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How can parents promote student success

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 homework
* 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 study
* 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