Parent and community engagement 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.
Registration closes at 10:30 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.

2019-2020 OCPS Parent Academy dates:

September 14, 2019

Take a Walk Down OCPS Lane
Boone High School
1000 E. Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32806

November 2, 2019

This Is Us: Our Family, Our School, Our Community Oak Ridge High School
700 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Week of the Family: Be Present

January 25, 2020

Together Towards Tomorrow
Edgewater High School
3100 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Special Note: Geared for Secondary Education Parents and Students

March 28, 2020

A Celebration of Success
Ocoee High School
1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway
Ocoee, FL 34761

May 16, 2020

Get Mentally Charged for the Summer
Winter Park High School
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
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.

2019-2020 Virtual Academy Events:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Digital Citizenship

Thursday, December, 12, 2019

What's Your E.I.?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Let's Get Tech Savvy

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Get Switched On
OCPS Parent and Virtual Academies effectively link parents to vital district, school, and community resources during the year. These two essential resources provide parents, families, students, staff, and community members an opportunity to learn from and with one another in an effort to increase student achievement.

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