Supporting Your Child Academically
Students benefit in many areas when they have a significant adult in their life--parent, guardian, grandparent, etc. -- that is involved in their education. Many years of research, conducted by numerous researchers, tells that benefits include higher student achievement, better attendance, and more positive behavior. This is true for all ages and types of students, and for all family income and social status levels.
The following* are examples of ways that parents and guardians can be involved with their children's education. Even one thing can contribute to positively impacting a child's academic progress!
- Read with your child and talk about the books and stories you read
- Help your child with homework assignments
- Organize and monitor your child's time
- Tutor your child with materials and instructions provided by teachers, or resources found on-line
- Attend and actively support school activities
- Volunteer in classrooms, on fieldtrips, or for special events
- Continue to be involved as your child is in middle and high school
- Attend parent-teacher meetings
- Talk with your child about school on a daily basis
- Be an advocate for your child to make sure that their needs are being met
- If a problem arises, address it quickly by requesting a meeting with the teacher
- Advise the teacher of any issues at home that may affect the child's school performance
- Vote in school board elections
- Encourage your child on successes and support them on poor performances
- Take classes at a community college or adult education program to demonstrate to your child that learning is important
- Participate in school-offerings for parents, such a parent informational meetings, the PTA, school advisory councils and other committees
- Consider involving your child's grandparents, or older siblings
*adapted from Public School Review
On this page you will find a series of guides, tutorials and other resources that can help you and your child learn together. We hope you will find these helpful.
Number Talks Parent Brochures
Math Video Tutorials
Over the summer of 2015, the Paulding County School District decided to use some of its Math Science Partnership grant, which is a two-year, $1 million federal award, to create online math tutorials for parents to watch and use to help their children learn at home.