Career Academy Students, Parents and Stakeholders:
I am happy to begin another school year at CATS-an inclusive school of equity. As an inclusive school, we have discovered the importance of teachers sharing their instructional and decision-making power with students, parents and stakeholders in a climate of mutual respect. We pride ourselves on having a student body that is being prepared to interact, survive and thrive as a 21st century learner and world citizen as we focus on:
- Broadening the lens of acceptance and appreciation of all races, classes, genders, languages and cultural values
- Creating a welcoming environment to improve student attendance.
- Instructional excellence by providing all students with an education that allows them to collaborate with others.
- Engaging and inspiring our learners because we see our students as capable and accomplished individuals who are constantly building and reinforcing their identity. Our students are empowered to use their education to pursue new interests, skills and aspirations; our school provides support in the form of viable action plans and opportunities.
As partners, we share responsibility for our students' success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that he/she:
- Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day's learning experience
- Completes all assignments given by teachers
- Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
- Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
- Informs your if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
- Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college, enter the work force or follow a path of continued successes
We know that what we do on a daily basis is what constitutes the success of our children. We must continue to concentrate on the processes that spur continuing advancement: evaluating what we have, determining what we can do to improve and identifying what we need to make those improvements.Again, we are very appreciative of the parents, students and community stakeholders who support our efforts to make CATS a student-centered school. We anticipate another exemplary school year. You are always welcome on our campus.
Larry E. Rogers,Principal