org/programs-events/school-smarts/
The School Smarts program is offered in six languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Because of the program’s unique focus on inclusion, it further reflects California’s diversity: Attendee data shows 61 percent Hispanic/Latino, 21 percent White/Caucasian, 13 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 5 percent African-American.
“There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education: programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said White House Initiative Executive Director Alejandra Ceja.