Tips to Help Your Children Succeed in School
Welcome to the new parent’s blog! School administrators will periodically write short articles that we believe will be helpful to you.
With a new school year upon us, the principals have compiled a simple list of tips that will help your child have a successful school year. We trust that this and subsequent articles will be a blessing to you.
Tips for Grades K4–6th
- Pray for us that the Lord will enable us to minister academically and spiritually to the children entrusted to our care.
- Be sure your child gets plenty of rest each night. Recommended: 10–12 hours.
- Carefully consider your child’s schedule and extra-curricular commitments. Too many activities can impact nutrition (fast food in the car vs. healthier meal at home), sleep, energy, and study habits.
- Be sure your child is on time each day.
- Let your child take ownership in their work. Parents may assist as needed, but the work needs to be planned and completed by the child.
- Set up a designated homework area for your child. Keep this area well stocked with necessary supplies to enable your child to quickly settle into their homework routine.
- Use a calendar to help your child plan for test preparation and projects.
Tips for Junior High
- Reinforce your child knowing the basis for successful learning:
- Listen in class
- Take good notes
- Ask questions in class
- Go to help sessions when provided
- Know what homework assignments, projects, essays are due each day
- Study for tests several days in advance
Tips for High School
- Allow them to grow in their ‘independence’ even if it may be difficult for them to make mistakes at times. The more your son/daughter learns to take ownership of their education and their decisions, the more they will learn and grow into a confident, mature adult.
- Staying organized and exercising good time management are critical to success not only in HS, but as a life skill. Help them and hold them accountable to developing their own system through an agenda, electronic organizer, use of reminders, etc.
- Make every attempt to have them set aside a regular study/homework time and space. This will help your HS student be more consistent in his or her study/work habits.
- Encourage the setting of attainable goals, particularly in areas where your son/daughter may struggle. Incremental improvements can be very encouraging.
- Make sure you son/daughter takes advantage of our new, semester-long ACT Prep class.