“Having meetings with parents is really a way to keep their student engaged. If they don’t know how their kids doing in school, they don’t know how to help them at home.”
— GOAL Academy Parent Coordinator Nikki Frederickson about GOAL's family nights.
Guided Online Academic Learning Academy of Craig, GOAL, will host its second family night Thursday to engage parents with their students learning.
Having had a family night earlier this month, GOAL parent coordinator Nikki Frederickson said she "wasn’t quite at her full potential," which she thinks accounts for low participation.
Frederickson joined the GOAL Academy team in November and said she hopes to increase attendance from the 12 students and their parents who attended the first family session.
“I hope to get more people every time,” Frederickson said, encouraging as many family members to attend as possible.
Frederickson said she plans to host a family night every month featuring different topics pertinent to student’s education.
This month’s topic is the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, TCAP, Colorado’s standardized test to gauge students’ learning.
“We’re going to have information for them, go over rules and when they’ll be taking the test,” Frederickson. “They have to take it, it’s a requirement. So we’ll have information for them.”
Aside from providing information about the upcoming TCAP, Frederickson said the meetings were a good way for parents to know what their students were doing in school.
“Having meetings with parents is really a way to keep their student engaged,” Frederickson said. “If they don’t know how their kids doing in school, they don’t know how to help them at home.”
Food will be provided at the family night held at GOAL Academy inside the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way Suite 123, in Craig.
For more information call Nikki Frederickson at (970) 701-1418.
“I just hope to see everyone’s faces,” Frederickson said.
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