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Vision and Mission

The vision of Charleston Joint PTA is every child’s potential is a reality.  

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. 


1. Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

2. Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded. 

3. Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

4. Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

5. Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

 Purpose of PTA:

1. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school and community

2. To raise the standards of home life

3. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth

4. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth

5. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

Who We Are

The Charleston Joint PTA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.   We support over 1500 students and 150 staff between the three Charleston elementary schools.  We are a diverse organization made up of moms, dads, caregivers, teachers, and administrators.