Student Led Conferences
Wednesday, November 12th - Friday, November 14th
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Early Dismissal All 3 Days: 7:30 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.)
Please call the main office to sign-up for a conference
323-290-6970 (7th & 8th Grade)
323-290-6980 (6th Grade)
What Is Student Led Conference?
View Park Prep Middle School considers the relationship between students' families and the school to be of paramount importance. VPPMS student led conferences are attended by the student and parent/guardian.
During the conference, the student is the main leader of the student led conference. Students explain their progress toward and mastery of both academic (content/skill) and character (habits of work and learning). Students justify their progress by leading their families through a portfolio of assignments pulled from academic classes.
At VPPMS, we base our learning environment upon Common Core Standards, our School Pillars (Respect, Self-Discipline, Citizenship, Leadership and Academic Tenacity) and Common Core Strategy (Argumentative Writing, Using Academic Discipline and Applying Learning in the real world).
Students justify their grades in each class by referencing specific assignments that show their mastery of learning targets. Students are held accountable for their progress when they explain areas of strength and areas in need of improvement. The tone of the conference is positive with a focus on what can be done to ensure success as opposed to what has been done poorly.
Objective of Student Led Conferences
1. To increase student accountability and autonomy concerning academics and their habits of work and learning
2. To hone student verbal communication and critical thinking skills.
3. To build open relationships with families concerning student progress.
4. To help students meet speaking standards.
Role of the Parent/Guardian
1. The parent/guardian is the second most essential attendee to the student led conference.
2. The parent must be willing to let the student speak, saving questions until the end.
3. The parent/guardian arrives on time.
4. The parent/guardian helps the student meet his or her academic and behavioral goals by supporting their progress at home.
2014-2015 School Calendar.pdf