Frequently Asked Questions About Guilford Parent Academy

  • What is Guilford Parent Academy?

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    Guilford Parent Academy is a FREE, year-round, parent engagement and support program of Guilford County Schools.

    We know our parents are our partners in their children’s education, and Guilford Parent Academy aims to provide educational excellence for all of our children by informing parents about their role in their child's success. Guilford Parent Academy uses a number of strategies to reach parents, including FREE workshops and events on topics such as planning for college, helping with homework, bullying and staying healthy.

    Our FREE workshops and classes are available across Guilford County, including at our schools and at community locations, thanks to our creative staff and community support. We work hard to develop workshops that are aligned with our parents' needs, and are conveniently located near their home and workplace.

    Guilford Parent Academy partners with more than 70 community organizations and businesses throughout Guilford County that share information, facilitate and host events and provide other in-kind/financial resources. 

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  • How do I find out about Guilford Parent Academy workshops and events?

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    Parent Academy provides information and training on a variety of topics for parents. Click here to check out our calendar of courses and events.

    Want to host a workshop? Click here to check out our course catalog. Once you select the workshop you'd like to host, simply submit a REQUEST FORM and let us do the rest!   

    Have an idea for a workshop? Click here to reach out to the Guilford Parent Academy staff.

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  • It's tough for me to go to meetings or classes; what can I access online?

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    Guilford Parent Academy is dedicated to getting parents involved with their children’s education; however, we know it’s not always easy for parents to attend workshops or events. Access our free online resources here, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Help your children practice reading, work on math skills, read eBooks, begin conversations about emotional topics and more.

    GPA is also working to engage families through its “On the Go” initiative. By meeting families where they are—work, church, community events and more—GPA was able to bring additional resources to families. You may also check out our social media outlets for helpful links and more resources.

    Check out our calendar to see whether we'll be in your workplace or community.

    Tap into our on demand resources on GPA YouTube. Access recorded workshops and learn more about upcoming events. Subscribe and watch here.

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  • How can I get involved with Guilford Parent Academy?

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    Guilford Parent Academy is parent- and partnership-driven. Here’s how you can get involved:

    Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter here. We'll share free opportunities for family engagement workshops, educational webinars, and more.

    If you’d like to teach a class, workshop or seminar, fill out the Presentation Information Form. You can mail, email, or fax it to our office. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Curriculum Review Committee.

    Office: 336-279-4924

    Mailing Address:
    Guilford Parent Academy, Guilford County Schools,
    501 W. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401

    Friends of GPA

    We have many community organizations that partner with Guilford Parent Academy to support parents and families. Click here to learn more about our partners.

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