A parent shared this article with me. It makes some interesting points about the most effective level of involvement in school for parents. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/opinion/sunday/raising-successful-children.html?_r=1
Expectations & Autonomy
Welcome to the HSPVA family! Besides being an amazing arts school,we pride ourselves in offering rigorous college preparatory academic programs as well. Students who do not ultimately pursue an arts career after their PVA experience also find themselves well prepared for the next level.
On this forum, I (Bingham) post the regular emails I send to parents. In this way you can keep up with deadlines, class topics and common issues in helping your student succeed academically.
In addition, this is a great place for you to ask (publicly) questions about the class, grading... whatever. I check regularly and reply within a day or two. Also, feel free to interact with other parents as the issues are often similar.
You may find it useful to look through the archives to get a feel for past goings on and communications.
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