The Role of Parental Involvement in Online School

One of the hallmarks of the Connections Academy 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. 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 Connections Academy, the person who supports the child’s online education in the home is called a Learning Coach.

Responsibilities of a Learning Coach

As an online school parent, it’s important to become engaged in your student’s education. To be an effective Learning Coach, you need to understand the important role you’ll fulfill and the duties you’ll perform. It is also useful to understand how parents, students, and teachers work together to personalize learning and ensure students’ success.

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