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Prepare For Academic Success

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This Fall, going back to school may be a challenge due to the pandemic, but it doesn't mean that your child can't thrive this school year. With proper planning, encouraging your child and a consistent routine, your child can do well. Make sure that you are communicating with your child's teacher on a regular basis. If there are concerns you have regarding your child's homework or tests, mention this to the teacher. Encourage your child to stand up for himself and address his own concerns to the teacher in a respectful way. Teachers want to work with parents to ensure that their students succeed. Here are more effective back-to-school tips.

Get Back Into A Consistent Routine

One of the best ways to ensure success for your child is to establish a consistent routine for him. Kids need structure because it provides security and it helps them know what is expected of them during the week. During the weekend, have your child gather the outfits he will wear during the upcoming week. Tell your child to put all of his folders, school supplies, and books in his book bag the night before so that he won't have to do it the next morning. Make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep so that he'll be well-rested in the morning.

Encourage Good Homework Habits

Solid study habits are vital to your child's success so you want to encourage this throughout the school year. Create a study area in your home that is free of distractions and that will help him focus. Don't fall into the habit of doing your child's homework for him. Instead, offer him strategies on how he can best solve certain problems himself. This promotes independence and he learns to develop his own study habits. If necessary, print out supplemental pages to give him additional practice. 

Examine All Options for School

Maybe you are hesitant to send your child back to the classroom due to the rise of the Delta variant. Or it could be that you want your child to attend school in person but you still want the flexibility of virtual learning. You should choose a school that offers flexibility for your child. Futures Academy offers this flexibility. We provide in-person, online, and hybrid learning options.

These tips will help you prepare your child for a successful school year. If you're looking for a school that offers one-to-one instruction and flexible scheduling, contact us today!