Families dramatically influence the degree to which children are engaged in school and how they identify themselves as learners. Transition programs enable parents to gain confidence in guiding and monitoring their child’s educational and social development during the transition year to middle and high school so the child is prepared for, and ultimately successful after high school. “Transition to Middle School” and “Transition to High School” provide interactive lessons about the importance of education, adolescent social development, academic success strategies and college preparation.
Families In Schools trains staff from school districts, secondary schools and community based organizations to implement “Transition to Middle School” and “Transition to High School” in their community. Through a two-day training institute, facilitators learn about the program’s goals, objectives, implementation model and how to successfully engage parents during the transition year.
Facilitators will receive the following materials:
*An implementation guide that includes helpful tips for replicating and sustaining the program year after year
*Ready-to-use tools with participant handouts in English and Spanish
*Content-rich learning, delivered in a parent-friendly format
*Interactive lesson demonstration/modeling
*District/school-specific student achievement data
*Culturally relevant materials
* All FIS trainings are a compliant use of Title I funds allocated for professional development and parental involvement, as well as other state or federal funds reserved for school improvement and/or parental involvement, including California’s LCFF funding.