The Role of Parental Involvement
One of the hallmarks of the Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA) virtual program is parental engagement. A parent’s (or other trusted adult’s) daily participation in learning activities shows children that education is a top priority and helps ensure their success. There are many benefits to this level of involvement in education, such as improved grades and test scores, higher graduation rates, and greater enrollment in postsecondary education. At ARCA, the person who supports the child’s education in the home is called a Learning Coach.