The Role of Parental Involvement in Education
One of the hallmarks of the Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) virtual program is parental involvement. A parent’s (or other trusted adult’s) daily engagement in a child’s online learning activities shows children that education is a top priority, which 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 MICA, the person who supports the child’s schooling in the home is called a Learning Coach.