Montgomery County Schools Offer Parent Academy

Winter sessions cover topics from cyber safety to summer opportunities.


Winter sessions of the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Parent Academy are underway, offering classes exploring school curriculum, college and career readiness and cyber safety.

The free workshops are held across the county through March and feature MCPS staff, community partners and outside experts.

“The MCPS Parent Academy is a great resource for parents that seek to stay engaged and involved in their child’s education,” county schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said in a news release. “Parents will receive great information and strategies they can use to help their children succeed in school and in life.” 

More than 2,000 people attended sessions last year, according to the school system.

Upcoming academy sessions include:

  • Motivating Kids to Read. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Gaithersburg Elementary School.
  • Social Bullies: Dealing with Exclusion and Cliques. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Newport Mill Middle School, in Kensington.
  • Summer Opportunities Fair. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Richard Montgomery High School, in Rockville.

Click here to view a Parent Academy brochure with registration information.

Some Parent Academy workshops will be presented in Spanish. Free childcare and interpretation services will be provided.

For more information, call the Division of Family and Community Partnerships at 301-279-3100 or click here.

Click here for more information about the Parent Academy.


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