Why Join the APT?


The #1 reason to join APT is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.


But there are many more advantages:


  • Get Connected – there is no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Discover Great Resources – The APT offers a variety of programs designed for students, as well as parents.
  • Tap into a Network – APT functions provide opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport, and discuss parenting issues that are on your mind.
  • Watch yourself grow – By volunteering with your APT, you gain valuable experiences and personal confidence. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause.
  • Speak Up - Because APT is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions and more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Help Your Child Succeed – APT fosters parent involvement. Parent involvement has been proven by three decades of research to be the greatest predictor of student success.
  • Witness Improvement – By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local APTs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, social events – all vital to school’s success.
  • Be a Role Model – By becoming a APT member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.


Anyone can join Cherokee APT. Parents, students, grandparents, business owners, friends, etc.

All APT memberships are good for the current school year. 

Volunteering and meetings are NOT required for those who join.

But if you can help from time to time, that would be awesome!


***A special note to Grandparents! — Welcome!  If you are signing up as a grandparent or extended family member, go ahead and add your grandchildren's names to your account in the student section. Just be sure to select "Grandparent/Extended Family" (from the "How are you connected to our school" list)  to avoid confusing our database :)


REMEMBER - The ONLY way to access our APT Membership Store is to Login/Register.  


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