OCPS Parent Academy 

Research shows that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education. In order to provide families with a vehicle to empower them and their children. 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 capacity of families.

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

The face-to-face academies focus on three primary tracks:

  • Student Achievement
  • Parenting and Advocacy
  • Personal and Individual Growth    


Free for all families
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Onsite registration will be available during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the day of event. Pre-registration recommended.

Special accommodations provided to children of participating parents. Children of participating parents have an opportunity to attend the Youth Academy. The Youth Academy follows the same schedule as the adult sessions. The Youth Academy is for students ages 4 to 18. Registration required for children and parents must attend adult sessions.

We have 2 ways to register:

  1. Online: Click "Register Now" located next to each event.
  2. Onsite: Participants can register on-site on the day of the event (pre-registration recommended).

2020-2021 Parent Academy Dates:

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Social Emotional Wellness and Health
Saturday, November 7, 2020
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
*This event will be delivered virtually.

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. Various sessions will offer a host of opportunities to learn or extend your knowledge Attendees will have an opportunity to attend workshops that will provide them with strategies, coping mechanisms, and learn about resources that are available to assist with getting through these challenging times.


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Oak Ridge High School - Secondary Focus
Saturday, January 23, 2021
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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!  Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with experts and receive important tips and resources for themselves and their students. The exhibit hall will feature colleges, universities and community organizations to help navigate your child’s educational journey.


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University High School
Saturday, May 15, 2021
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learning should not stop when summer break begins! This academy will focus on the importance of student achievement, success and opportunities provided to families. This event will give parents an opportunity to learn about educational resources, programs, and strategies and ideas to ensure that learning continues over the summer break. The exhibit hall will feature representatives from many organizations that will offer programs during the summer months.

For more information about the OCPS Parent Academy, please contact the Parent and Family Engagement office at 407.317.3300.