How Parents Can Help Their Students Achieve Through Advanced Placement Courses
As parents, we want our kids to be successful in life. We encourage them, provide a good home environment and example, and guide them through their lives.
But what if there was a specific area you could assist your child with that would have the most immediate effect on their future? Good news, there is! Do everything you can to help your child get into an AP course in high school.
Taking an AP course requires a lot of commitment from both yourself and your child. If you want your child to thrive, use the following tips to set them up for success.
- Know the AP Coursework Requirements
Different countries and universities have different AP advanced placement requirements. Talk to your child’s school counsellor or professor, or even a university representative to determine the specific requirements for their country and potential university.
- Take Advantage of Your Influence as a Parent Before They Start an AP Course
If your child has already declared which AP courses they want to take, use this opportunity to find out more about the coursework and talk with them about whether it is suitable. Encourage your child to ask questions!
- Help Your Child Set up for Success Once They Have Started an AP Course
Now that you have your child on the right track, it is time to help them set up for success. Here are some ways you can assist:
- Make sure your child knows that they will be held accountable for their work in AP courses and the graded level of work they are expected to complete.
- Try and find time to engage them in activities that promote critical thinking skills, which can help them with their coursework.
- Help your child learn how to manage their time efficiently while studying for AP courses.
- Find AP Resources That Offer Immediate Benefits
When you’re under pressure, time is of the essence. Many AP resources have your child’s success at heart, and they offer immediate benefits to students who use them. Research online resources to discover the available options.
- Make Yourself Available
Every student has different learning methods, and it is important for you as a parent to find out how your child learns best. Let them know that you want to work with them to help them set up for success. If they know that you are willing to help, they will be more likely to ask questions and engage with their coursework!