What Parents Can Do to Support Their Student
- Communicate to your student the importance of acquiring the knowledge and skills they will need to excel in courses and prepare for college.
- Set quality standards for homework. These must include the need to understand material, not just complete an assignment.
- Refrain from accepting your student's excuses for grades less than a "B". Require your child to take advantage of tutorial sessions, study groups and other opportunitites that will aid him in achieving academically.
- Let your student know that you are a partner to the school, not an enemy. DO NOT make excuses for them.
- Visit college campuses with your children. Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Emory and other local colleges and universities welcome visitors who are encouraging youth to go to college.
- Regularly talk to your student about their academic goals, the college they wish to atend, their intended college major, the work they intend to do as adults, the contribution they hope to make to the world, etc.
- Strive to attend every parent meeting: PTSA, grade level and individual conference meetings. PTSA meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 in our media center. They usally last no more than one hour.