African American Parent Advisory Council

The purpose of the AAPAC is to involve and engage the parents/caregivers of identified African-American students in the decision making process, leading to improve the quality of education for African American students. Our aim is to increase learning outcomes and promote an understanding among parents, educators, and others about cultural sensitivity relating to the education of African American students.


The goals of AAPAC are to engage, equip, and empower parents to advocate for the academic success of their children. This work will be driven by three principles: Presence, Purpose, Progress. The principles will grow success in the following areas; Attendance, Literacy and a decrease in behavior outcomes.

Fill out this form if you are interested in attending Thorner's AAPAC meetings.