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.

NEW: Parent Academy To Go

As our 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, the Division of Student, Family and School Services is excited to launch "Parent Academy To Go," a series of virtual webinars for families to view at home.


Destination College: Understanding the College Admissions Process

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

Host: Danielle Wilson-Saddler, Instructional Specialist, Division of Student, Family and School Services

Presenter: Melissa Kupferschmid, Achieva Educational Consulting

Need help navigating the college admission process? Let us help you maintain your sanity while you help your student reach their college admissions goals. This webinar focuses on how the college admissions process has changed; what students should focus on while in high school; what admissions officers consider when evaluating students' college admissions applications; understanding what “right fit” means with respect to college choice; and what the latest trends in the college admissions are and the impact it has on a student's college admissions process. A Q&A session will follow immediately after the presentation. The webinar is geared toward students in grades 7-11 and their parents/guardians, but all are welcome.

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Password: 196110

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Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Technical Resources for Families

How to Sign-In to a Chromebook

(other languages coming soon)

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

The MCPS Division of 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.