Parents at AGC
At the Academy for Global Citizenship, we honor and recognize that parents are their child’s first teachers and we must partner with parents in their chilld’s education. To foster deep investment in the success of our students we encourage families to play an active role in the life of the school.
“AGC’s organic food program has changed our eating habits at home! We are now cooking with different vegetables that we had never tasted before. Seth is more aware of the environment and is constantly wondering about what is good or bad for the earth.”— Uzziel & Mirza Gonzalez, AGC Parents (Seth is in 7th grade)
“AGC has changed the way we think about food and nutrition. Leila takes more time to appreciate our natural world. She has learned how to approach life with a positive image as the IB program has influenced her mind, body and soul.”— Leticia Meza, Mother (Leila is in 4th grade)
“At AGC, Maximiliano is receiving the fundamental building blocks for becoming a culturally-versed, creative, engaged, passionate, socially and environmentally conscious, imaginative and critical thinker.”— Andrew Kudelka, AGC Father (Maximiliano is in 4th grade)
“Kaimana is learning another language at AGC and is discovering more the world in which we live. I love this school!”— Tyfannie Beluso, AGC Mother (Kaimana is in 7th grade)
“I see my child making better choices in life. Nino has become aware of his surroundings and the environment more that I could have ever imagined possible. It is my hope that he carries these lessons throughout his life.”— Enrique & Guadalupe Ruiz, AGC Parents (Nino is in 7th grade)
AGC employs a variety of communication strategies. In addition to holding two parent teacher conferences and an annual “Parent University” orientation event, frequent progress reports and report cards are distributed to keep families regularly informed of student progress towards learning goals. Our parent portal serves as a hub of information, with calendars, classroom-specific communications, announcements from the office, and school news. We also welcome families to participate in education events such as the Taste of AGC and IB Exhibition Night. These all serve as a way for families to become engaged in what their students are learning at school.
AGC Community Council
AGC Community Council, an elected group of parents and teachers, provides an opportunity for all members of our community to participate actively in supporting and promoting the mission of the Academy for Global Citizenship. Their invaluable work includes the planning of mission-related events, organizing fundraisers, and running school activities. Parent Board leaders are elected each year.
Parent Feedback Resolution Process
Current parents if you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved at AGC or if you’d like to provide feedback to our leadership team, feel free to call 773.582.1100 or contact K-2nd Principal Saskia Rombouts (email@example.com) or 3-8th Principal Berenice Salas (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you can connect with parent representatives on the AGC Community Council. From there, feedback will be communicated to the Principals and AGC leadership team and they will respond with updates to your feedback. If you have questions or comments about your child’s academics or behavior please discuss it with your child’s teacher first.
Family Volunteer Opportunities
To foster collaboration between home and school, AGC asks families to volunteer at least 20 hours of their time each school year. Opportunities for volunteering include:
- MAINTAINING THE AGC SCHOOL GARDEN
- READING WITH STUDENTS
- ASSISTING DURING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
- PARTICIPATING IN THE AGC COMMUNITY COUNCIL
- CHAPERONING FIELD TRIPS
- ORGANIZING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
- SHARING CULTURAL TRADITIONS WITH STUDENTS
- ASSISTING TEACHERS IN CLASSROOMS
The Academy for Global Citizenship’s families can access important classroom information, events, and news through our parent portal by clicking here.