ORGANIZE: Sit with your child periodically and help him/her organize the bookbag and all necessary school materials. Develop a system that is consistent and easy to use. Students often lose important worksheets and fail to turn in homework because they cannot find it.
HOME LEARNING: Home learning is an integral factor in fostering the academic achievement of students and in extending school activities into the home and community. Homework/home learning should provide reinforcement and extension of class instruction. It should serve as a basis for further study and preparation for future class assignments. Students are responsible for: completing assigned homework/home learning as directed; returning homework/home learning by the designated time; and submitting homework/home learning assignments that reflect attention to careful detail and quality. Additionally, the District’s Comprehensive Reading Plan mandates that all students read for thirty minutes each night. Coral Gables Preparatory Academy provides students with a homework planner in which to write their assignments daily. Parents are encouraged to check the planner each evening and ensure that the students have completed the assigned work. Parents can enforce this by taking away privileges (short term is best) and giving rewards or privileges when this is done correctly.
MONITORING STUDENTS’ PROGRESS:
Does your child use the homework planner daily to keep track of assignments?
Do you check your child’s grades on-line on a weekly basis?
Do you regularly visit the school’s website for updates?
Do you ask your child for the school calendar at the beginning of the month?
Are you familiar with your child’s teachers, counselor and administrator?
Are you aware of the many extracurricular activities that CGPA provides?
CHECK YOUR CHILD’S GRADES ON-LINE:
You can check your child’s grades on-line by logging on to www.dadeschools.net and clicking on “Parent Portal”. In order to do this, you will need to come in person to the office, with identification, to receive your child’s PIN number.