Three components, the child, the teacher, and the parent, are critical to students’ academic success.
All children can learn and that is the focus of our efforts. Parents always want what is best for their children. Parents are an equal partner in the education process. The National Parent Teachers’ Association has researched the importance of parental involvement and supports the following.
There are two main reasons for parental involvement:
- Supportive parental involvement increases the probability that students will succeed academically. Supportive involvement is stressed as opposed to pressure which can lead to conflict and counterproductive behavior.
- Parent involvement in the area of volunteerism contributes directly to goal and program support.
We encourage you to read the following statements as supportive data to reinforce your importance in your child’s academic success.
- Supporting parents as children’s primary educators are integral to their learning
- When parents are involved in students’ education, those students generally have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and more consistently completed homework.
- The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement.
- Students whose parents are involved in their lives have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in post secondary education.
Together, educators, families, and communities can succeed in educating children and preparing them to lead healthy, happy, an productive lives.