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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.

Upcoming Events

Join us on November 8, 2014 as Parent University offers a strand of Behavioral Health sessions for parents. Session topics will include Understanding ADD/ADHD, CCSD and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports and much more. A structured children's program for ages 4-12 and lunch will be provided. Pre-Register today with your parent advocate!

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.

Parent U Flyer

Past Events

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.

girls summitThe 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

From Boyz to Gentlemen logoMr Byron V Garrett, Chairman of the National Family Engagement AllianceThis 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

Contact Us

Please call us at 843-937-6578 if you have any questions about Parent University.