Our Parent and Student Handbook 2020-21  is full of helpful information about our school’s policies and procedures.


Learning outcomes improve when parents or guardians actively participate in their child’s education. Parents are viewed as valued partners at Empower and are invited to volunteer in the classroom, participate in school committees and school events, and attend board meetings. Parents are encouraged to log at least ten hours of volunteer time during the school year (opportunities will be available for parents who work full time to volunteer from home). If a parent is unable to fulfill the suggested number of volunteer hours, there will be no negative effect to the child’s enrollment status, grades, or any other aspect.


        • Empowered Parent/Teacher Committee (PTO)
        • School Site Council (SSC)
        • English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC)
        • Board of Trustees

 Please send us an email if you are interested in participating in one of these organizations, descriptions of each are below.

Parents and Teachers Committee/PTO

The Parent and Teachers Committee organizes monthly parent meetings that give parents an opportunity to share feedback, voice concerns, or ask questions about the educational program at Empower Charter School.

The Parent and Teachers Committee also organizes family nights, parent workshops, and other school events.

 School Site Council (SSC)

The SSC is an advisory committee that works together to support Empower’s growth as a united and innovative school community. The membership of the SSC shall represent all major stakeholders in order to provide a forum for stakeholder voice and input on school development as it relates to building community, accomplishing school goals, and reaching the mission of the school.

The SSC’s duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.
  • Seek input from school advisory committees.
  • Reaffirm or revise school goals.
  • Revise improvement strategies and expenditures.
  • Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the Board.
  • Monitor implementation of the SPSA.

 English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The English Learner Advisory Committee (“ELAC”) committee plays an advisory role on programs and services for English Learners.  The ELAC assists the school in the development of the school’s needs assessment, annual language census, and ways to help parents become aware of the importance of regular attendance.


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