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What is Parental Involvement Exactly?

Parental involvement in your child’s education can mean:
• Checking homework every night
• Discussing your children’s progress with teachers
• Voting in referendums involving school board issues
• Helping your school to set challenging academic standards
• Limiting TV viewing on school nights
• Becoming an advocate for better education in your community or state

On the other hand, it can be as simple as asking your children, “How was school today?” Nevertheless, expect them to learn. Ask them every day to send a clear message to your children that their schoolwork is important to you and you expect them to learn.

Some parents and families are able to be involved in their child’s education in many ways. Others may only have time for one or two activities. Whatever your level of involvement, do it consistently and stick with it because you will make an important difference in your child’s life.

Why is Parent Involvement Important?

In study after study, researchers discover how important it is for parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. Here are some of the findings of major research into parental involvement:
• When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And, when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school- and the schools they go to are better.
• The family makes critical contributions to student achievement from preschool through high school. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to students achievement than income, education level or cultural background.
• When children and parents talk regularly about school, children perform better academically. Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with higher student achievement: actively organizing and monitoring a child’s time, helping with homework and discussing school matters. The earlier that parent involvement begins in a child’s educational process, the more powerful the effects. Positive results of parental involvement include improved student achievement, reduced absenteeism, improved behavior, and restored confidence among parents in their children’s schooling.

School Improvement Begins at Home

Helping your child succeed helps the school in several ways:
Improve the school’s test scores.
Help your child’s teacher focus on learning.
Encourage your child’s teacher to do his best
Build your credibility

We anticipate a journey filled with excellence and growth for every person who has an investment of any kind in Miami Carol City Senior High School. Let us make our PTSA a strong organized group. Visit with us and be as involved as possible. Working together works in every situation, and the success of Miami Carol City Senior High is the result of hard working teachers and staff and committed parents and families.

Help us meet the challenge to improve our school this year. WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!

Last Updated
May 20, 2010
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