Parent University Programs
What is Parent University
By offering a series of free courses, this innovative program allows parents to access the tools they need to help their children reach their full potential. Courses offered during the 2014-2015 school year will include Understanding ADD/ADHD, Computer Technology and a Health and Wellness Summit. Register today to participate in a Parent University event close to you!
Parent University Goals
Throughout the country, school districts have implemented programs similar to Parent University in order to:
- Increase parental involvement and participation in schools,
- Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents
- Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices,
- Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children,
- Strengthen home-school-community partnerships,
- Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.
Join us on September 27, 2014 as Parent University offers a strand of Technology sessions for parents and welcomes Guest Keynote, LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, Assistant Associate Superintendent.
How Can I Get Involved?
It is not too late for you to get involved in the 2014-2015 Parent University programs!
For the first year, Parent University is being held at three sites: Burke High School, Stall High School, and St. John's High School. Parents are welcomed to attend courses at one or all locations. Registration is easy and can be completed 9:00 a.m. on-location the day of classes.
Register for Parent University
If you would like to pre-register by phone, call your school's Parent Advocate or contact the Office of Community Outreach at 937-6578.
On Saturday March 29, 2014, Parent University hosted the 3rd Annual Girls Summit at School of the Arts (5109-B West Enterprise Street, North Charleston, SC) from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
The Girls Summit was an event for parents and their daughters and addressed important and relevent issues that impact young women in the 21st century through a variety of workshops and leadership academies for young women. Lunch and limited childcare (ages 4-12) was also be provided.
From Boyz to Gentlemen
This year's summit featured a keynote address from Mr. Byron V. Garrett, Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance. The event included parent and student workshops, panel presentations, a college bound resource fair, and much more!
Health and Wellness Summit at Stall High School
On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Parent University hosted a Health and Wellness Summit at Stall High School. Summit included guest speakers, a structured program for children ages 4 to 12, door prizes, and lunch.
The Resource Fair Provided Free Services including
- Blood sugar-glucose screening
- Cholesterol screening
- Blood pressure checks
- BMI assessments
- Obama Health Care information
Please call us at 843-937-6578 if you have any questions about Parent University.