Students benefit from parent involvement
Research confirms that when parents are partners in their children's education the results are increased motivation, higher self-esteem, improved achievement, better attendance, reduced dropout rates and decreased delinquency.
Parents play a dominant role in influencing a child's confidence and motivation to become a successful learner. When students see that education is important to the adults in their lives, it becomes important to them as well.
The reward for becoming more involved in your child's education is a more successful, safe and self-confident student.
Parent involvement can cover a myriad of commitments from parents and extended family members. It is important for children to come to school emotionally, physically, and socially healthy.
For those parents who have the time and want to become more involved, schools offer many opportunities. Volunteer to work in your child's classroom or school. Join your school's PTA, PTSA, advisory group or booster club and participate in its events.
Ask the principal where he or she needs extra help. Become familiar with legislation at the state and local level that affects our schools. Volunteering in these ways will help your child do well, and will benefit countless other students.
We all want our children to succeed, but they need assistance and guidance to achieve that success. Parents and families can make a big difference in the education of young people! There are many parent advisory and advocacy groups that work closely with the Anchorage School District.