Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Please download our latest Parent Newsletter above to see current Parent Volunteer opportunities. Parent volunteers are always welcome; opportunities are offered in a number of areas including:
- Main Office
- SBC/ELAC Committees
- School Events/Field Trips, etc.
School Based Council (SBC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
The SBC and ELAC is an 8 member collaborative body composed of faculty, administrators and community stakeholders. Two of the most important functions of this committee are the setting of site priorities (through the Academic Plan) and budgeting operating funds to meet these priorities. While serving on the SBC and ELAC parents will also learn a great deal about TAS including the many programs it has to offer. Ultimately, parents will be able to provide perspectives on priorities and give input as an advisory committee. The following seats are available for both the SBC and ELAC:
- Chairperson to organize, convene, and lead meetings of the council
- Vice-Chairperson to serve in the absence of the chairperson
- Secretary to record events and actions taken at council meetings
- Parliamentarian to resolve questions of procedure
Parents elect parent/community SBC and ELAC members to a 2 year term. Parents may contact the school Principal for more information or to serve on these committees for TAS, WAHS or ACES.
Classes for Parents
The Accelerated Schools provide a wide range of free classes for parents, offered in partnership with South Central Family Health Center, Youth Policy Institute, and Planned Parenthood. Download the latest Parent Newsletter above to see the most current class meeting times.
- Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) classes
- ESL/Parent English Enhancement classes
- Computers/Parent PowerSchool trainings
The Accelerated Schools’ garden located on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Woodlawn Ave. provides an opportunity for students to experience a range of outdoor fun and education! The garden is an outside laboratory and, for more than six years, has provided free organic food for TAS students and their families. At the same time, it serves as a great space for learning.
Garden curriculum covers the following subjects and state standards:
- Environmental studies
- Art and culture
The S. Mark Taper Health Clinic provides quality health care services to the residents of South Central Los Angeles. Located on The Accelerated Schools’ campus and operated in partnership with the South Central Family Health Center (a community based healthcare provider), the clinic offers comprehensive preventive and primary health care services to all TAS students, their families and the greater community. The clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2002, enabling services to uninsured residents of this medically underserved area. Please click the link below to see the flyer showing the health clinic’s services and hours of operation.S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Clinic Services flyer
A signed parental consent form is required before any student can receive primary healthcare services. Parents, please download the consent form below and return it to the health clinic office to enroll your child for primary healthcare.S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Clinic Parent Consent Form
Additional Resources for Families
- The Los Angeles Child Development Center provides individual and group counseling to students in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators
- The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic provides on-site, school-based mental heath services to children
- Eyesight screening for students in need of vision assessment
- Annual dental checkups and referrals
The Accelerated Schools Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
TAS shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs and/or alleging discrimination. Please click the PDF link below to download our UCP Board policy and form.
Program Improvement Information
New Section Educational Services
Parking Lot Notice
SES Parent Letter TAS (English)
SES Parent Letter TAS (Español)
SES Parent Letter WAHS (English)
SES Parent Letter WAHS (Español)
TAS Notice of School Identified for Program Implelentation: 5+ Years (English)
TAS Notice of School Identified for Program Implelentation: 5+ Years (Español )
WAHS Notice of School Identified for Program Implelentation: 3 Years (English)
WAHS Notice of School Identified for Program Implelentation: 3 Years (Español )
TAS K-8 Approved SES List
WAHS K-8 Approved SES List
For more information…
Please type in your information below to email our main office manager, Ms. Priscilla Cartin, to request any more information regarding anything on this Family Resources page.