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 and Chats

Communicating with Your Teen

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Adult Services and Supports: An Overview of the Montgomery College Educational Opportunity Center

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Destination College: Understanding the College Admissions Process

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Moms Talking Teens (2-part series)

Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Creative Students and the College Application Process

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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SAT vs. ACT

Thursday, May 13, 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, you can see our entire series on the MCPS YouTube channel.

 
 

How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook