Student and Family Support and Engagement

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Welcome to the Parent Academy

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"


Parent Academy class The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children's education. Workshops provide families with useful information and resources to support their children's academic and emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities, we hope to strengthen our engagement with families and the community. We recognize that behind every successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating our students.

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.

NEW: Parent Academy To-Go

As our district continues to navigate through the COVID-19 public health emergency, we want our families and students to remain engaged throughout the school year. While we may not be able to meet face-to-face, the Division of Student, Family and School Services is excited to launch "Parent Academy To-Go," a series of virtual workshops and webinars for families to view at home.


Navigating the New Normal: A Parenting Guide for Educating at Home

Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Hosts: Danielle Wilson-Saddler, Instructional Specialist, Division of Student, Family and School Services and Lindsay Cao, School Counseling Specialist

Presenters: Temi Fakinlede, Carly Authement, Kevin Martinez, Benjamin O'Hara (MCPS School Counseling Interns)

Join us to hear useful tips and resources to support your child throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn effective strategies to help you manage daily challenges and explore topics such as managing expectations, maintaining motivation, and supporting student success.

Thank you to the many families that joined us!


Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Technical Resources for Families

(multiple languages 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

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