Family & Community Involvement
Years ago the phrase “family involvement” meant school volunteering. In today's fast-paced society where often both parents hold jobs outside the home, that definition has changed. Parent participation in even one of the following facets can improve student achievement:
Communicate with the teacher about your child’s progress and school work.
- Understand child development stages and ways to support learning at each grade level and age.
- Help children with learning at home through homework, goal setting and other school-related activities
- Volunteer in your child’s class or school.
- Participate on school committees and councils to help with school decisions.
Children thrive when families are engaged in their educational life. Research accumulated over more than three decades irrefutably demonstrates that children whose families are involved in their child’s education tend to have higher SAT scores, better grades, a higher rate of high school completion and a more positive school experience.