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Tips to Help Your Child Succeed

Research shows that effective and consistent parent participation leads to student success. Below are some suggestions to help your child succeed academically.
  • Encourage your child to be an active and responsible learner who completes and turns in assignments and homework when they are due and seeks assistance when needed.
  • Ensure that your child arrives to school on time each day and supports school policies such as discipline, safety, proper school attire, textbook care, etc.
  • Review your child’s agenda and encourage your child to use it on a regular basis to keep track of homework assignments, projects, exams and other important school events.
  • Monitor your child’s overall progress on a regular basis. Do not wait until progress reports and report cards are issued to find out how your child is doing in school.
  • If your child is struggling with their school work or needs help, speak with your child’s advisor and/or teachers and ensure that your child attends after school tutoring.
  • Help your child establish a regular time and place to study and to complete their homework and school projects. Make sure your child’s study area is well-lit and is stocked with necessary school supplies.
  • Talk to your child about what is happening at school and what they are learning.
  • Encourage your child to read for pleasure and limit TV, video game and Internet usage.
  • Attend all scheduled parent/teacher conferences, school activities and parent educational workshops.