Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) Program

For more information on the PEP Program contact Carmen Viviana Quiceno, PEP Coordinator at 571-402-3141 (New Dominion) or the main line of the Office of English Learner Programs and Services at 703-791-8745.

PEP Program Classes with Rosetta Stone

Please contact Carmen Viviana Quiceno, PEP Coordinator at 571-402-3141 or contact your school for more information.

Adult PEP students

Legal Requirements

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 defined parental involvement as "the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities."

Title III of the law requires schools to provide "an effective means of outreach to parents of Limited English Proficient (LEP) children to inform them of how they can be active participants in their child's education, to help them learn English and to help their child succeed academically." Schools must "hold regular meetings for these purposes, and the information must be presented in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parent can understand."

Belmont Elementary School

Goals of the PEP Program

  • To have parents evolve from the role of learners to the role of decision makers and advocate in their children's education.
  • Understand their rights and responsibilities as parents in American schools.
  • Be informed of their children's school experiences.
  • Understand the American school system routines, procedures, rules and consequences.

Featherstone ESPEP Graduation Ceremony
Featherstone ESPEP
Graduation Ceremony