Parental Involvement

Parental involvement has an enormous impact on student attitude, attendance and achievement. Students tend to do better and stay in school longer when parents are involved in their education. They will be more likely to succeed in their academic studies as well as their extracurricular activities when they know someone is supporting and cheering them on. There are many ways parents can be involved in their child’s education at home and at school.

Be involved at home:

  • Help review your child’s assignments
  • Encourage your children to read
  • Read and discuss books that your teenager is reading
  • Encourage your children to never stop learning
  • Follow up with teachers regularly after Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Inquire about learning standards and expectations for your child’s grade level
  • Be aware that your attitudes about school and teachers influence your child's attitudes
  • Discuss with your child what they learned in school today
  • Make learning relevant by encouraging activities that use what kids learn at school
  • Ask your child’s school about a web site where you can check his/her grades, class schedule and upcoming assignments & tests

Be involved at school:

  • Attend Open Houses & Back-to-School Events
  • Attend PTO meetings
  • Attend Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Attend school performances and events
  • Volunteer to help during school hours or at after-school events
  • Read the newsletters, morning reports and notices sent home from school
  • Get to know your child’s teachers

For more tips and information on how you can be involved in your child’s education, visit the links below. You will find these sites have resources to assist you in many categories, from homework help and student achievement to college prep and educational games.