The Parents’ Role
The collaborative education Trinity Prep strives for provides structure and access to group-centered learning while allowing each family to maintain a home-centered education. Teachers provide worthwhile classroom activities and parents facilitate the at-home work, resulting in a successful collaboration in which both entities fulfill their educational roles.
For a successful partnership, parents must commit to:
- Before the school year begins, purchase all curricula and supplies and become familiar with the curricula your student will use.
- Before the school year begins, learn how to navigate FACTS. This school management system is where parents will obtain course information, assignments, class handouts, school announcements, grades, and school directory.
- Attend Family Orientation Night and one Parent Academy session.
- Carefully read all school communication and announcements, including the weekly newsletter and teacher/staff emails.
- Check FACTS weekly to obtain assignments, updates, announcements, and to check grades.
Instruct your younger students per teacher instructions; monitor older students (generally, in 6th grade and above).
- Communicate with the teacher anything he or she needs to know about your child.
- Support and reinforce Trinity Prep’s rules with your student throughout the year, including Code of Conduct, Dress Code, and Cell Phone Policy.
- Speak encouragement to your child, reminding him/her that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7. If we speak doubtfully about our abilities or our children’s abilities in academic subjects, our children hear and receive that. Speak power, love, and sound (strong!) mind to your child.