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“Home is a child’s first and most important classroom.”
- Hillary Rodham Clinton
Parent Participation Makes a Difference
It is a well-known fact that parental involvement is key to student success. Researcher Anne T. Henderson summarized it best in her findings on nearly 50 studies related to parental involvement and concluded: School programs which have strong parent involvement produce students who perform better than otherwise identical programs that do not involve parents as thoroughly. Children whose parents help them at home and stay in touch with the school score higher than children of similar aptitude and family background. Also, schools where children are failing improve dramatically when parents are called in to assist.
In interviews with high achievers (world-class swimmers, scholars, and research mathematicians, etc.) the conclusions were all similar on the importance of the home environment on the development of talent. Except in a few rare cases all the students excelled because parents placed high value on one of their talent areas music, art, sport or intellectual activities. Parent support made the difference in their achievement.
The Fenton Charter Public Schools believe that learning best occurs in an environment that fosters the development of the five systems of the brain (emotional, social, cognitive, physical and reflective) and that maintains a genuine atmosphere of emotional security. The Fenton schools recognize the importance of fostering a strong home-school connection and will collaborate with parents to create a harmonious social learning environment. Research indicates that when parents, teachers and students maintain positive attitudes towards school and a genuine respect for one another, the student’s potential for academic and lifelong success are enhanced.