The School Advisory Council (SAC) at Samuel Gaines Academy is a resource for the school, its teachers, parents, ad principal.  Its function is to develop and oversee the implementation of a School Improvement Plan (SIP) that will serve as a framework for school improvement.  The primary function of the SAC is to provide all of the stakeholders an opportunity to be active participants in the assessment of needs, development of priorities, and identification and use of resources based on an analysis of multiple sources of available school data.


The Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, is an organization developed to help build the relationships between schools and families, and to support students’ learning.


The volunteer program offers parents, grandparents, students, and concerned adults the opportunity to make a difference.  We have many opportunities to work directly with students and staff or to work at home preparing materialsThe following is a list of some of the opportunities available:

  • Regular classroom help for the teacher
  • Materials preparation (cutting decorations, coloring papers, etc.)
  • Mentoring (spending quality time with children, academically and socially)

We have many other plans for programs, which will need a strong commitment from volunteers, including fundraising, field trip chaperones, and assisting in a Book Fair, just to name a few.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call the school at (772) 462-8888.