Virtual Curriculum Night Video: Principles of Business & Finance
Dear Parents & Guardians,
First, I would like to welcome you and your student to Voyager Academy High School. We are building something special at Voyager, and I hope that you and your student are excited to be a part of it. I know I am.
Though you probably already know this, your role as parent is of extreme importance to your student’s success. Numerous studies have shown that the number one factor that impacts a student’s academic performance in school is the level of parental involvement and support the student receives at home.
Student’s whose parents are routinely checking in with them on how school is going, checking to make sure assignments are done, helping them study, and celebrating successes with them, are much more likely to perform well academically.
Your role can be extra important in your student's Business & Finance class. At least one half of this class will be on the topic of Personal Finance, and there is a great opportunity for you to help make what your student is learning in class more relevant and real by connecting it to what is going on at home. Many families choose to shield their children and teenagers from the realities of the finances, budgets, and money. However, for your student, there is much to be learned by bringing them in, and involving them in the financial workings of your home and the adult world. (See the linked article to the right for more perspective on this.)
I welcome your input and involvement in our class. If there is any way you would be willing to help, please indicate it on the Parent/Guardian Contact Info Form. I would love to bring your knowledge and experiences into the class. Please check my website for information on the class schedule, assignments, test dates, etc.
Thank you, and I look forward to getting to know you and your student this year!
Articles for Parents:
This was an interesting article I found on the Wall Street Journal Online recently. Obviously there are no definitive answers, but this writer offers interesting insights on the issue.
This article published in the New York Times references a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that found students performed worse in college the more their parents paid for them to go. The implications for families are very interesting, giving the persistent rise of tuition inflation.
A great article about things to keep in mind as students approach college if you have little to offer in terms of financial help.