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. When you join Guilford Parent Academy, you'll have access to our free online resources, 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 involve parents through its “On the Go” initiative. By meeting parents where they are—work, church, community events and more—GPA was able to bring additional resources to parents.

    Gwendolyn Johnson, the Learn & Earn Facilitator at The Middle College at Bennett, had this to say: “The information presented at these sessions was powerful, and the sessions themselves were packed with parents. GPA was helpful and strategic, extending all of their resources to us and making sure we were supported at all events.”

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

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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:

    Join Guilford Parent Academy by registering with us here. After registering, you will be able to sign up for classes/learning events and will have access to helpful online resources. It's free to join, as well as to attend any of our events.

    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 who partner with Guilford Parent Academy to support parents and families. Click here to learn more about our partners.

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