Parent and community engagement

Research shows that students achieve more when families are involved in their child’s education. The Parent and Family Engagement team effectively links families to vital district, school and community resources during the year. The district office provides parents, families, students, staff, and community members an opportunity to learn from and with one another in an effort to increase student achievement through best practices in family engagement.


The OCPS Parent Academy is an educational program designed to enhance student achievement through the support of community and family engagement. The program’s purpose is to strengthen and build the capacity of families.

Workshops are conducted by experts from the district, school-based personnel, and community partners. Parents receive an array of support for their children and themselves.

The face-to-face academies emphasis four strands:

  • Supporting Student Success: Student Achievement
  • Getting Involved: Leadership and Advocacy
  • Promoting Well-being: Social Emotional Wellness/Health
  • Embracing Multiculturalism: Connecting diverse cultures to the school system

Free for all families
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration closes at 10:30 on the day of the event. Pre-registration recommended.

Special accommodations are provided to the children (students ages 4 to 18) of participating parents, allowing them to attend the Youth Academy. The Youth Academy follows the same schedule as the adult sessions. Registration is required for children, and parents must attend adult sessions.

2021-2022 OCPS Parent Academy dates:

Oak Ridge High School
700 W Oak Ridge Rd.
Orlando, FL 32809

Edgewater High School
3100 Edgewater Dr..
Orlando, FL 32804
Special Note: Intended for families of middle and high school students

Engage 360: Learn Where You Live is the district’s newest initiative offering families smaller interactive workshops throughout the district. District staff and community -based organizations will provide workshops designed to empower families to support student success.

Note: Free for all families
6 - 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Engage 360 Virtual is a synchronous option where families are given an opportunity to join a session online from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The online platform is an enrichment tool for families to obtain educational information and resources. The sessions are accessible online from any location with internet access. Families may attend from home, community sites or schools serving as host sites. The presentations are conducted by district and community experts. All sessions are recorded and will be available following the live session on

Free for all families
Online Platform
12 - 12:45 p.m.
Parents use computers to watch presentations with presenters available online to chat, personalizing the experience.

2021-2022 Engage 360 Virtual Events:

Thursday, October. 21, 2021

Thursday, December. 2, 2021

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

For more information, visit or call Parent and Community Engagement at 407.317.3300.