Parents were a welcome and integral part of the school community. The year starts off with a BBQ where students and parents meet faculty and staff in an informal setting. Centennial is also actively engaged in community activities, raising funds for different charitable organizations. We were amazed at the dedication of parents being involved in so many activities, helping organize trips, events, fund-raisers and the graduation prom. Our voice was heard and we always had access to teachers and administration, and we had the opportunity to create friendships with parents and students. Many parents would take time to attend the sports games to cheer on the Centennial Cougars. We were also involved in fund-raising for the school, and parents were very receptive to providing additional funds to Centennial. The school also has a requirement for students to dedicate a specific level of community service per year, which gets them involved as ambassadors for Centennial as well as generating a life experience for the students.