Parent Academy













Caregivers and families play a vital role in their children’s educational and social emotional success. Our Parent Academy series is a parent engagement initiative that focuses on ensuring that parents have opportunities to stay engaged and active in their child’s education and provide them with tools and strategies for both inside and outside the classroom.  Some academy topics have included: Resource Planning- Understanding Governmental Benefits and Assistance, Resilience and Mindfulness, as well as presentations from local non-profits such as NAMI. 

Benefits Presentation

“SSI, SSDI, DHS, DRS: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Government Benefits”

An interactive, informative presentation that will cover the who, what, where, when and how of the four major government benefit systems.  Other topics to be covered will include waiver programs, special needs trusts, and guardianship.

NAMI Ending The Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth.  Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. 

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery. In Our Own Voice presentation change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

Resilience and Mindfulness

  • What is resilience
  • How resilience helps us cope with stress
  • How to model resilience for your kids
  • Mindfulness techniques

Bridging the Gap between Home and School

Learn strategies that can be used at home to create consistency and help your student achieve maximum academic and behavioral results. 

Tips for Successful Transition from Middle School to High School

Community Partnerships:

Establishing community partnerships is one important element to providing our students with multiple opportunities for success. We do this in a multitude of various ways. By connecting our students with local businesses, social service agencies, community groups, and public officials, we expose them to and provide them with a wide range of experiences within the framework of college, career and citizenship with the goal of improving student outcomes.  In addition, these community partnerships assist with providing support and opportunities for social emotional health and development.