Our philosophy of family engagement is founded upon a robust conception of family rights. We refer to our four Academy Virtues—Wisdom, Truth, Fortitude, and Excellence—to derive four pillars upholding family rights: Privacy, Transparency, Neutrality, and Accountability.
- Wisdom in interactions with families respects their Privacy, including personal information, age-appropriateness, and deference to decisions that are properly in the family domain.
- Truth in practice regarding family rights is Transparency in governance, curriculum, and Academy performance.
- Families deserve the Fortitude of political Neutrality. This means focusing on learning instead of activism, and strong representation of opposing opinions.
- Excellence demands Accountability to families and the public. Accountability keeps us on the right path.
With family rights come family responsibilities. We expect parents to exercise their rights and to oversee their child’s education, especially their moral and civic education.