Virtual Mini-Academy: What is ESOL?

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Parents of English Language Learners will learn about the services and resources provided to support student language acquisition.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Vaping

Virtual Mini-Academy: Get Connected with Digital Tools

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Parents learn to connect with school staff using TalkingPoints and how they can stay on top of important information with the OCPS Parent Portal.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Literacy Strategies for Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Parents will learn how to use research-based strategies that really work to support students with Dyslexia or other reading difficulties!
  • Registration Link

Lunch and Learn Live Online: Reading at Home. Tips for Elementary, Middle, and High School Families   

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00 P.M.
  • This event will be hosted on Facebook and YouTube Live.
  • Parents learn how to develop routines that foster a love of reading at home and provide support, when needed.

Virtual Mini-Academy: Multilingual Storytelling Night - Reading at Home

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Elementary school students and their families grab your favorite snack to listen to a bilingual children’s book read in Spanish and English. After the story is read, families will learn how to enroll their children in the New World’s Reading Initiative which provides FREE at-home book 
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Building Resilience in Stressful Times

  • Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Parents will learn how to recognize when stress is concerning and how to help your child cope in times of stress. 
  • Registration Link

Full-Day Conference: Championing Your Child: Getting Them What They Need When They Need It

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:00 A.M.
  • This event will be hosted at Apopka High School.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Rigorous and Advanced Course Options for Middle and High School Students

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Parents of middle and high school students will gain important information about Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge course options just in time to turn in course enrollment forms for next school year! Join us as we have our partners share the opportunities available to OCPS students. We will share the types of programs, the process for students to participate, and keys to success.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Enrolling at Valencia College

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • High school students and their parents will meet admissions representatives and gain information from The Valencia College Outreach Department about the opportunities available at Valencia College and detail the steps to enroll.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Parents as Leaders

Virtual Mini-Academy: College Disability Services and Accommodations: What to Expect

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.
  • The transition to college for some students with disabilities can be tough. The transition without the appropriate support and accommodations can make it even tougher. Join us as we explore common college disability services and accommodations.
  • Registration Link

Virtual Mini-Academy: Advocate for YOUR child | The Question Formulation Technique



The OCPS Parent Academy is committed to making a sustainable impact on student success, parenting and advocacy and personal growth/wellness. Our goal is to empower, engage and educate families and caregivers by providing high-quality training sessions, resources and access to skills and services.

The OCPS Parent Academy offers district-wide, face-to-face Parent AcademiesLearn Where You Live events which take place in each learning community, and virtual Lunch & Learn events on Facebook Live.  

In addition to the OCPS Parent Academy events, there are monthly trainings held by the Curriculum and Digital Learning, Discipline, Exceptional Student Education, Multilingual Services, Professional Learning and Student Services departments for families.


The list of OCPS Parent Academies coming soon is available on this page or your school's website.  Click on the title of each event in the calendar to view the description and access the event registration and/or attendee link.

A full list of ALL Parent Academies for the 2023-2024 school year can be accessed by clicking on the icon below. 



Links to Recordings

Parent Academy Recordings

Multilingual Family Workshop Recordings

ESE Family Workshop Recordings

Student Services Recordings