SLC Conferences

Renaissance Academy Student Learning Contract Conferences

Student Learning Contract Conferences (SLC Conferences) hold an essential role in the collaborative educational process here at The Renaissance Academy. For our returning families the SLC Conference is a familiar experience, and for our new families, it is a crucial step toward solidifying the success of your child’s academic year.

*There are No Regular Classes on SLC days, however students are expected to attend the conference meeting with their parent/guardian and teacher(s).

2020-2021 SLC Dates and Times

  • 1st Trimester: October 1st, 8 am-8 pm & October 2nd, 8 am-12 pm
    • Completed
  • 2nd Trimester: January 7th, 8 am-8 pm & January 8th, 8 am-12 pm
  • 3rd Trimester: April 8th, 8 am-8 pm & April 9th, 8 am-12 pm

Questions:  Always contact your child's home base teacher first.

Expectations during the SLC Conference:

  • Students: Be present and be prepared to discuss progress and your personal goals for the current and upcoming trimesters. Students will come with specific goals in mind and will be expected to formalize those goals during the conference. Students Must Attend Their Meeting!
  • Parents / Guardians: Preview the student grades/grade report before the conference (This is available via Skyward). The primary focus is on assisting with student goals and looking ahead to make improvements during the remainder of the trimester.
  • Teachers: Assist students in composing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) Goals. Teachers will guide students and take active roles in working on student goals, assessing progress, and communicating that progress to the parent/guardians.

The Key to success: Conferences are to be Student Led!

How to choose a time slot based on your child’s grade:

Grades 1st-2nd: Please choose ONE slot for your child's Home Base teacher. If your child has a different teacher for Math or ELA, you may also select a slot for that person as well. You will need to know the teacher's name to do this.

Grades 5th-6th: Please choose a minimum of one slot in a subject area for which your child has set a goal. This course could be an area of struggle or one in which they would like to challenge themselves. As these grades are departmentalized, you are not required to see the Home Base teachers; however, you are welcome to do so if the schedule allows for it.

Grades 7th-12th: Please choose a minimum of 1 slot, but feel free to select additional slots as your child has a departmentalized schedule and up to 5 academic teachers each day. *Note you may at times experience a line at the Upper School as each teacher may have up to 75 students on their roster. You are encouraged to drop in when your schedule allows. *Note: busiest lines are in the evening.

Fine Art (FA): FA Teachers do not require appointments. They will be available for 'drop-ins' during the SLC times on both days. Upper and Lower School FA Teachers will be in their classrooms. Lower School PE teachers will be available in the US Art Classroom 126 and Technology Teachers will be available in the library.

NOTE: If your family is not present during SLC conferences, it is expected that a Student-Led Conference his held via phone. Please contact your child's Home Base teacher to determine a day/time during the SLC conference window OR before the SLC Days that you may call in. This timeline will allow multiple teachers to speak with you/ your child if needed.

SLC Sign-Up Links

Please see the following sign-up links for the 3rd Trimester SLCs (Student Learning Conferences). Conferences will be virtual on April 8, 2021, & April 9th, 2021. You will receive login information before your conferences in January. Specific instructions for grade levels can be found on the links.

We look forward to working with you and your family during this important goal setting and planning time!

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