2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Parent Role
Parents of 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade will act as “co-instructors” in the satellite classroom at home. The teacher will organize coursework and provide homework assignments to students. Parents will bear responsibility for direct instruction in some aspects of the course. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their childs work, guiding study over covered material, drill practice, and preparation or review needed for the next class. Parents will also monitor their childs timely submission of all assignments. Parents should attend all opportunities for parent training. Open and regular communication between teacher and parent will be imperative.
5th & 6th Grade Parent Role
Parents of 5th & 6th grade students will act as “co-instructors” in the satellite classroom at home. The teacher will organize coursework and provide homework assignments to students. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their child’s work, guiding study over covered material, drill practice, and preparation or review needed for the next class. Parents will also monitor their child’s timely submission of all assignments. Open and regular communication between teacher and parent will be imperative.
7th & 8th Grade Parent Role
Students in the 7th & 8th grades will begin to assume some independence from the co-teacher in the completion of assignments. Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure time and place in the satellite classroom for completing the assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment is completed. Parents may spot-check work to check for understanding the practiced concept, but should not “pre-grade” assignments. Teachers use this opportunity for independent practice as an indicator of whether or not there is a need for re-teaching the concept.
9th & 10th Grade Parent Role
Students in the 9th & 10th grades will require supervision in order to help them develop disciplined study habits and personal responsibility for the completion of assignments in a timely manner. Parents will supervise student work, monitor student assignments, and discuss content as required. Parents should provide opportunity for independence based on the maturity and success of their students. If students have problems turning work in on time or understanding the subject matter, it is the parents’ responsibility to enforce stricter accountability and provide the extra help that is needed. Parents should maintain a “satellite classroom” environment for the student on days not attending. Parents are responsible for monitoring student grades as a reflection of the students’ learning and participation in each course and for providing necessary incentives or punishments if grades are not acceptable.
11th & 12th Grade Parent Role
Students in the 11th & 12th grades study independently, as required in post-secondary education programs. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance. Parents should review assignment sheets often enough to monitor all major assignments and make sure the student is investing the time necessary to complete these assignments. It is crucial that parents make sure that students maintain a “satellite classroom” schedule on the days not attending (work should be secondary to school). Although the parental role changes as the student matures, parental involvement is still expected by teachers in these final years of high school.