Burlington City High School
100 Blue Devil Way
Burlington, NJ 08016
Jeffrey Hinson Julian Jenkins, Jr. Darlene Brown
Vice Principal Principal Vice Principal
Sandra Barker Tanya Bradley-Watson William DePonte
Supervisor of Guidance Supervisor of Special Education Supervisor/Director of Athletics
Burlington City High School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs
funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact
outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved
student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a
partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during the school year 2012-2013.
Burlington City High School will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment
that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards
Burlington City High School’s teachers meet state and federal certification stipulations. All teaching staff are
highly qualified and certified to teach their assigned courses. Burlington City High operates under an
approved curriculum which is aligned to the NJCCCS (New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards) and
the Common Core Standards. Teachers use common planning time to discuss and plan lesson implementation.
Staff members participate in collaborative learning throughout the school year and during summer academies.
Students receive academic assistance through peer tutoring and teacher academic assistance program during
the school day. The school’s media center is available to students after school and on weekends. An
alternative education program is available for students who desire to pursue their education in nontraditional
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the
individual child’s achievement.
Parent-teacher conferences will be held on the following dates and at the indicated times:
September 20, 2012 (Back to School Night) 6:30 pm
November 20, 2012 (Parent-Teacher Conferences) 6:00 pm
February 7, 2013 (Parent-Teacher Conferences) 6:00 pm
Progress reports for the 2012-2013 school year will be on:
October 5, 2012
December 14, 2012
March 1, 2013
May 17, 2013
“OUR SCHOOLS ARE PRIORITY ONE”
Report cards for the 2012-2013 school year will be issued on:
November 16, 19, 20 or 21, 2012
February 5, 6, 7 or 8, 2013
April 19, 2013
June 25, 2013 (To be mailed)
3. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe
classroom activities, as follows:
Parent/guardian volunteers are welcomed and encouraged. Parents are asked to complete a volunteer
form and return the form to the school principal. The form is available on the district’s website
www.burlington-nj.net and in the high school’s main office.
Parents who wish to observe classroom activities are encouraged to call the building principal and
schedule a mutual agreed upon time to discuss and schedule classroom visits. Athletic and co-
curricular schedules are available on the school’s website. Please call (387-5817) the high school
administrative office if you have questions or concerns related to scheduled activities.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
I will visit the district’s website and click on the parent portal or call the high school principal’s office
at 387-5801 to check on my child’s attendance.
I will contact my child’s teachers if I do not see visible evidence of homework assignments or
I will limit the amount of television my child watches on school nights.
I will develop a contract with my child aligned with homework completion before watching television.
I will contact the school and ask for volunteer forms. I will ask my child’s teacher or principal how I
can assist at the school.
I will get involved in the scheduling of classes, decisions related to co-curricula and athletic activities,
college and career choices by contacting my child’s counselor.
I will encourage my child to get involved in a school activity. This could include a school club or
athletic team. I will encourage my child to select and participate in community service activities.
I will stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the high school by promptly
reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and
responding, as appropriate.
I will check the district’s website for pertinent notices.
I will serve, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as: Title I, Part A parent
representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the
District Wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support
Team or other school advisory or policy groups.
Do my homework every day and ask for assistance when I need assistance.
Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
Give to my parents or guardians who are responsible for my welfare all notices and information
received by me from my school every day.
Follow and adhere to the school’s code of conduct.
“OUR SCHOOLS ARE PRIORITY ONE”