Frequently Asked Questions About Guilford Parent Academy
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.
Parent Academy provides information and training on a variety of topics for parents. Click here to check out our calendar of courses and events.
Have an idea for a workshop? Click here to reach out to the Guilford Parent Academy staff.
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.”
Guilford Parent Academy is parent- and partnership-driven. Here’s how you can get involved:
Parents, Educators and Service Providers
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.
Guilford Parent Academy, Guilford County Schools,
501 W. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401
Title I Parent Ambassadors
Every Title I school in GCS selects a parent representative for the Title I Parent Ambassador position. The ambassadors serve as a liaison between parents and school officials to help other parents become more engaged in their child’s educational success, increase the positive school culture at the school, and meet monthly with Title I parents to learn more about what is happening in GCS in an effort to strengthen the home-school partnership. Title I Parent Ambassadors can receive up to $150 monthly in cash rewards for completing certain parent involvement tasks.
Click here to find out more about our Parent Ambassadors.
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.