• Our next round of student-led conferences will be on

    Wednesday, October 8th, from 12:10 to 3:35 PM

    Thursday, October 9th, from 3:35 to 8:00 PM

    Kent Phoenix Academy conducts student led conferences twice a year. All students present their current progress and future goals to their parents/guardians and advisers. Attending your student's conference is a great way to learn about his or her progress, get feedback from an adviser, and is also a requirement in the KPA contract.

    Student led conferences reflect the belief that students should be actively involved in their learning and assume responsibility for the learning process. Through student led conferences, students become more motivated, reflective and evaluative. They also become more critical in their approach to learning.

    Students benefit from Student Led Conferences in a variety of ways:

    • Accountability for their learning
    • Students learn to evaluate their own progress
    • Enhance students’ oral communication skills
    • Students gain greater commitment to school work and learning
    • Builds self confidence and self-esteem
    • Encourages student/parent communication
    • Builds communication and critical thinking skills
    • Builds students’ self-confidence
    • Allows students to become involved
    • Puts students in charge of their learning
    • Time allowed to share and celebrate in learning environment

    Parent benefits:

    • Increases the amount of information given to a parent
    • Learn more about their child’s learning and skills
    • An opportunity to help their child set positive goals
    • Active participant in their child’s learning
    • First language communication
    • Eliminates standing in line for a conference
    • Allows for more time in their child’s learning environment to see what the child has worked on over a period of time
    • First hand opportunity to see their child in charge of the learning process

    During 6thperiod advisory classes, students are asked to contact parents/guardians to schedule a time for their student led conference. If your student has not yet scheduled their time, you may call 253-373-6881 to schedule a time. We look forward to seeing you at our Student Led Conferences.

    Joshua Eidson, Assistant Principal