CCMR parents

Encourage your child to take rigorous, challenging courses.

Take AP classes

  • Even if you get a B in this type of class, it looks better than an A in a regular course
  • Research has shown: the more AP courses a student takes, the more likely they are to graduate college.
  • Pass the exam, and save money in college


  • Tell him/her to go to college websites and get information
  • Take your child to visit different colleges
  • Have them study vocabulary. Make flashcards and sit down with them to quiz them
  • Make them read challenging books and newspapers

Make sure your student is at school EVERYDAY!

  • They can’t learn and be prepared if they are not here!
  • If they miss too many days, they will not get credit for the course

How else can you help?

  • Set limits on bed time. If they have adequate sleep, they will be MORE FOCUSED the next day
  • Help your student get out the door on time each morning.
  • Get to know the teachers and counselor and encourage them to let you know if there is a problem, and work with them to solve it.
  • Make sure to get a copy of your teen’s progress report and report card at the end of each 3 week period.

Think that you cannot afford to go to college?

  • Several college offer free tuition based upon the family income
  • Students must also:
    • meet a minimum SAT or ACT score
    • apply by the deadline
    • meet credit hour and/or GPA requirements