Apartment Search | Moving Center | Detroit Info | FAQs | About Us | List your Rentals
Detroit Public Schools Detroit Apartments

At Detroit Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby. Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a link to the Detroit Public Schools website.

Detroit Public Schools

Pointers for Parents
  • Hold children's behavior to high standards.
  • Set high expectations for children's school work.
  • On Sunday through Thursday nights:
    o Make a quiet place for them to study.
    o Turn off the TV.
    o Check their homework calendars to make sure
       they have done their assignments.
    o Show that you honor their work.
  • Feed your children good meals, get them on an after-school routine and get them to bed by 8 or 9 p.m.
  • Get them up at a certain time each morning, give them a routine for getting dressed, feed them breakfast, and deliver them to school on time.
  • Take care of their health.
    o Get shier vision and hearing checked.
    o Take them for their immunization shots.
    o Get their teeth cleaned.
    o Tend to problems such as asthma.

Parental Tips to Improve Your Child's Education

As a parent guardian, you are your child's first and constant teacher. There are many things you can do at home to help your child be more successful in school.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Show your child respect and teach respect for others.
  • Stress the importance of good discipline.
  • Talk with your child. Use and encourage good listening and communication skills.
  • Speak positively about school, teachers and education.
  • Know and support the school's rules.
  • Take part in parent/school organizations.
  • Attend all parent teacher conferences.
  • Get to know school staff early in the school year and visit often.
  • Express interest in your child's school subjects and activities.
  • Establish a homework time and a quiet place for your child to study.
  • Make a study kit to store supplies such as paper, pens, pencils, dictionary, calculator and highlighters.
  • Check homework and projects and attend school functions.
  • Develop and submit an emergency after-school care plan. Be sure to include telephone and pager numbers and addresses.
  • Limit hours of TV watching and video game playing.
  • Give your child chores at home to teach responsibility.
  • Expect jobs to be completed-such as washing dishes, cutting grass, cleaning their room, taking out trash or caring for a pet.
  • Be sure your child has many different experiences - take trips and explore the city.
  • Read newspapers, books, magazines, recipes, instructions and other things. Let your child see you read often. Take the time to read to your child.
  • Help your child take part in making decisions about things at home which affect him or her.
  • Make sure your child has all his or her immunizations.
  • Help your child come to school prepared to learn by providing adequate sleep time, a nutritious breakfast and encouraging words for a good day.



Tips for Helping Your Child Take a Test

Before the Test
  • Ask to see homework assignments.
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for homework.
  • Set aside a specific time for study.
  • Provide a well-lighted, quiet setting for study.
  • Help students learn how to find information.
  • Use homework to see what is being taught in school.
  • Praise students for good work.
  • Confer with teachers on a regular basis.
  • Become familiar with testing dates.
On the Day of the Test
  • See that your child has time for a good breakfast.
  • See that your child arrives at school on time and is relaxed.
  • Encourage your child to do the best work possible.

After the Test

  • Examine all test reports sent home.
  • See your child's principal, counselor or teacher if additional information is required.

Strategies for Student Success on Tests

Before the Test

  • Do your class work.
  • Get a clear understanding of homework assignments before leaving class.
  • Make a record of assignments received and completed.
  • Make a study schedule and follow it.
  • Tell your parents about schoolwork and homework.
  • Follow directions.
  • Return homework when it is due.
  • Get make-up assignments when returning from an absence.
  • See teachers for additional help.
  • Find out when tests will be given.
  • Find out the style of the test. Is it multiple choice, essay, etc.
  • On the day of the testing eat a good breakfast.

During the Test

  • Read all directions carefully.
  • Ask the teacher for clarification of directions before the test begins.
  • Completely read each passage and accompanying questions.
  • Read all answer choices before selecting an answer.
  • Reread, when necessary, the parts of a passage needed for selecting the correct answer.
  • Eliminate answer choices that are clearly wrong.
  • Skip very difficult questions until all other questions have been answered.
  • Answer as many questions as possible.
  • When you have finished, go back and check your work.
  • Be sure to completely erase incorrect answers.
  • Keep a good attitude. Think positively!

After the Test

  • Ask the teacher what the test results mean.
  • Ask your teacher to suggest areas of study that will help you do even better on the next test.

Source from Detroit Public Schools


Home | Detroit Schools | Apartment Search Tips | Local Phone Numbers | Detroit Utilities | Apartment Rent Tips
Hunter's Check List | Apartment Moving Tips | Apartment Packing Tips | Apartment Moving Day
Detroit Restaurants | Detroit Newspapers | Detroit Guide
Resources | Contact Us | Site Map

Copyright 2001 - 2013   All Rights Reserved.
Detroit Apartments We do business in accordance with Federal Fair Housing law. (Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988).Some of the content on on this website has been secured from outside sources. We believe it to be reliable, however, we make no representation or warranty, expressed or implied , as to the accurrent Rental information is subject to change with or without prior notification.