Schools and families across America are increasingly accepting mutual responsibility for children’s learning. In working together, exchanging information, sharing decision making, and collaborating in children’s learning, everyone can contribute to the educational process. The following compact, or agreement, was drafted by the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy school improvement team for the purpose of protecting and building upon the HMTCA school motto and school traditions.

            The Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy School Motto

            Our mission at HMTCA is to create a sense of pride and passion for achievement. 
            We strive to be:

                  •                                    Honorable in our Actions
                  •                                    Mindful of our Diversity
                  •                                    Thoughtful toward Others
                  •                                    Creative in our Expression
                  •                                    Ambitious in our Scholarly Endeavors

            Parent/Guardian Expectations
            • Provide a home environment that encourages a positive attitude toward         
               school and the necessary materials that allow for good study habits.
            • Avoid planning family activities which conflict with the school calendar,
              assuring that my child is able to attend school every day, on time.
            • Return forms, assessments, and work required by HMTCA prior to my child
               attending school. Also, communicate with the staff throughout the year and
               return all papers that require parent's or guardian's signature.
            • Purchase school uniforms and other supplies such as calculator and
               notebooks for my child and assure that he/she is properly equipped for
               school.
            • Review and sign my child's school agenda and monitor my child's progress on
               a daily basis.
            • Attend all report card and parent conferences and HMTCA events.
            • Participate in shared decision making with staff) or the benefit of my child.
            • Respect the staff, student, and family diversity that make HMTCA a unique
               and enriching learning environment.
            • Make sure that if my child is not meeting academic success, which he/she
               participates in the HMTCA program, Success through Ongoing Support

            Student Expectations
            • Attend school at least 95% of the time with the understanding that every day
               there is meaningful teaching and learning which requires my presence:
            • Arrive to school on time 95% of the time, demonstrating that I am serious
               about the pursuit of my education.
            • Participate in school sponsored events and activities, as well as representing
               the school in a positive light to the Greater Hartford community.
            • Fully embrace the HMTCA motto, the school rules, and accept responsibility for
               my actions and words.
            • Plan time every day to complete all homework and projects. Ask teachers for
               help with questions about work that is not understood.
            • Set high personal expectations) Or academic success and work toward my full
               potential to obtain those goals.
            • Talk to my parents and teachers about my progress in school.
            • Respect the staff, student, and family diversity that make HMTCA a unique
               and enriching learning environment.
            • Acknowledge that if I am not meeting academic success, I MUST participate in
               the HMTCA program, Success through Ongoing Support.

            Staff Expectations

            • Communicate high expectations and encourage students to learn. Also,
               provide strategies and tools to help all students meet personal success.
            • Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teaching
               and learning.
            • Enforce rules equitably and involve students in creating a caring environment.
            • Maintain timely and positive communication with families about their child's
               progress in school. Provide assistance to families to help support their child's
               learning.
            • Participate in shared decision making with other school community partners.
            • Respect the staff, student, and family diversity which make HMTCA a unique
               and enriching learning environment.