GCS Parent Academy
Guilford Parent Academy Unveils Fall Calendar
Workshops are being held across the district on numerous topics
Greensboro, N.C. – The Fall 2011 Calendar of Events for Guilford Parent Academy is now posted on the GCS website. To access the calendar, visit www.gcsnc.com/parentacademy and click on the Calendar of Events tab.
Workshops are held in schools, churches and community organizations throughout Guilford County. An addition this semester is that many workshops are being offered in Spanish or by instructors who are bilingual, a first for Guilford Parent Academy. All workshops and events are free for parents and families.
Parents are encouraged to register in advance for any workshops. However, walk-in registrations will be accepted.
Guilford Parent Academy provides information and training on a variety of topics at no charge for parents, grandparents and family members caring for children and young people in Guilford County. Planned by parents and a diverse team of educators and community members, Parent Academy is designed to help parents help their children succeed at school and in life.
Through Parent Academy, parents also have access to valuable educational resources provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on the Guilford Parent Academy website. Guilford County Schools (GCS) is one of only two districts in the nation and the only district in North Carolina to provide this digital academic content to parents and families for free, thanks to generous funding from Businesses for Excellence in Education. Additionally on the website, parents can watch helpful and informative videos from Active Parenting and Connect with Kids.
Guilford Parent Academy is sponsored by GCS, Businesses for Excellence in Education, YMCA of Greater Greensboro, Family Life Council, Guilford Education Alliance, Guilford Child Development, Guilford County Council of PTAs, Polo Ralph Lauren, UNCG and News & Record.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves more than 72,000 students at 122 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.