Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success.

10 ways to keep your teen on track to succeed in high school:

  1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  2. Visit the School and Its Website
  3. Support Homework Expectations
  4. Send Your Teen to School Ready to Learn
  5. Instill Organizational Skills
  6. Offer Help With Studying
  7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies
  8. Get Involved
  9. Take Attendance Seriously
  10. Make Time to Talk About School

Career Academies

Career Academies are smaller schools within a school, focusing on a specific major for vocational readiness. Through the use of cohort classes studying together, academies propel students to greater success, industry certifications, and on to Post-secondary study, if needed for vocational placement.

High School Career Academies were created to guide students toward career readiness at graduation from school. By giving students the goal of completion and career readiness, Academies keep students engaged in a progressive curriculum providing Industry Certifications and job readiness.

Career Pathways

Are you enrolled in a Career or Technical program at your school? Do you want to attend Pasco-Hernando Community College or another college that is a member of the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium. This consortium is a partnership between certain secondary and postsecondary schools from around the Tampa Bay metro area that create pathways between high school, career center, and state college programs. For more information about these schools and potential free college credit, visit the website: or contact your advisor.
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College Credit in High School

Students may earn college and post secondary credit while in High School through a number of ways. It is important that students and parents are aware of these possibilities. Career and Technical Education programs offer other means for earning Post-Secondary credits.