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.

The upcoming Spring 2020 workshops have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 health crisis. While we may not be able to meet face-to-face, we are currently creating a series of "Parent Academy TO-GO" videos that families can view at home.

Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Technical Resources for Families


Take a look at our Winter 2020 Parent Academy Schedule of Workshops for past program descriptions and dates.

Winter 2020 Parent Academy workshop flyers
English | Español | Français | አማርኛ | 中文 | tiếng Việt | 한국어 

Have questions or need more information? Visit Frequently Asked Questions or call 240-740-4621.

Register online:

or call 240-740-4621

— We look forward to seeing you!



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

Winter 2020 Partners

The MCPS Parent Academy would not be possible without the support of our generous partners:

  • ARTriculate
  • Common Sense Education
  • Living Life International
  • Luminate Financial Planning
  • Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • Parent Assistant Resource (PAR)
  • Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)
  • University of Maryland faculty

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