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1 Unit 1 The Benefits of Parental Involvement Activity 1 Parents, A Key Component For Educational Success

2 When Parents Are Involved in Their Childrens Education Children improve their academic performance. Children develop a positive attitude towards learning. Children are able to learn a second language at a faster rate. Children tend to behave well in school. Children are less likely to drop out of school. Children have higher graduation rates.

3 When Parents Are Involved in Their Childrens Education Children accomplish higher enrolment and completion of a degree in college Parents, teachers and children improve their relationships.

4 Unit 1 The Benefits of Parental Involvement Activity 2 Ten Minutes Can Make a Difference in Your Childs Life

5 Have You Experienced a Similar Situation? Have you experienced a similar situation? What did you do? What was the result of your action?

6 Source: Basterra, Maria del Rosario, October Promoting the Involvement of Latino Parents in Montgomery County Public Schools. Final Report. Copyright © The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, I think it is very important to be involved. For example, sometime ago they (school staff) told me that my daughter needed support in mathematics and that they were going to place her in a less advanced class. I was not in agreement with this. My daughter told me she knew her math. I went to the school and talked to the teachers. I made sure that my daughter continued in advanced classes. I knew she could do well. And, she is doing well! You need to go and talk to the teachers. I feel very fortunate because I can talk to them. Sometimes you only need ten minutes. Those ten minutes can make a difference in your childs life! - Parent, Montgomery County Public Schools Ten Minutes Can Make a Difference in Your Childs life

7 Advanced Placement The Road To College Success Equity Excellence Opportunity For All Students

8 Unit 3 Advanced Placement The Road To College Success Activity 1 The Job Market: A Changing Landscape

9 College Pays Off: 70% of the 30 fastest-growing jobs will require an education beyond high school. 40% of all new jobs will require at least an associates degree. Total college-level job openings between will nearly equal number of college educated entrants to the workforce.

10 Unit 3 Advanced Placement The Road To College Success Activity 2 The Advanced Placement Program: Nuts and Bolts

11 Advanced Placement Advanced Placement is a program that allows academically capable students to take college courses while still in high school. Advanced Placement is a vehicle for creating Equity and Access by opening up to ALL students the instruction needed to be successful in college

12 What Are the Benefits of Taking Advanced Placement? Students are academically superior at the time of entry to college They are more likely to maintain high standards of achievement throughout college, to specialize in majors with more demanding grades and standards, and to graduate with double major. They are superior in terms of broad criteria of college success such as leadership and significant accomplishments

13 Pre-AP Building Equity And Success Pre-AP classes help a large number of students to have access to demanding AP courses and to achieve at higher levels as they acquire in a timely, systematic, and coordinated way the essential academic and thinking skills. The goal of Pre-AP classes is to provide opportunities to all students to engage in learning experiences that reflect more complex and in-depth understanding. Pre-AP classes enable teachers to detect student potential at an earlier age and to increase the inclusion of students in AP programs and to ensure their post-secondary success.

14 College Access Degree Completion Rewarding Career What can students do to achieve academic success? What can schools do to establish community and parents involvement? What can parents and families do to help?

15 Equity and Access to Pre-AP classes from 5 th through 10th grade for all students Equity and Access to AP classes and tests in 11 th and 12 th grade for all students What Can Schools Do To Help?

16 Effective outreach to parents and communities has the following characteristics: Programs are consistently offered and supported by principals and administrators School personnel has scheduled time and training to work with families and community Roles and responsibilities for educators and parents are defined Information about school programs shared with parents in a timely and effective way

17 What Can Students Do? Take challenging courses Get involved Do the work Read Avoid delay Get the college-bound facts Involve family Get help Confront personal roadblocks

18 Unit 3 Advanced Placement The Road To College Success Activity 2 Supporting Your Childs Academic Achievement

19 What Can Parents Do To Help? Set clear priorities for studying and learning in the home environment Communicate to children high expectations for their education and future careers Become involved in their childrens school

20 What Can Parents Do To Help? Setting Clear Priorities Provide quiet time for homework and reflection after school Supervise homework Make sure their children get enough rest Turn TV and videogames off during the week Encourage children to read

21 What Can parents Do To Help? Communicate High Expectations Encourage children to take Pre-AP courses in school Support and encourage their children as they struggle to achieve Express the importance of high achievement in middle and high school for future success in college

22 What Can Parents Do To Help? Become involved in childrens school Learn about academic courses offered in school Keep in touch with their childrens counselors Check carefully course selection during scheduling Keep in touch with their childrens teachers

23 Unit 4 Activity 1 Helping My Child Enroll in Advanced Placement Courses

24 The Importance of Parental Involvement in Education Decisions Parental advice has a significant impact on deciding what courses to study in school Parental encouragement has an important role in childrens plans to continue their education beyond high school Students with greater levels of parental involvement are more likely to take advanced courses

25 Resources Website Addresses: click on Parents click on Advanced Placement DOE Contact Persons: Julia Webster, Advanced Placement Coordinator Telephone No Dennis Rozumalski, Guidance Services Telephone No


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