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The Mandarin Immersion Advisory Council was founded by RCSD at the start of the program to guide the development and growth of the MI program. Parent volunteer committees and school administrators meet monthly to organize and manage events and activities that advance academic and Chinese cultural learning at the school. Committees include: Cultural Enrichment, Community Building, Academic Development, Recruitment, Fundraising and Communications. 


Parents also participate in several other campus-wide groups:

  • Starship Parent Teacher Organization raises funds for enrichment classes and organizes various community building events for both Mandarin Immersion and Orion Alternative programs.

  • English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) is responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

  • School Site Council develops and implements the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) plan based upon assessed needs and monitors the effectiveness of the plan.

Mandarin Immersion parents can also play an active role in the school by volunteering in the classroom and at school events, and communicating with the teacher when they have questions or concerns.

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