Student and Family Support and Engagement

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Welcome to the Parent Academy

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"


The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children's education. Workshops provide families Parent Academy classuseful information that will help them support their children's academic and social-emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready.

Join us for one or more of our engaging and informative programs presented by our community partners and MCPS staff. Some workshops may be offered in different languages and interpretation and accommodation services are available upon request. Our workshops are conveniently held at schools and locations throughout Montgomery County. Workshops are FREE and preregistration is encouraged.

Have questions or need more information? Visit Frequently Asked Questions or call 240-740-4621.

Take a look at our Spring 2019 Parent Academy Schedule of Workshops for past program descriptions and dates. 

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English | Español | Français | አማርኛ | 中文 | tiếng Việt | 한국어 

— New workshops coming soon!

What People are Saying...

“Excellent program. Informative. Encouraging. Empowering!”
—Parent, Argyle Middle School student

"I’m so glad I had the opportunity to attend the workshop and bring my two kids with me. We left with so much to think about and discuss. I will definitely tell my friends to attend next time!”
—Parent, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and Seneca Valley High School students

“Thanks for supporting us in the development of our children.”
—Parent, Clarksburg HS student

2019 Spring Partners

The 2019 Spring Parent Academy would not be possible without the support of our generous partners:

  • Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • Parent Assistant Resource (PAR)
  • Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)

The MCPS Division of Student, Family, and School Services would also like to thank all MCPS staff members who donate their time and expertise to lead Parent Academy workshops.