Family Engagement

  • Family Engagement serves as a partner in student achievement by supporting the "whole child." We work to build capacity so that every student and their families thrive. 

What We Do

  • Provides professional learning opportunities for CCS Administration and staff to build and sustain academic-oriented relationships with families.

    Improves the effectiveness and frequency of information shared with families and provide resources to support learning at home.

    Implements data-driven decision-making to understand the needs of CCS families to align our work better.

    Family Ambassador Program

    Family Ambassadors are liaisons between school and home, facilitating a partnership supporting student academic achievement. They expand the District's capacity to advance student achievement, advise and train families to address issues, and advocate for their children's education. They also serve as coaches and mentor families on how to be engaged academic team members. They are an essential part of the school climate and future.

    Bilingual Engagement Liaisons

    Bilingual Engagement Liaisons allow Columbus City Schools to expand its engagement efforts to non-English speaking communities. Roughly one in every six students comes from a home where English is not the primary language spoken by the family.

    FamU (Family University)

    FamU brings the classroom to the community. We believe that education extends the four walls of a classroom; it thrives in the living rooms, kitchen tables, and shared experiences of families. FamU reaches beyond textbooks, embracing the richness of life's lessons, and empowering parents to become architects of their children's futures at Columbus City Schools.

    Family College Tours graphic

    FamU is happy to present Family College Tours! Open to families with students in grades 8 to 12, you're invited to take a guided walking tour of Otterbein University on March 20th or Columbus State Community College on March 23rd. Click here to learn more.


    Should you have additional questions or you are not sure who to call, please contact our FACTline at (614) 221-FACT (614-221-3228) or email us at:

Last Modified on February 27, 2024