Student and Family Support and Engagement

Parent Academy TO GO

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"


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 presentations for families to view at home.

Parent Academy TO GO 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 help them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities hosted by MCPS staff and community partners, 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.

Advanced registration is required to participate in our workshops and chats


Workshops, Chats and How-To Videos

  • Our virtual workshops include research-based strategies and resource segments that offer families opportunities to build deeper knowledge, and to learn and practice the skills they need to support their children’s learning.
  • Our virtual chats provide opportunities for families to learn tips, share resources, and engage in meaningful discussions with MCPS staff, mental health experts, community partners and other parents.
  • Our how-to videos include basic instructions to support families with technology and remote learning, presented often in multiple languages.

All virtual events are free. Advanced registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the link to join prior to the event. We hope you can join us virtually at one of our upcoming events!

New2 If you would like to lead a workshop on topics to engage, inform, and empower students and families, please complete the PA2GO Workshop Presenter Request Form.

Parent Academy TO GO families

Virtual Workshops

Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Navigating the College Experience with ACES

Monday, January 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Navigating the College Experience with ACES (Presented in Spanish)
Navegando por la experiencia universitaria con ACES (Presentado en español)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Martes 12 de enero, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
New Date | Nueva Fecha
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Online Resources for Families During Distance Learning

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Communicating with Teens

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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SAT vs. ACT: The Facts vs. The Hype

Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Adult Services and Supports: An Overview of the Montgomery College Equal Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Monday, January 25, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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February Workshops  

Virtual Chats

Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program – Information and Resources in the Virtual Setting

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
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MCPS Parent Academy TO GO Video Series

The MCPS Parent Academy TO GO series provide families with information central to their children's academic and emotional well-being. Led by community professionals and MCPS specialists, we offer a variety of workshops and chats focused on topics important to families of MCPS students. Our goal is to empower families with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their children’s education.

If you were unable to make it to one of our Parent Academy TO GO workshops or chats, you can see the entire series on YouTube


How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook