Welcome to the Parent Resources Page!
Hertford County Public Schools believe that parent involvement in education is vital for children to be successful. Here you will find links to numerous reserves of information to assist parents in supporting their child's educational needs.
This is a website that directs parents and practitioners to online resources that meet specific needs
The course guide offers a synopsis of courses offered at Hertford County Middle School, Hertford County High School, CS Brown STEM High School, and Hertford County Early College High School.
NC Department of Public Education Parent Resource:
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium: This is a consortium that will create the assessment aligned with the New Common Core Standards. The state of North Carolina will use the assessment created by this consortium which will supplant our current EOG/EOC accountability system. Parents will find sample questions for English Language Arts and Math linked to this website.
English Language Arts:
Text Complexity in Reading: Understand what a Lexile level is and how to use it to select the best books for your students to read.
NC Science & Social Studies Essential Standards
Science and Social Studies:
Parent Video Resource for Supporting Your Child with Literacy:
Wake County Curriculum and Instruction Department has produced these eleven short videos to give parents some tips about how best to support their children as they develop into strong readers. Each video is one to three minutes long, and can be viewed using the free QuickTime Reader from Apple.
- Becoming a Reader - an introduction
- Reading Is Important - reinforcing the value of reading in our daily lives
- Talking and Listening - having a strong foundation in spoken language
- Reading Together - making it a daily routine
- Introducing a New Book - engaging a child's curiosity before reading
- What Happens Next? - stopping along the way to help the child think about it
- Choosing the Right Book - selecting interesting, appropriate books
- Join Right In - choosing books that allow a child to participate in storytelling
- Same Old Story - understanding the benefits of a repeated "favorite" story
- Acting It Out - helping a child translate words to actions
- Never Too Old - reading aloud with a child who already reads independently
New Horizons for Learning:
Parents, school administrators, students, consultants, or teachers, will find information from this website useful:
National PTA "Parents' Guide to Success"These guides were created by the National Parent Teacher Association in response to the implementation of the Common Core Standards nationwide.
- Neurosciences includes information about the development and function of the human brain applied to learning
- Transforming Education includes descriptions of successful projects and methods that are transforming schools and other educational institutions
Teaching and Learning Strategies offers a synthesis of the most effective ways to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning
- Perspectives on the Future includes illuminating discussions of the kinds of future we are preparing our children and students to face
- Special Needs/Inclusion is a comprehensive collection of information and resources on this topic for parents, teachers, and students
- Lifelong Learning is about learning in childhood and parenting, adolescence, higher education, the adult years, the workplace, and the senior years
- Student Voices offers students' views about learning and ways to help them to use their voices constructively and effectively