Questions to Ask During Conferences

  • How is my child doing in this class?
  • Is my child working up to his or her ability?
  • Is my child working at grade level?
  • Does my child have strengths and/or weaknesses in any subject areas?
  • Does my child participate in class discussions?
  • How well does my child get along with others?
  • Is my child having any problems?
  • What are they?
  • How can I help at home?
  • Is tutoring or extra help available?
  • What is your homework policy?
  • What happens if my child does not hand in homework?
  • How much time should be spent on homework?
  • How often do you assign homework?
  • Does my child regularly complete the classwork and homework you assign?
  • How often do you give tests?
  • How is my child doing on tests so far?
  • Has my child missed any classes other than the ones I contacted school about?
  • How can I get in touch with you to meet with you again?

Additional questions regarding middle school, junior high, or intermediate school students:

  • Will the school help my child choose a high school program of study?
  • What is the deadline for high school registration?
  • Can you recommend a high school program of study?
  • Does the school have career awareness classes or programs?

Additional questions regarding high school students:

  • What kind of career counseling is my child receiving?
  • Does the school have a job placement program?
  • What college counseling is my child receiving?
  • Is help available for completing college applications?
  • Where can I get information about financial aid?