Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Office of School and Family Partnerships is looking for candidates for the seventh International Parent and Community Leadership Academy (IPCLA), which begins February 22, 2017. Candidates must be born outside of the United States and/or speak a language other than English at home.

international-academy-logo-wdsThe six-week academy is aimed at improving communication between AACPS and international families and diversifying the pool of leaders in schools and the community who can better support the academic achievement of international students and English Language Learners. Meetings will be held in the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.  Transportation can be provided if needed.

Participants will identify and discuss challenges facing international students and their families, gain a better understanding of AACPS programs and initiatives, learn about the responsibilities of the Board of Education, and outline methods for better communication with international families. Participation is free and sessions will be held each Wednesday from February 22 through March 29.  Participants will graduate and be recognized by the Board of Education on April 5.

More information, including an application form (in multiple languages), can be obtained by clicking here or by contacting Laura Gardner at 443-624-8607 or lmgardner@aacps.org.