How important is a student’s family in educational success?
According to the National Dropout Prevention Center, students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to:
•Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
•Be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits
•Attend school regularly
•Have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school
•Graduate and go on to post-secondary education
And according to the National PTA, when parents are involved, students have: increased motivation, better self-esteem, lower rates of suspension, decreased use of drugs and alcohol, fewer instances of violent behavior.
The entire family – parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents – plays a role. We encourage you to make the commitment to make your home an environment that encourages excellence.