The Role of Parental Involvement
One of the hallmarks of the New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA) online school program is parental involvement. 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. Improved grades and test scores, higher graduation rates, and increased enrollment in postsecondary education are just some of the many benefits this level of parent engagement in a student’s education provides. At NMCA, the person who supports the child’s education in the home is called a Learning Coach.