Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

Second Advisor

Paoze Thao


Parental involvement in elementary schools is a vital resource for academic achievement. Schools, school districts, and the government on the state and federal level recognize the impact that parental involvement has on students and why it is necessary. Research shows that parental involvement and academic success among students are correlated. The purpose of this project is to see how public schools are promoting parental involvement and what programs are in place that get both parents and the community engaged. Through interviews conducted in my local school district I was able to see their approach firsthand and see how these schools are implementing and promoting parental involvement. Along with literature review and research my findings indicate that parental involvement improves student achievement however schools that lack programs dedicated to this matter struggle to get parents involved.

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