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.

New2Parent Academy TO GO

As our school 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, Student, Family and School Services is very excited to provide "Parent Academy TO GO," a series of virtual workshops for families to view at home.

September Virtual Workshops

Virtual Chat: Getting Ready for Virtual Learning At Home

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

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Maintaining Positive Communication During COVID-19

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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The Clock is Ticking...Create a Successful Path from High School to College

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Improving Family Life While Working From Home

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Show Me the Money

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Here's what we have coming up! October and November Virtual Workshops


Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook




What People are Saying...

“I learned a lot in this workshop and I am looking forward to using some of these strategies with my children.”
—Parent, Mill Creek Towne Elementary School student

"Great workshop - really practical and useful information!”
—Parent, Francis Scott Key Middle School student

“I really appreciated the accepting atmosphere. They were open, warm and understanding of so many different people and their family situations, and they were so knowledgeable.
—Parent, Greencastle Elementary School student

“I felt it was a very worthwhile and informative experience.”
—Parent, Seneca Valley HS student

“It's nice to have useful information that I can apply to real-life situations at home. Great presentation!”
—Parent, Parkland Middle School student

“You did an amazing job of sharing pertinent information, but also allowing a lot of impromptu questions and stories. Loved the class!
—Parent, Julius West Middle School student

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.