CALA Goals

The long-term goals of the Cambridge Advanced Learning Association are:

  • To support students with advanced learning needs in every Cambridge Public School in grades k-12
  • To help students with advanced learning needs from disadvantaged families keep pace with their advantaged peers
  • To provide support and resources for students who are twice-exceptional
  • To provide resources, advocacy, and community to parents of student with advanced learning needs
  • To provide support and resources to teachers and specialists
  • To contribute to a district-wide culture of academic achievement
  • To combat stigma, harmful speech, and bullying against students with advanced learning needs in the Cambridge community
  • To work with the school administration to create effective policies and programming for students with advanced learning needs
  • To support state advocates working to create state laws mandating programs for students with advanced learning needs
  • To grow our parent group into an official Parent Advisory Council

CALA’s mission is outlined on the home page, and you can learn more about CALA here. Please let us know if you’d like to join our parents-only online discussion group. Also, we welcome your feedback, thoughts, corrections, and additions to the website. As a parent community we want CALA’s work in the district to be collaborative and constructive, so your input is welcome.