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 2013-2014 school year will include Credit Repair, 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.
On Saturday March 29, 2014, Parent University will host 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 will be an event for parents and their daughters and will address 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) will also be provided.
Register online or by phone with your school's Parent Advocate or the Office of Community Outreach at 843-937-6578.
- Girls Summit Flyer
- Girls Registration Form
How Can I Get Involved?
It is not too late for you to get involved in the 2013-2014 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
- Register Online for Parent University
- Parent University Registration Form
- Parent University Course Guide
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.
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.