Parent University Class Examples

This session will provide an overview of middle school mathematics course offerings and progression to high school level courses, including a snapshot of grade level standards.

Programs such as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), have been established to support students academically and open them to opportunities in middle school, high school, and post-secondary institutions. Participants will receive an overview of what AVID has to offer their students in terms of study skills, organizational skills, motivation, and leadership. This session will also provide parents with opportunities to discuss how THEY can help support their students as they get “College Ready”.  In addition, parents will learn success strategies they can use at home with their student!

Parents play a key role in helping to develop children’s love for reading!  This session will focus on strategies and district resources that parents can use to help support their child’s home reading.  Additionally, information on the Language Arts Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessment will be shared.

We know that with the ever changing legislative decisions about graduation requirements and assessments, it can be somewhat confusing. If you are a parent of a high school student, we will help unravel Florida’s high school graduation programs and their requirements with an overview of the current graduation requirements. Information will be provided to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for post secondary goals, including information on acceleration options, diploma designations and advanced coursework.

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to teach youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career and personal success. How is this accomplished- through social and emotional learning. We teach a core set of social and emotional attitudes, values, and skills that help children, teens and adults more effectively handle life challenges to succeed in academic, social and professional environments. In short, we teach youth and adults to manage their emotions, so that those emotions do not manage them.  Join Frameworks and walk away with a few more tools in your toolbox to make sure we are meeting the social and emotional needs our students!

One goal of HVS is to include offering a variety of quality courses to students in Hillsborough County who desire flexible schedules, individualized learning paces, and a virtual instruction platform.  We serve all students K-12 who want to use virtual curriculum as a full-time school choice; as a home education curricula choice; for co-enrolled students who need to have an online course for graduation requirement or above and beyond their current schedules; and, for some credit recovery needs.

When you think of virtual school, you may think of middle and high schoolers working independently on online tasks. But did you know that students beginning in Kindergarten can make great strides in education by working in a virtual class? “How Virtual School Works for Early Learners” will provide details about how online learning works for younger students and what parents can expect when they enroll in virtual school.

With more than 200 public schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?   When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

With more than 25 public high schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?  How do I identify the best school for my high school student?  When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

This session will offer a synopsis of our school district. Parents will receive an introduction to the basic resources available in our district through which their children can achieve success.

Sinopsis de nuestro distrito escolar. Introduciendo a los padres a los recursos básicos disponibles en nuestro distrito a través de los cuales sus hijos podrán alcanzar éxito

What are the hidden dangers in the apps and websites that kids are using today? How can I protect my family from bullies and online predators? How do I secure my family’s information online? Almost every day the news highlights stories that lead us to ask these questions. This session will provide useful tips and answers to all of these questions and more. Come learn the secret to creating complex passwords that are a breeze to remember; how to examine apps for the 4 features most likely to expose your children to danger; and much more.

Facing a global economy growing ever more technologically-based, a need for STEM-literate citizens has arisen. As a national leader in education, HCPS is well positioned to answer this call through our comprehensive STEM education program. We pride ourselves upon preparing and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders who will be best prepared to answer the grand challenges that lie ahead. This session will focus upon the new and continuing programs in our elementary schools dedicated to STEM Education. From robotics to STEM Fair to engineering and design challenges – everything parents need to know about STEM education and their child’s success!

Recent advancements in neuroscience have improved the ability to understand how the brain works.  This information includes differences in structure between the male and female brain, differences in processing information, and differences in brain chemistry.  All of these differences impact learning and behavior.  It is helpful for parents to understand these differences, so they can help their children succeed in school.  It also is helpful for parents to understand how these differences impact their children at home.

What happens to your child in middle school?   What causes the changes you see in your child?  Most of the answers come from what is happening in your child’s brain.  During the middle school years, the brain experiences its second growth spurt, produces all kinds of neurotransmitters and hormones, as well as undergoes many important changes that affect your child for the rest of his or her life   Join us in this session to learn about changes in your child’s brain during the middle school years.  Discover what you can do to help support your child.

Adult Education may be your next step in completing High School credits for graduation or obtaining your General Education Diploma (GED).  Discover how to obtain free educational counseling, financial aid assistance and smoothly transition to one of our four post-secondary colleges.

Deje que la educación de adultos cierre la brecha de aculturación entre usted y la educación de su hijo: “Ningún Padre Dejado Atrás”.  Participantes estarán informados sobre las opciones disponibles para los padres y los cursos para aprender inglés, obtener su título de doce grado ó como matricular en programas post-secundarios de los colegios.  La educación de adultos sirve como una conexión entre la orientación profesional, el empleo y los recursos financieros para su itinerario educativo.  La cultura de empoderamiento comienza aquí.

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to teach youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career and personal success. How is this accomplished? Through social and emotional learning. We teach a core set of social and emotional attitudes, values, and skills that help children more effectively handle life challenges to succeed in academic, social and professional environments. In short, we teach youth and adults to manage their emotions, so that those emotions do not manage them.  If you are a parent/caregiver to elementary age children, join Frameworks for this interactive session and walk away with a few more tools in your toolbox to make sure you are meeting the social and emotional needs of your child(ren) at home!

Participants will engage in hands-on, fun science and engineering activities with everyday materials that they can easily do at home.