We at Johnson College Prep steadfastly feel that the educational and character development of the child hinges on a cooperative partnership between the school and home. Research tells us again and again that the most accurate predictor of a child’s success in school is the degree to which a child’s parents have exhibited three qualities:
1) High Expectations For Academic Achievement
We need you to make sure that they are doing their homework. Every child is given an agenda that contains daily homework assignments. We need you to go over their assignments with them every night to make sure their homework is being completed.
2) A Home Environment That Encourages Learning
It is essential that we have your support. We need to make sure that your child is eating healthy at home, getting sufficient sleep, and coming to school on time. Your child needs a safe place to study, free of interruptions from the television, video games, and sibling disruptions.
3) Parental Involvement in School and Local Community
Additionally, every guardian has access to their child’s grades and the results of every class assignment via the Internet through Powerschool. Every parent should learn how to access these grades and view them weekly on the Internet. We also need to you be aware of your child’s grades. Please review and sign your child’s newsletter provided each week.
Finally, a nationwide analysis of test scores found that three factors over which parents have significant control—student absences, access to reading materials in the home, and excessive television viewing—accounted for almost 90 percent of the difference in student test performance. This parental impact on student academic performance remains through the high school years.
Thank you for your continued support both of your children and our work to best prepare them for future success in college and beyond.