Solid Foundation

Solid Foundation is a nationally recognized web-based model which provides a school team with the tools and resources to implement and monitor a two-year plan for parent engagement at the school level. Developed by the Academic Development Institute (ADI), Solid Foundation’s online system provides agendas, resources, planning tools and systematic implementation for improved parent involvement and a strong school community. The school community, comprised of school staff, families, and community volunteers, work together to build students’ solid foundation of skills, habits and qualities of character that will serve them for a lifetime: Readying, Studying, Respect, Responsibility.

The School Community Index is a 90 page report compiled from parent and teacher surveys,
school information and analysis of key documents. The Index provides the data for assessing,
making decisions, setting goals and verifying progress.

PIRC works with Solid Foundation schools as the “External Partner” by providing technical
assistance such as training, web monitoring as well as additional support and resource materials.

If you are interested in learning more about Solid Foundation, please contact Mary Lynne Lasure.
You can also visit Solid Foundation.

Orientation to Solid Foundation
School Community Index
Solid Foundation FAQs
Solid Foundation Brochure

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Website Links for Parent Involvement

Arizona State PIRC
Parent Information Resource Center — provides technical assistance and materials to help schools and families work together to increase student achievement.

National Network of Partnership Schools
NNPS provides inservice education and ongoing professional development for school, district, and state leaders, and teams of educators, parents, and others to improve their programs of family involvement and community connections.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
NCPIE advocates the involvement of parents and families in their children’s education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation’s young people.

Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed is a major educational resource and advocate for parents and families engaged in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in America’s public schools.

PTO Today
Great Parent Group Events – Ideas and planning tips to help your PTO or PTA organize one successful activity after another.

National PTA
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association works in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies. The national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children.

Education World
Education World®. The Educator’s Best Friend. The surfing is over. Here you will find the best education links and original content the Net has to offer.

Parenting Resources
Parenting Resources is dedicated to providing schools, programs, parenting educators, and teachers with the most complete collection of materials to help them in instructing and involving parents.

Family Education
An online consumer network of the world’s best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

Parent Institute
The mission of The Parent Institute is to encourage parent involvement in the education of their children. The Parent Institute publishes a variety of materials including newsletters, booklets, audio CDs, brochures, videos and presentation kits.

Harvard Family Research Project
Develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well-being of children, families and their communities.

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