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Parent Academy Overview

Parent Academy Overview 


The Parent Academy is a free, year-round, parent engagement initiative of the Bound Brook School District, helping parents become full partners in their children’s education. The goal is to provide educational excellence for all of our children by informing parents about the importance of their roles, uniting families and schools, and giving parents a fuller sense of their rights, responsibilities, and the educational opportunities available. Free workshops are offered monthly for parents. In addition, parents will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that are aligned with their needs and are conveniently located in our neighborhood schools.



Parent Academy will:


  • Provide opportunities for parents and family members to build their knowledge, skills, and networks for leading their children’s education and advocating for thriving schools—for their children and for all children
  • Support the implementation of the district’s Family and Community Engagement initiatives by providing information and opportunities for parents, community members, and staff to fulfill their roles in building family-school partnerships
  • Align with School Improvement Plans (SIPs) by including specialized focus areas that schools and families identify as a fit for their needs

Progress on meeting these goals will be measured by:


  • Number of Parent Academy course and workshop offerings

  • Attendance rates 
  • Other information collected through parent and community surveys and input sessions Modes of Instruction

Parent Academy courses and workshops will be delivered by BBSD staff, community partners, and subject specific experts. Courses and workshops will take place in BBSD schools:

  • In-Person Opportunities - courses and workshops will be offered for district-wide groups as well as school-based groups in multiple languages, in a variety of settings, and at places and times that are convenient for participants
  • Print Information - Parent Academy will also help to coordinate and promote print information on supporting learning and child development at home

Ways to Get Involved


There will be many ways to get involved in Parent Academy:


    • Drop-In: Some offerings require no registration, and will be open to all

    • Register: Some offerings will require RSVP or pre-registration

    • Workshops: Parent Academy workshops will be experiences that consist of one or two meetings

    • Courses: Parent Academy courses will be experiences that consist of three or more meetings


Parent Academy will create new systems for building parent knowledge, skills and networks for leading their children’s education and advocating for thriving schools—for their children and for all children