Experience

Culver Parents Association

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CPA Chair

Dear Culver Parents,

Welcome to Culver Academies and the Culver Parents Association (CPA). Every Culver parent is automatically a member of the CPA, and we encourage you to participate as much as you would like right from the start!

The Culver Parents Association, established in October 1983, is an amalgamation of the Culver Fathers Association (est. June 1935) and the Culver Mothers Association (est. May 1959). A board of up to forty-two current families governs the CPA and meets four times each year. We are focused on working in partnership with the administration, and we accomplish this by providing key insights and feedback from the parent constituency.  We also provide the administration with helping hands at major events and in generating support for the Culver Fund.

Your CPA consists of five standing committees:

Admissions coordinates volunteers to assist at registration and parent orientation in August. It also assists the Admissions office with outreach to prospective Culver families by attending campus Open Houses and equipping current parents with Admissions resources.

Communications and Marketing produces the monthly electronic Academy Road newsletters, monitors and updates content on the Parent Portal pages of the Culver website and Culver Parent Facebook page, and also orchestrates other communications between the school and parents.

Development coordinates all forms of fundraising as it pertains to parents. This includs the annual Culver Fund campaign and securing sponsorships for special events.

Parent Services/Student Life works in partnership with Culver’s Student Life team to create a positive experience for both parents and students. It welcoming new families and assists counselors with planning for special dorm and unit events.

Special Events supports all parent-sponsored events, including the biennial Live the Legacy fall auction, golf and tennis tournaments, and other fun family campus activities. This committee also encourages current and prospective families alike to attend Culver Club regional events.

Everyone on the Board is committed to sharing with you our Culver experiences. We’ll keep in touch throughout the year with monthly Academy Road emails and frequent notes from the Unit and Dorm Parent Representatives. New Culver parents will hear from an Ambassador via a phone call this summer. If there is any way I can be of help, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Culver will be an incredible journey for both your child and you! You will witness a tremendous transformation in your child that is truly unique and lifelong. There will be highs and lows throughout your Culver journey, and the goal of the CPA is to support you and celebrate all of the special moments with you.

We truly are ONE Culver!  Welcome to the family.

Sincerely,

Jim Arnold

2020-2021 CPA Board Chair
drarnold@smilesbyarnold.com