Family Friendly School
Enroll for the 2017-18
Family Friendly School
Certification Program 
 
What is Family Friendly School Certification?
The Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) department offers all HISD campuses the opportunity to opt-in to become certified as “Family Friendly School.” This research-based process will assist schools in building and improving relationships with their families and communities.  Via analysis of the school environment, faculty and staff training, and coaching, schools learn to effectively collaborate with their communities to create a partnership culture that supports students’ academic success.

 How will the Family Friendly School Certification benefit my campus?

Research indicates than when parents feel welcomed and appreciated at school, they tend to influence their children’s academics outcomes positively. “Family Friendly Schools” tend to have better academic results, fewer discipline issues and better attendance rates. Becoming certified as a Family Friendly School can also benefit effectiveness and morale on your campus (Mapp et. al. 2007).

 What does the Family Friendly School Certification cover?

The Family Friendly School Certification covers three areas of need:

1. Building Relationships with Families and Community
2. Linking Family Events to Learning
3. Supporting Parent Advocacy
Click here to  download the Family Friendly Schools Certification Tasks
 
 
How does the certification work?

Schools, with collaboration and assistance from FACE, will choose to complete any number of 33 tasks across the three areas of need. Every completed task will award the school a star. The number of stars awarded to a school identifies the campus’ level of family-friendliness and corresponding recognition:

 
FFschoolBronze Family-Friendly Bronze:   5 stars 
Bronze Family Friendly Seal to display in school lobby
Family Friendly Bronze Banner
Digital seal for website and letterhead
 
 
 
 
FFschools_Silver Family-Friendly Silver:     10 stars
Silver Seal to display in school lobby
Family-Friendly Silver Banner
Digital seal for website and letterhead
 
 
 
 
FFSchools Gold Family-Friendly Gold:       15 stars
Gold Seal to display in school lobby
Family-Friendly Gold Banner
Digital seal for website and letterhead
Recognition at Board Meeting and e-News and HISD website article
 
 
How can my school participate?

Enrolling in the Family Friendly School Certification it's easy - just complete the following three steps! 

1. Create a Parent-Community-Teacher-Group with (minimum 6 members) to include administrator, staff/faculty, community member, and parent.
2. Complete online application 
3. Meet with a FACE specialist to confirm your enrollment. 
 
Sign up for the Family Friendly School Program for the 2017-18 school year

Click here to sign up for the Family Friendly School Certification Program.

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