Student and Family Support and Engagement

Parent Academy TO GO

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"


As our school district continues to navigate through COVID-19, we want our families and students to remain engaged with us throughout the school year. Student, Family and School Services is very excited to provide "Parent Academy TO GO," a series of virtual presentations for families to participate and 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 Would you like to propose a future virtual workshop?

If you or your colleagues have an idea for a workshop on topics to engage, inform, and empower students and families, please complete the PA2GO Workshop Presenter Request Form. We'd love to hear your ideas!

Parent Academy TO GO families

Virtual Workshops and Chats

We are excited to share with you our NEW Parent Academy TO GO Workshop Series. The workshops are held online and the Zoom link for each workshop will be provided to registrants.

Parenting: The Joys, The Challenges and Beyond

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

Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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SAT vs. ACT...The Facts vs. The Hype

Monday, October 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Navigating the College Experience with ACES en español

Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Naviance: A College and Career Planning Resource

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Positive Communication

Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Active Parenting Now! (Part 1 – Part 4)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Part 1: Monday, November 1, 2021
Part 2: Monday, November 8, 2021
Part 3: Monday, November 15, 2021
Part 4: Monday, November 22, 2021
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SAT vs. ACT...The Facts vs. The Hype

Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students

Wednesday, November 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Communicating with Teens

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 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 join one of our Parent Academy TO GO workshops or chats and are interested in exploring our previous topics, you can see our entire series on the MCPS YouTube channel.


How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook