Parent's Corner

Tips for Middle School Parents

You may think it’s too early to prepare your child for college, but it’s never too early to prepare for your child’s future. Grades 6th- 8th seem to be the hardest for students and parents, as children are growing up but yet still need parental guidance. Some helpful tips are too:

  • Talk to your child about school

  • Go to school meeting and events

  • Check your child’s homework, without doing it for them

These are just a few tips that can help you as a parent and your children as well. The 10 tips for Middle School Parents can be found here!

                                                                                                            

Tips for High School Parents

For high school parents the time has come to help your child get into college and prepare for their lives to come. Parents should do several things to help their children along the way.

  • Learn the recommended high school courses so that your child’s college application can be competitive.

  • Get information on college entrance exams early instead of waiting until junior and senior year.

  • Allow your child to participate in extracurricular activities and enrichment programs.

  • Get an idea of what type of school your child is interested in to narrow college search and tours.

  • Talk to school counselors and get help with admissions and financial aid processes.

  • Explore all financial options including scholarships, grants and loans.

 

*It is important that you know that in the state of Georgia for the HOPE scholarship beginning May 1, 2015 there will be some changes. Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA and also have at least two credit courses in rigorous classes. These courses include but are not limited to advanced math and science, AP courses and dual enrollment courses.*

Helpful Websites
  • www.gsfc.org                            
  • www.discoveryeducation.com
  • www.scholarshipexperts.com    
  • ww2.ed.gov/parents/landing/html  
  • www.schoolfamily.com                         
  • ww2.ed.go/ope/trio