Our Parent Community
Parents are an integral part of the Mirus experience. Mirus parents become very involved in the learning process by attending weekly and monthly meetings with the teachers in the Resource Center, monitoring their student’s daily and weekly progress at home, attending the annual fall Open House, and participating in the spring Senior Exit Orientation. Mirus collaborates with several community partners to ensure that any resource a parent or student may need to successfully meet their academic goals is available to them.
Why Mirus Could Be Right For Your Student
Mirus Teachers Are On Demand
Our teachers are immediately available to assist your student during hours in the Resource Center. In fact, their response time is so quick that our students say it is like they are “on demand.” Our teachers all hold current California teaching credentials and are specially trained to meet your student’s academic needs. Our teachers transform lives every day.
Mirus Has A Plan
Mirus’ “On-Demand” teachers work with you and your family from day one to create a unique educational experience. Your student will be treated as an individual and will be assigned courses based on your academic and career plans. University of California a-g approved courses are offered across the curriculum to all students. In addition, a variety of pathways that frequently align better with student needs are available. For more information on how we can personalize your student’s education, explore our Pathways Program.
Improving Academic Performance – What Parents Can Do
Academic preparation requires training, and teachers and parents are the coaches. This is how you can coach your student for academic success.
- Set high expectations– Make sure your child knows it is important to you that they give school their best effort!
- Talk about school every day– Ask about school every day. Talk to your child about what he/she is learning, academic goals, and progress.
- Monitor school work and assignments– Check assignments every day. Ask your child to show you his/her course assignment sheets, lesson guides, and calendars. Have your child explain his/her assignments to you and ask what is needed in order to complete the assignments and get good grades. Communicate with your child’s teacher to get a list of assignment due dates and materials your child may need to complete assignments.
- Make homework a daily habit– Mirus Secondary School is an independent study program, so time needs to be set aside for school work every day. A daily homework routine will help your student manage their time and their assignments.
- Be aware of test-taking schedules and preparation– Make sure that you and your child know when tutoring is available for test preparation. Plan for transportation in advance for preparation and testing days.
- Stay in contact with the teacher– Attend all of your weekly conferences. If you are not able to meet with the teacher in person, make arrangements for a phone call. Conferences will give you specific information about how your student is doing in his/her coursework, making appointments, behavior, and upcoming school events. This is also an important part of holding your student accountable for progress towards their academic goals.
- Encourage your child to READ, READ, READ– No single activity is linked to academic success as much as reading. Students should read at home every day. It is a good idea to find reading material that relates to your child’s interests. Ask your child’s teacher about materials that your child may enjoy at home.
Please continue to explore our Parent Resources. If you need more information, or you can’t find the information you’re looking for, call Mirus at (760) 947-7100.