The Role of Parents/Guardians at
Open Doors Center
At Open Doors Center, parental/guardian involvement plays an intricate part in the student's experience. Staff and parents/guardians keep an open and on-going line of communication. Staff is responsible for keeping the parents/guardians aware of their child's progress and life inside the learning center. It is requested that parents/guardians keep the staff attuned to important happenings in the student's life outside of school so we may assist in any way possible. Classes may be offered for parents/guardians on topics such as communication, the affects of words on our reality, and various other subjects throughout the year. We have an "open door policy" at Open Doors Center and welcome parents'/guardians' involvement and presence, with the understanding that they uphold our mission.
Comments from Parents/Guardians . . .
"Our son was in a public school regular classroom when we noticed he was really struggling. We had him tested privately and found he was twice exceptional (2E - highly gifted with a learning disability). It was frustrating that the teachers and system never noticed a child who was both gifted and learning disabled for six long years. The public school's response was that our son must go through "the process" (evaluations, testing, IEP's, 504's) before he could be considered for receiving any help/assistance. This could take months or years. We then reviewed other programs/schools that might have benefited our son. We found the cost extremely high, and they too had their "process" which we had to go through before any assistance could be rendered to our child. We also found that the programs were generalized to fit a wide population of children. Our son would have had to fit into a generalized program rather than having a program tailored for his talents and challenges. We met with the educationally experienced staff at Open Doors and they proposed a program to capitalize on our son's strengths and address his areas of challenge. Open Doors is the only program we found that focused on the children and their needs rather than focusing on "the process." In essence, we found people passionate about education and meeting the needs of kids. Our son is now in high spirits about school and is learning in an environment that promotes education rather than standardized test scores."
Contact us at: Opendoorscenter@gmail.com (623) 703-3452 El Mirage, AZ