Parent University

Research shows that when parents and families are involved in learning, they will have a more active role in the educational process. This heightened engagement in education positively impacts the academic and social success of children. DCSD Parent University affords a unique opportunity for parents, schools, and community to become jointly involved in education, increasing the likelihood of academic and personal success for our students and their families.

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What does Parent University provide?

The DCSD Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers that will aid parents in their essential responsibility for influencing children's lives. By partnering with internal district departments, academic institutions, community organizations and other agencies to equip families with additional skills, knowledge, and resources, Parent University will support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning.

Classes offered through Parent University provide resources and training in areas such as safety, life skills, academic development and financial literacy, and will provide families with tools that they can use to encourage their children to become successful while fostering school and community improvement.

Parent University is designed to:

  • Increase parental involvement and participation in schools,

  • Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children,

  • Strengthen home-school-community partnerships, 

  • Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents,

  • Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices, and

  • Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.

Mission Statement
Parent University will educate, empower and connect families with community resources needed to build parent and student confidence, enhance character development and teach life skills in order to help increase the likelihood of family success in academic endeavors.

Vision Statement
Parent University is a community collaborative empowering parents to be “power parents” by providing training, skills and resources in the areas of:

  • technology

  • internet and cyber safety

  • health and wellness

  • financial literacy

  • academic success

  • life skills

  • leadership skills

  • navigating the school system

Parent University provides a valuable opportunity for parents, schools, and community to become jointly involved in education. The program is designed to support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, resulting in greater school and community improvement.

Parent University

Upcoming Events

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September 12, 2018:
Managing Sports Injuries and Preventing Concussions
at Sky Ridge Medical Center

October 24, 2018:
safeTalk: Identifying the Signs of Suicide and How to Respond
at DCSD Admin Boardroom
620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock

November 14, 2018:
The Opioid Crisis: How to Protect My Family
at Sky Ridge Medical Center

December 12, 2018:
Sleep Hygiene Workshop
at Sky Ridge Medical Center