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Parent Academy

Download 2014-15 Parent Academy Catalog English | Spanish

To promote continued cooperation between families and schools, Wake County Public School System is offering Parent Academy – a series of classes, workshops and events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and positively contribute to their child's academic and social success.

Throughout your child’s educational career, you and your child will make many decisions about programs, schools, opportunities and courses. As your child’s most effective advocate, you need to know how these decisions can affect your child’s future. Families who attend Parent Academy will gain invaluable knowledge – from preparing their kindergartener for the first day of school to choosing the right courses for their college-bound high school student. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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Parent Academy Featured Events

Parent Academy Summit: “Secondary Education on the Horizon”  View flyer English | Spanish
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Millbrook High School
2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh NC 27615

Empowering Parents: How to Advocate for Your High  Performing Child (DPA 113):
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Location: Millbrook High School

Family Summit “Empowering Through Academics”
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:30 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Millbrook High School

Parent Academy workshops locations

Our Parent Academy workshops are offered at different locations. Below you will find the list of locations:

District Parent Academy (DPA) Locations

Community Parent Academy Locations

  • Family Resource Center (FRC), 108 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Hispanic Family Center (HFC), 2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Hill Street Park and Neighborhood Center (HSP), 2307 Hill St., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • First Korean Baptist Church (KBC), 8905 Ray Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Methodist Home for Children (MHC), 1041 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Northeast Outreach Center (NOC), 4544 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Peach Road Community Center (PCC), 911 Ileagnes Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Project Enlightment (PRE), 501 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Saint Raphael Catholic Church (SRC), 5801 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609

How to register for a workshop

To register for a workshop, browse our Parent Academy catalog of currently offered workshops and choose the workshop(s) you would like to attend. Enrollment is limited, so register early. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Please note individual sites require a different registration process.

  1. District Parent Academy (DPA): Required Online Registration located here:
  2. Community Parent Academy:
    • E-mail registration: Register at and provide the course title/number and the date/location.
    • Phone registration: Register by calling 919-431-7704. Provide the course title/number and the date/location.
    • Walk-ins are accepted as well

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