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  • Why Parent Engagement Is Important

    • Students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial
      background or the parents' education level.
    • Students have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and
      complete homework more consistently.
    • Students have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in
      post-secondary education.
    • Educators hold higher expectations of students whose parents collaborate
      with the teacher.
    • Student achievement for disadvantaged children not only improves, but can
      also reach levels that are standard for middle-class children. In addition, the
      children who are farthest behind make the greatest gains.
    • Children from diverse cultural backgrounds perform better when parents and
      professionals collaborate to bridge the gap between the culture at home
      and at the learning institution.
    • Student behaviors such as alcohol use, violence, and antisocial behavior
      decrease as parent involvement increases.
    • Students will keep pace with academic performance if their parents
      participate in school events, develop a working relationship with educators,
      and keep up with what is happening with their child's school.
    • Junior and senior high school students whose parents remain involved
      make better transitions, maintain the quality of their work, and develop
      realistic plans for their future. Students whose parents are not involved, on
      the other hand, are more likely to drop out of school.


    This information is from, Collaborating for Success https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/why_parent_engagement_is_important_370120_7.pdf

  • What Can Parents Do?

    1. Create a home environment that encourages learning.

    2. Communicate high, yet reasonable, expectations for their children's achievement and future careers.

    3. Become involved in their children's education at school and in the community.

  • If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or ways to be more involved, please contact Mrs. Dillmore (941) 697-7111 or email her at carrie.dillmore@yourcharlotteschools.net