Parent Academy

Welcome to the Parent Academy – where you will find expert advice on how to make sure you are engaging in your children’s education and helping them prepare for college. Below, you’ll find five video chapters that cover many aspects of how you can help your children, and each of the chapters is followed by a short quiz to help you make sure you learned the key points from that chapter. Good luck!


Chapter 1: The importance of academic preparation

Learn why your children’s academic preparation is so important to their education, as well as how you can get involved as a parent and track your their progress in school.

Question 1 of 3

How do I know what standards and expectations schools have for my child?

Question 2 of 3

Who can keep me informed about the changes and educational requirements that affect my child?

Question 3 of 3

What kind of reading do the new standards emphasize?

Chapter 2: Communicating with teachers

Discover how to communicate fluently with your child’s teacher – regardless of the language barrier.

Question 1 of 4

Who can I ask about the goals / expectations for my child in their classes?

Question 2 of 4

How I can help my son / daughter meet their academic goals and expectations?

Question 3 of 4

What tests are used at this school to measure my son / daughter’s progress?

Question 4 of 4

How I can help my child prepare for their tests and stand out in all of their subjects?

Chapter 3: Taking exams can cause anxiety to your child

Constant communication with your children and their teachers will help reduce the anxiety generated by the exams.

Question 1 of 3

What are some of the questions you can ask about the exams your children are taking?

Question 2 of 3

What can Luis Eduardo’s teacher do to make him talk about his anxieties?

Question 3 of 3

How can you prepare your children for the exams?

Chapter 4: Finding out about college

Help pave your child’s path to college and higher education.

Question 1 of 3

When should you start saving for college?

Question 2 of 3

If someone offers to find academic scholarships for a fee, what should you do?

Question 3 of 3

What should I consider when applying to a college?

Chapter 5: Participating in and finding support from organizations

Learn how you can determine whether your child is advancing academically or might need more support. We’ll also show you how you can find support from organizations and partners in your area.

Question 1 of 3

What steps will be taken to support my children?

Question 2 of 3

Who are you going to meet with at the school?

Question 3 of 3

If you could only commit to three actions to support your children, which of these steps will you take?

Chapter 6: Early Childhood Education

Starting at the moment of their birth, babies begin to develop their mind, their vocabulary and their self-esteem. This is why experts recommend that you take advantage of everyday moments to foster the development of your baby’s brain.

Question 1 of 3

What are some steps you should take to support your child’s development during the first 5 years?

Question 2 of 3

What do you need to make sure about if other people care for your children or you send them to daycare?

Question 3 of 3

What activities can parents do at home to develop their children’s academic skills?

Chapter 7: Computer and Internet Access

Because most teachers today assign homework that requires them to use a computer with a high-speed internet connection, it is important to make sure your child has access to this technology at home. In this chapter, you’ll find out how to find lower cost computers and internet.

Question 1 of 3

Which of these are reasons why your family should have a computer and broadband access at home?

Question 2 of 3

What should parents do to make sure their children are safe when using the Internet?

Question 3 of 3

What word should I text to 26262 for information about computers, broadband access and training sessions?



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