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Parents are an important part of the Griffin Community. The VA parent association, Parents for Development and Advancement (PDA), is closely tied to the School, with its members participating in committees and volunteering their time to help with activities and events.
Parents for Development and Advancement
Village Academy is a family-oriented learning community, which emphasizes family participation as an integral part of the students’ academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences. All parents of students enrolled in Village Academy comprise the PDA. The payment of dues is not a condition of membership.
PDA is committed to the financial development and advancement of the School and the enrichment of VA students’ scholastic experiences through the support of social, athletic, and intellectual pursuits. To this end, PDA is responsible for:
PDA has an executive committee that assists in formulating the agenda for meetings. This committee also encourages appointed volunteers from representative grade levels to attend event planning and strategic planning meetings.
Grade-level representatives assist with communication and encourage all parents to contribute the advancement of the School. Parent Volunteer Opportunities are available for sign up during August registration. Opportunities include volunteering for classrooms, events, fundraising, guest lectures, athletic boosters, and science fairs. Grade-level representatives also participate in semi-annual meetings with the department heads, and assist with strategic planning.
At the end of each semester, an all-parent meeting keeps the entire community up to date with a summary of activities. Committee meetings are held throughout the year as needed.
Village Academy admits students of any race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin to all privileges, rights, programs, and activities. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin in administration of educational policies, scholarships, or student activity programs. This statement also applies to the School’s personnel and employment policies.