Pan American International School encourages the parents of our students to invest time in taking an active part in their child’s education. The role that parents play in the education process is critical to students achieving success in their academic pursuits. On average, students spend less than 15% of their time in school. A study done jointly by the University of California, North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University in 2012 showed that parental involvement, such as checking homework, attending school events and discussing school activities at home has a more powerful influence on students’ academic performance than anything about the school they attend. Another study published by the University of Leichester showed that interest shown by a student’s parents, such as reading to their child or meeting with their child’s teacher has a bigger impact on their child’s academic success than the effort expended by teachers or the students themselves.
PAIS provides world-class education and has a talented and dedicated faculty and staff. The active participation of a student’s parents will instill in that student the motivation to take maximum advantage of the educational opportunities we provide.