Every parents want to set their child up for success—in school and in life—but knowing the best way to help isn’t always easy. Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare a child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

 School attendance is a baseline factor in determining student success. Successful schools begin by engaging students and making sure they come to school regularly.