The Role of Parental Involvement
One significant thing about the Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA) virtual school program is parent involvement. A parent’s (or other trusted adult’s) daily engagement in the student’s education shows children that education is a top priority and also helps ensure their academic success. There are many great things about this level of parental involvement; students show 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.