• Parents play a key role in ensuring that their child or adolescent achieves school success. When parents, students, and staff work together, the student will obtain his/her academic goals. 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 be friends with
       positive role models
    * try to do something enjoyable with your child
       at least once a week
    * set clear expectations for students about
    * get acquainted with your child’s teachers
    * monitor where your child goes/information
       keeps your child out of trouble
    * communicate with school staff when there is
       a concern with the school
    * attend school functions such as conferences,
       programs, and events
    * encourage students to participate in school-
       related 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
    * support school discipline policies
    * talk to your child about the dangers of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, gangs, and violence
    * monitor your child’s choices of TV programs, video games and music