Parent and community engagement OCPS PARENT ACADEMY

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.

2020-2021 OCPS Parent Academy dates:

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020

Windermere High School
5523 Winter Garden Vineland Rd.
Windermere, FL 34786

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

Oak Ridge High School
700 West Oak Ridge Rd.
Orlando, FL 32809
Special Note: Intended for families of middle and high school students

Saturday, May 15, 2021

University High School
2450 Cougar Way
Orlando, FL 32817

The OCPS Virtual Parent Academy is an extension of the OCPS Parent Academy, where parents and children are given an opportunity to join a session online from 6 to 7 p.m. The online platform is an enrichment tool for parents and students to obtain educational information and resources. The events are accessible online from any location with internet access. Parents and children may attend from home, community sites or schools serving as host sites. The presentations are conducted by district and community experts.

Free for all families
Online Platform

6 – 7 p.m.
Parents use computers to watch presentations with presenters available online to chat, personalizing the experience.

2020-2021 Virtual Academy Events:

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

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

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