We are the Parent–Teacher Association (PTA) that works to enhance the educational experience of all Hearst students. We strive to reinforce a strong sense of community through events like the Auction, Fall Festival, and service activities such as our neighborhood E-cycle.
Additionally, the Hearst PTA works to raise much needed funds for our after school enrichment programs, teacher professional development, supplies, computer equipment, field trips, and to support our excellent school library. We hope you will join us and take part in volunteer opportunities throughout the year!
The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team (formerly the Local School Restructuring Teams) consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students. These teams were initially established to serve in an advisory capacity to the principal for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
Local School Advisory Teams are tasked with advising the principal on matters such as: allocation of school resources; organization of the school; curriculum options, including special or supplementary course offerings and specialized research-based instructional strategies; budget decisions; priorities and considerations for staffing patterns and the selection of personnel; monitoring overall student progress; school culture, and family engagement.
To learn more about what LSAT does, visit the DCPS LSAT page. LSAT meetings are open to observers.