Ryan Banks Academy is an independent and coeducational college-preparatory, residential, tuition-free middle and high school that will prepare motivated students from Chicago neighborhoods to graduate from college, enter into meaningful careers, and be the catalyst to bring positive change into their communities.
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Family Involvement

Although our students will board with us seven days a week, their families will still be an important part of their lives.  Ryan Banks Academy believes that parents and teachers are co-educators and co-collaborators in the effort to equip our students with the tools needed to succeed in the future.  Through its personalized and results-oriented focus, Ryan Banks Academy aims to help parents partake in, nurture, and celebrate the success of their children.  Listed below are the key components of our parental engagement strategy as well as examples of how we will actualize our philosophy:

  • Awareness:  Parents will be regularly notified of student performance,, so that parental input can consistently shape student achievement.  Ryan Banks Academy will host regular family dinners where parents and guardians can review interim assessment results as a community and enjoy dinner with their families.  

  • Engagement:  Parents will be afforded as many opportunities as possible to engage in and celebrate their child’s academic achievement.

  • Partnership:  School staff and parents will be partners in securing the students’ success.

  • Parent-focused programming:  These programs will vary based on the needs of current family members, and will include parenting classes, financial literacy classes, and career counseling.

  • Fundraising support:  Ryan Banks Academy parents will engage in activities that support our financial solvency.

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