Ridgeline Academy is proud to introduce Parent University. Parent University provides parents and caregivers learning opportunities that will allow for increased engagement and understanding in their children's educational process. It will aid in empowering parents to raise children who are successful in school, college and career.
Sessions focus on child development, effective parenting skills, and academic needs and interests. The classes are presented by local educators, law enforcement and community members. All parents and caregivers are invited. Childcare will be provided.
August session: Love & logic
The first session is entitled Love & Logic. It will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 6pm. This session will be an introduction to Love & Logic. It will be lead by Sue Addy, an educator and trained Love & Logic facilitator.
"The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding." (www.loveandlogic.com)
Interested in signing up for this session? Click here.
September session: Core knowledge
We will be offering Core Knowledge as our second session on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm. Ridgeline Academy prides itself providing our students with an education that is rich in literature, vocabulary while building background knowledge. This Parent University session will provide our parents with a better understand of what Core Knowledge is, how it benefits your child, how our teachers use it in the classroom and the different resources offered to parents.
If you are interested in Parent University: Core Knowledge, click here to sign up.
october session: internet safety
Ridgeline Academy has asked Phoenix Police Department to come to campus to talk to our parents about internet safety on Thursday, October 19th at 6pm. In today's ever changing world of technology, it is helpful to hear from the experts what to look for and how can we keep out children safe on the internet, in social and on smartphones.
If you are interested in Parent University: Internet Safety, click here to sign up.
November session: high school night
Ridgeline Academy has invited various local high school to attend our High School night. We understand the stress that researching and visiting can cause. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit various high schools, ask them questions and see if they might be the best fit for your child. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm.
FEBRUARY SESSION: RAZ Kids & AR (Accelerated Reader)
Ridgeline Academy is proud of the efforts put forth by its educators to empower our students to grow as life long learners. We encourage our students to read at least 20 minutes each night. To support these efforts our teachers are utilizing two supplemental resources in the classroom. At the Parent University, some of our teachers will be sharing the benefits to using both RAZ Kids and AR in the classroom environment. The event is schedule for Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm.
March Session: Reunification Drill
On Thursday, March 29th, Ridgeline Academy will take part in its second reunification drill. Local law enforcement recommends that we complete reunification drills every three years. We are planning the drill for our half day to be the least inconvenient time for our families.
In order to prepare for our reunification drill, we invite our parents to join us and representatives from local law enforcement to cover what this drill will look like four our campus, our students, and your families. We will be hosting a Parent University from 6 - 7 pm on Thursday, March 22nd.
During our last drill we were able to evacuate our campus and complete our reunification drill in approximately one hour, which was significantly faster than law enforcement anticipated. Most schools have never attempted a reunification because of the time, systems, and infrastructure required.