The Prince William NAACP Education Committee is committed to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduates ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum.
After careful examination of the Prince William County Public School (PWCS) 2014-15 School Profile data, the Prince William NAACP Education Committee targeted six (6) schools in eastern Prince William County located on the route 1 corridor. The schools targeted were schools accredited with warning. These schools include:
Belmont Elementary Fred Lynn Middle Freedom High
Dumfries Elementary Rippon Middle
Potomac High (Although Potomac was listed as Accredited with Warning on the online School Profile Data Sheet, we found out at the principal’s meeting that Potomac HS had gained their accreditation for 2014-15)
The purpose of the meetings was to meet with the principal and other administrative staff to identify the strategies that were in place to strengthen family and community engagement and to offer support to enhance and develop the following strategies:
- Increase attendance at local school meetings (Advisory Council, PTSO, etc.).
- Provide support and advocacy for parents and guardians of minority students with Teachers and Principals.
- Increase enrollment for minority students in gifted programs, Honors/AP courses, specialty programs (IB, Cambridge, Environmental Sciences, etc.), and decrease participation in Special Education classes.
- Facilitate visible participation and support and provide feedback to PWCS on issues that impact the delivery of high quality education to the minority student population.
Please click here to read the report developed by the Education Committee.