How Families Can Help Promote Student Success

Families play a key role in ensuring that their adolescent achieves school success. When families, students, and school staff work together, the student will obtain his/her academic goals as well as become a productive citizen. Some of the actions that parents can take to promote school success are:

  • Communicate with school staff to be aware of homework assignments
  • Review your child’s homework
  • Encourage your child to seek friends who will be helpful to them
  • Try to do something enjoyable with your child at leastonce a week
  • Set clear expectations for students about homework; have a set place and time for homework
  • Get acquainted with your child’s teacher(s)
  • Monitor where your child goes/this will encourage them to stay out of trouble
  • Communicate with school staff first when there is a concern with the school
  • Attend school functions such as conferences, programs, and athletic events
  • Encourage students to participate in school-related after-school activities
  • Consistently enforce household rules
  • Set aside a time when the whole family reads
  • Encourage students to talk about school, social activities, and their interests
  • Teach standards of right and wrong and demonstrate these standards
  • Provide a quiet place where your child can study (preferably a quiet room)
  • Support school discipline policies
  • Monitor your child’s choices of TV programs, video games and music
  • Monitor your child’s social media use (what they are posting and receiving)