What Is Appropriate Parental Involvement With Homework?

homeworkBy Nicole Girvan, Head of Lower School

Study after study has shown that when parents get involved, kids do better in school. According to the National Education Association, kids with parents who are actively involved in their education earn higher grades, do better on standardized tests, and are more likely to be enrolled in advanced placement programs. Students whose parents are more involved also attend school more regularly, successfully pass more classes, have better social skills, and have a higher overall graduation rate. This is a remarkable set of benefits arising from one small thing: parents who get involved with their child’s education. Continue reading “What Is Appropriate Parental Involvement With Homework?”

Confidence in Action

By Evan Kurtz, Head of Middle School

A recent  article from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), which followers of Charlotte Prep on Twitter (@CharlottePrep) may have already read, was titled, “Students in K-8 Model More Academically Confident Than Middle School Peers.” Those of you with more experience at Prep may simply nod your head in agreement, thinking to yourself, “I know. I’ve seen it in action.” For newcomers to the school and model, allow me to elaborate. And while I may be a newcomer myself, in my short time here I have witnessed all parts of what the article addresses, and then some.

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