PARENTS AS PARTNERS (PARENT ENGAGEMENT POLICY)
At Gertz-Ressler High School, parents are partners and are needed to take an active and meaningful role to ensure the success of our school. Research shows that parent involvement in children's learning positively impacts student achievement levels. We believe that your participation at Gertz-Ressler High School will really make a difference and will positively impact your child’s academic progress.
The school believes:
• Parents are partners and are needed to take an active and meaningful role to ensure the success of the school.
• Parents must be meaningfully and actively engaged in their child’s education and responsible for supporting their child’s learning at home.
• Parents must also understand what it will take to prepare their child for college.
• Parents must support the goals of the school through their voice and through volunteering a minimum of 40 hours per year.
• Attend at least 4 Parent Education Academy Sessions each year
• Complete an annual parent satisfaction survey
We encourage all parents, legal guardians and adult family members to become actively involved at Gertz-Ressler High School by serving as parent volunteers. Your time, talent and enthusiasm are an integral part of the day-to-day functioning of the school and the overall academic development of your child.
A program that assists a selected group of highly qualified low-income students gains admission to competitive colleges. They provide students with a trip to prestigious east schools, and they work with them closely to strengthen their college application.
(11th -12th grade)
UCLA SATURDAY BUSINESS ACADEMY
A program that aims at turning students into competitive college applicants through mentorship, college preparation workshops, and the completion of activities that expose participants to the realm of business and finance. (11th – 12th grade)
STEP UP WOMEN’S NETWORK
An organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls by providing individual mentorship, field trips to colleges, cultural activities and opportunities for self-expression and empowerment for females starting in the 9th grade thru 12th grade.
A program that prepares students to excel in the ACT, which is one of the standardized tests that students have to take in order to compete for admission to college. Students will take lessons, as well as several practice test sessions prior to taking the real test. (11th grade)
An organization that assists in preparing students to graduate high school and gains admission to college, mostly through individual mentorship and in-class presentations on a variety of topics, ranging from study-skills to writing of resumes and personal statements. They also provide field trips to different colleges and other cultural activities. (10th -12th)
The Posse Foundation aims at increasing diversity in competitive universities. Each year they recruit a culturally diverse team of seniors with high potential and a serious commitment to participate. After a series of interviews, a selected few will become Posse Scholars that will receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit scholarship to one of the nation’s top colleges. (12th grade)