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OCPS Parent and Virtual Academies effectively links parents to vital district, school, and community resources during the school year. Both initiatives provide parents, families, students, staff, and community members an opportunity to learn how to support families in areas that related to student achievement, parenting and advocacy and personal growth/wellness.

Click on the dates below to view previous resources provided at the Parent and Virtual Academies.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parent and Family Engagement
office at 407.317.3300.


 
2020-2021 Virtual Academy Events

Thursday, August 27, 2020

OCPS Virtual Parent Academy 

In this pre-recorded session, participants will hear from Dr. Angela Duckworth, founder of the Character Lab and author of 
Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. During this session, families will learn how to create conditions that lead to improved social, emotional, academic and physical well-being of our students.  

Please select one of the languages below to watch previous recorded sessions from the August 27, 2020 Virtual Parent Academy. 

English

Spanish


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Navigating Educational Opportunities

In this pre-recorded session, participants will hear from representatives from Advanced Studies, School Choice Services, and the ESE Transition Services about opportunities available for students. The session will be presented in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese. 

Please select one of the languages below to watch previous recorded sessions from the December 10, 2020 Virtual Parent Academy. 

English

Spanish

Portuguese

Haitian Creole

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Welcome to Orange Technical College (OTC)

In this pre-recorded session, participants learn about opportunities and resources for educational support with Orange Technical College. 


Please select one of the languages below to watch previous recorded sessions from the February 25, 2021 Virtual Parent Academy. 

English

Spanish

Portuguese

Haitian Creole

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Decision Making for the Future: College and Career (OTC)

In this pre-recorded session, participants will hear from representatives from Student Services department with strategies for developing social and emotional skills while preparing for life after high school. 


Please select one of the languages below to watch a previous recorded session from the April 22, 2021 Virtual Parent Academy. 

English

Spanish




2020-2021 Parent Academy Events

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Social Emotional Wellness and Health

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


In this pre-recorded session, participants will receive will have an opportunity to engage in sessions that will provide them with strategies, coping mechanisms, and learn about resources that are available to assist with getting through these challenging times. The sessions will be presented in English.


Please select one of the sessions below to watch previous recorded sessions from the November 7, 2020 Parent Academy. 


1a.  
Parenting Tools for Academic Success - English
1b.  Herramientas para padres para el éxito académico y social - 
Spanish    


2a. 
Helping Your Child Control their Emotions: Stress, the Brain and Self Regulation - English
2b.  Cómo ayudar a su hijo a controlar sus emociones – Estrés y el cerebro - Spanish  


3a.  
How to Support the Development of Self-regulation Skills in Children 


4a.   
Teens and Substance Abuse: What Every Parent Needs to Know - English
4b.   Cómo apoyar el desarrollo de la autoregulación - Spanish   


5.    
Let’s De-stress and be our Best! 


Saturday, January 23, 2021


Transitioning to Middle School, High School and Beyond

The transition to middle school, high school and beyond is a huge step and a huge adjustment for both students and parents. Students need the support and guidance of their parents during these important transitional periods. Students will have new opportunities and new challenges when they move to that next educational phase. This is also a transition time for parents! 

In this pre-recorded session, participants will receive important tips and resources for parents and their students. The sessions will be presented in English.

Please select one of the sessions below to watch previous recorded sessions from the January 23, 2021 Parent Academy. 

1.   Funds for Post-Secondary Plans 

 

2a.   The PLUG - English
2b.   The PLUG - Spanish

 

3a.  ESE- Planning for Transitions from Elementary to Middle School - English
3b.  ESE- Planificación para la Transición de la Escuela Primaria a la Escuela Intermedia- Spanish  

 

4a.   Social Emotional Aspects of Transitioning - English
4b.   Aspectos Socioemocionales de la Transición - Spanish  

 

5a. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Enrollment  

5b. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Adult Education

 

6a.  Transition from Elementary to Middle School - English
6b.  La Transición de la Escuela Primaria a la Escuela Intermedia - Spanish   

 

7a.  Transition from Middle School to High School - English
7b.  La Transición de la Escuela Intermedia a la Escuela Secundaria - Spanish    

8.    FAFSA

 

9.    Study Skills


10a.  SAT & ACT Prep - English
10b.  Preparación para el SAT y el ACT - Spanish  

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Catch the Summer Wave

                                      Parent Academy Resources and Links

                             May 15th Parent Academy Resources and Links

Learning should not stop when summer break begins! This academy focused on the importance of student achievement, success and opportunities provided to families. 

In this pre-recorded session, participants will have an opportunity to learn about educational resources, programs, and strategies and ideas to ensure that learning continues over the summer break. The sessions will be presented in English.

Please select one of the sessions below to watch previous recorded sessions from the May 15, 2021 Parent Academy. 

1. Tech Sassy Girlz: Preparing Our Future's Workforce & Summer Fun With Microsoft

2. 
Performing Arts Summer Fun
3.
OCPS Summer School Opportunities
4. Empowered Parents: Summer Survival Guide
5. Orange County's Neighborhood Centers for Families
6. Summer Learning with Orange County Library System / STEM - tastic Summer
7. Catching the Wave with City of Orlando / The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida 2021 Summer Zone Program





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