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Welcome to Ambassadors Preparatory Academy (APA)                                         APA video

 

Dear APA family,

Before Hurricane Harvey, our school declared that this would be our year to “Dream it, Believe it, and Achieve it.” 

Now more than ever, we are committed to making this a reality for our students, staff, and parents despite any obstacles we encounter.

In the spirit of moving forward and upward, 
APA will begin classes on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
FREE breakfast will be served 7:00 - 7:30 A.M.
and classes will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M.
Dismissal will begin at 4:30 P.M.

If you have a special need, please feel free to contact me at pawilliams@apagalv.org 
Also, listed below is the FEMA resource page with information you might find helpful.

Respectfully,

Pat Williams, APA Superintendent

https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey

 


Charter First Status - Financial Rating 2015-2016

Rating 2015-2016


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Dr. Williams' Contract

Form


Campus Improvement Plan

Plans


Community and Student Engagement

1st Choice Case: Community and Parental Involvement will be rated by:

  • Parent survey
  • Community Speakers
  • Artist Boat
  • Sea Camp
  • Galveston College

2nd Choice Case: Fine Arts will be rated on:

  • Music
  • Piano
  • Guitars
  • Chello
  • APA Choir
  • Community performances

3rd Choice Case: Digital Learning Environment

  • Tablets
  • Ticket to Read
  • VMath
  • Student use of Parent Portal to monitor grades

 

Survey


Family Engagement Plan

Family Engagement Plan to Achieve and Maintain High Levels of Family Involvement

Family to Family Support

In order to facilitate family-to-family support, Ambassadors Preparatory Academy currently implements the following strategies:

·       monetary donations from parents to support children who cannot pay for field trips,

·       clothing and food drives from parents for parents who have been through hardships,

·       fundraisers ran by parents to support other families and students

·       we also have a Parent Liaison as a contact for parents

Network of Community Resources

 In order to establish a network of community resources, Ambassadors Preparatory Academy currently implements the following strategies:

·       we are in contact with SMART Literacy’s Liz Turner,

·       Rosenberg Library’s Children’s Department via Karen Stanley,

·       Backpack Buddy Program,

·       Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House via Sarah Piel.

Family Participation Strategies

 In order to increase family participation in decision making, Ambassadors Preparatory Academy currently implements the following strategies:

·       we create and distribute parent surveys,

·       we have a Parent Committee,

·       regular PTO Meetings.

Extension of Learning

 In order to equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning, Ambassadors Preparatory Academy currently implements the following strategies:

·       Academic Nights

·       supply at-home reading logs

·       supply parent tips and tricks sent during the year

·       SchoolWay app for constant reminders and updates

·       Literacy Night through SMART Family Literacy

·       send home a Peek of the Week every week

·       web pages for every teacher

·       at-home projects students complete with families

·       request parents to assist with homework

Professional Development

 In order to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for educators on culturally responsive, evidence-based strategies that support the education of the child Ambassadors Preparatory Academy will use:

·       free, web-based trainings throughedweb.net 

·       trainings offered through Region 4

·       once a month, teachers and staff meet to review and discuss school-related topics

·       once a month, teachers and staff meet to plan as a grade-level.

Evaluation 

In order to evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement, Ambassadors Preparatory Academy currently implements the following strategies:

·       parent meeting logs kept to see how many parents attended

·       parent meeting agendas kept to distribute to those who could not attend

·       parent contact logs kept for each teacher.

·       We contact parents of those who we do not hear from and ask for one-on-one meetings, especially if there are concerns.

·       We have implemented incentives for parents to attend parent meetings (monetary, gift baskets, movie passes, etc.), and have record percentages of parent forms returned.


Special Education Policies 2016-2017

Link to all documents in Ambassadors Preparatory Academy's Special Education Policy 


APA Local Wellness Policy 2016

Local Wellness Policy 2016

 


2014-2015 Budget Summary

Form


2013-2014 Ratings

Form


2013-2014 School Report Card

Report