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