Open Enrollment is Underway!† Kuumba Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year in for students in grades K-8. Kuumba Academy will host Open House sessions on designated Tuesdays in December and January. †To schedule an Open House session, please call 660-4750. †Students applying for grades 1st- 8th are encouraged to attend the Open House sessions with their parents.†
Delaware Parental Information & Resource Center: Linking Families and Schools for Student SuccessThe mission of the Delware Parental Information and Resource Center (DEPIRC) is to advance academic outcomes for students most at-risk of academic failure by empowering parents and educators to become knowledgeable and powerful advocates for school improvement and student success.
For more information, go to: http://www.depirc.org/.
DEPIRC works with schools in their efforts to reach out to diverse communities, increase family-friendliness and expand parental participation in school-based learning activities. DEPIRC offers information through materials and seminars on a wide range of topics to help parents and schools better understand school accountability and best practices involving parental involvement.
DEPIRC provides resources and expertise to Title I schools to help them create and implement effective parental involvement policies and school-parent compacts. Support is also provided to help schools and districts maintain compliance with federal parental involvement requirements.
Early Childhood Parent Education
In partnership with the Parents as Teachers program, DEPIRC provides parents of 3-5 year olds with the information and skills they need to prepare their children and themselves for school.
In partnership with The Rodel Foundation, DEPIRC provides opportunities for parents to attend the Delaware Parent Leadership Institute where they will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to play an active role in the academic success of their child and their child’s school.