Parent Education & Engagement
Parent Ambassador Program ~ Parents Supporting Parents
Parental involvement is at the core of PA Virtual. Our school is designed to support parents as Learning Coaches for their children. We help parents achieve their academic and social goals for their children by offering opportunities for parent education and engagement.
We enhance our parent’s knowledge and education by providing resources, weekly online sessions for parents, parent certificate programs, and an optional parent mentor program. The Parent Ambassador Mentor Program offers a unique one-on-one mentoring relationship between Learning Coaches. Families in this program are matched with a current PA Virtual family to provide year long guidance and support through email and phone contact.
We encourage engagement in our school by offering volunteer opportunities to our parents. We have an active and vital Parent Ambassador Volunteer team that provides parent mentoring and meets monthly to connect with one another, receive training, and provide feedback. In addition, parents can serve on school committees and focus groups. We also help our parents connect with other parents in the school and with resources in their own community.
As parents gain knowledge and confidence, they add their own personality, creativity, and experience to the education of their children. Our parents are vital contributors to school innovation and excellence.
The Parent Education and Engagement Department is staffed by a director, three Regional Coordinators and parent volunteers who help coordinate our Parent Ambassador Program. All four of these Parent Ambassador staff members are also PA Virtual parents. Our Parent Ambassadors know that there is nothing quite as rewarding as being involved in your child’s education. They also know that schooling at home brings with it many full and challenging days.
At PA Virtual, we have built the Parent Ambassador Program to help each other be the best Learning Coaches possible. We are here not only to listen to your struggles and successes, but to encourage you and provide resources to make your days easier. Sometimes, just knowing there are other parents in your situation, experiencing similar trials and triumphs, is exactly what is needed to help you treasure the years as a PA Virtual Learning Coach!