District Schedule:Normal
Parent Academy

 

Parent Academy 

Academy District 20 offers Parent Academy topics free to the public throughout the fall and spring semesters. Internet Safety, Suicide Prevention, and New Parent Orientation are among the courses. 


  
  
  
  
  
  
Coding & Cybersecurity Information SessionD20 College & Career Services3/5/2018 5:30 PMEducation and Administration Center, 1110 Chapel Hills Dr.Incoming 11th and 12th graders and their familiesSpeaker presentation
  • Who: D20 11th and 12th grade students.
  • What: A two year course sequence in Coding or Cybersecurity that fuses relevant and real-world curriculum. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit, enroll in coordinating math and English core courses, earn industry certifications, and participate in enrichment activities.
  • When: Starting Fall of 2018. Periods 3 & 4 on an alternating block schedule, or a full day (with English and math courses) on an alternating block schedule. 
  • Where: The Center for Modern Learning. AM and PM transportation may be available.
  • Why: Several D20 high schools offer computer programming classes to include AP courses, and this program builds on their learning as well as introduces new aspects of computer science study. Students who participate in a pathway at The Center for Modern Learning are immersed in the culture of technology alongside a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial ideas in a project-based learning environment. Students are integral to shaping the direction of the pathways while they make connections with industry professionals and have the opportunity to earn workforce-ready industry certifications.
Full: No
Coding & Cybersecurity Information SessionD20 College & Career Services3/8/2018 5:30 PMEducation and Administration Center, 1110 Chapel Hills Dr.Incoming 11th and 12th grade students and their familiesSpeaker presentation
  • Who: D20 11th and 12th grade students.
  • What: A two year course sequence in Coding or Cybersecurity that fuses relevant and real-world curriculum. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit, enroll in coordinating math and English core courses, earn industry certifications, and participate in enrichment activities.
  • When: Starting Fall of 2018. Periods 3 & 4 on an alternating block schedule, or a full day (with English and math courses) on an alternating block schedule. 
  • Where: The Center for Modern Learning. AM and PM transportation may be available.
  • Why: Several D20 high schools offer computer programming classes to include AP courses, and this program builds on their learning as well as introduces new aspects of computer science study. Students who participate in a pathway at The Center for Modern Learning are immersed in the culture of technology alongside a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial ideas in a project-based learning environment. Students are integral to shaping the direction of the pathways while they make connections with industry professionals and have the opportunity to earn workforce-ready industry certifications.​
Full: No
If You Can Name It, You Can Tame ItMaureen Lang & Clark Maxon, Learning Services3/13/2018 6:30 PMEAC, 1110 Chapel Hills Dr., Spruce roomsParents of pre-K to 12th grade studentsSpeaker presentation

​There's nothing like a NO (especially uttered in a loud challenging voice, accompanied by a stamping foot, and in front of others) to provoke a parent!  Eye rolls, snide remarks, comments muttered quietly, and doors being slammed tend to trigger a storm of emotions in parents and children alike.  But getting caught up in the storm doesn't help it to pass and can actually make it worse.  Experts agree staying calm helps you to ignore the bait and end the backtalk/banter. Easier said than done, right?

This session will provide information on tips and tools to stay out of the storm and help our children learn to communicate more respectfully and effectively.

Full: No
Suicide Prevention (What Kids are Saying and How to Support Them)D20 mental health providers4/10/2018 6:00 PMEducation and Administration Center, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Spruce roomsParents of students of any age. Not recommended for students.Speaker, PowerPoint, Videos

​District 20 mental health providers will share common trends and themes about student concerns and struggles. Strategies for engaging your child in meaningful conversation will be provided.

Full: No