CMI counts on the support and engagement from our families to sustain the positive and vibrant community life of our school. We prioritize meaningful opportunities for family engagement because we understand that active parental involvement improves student academic performance and contributes to a positive school climate.

Families at CMI take an active part in student learning. We invite families to join us for Exit Point activities in the classroom, student performances, Family Nights, Parent Workshops, parent-teacher conferences, community meetings, field days, and other events throughout the year. We keep our families up-to-date on school happenings through weekly school newsletters, weekly classroom newsletters, our Facebook page, and our Twitter account.

The Creative Families Association

The Creative Families Association (CFA) represents parents and guardians at Creative Minds International Public Charter School. The CFA is an inclusive and open space for all CMI families and welcomes all levels of involvement, from volunteering for leadership positions to participating in CFA events. For more information about the CFA, please visit


  • We ask that all students be in their classrooms by 8:45 a.m. daily.
  • Students arriving after 8:45 a.m. must be signed in at the front desk.
  • Absences are considered unexcused unless we receive a note or email from the parent or a doctor/dentist, or a call to the absence line: (202) 588-0370, Option 2.
  • If you know in advance that your child will be tardy or absent, please contact your child’s teacher or our registrar, Aura Matias, at

Parking, Drop-off Lane & Driving Safely on the AFRH Campus

The AFRH takes parking very seriously. CMI’s use of the parking areas on campus has been strictly defined, and we must adhere to the rules to maintain our parking privileges.

Parking in unauthorized spaces is illegal and may result in AFRH ticketing cars, as well as revoking a family’s driving privileges and access to campus. If infractions continue, it is possible that all CMI family parking will be prohibited. We ask all families to help by following these rules:

  • DO Park ONLY in Lot 3 at the bottom of the hill, adjacent to Harewood Road gate.
  • DO make use of the drop-off lane during drop-off time (8:15 – 8:45 a.m.).
  • DO carpool when possible.
  • DO NOT leave vehicles in fire lanes or areas marked by cones at any time.
  • DO NOT park in resident spaces or assigned parking spaces.

Home Access Center

Families may log in to the Home Access Center at this page; make sure to select Creative Minds Live from the drop-down menu. The Home Access Center allows CMI families to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, class assignments, grades, and report cards. Families may use the Home Access Center to keep their contact information up-to-date and view registration, attendance, and trimester report cards. More information about using the Home Access Center is available in this tutorial.

Helpful Links and Resources for Families

Academic Calendar 2018–2019

Student and Family Handbook 2018–2019

Bullying & Sexual Assault or Harassment Information

Free and Reduced Price Meals Applications: English | Spanish

Class Supply Lists

Sign Up to Purchase School Lunch

Sign Up for the Extended Creative Day Programs

Sign Up for Music Lessons

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