Parent involvement is essential to a student’s academic success in any learning environment, but especially when attending an online school like iSchool Virtual Academy.
Research suggests that parent involvement is a powerful predictor of a child’s success in school, both in traditional learning and online settings.
At iSchool, parents play a critical role in their child’s education. Through parent involvement, parents can monitor and support their child’s success through feedback, motivation and dedication. iSchool Virtual Academy also provides online access to parent portals that offer resources such as online grade books and notifications of student performance, as well as giving parents direct communication to teachers.
Parent Support Agreements
We ask all parents who choose iSchool Virtual Academy to agree to support their online students in the following ways:
Stay Engaged with Account Access
Your developing student is in a new environment online. We ask that parents utilize their account access to offer guidance during important dates and coursework.
Provide Online Access & Basic Supplies
A reliable connection to the internet is vital for educational success, as is access to basic school supplies. Each teacher will provide a supplies list. (Chromebooks available for loan.)
The online environment can be challenging to navigate, which is why it’s important that parents provide immediate feedback and guidance about online etiquette. Students need to learn that words and actions in cyberspace have real-world consequences and reactions.
Model Positive Communication
Parents are models of communication for students. Please keep your online student’s teacher and success coach updated during address or phone number changes. Please encourage your students to stay in positive communication with teachers and success coaches.