College and Career Readiness – Parents

What Parents Can Do

Elementary Student with her Father

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

✔ Attending school events with your student
✔ Stay in touch with teachers and know what your child is learning about throughout the year
Attend Parent University Workshop and watch Parent University videos
✔ Utilize the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
✔ Visit college campuses on family trips
✔ Stay connected and engaged with your child’s school — in person, through the school website, and by downloading NUSD’s District and Parent Portal apps

Middle School student looking at artwork

MIDDLE SCHOOL

✔ Attend school events and attend high school selection nights
✔ Learn about graduation and A-G requirements 
✔ Parent University classes and videos
✔ Utilize the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to monitor grades and attendance 
✔ Visit college campuses on family trips 
✔ Set goals with your student
✔ Establish homework routines, and help your student be organized for school
✔ Start having your child save for college (529 Plan)
✔ Stay connected and engaged with your child’s school — in person, through the school website, and by downloading NUSD’s District and Parent Portal apps

Students at Career Fair

HIGH SCHOOL

✔ Attend Parent University Workshop and watch Parent University videos
✔ Utilize the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to monitor grades and attendance 

✔ Download NUSD’s District and Parent Portal apps
✔ Learn about college assessments like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Preliminary SAT, and American College Testing (ACT) exam
✔ Complete the Free Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) and consider loan and grant options
✔ Work with your student to prepare for college applications and application deadlines
✔ Plan for college expenses and save money to pay them (529 Plan)

✔ Learn about Career Technical Education opportunities and encourage your student to participate

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