Encouragement from a parent or guardian is essential in helping students achieve their academic goals. Your support can help build your child’s pride in schoolwork and encourage exploration of college and career options.
By making a family commitment to the New Hampshire Scholars initiative, you can help your student prepare for the future.
What Students Gain
New Hampshire Scholars take a Core Course of Study with challenging courses across subject areas. These courses build academic strength and credentials, as well as analytical, communication, and other skills. Students also get work-based learning experiences through our business partners.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of graduating as a New Hampshire Scholar:
- Academic, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
- Advanced preparation for success in college.
- Better candidacy for certain types of scholarships and financial aid.
- More opportunities for job placement and advancement with employers.
Your support is vital in preparing your child for whatever path they choose after high school.
How You Can Support Your Child
In grade 8, students receive a NH Scholars 4-year Course Planner to map out their high school classes. Parents and caregivers can work with their students to ensure that they meet all course requirements. You can also help your child decide whether to pursue Academic or Career Pathways outlined in the Planner.
Your support is vital in preparing your child for whatever path they choose after high school. Here are some other ways you can get involved with New Hampshire Scholars:
- Talk with your child about your expectations for meeting school requirements.
- Encourage your child to follow through with the New Hampshire Scholars Core Course of Study.
- Become a NH Scholars volunteer—for example, give a talk about your career and how you got there.
- Join with other families and community members to develop innovative ways to keep students motivated in school.
- Spread the word! Talk about New Hampshire Scholars with your colleagues and encourage local businesses to support the program at your school.