Parent Involvement: By making the choice to join a charter school community, our parents are encouraged to participate in school fundraising and volunteer efforts. Our school differs in many ways from traditional schools, from uniforms to our instructional calendar. Our parents choose KNOVA because they want an alternative approach to their child's education. Upon enrolling a student, parents are essentially committing themselves to support KNOVA's approach. Parents are expected to actively and positively engage with KNOVA staff and to partner with staff to achieve expected outcomes.
Unique Annual Calendar: An extended year calendar minimizes the student learning regression that frequently occurs during a long summer break. The calendar also maximizes the time that families spend together during important seasonal breaks, religious holidays and cultural celebrations. Our school calendar ends the last weekday of June, two full weeks after public schools, which preserves a family break without forcing parents to pay for day camps or other costly summer alternatives.
Early Dismissal Policy: To provide all students with the educational experiences they deserve with minimal disruptions, we respectfully ask that parents and guardians avoid late in the day early dismissals. For this reason, it is our school's policy not to dismiss students from our Main Office within 20 minutes of dismissal.