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. 

ScreenagersDistrict 20 Learning Services10/5/2017 6:00 PMDCC High School Auditorium, 1810 North Gate Blvd., 80921Parents and students, any age involved with technology!Film and Q&A/discussion

The average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens - and this does NOT include time doing schoolwork. How much time is your child spending online? And how is it affecting his/her brain? 

Academy District 20 will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Screenagers. Screenagers tackles mental health concerns related to social media, video game and internet addiction from the perspective of a parent (filmmaker) and her teenage daughter.

Following the screening of this one-hour documentary, Dr. Scott Poland and Mr. Richard Lieberman will discuss the topics addressed in Screenagers and take questions. Dr. Poland and Mr. Lieberman are nationally recognized psychologists who specialize in suicide prevention and postvention. They have worked with parents and staff in Academy 20 with a focus on how to help students manage the stresses and challenges in their lives.

Space for this event is limited to the first 500 participants.

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL. Thank you for your interest!

Full: No
ICAP and Dual Enrollment OptionsDiane Forsythe, Director for College and Career Services10/10/2017 6:30 PMEducation and Administration Center, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Spruce RoomsParents of Secondary StudentsInformational

Parents will leave with an understanding of the intent of Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) and how it assists students to explore the postsecondary career and educational opportunities  available. Parents will also gain understanding of postsecondary/dual credit opportunities in District 20 to accelerate learning.​

Full: No
Let's Talk EmotionsLearning Services - Maureen Lang and Clark Maxon11/7/2017 6:30 PMEAC, Spruce I Parents of pre-K through 12th grade studentsInteractive workshop

Family life is the first place that we learn to recognize, understand and manage our emotions. How can we, as parents, provide our children with the experiences that they will need to make sense of their feelings and the feelings of others? How can we demonstrate the importance of 'choice' when responding to our own feelings and the feelings of others?

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about the science of emotional intelligence and how we can apply the skills of emotional intelligence in our homes. You'll learn how to use emotional intelligence to help build trusting relationships at home while developing skills that will serve your child for a lifetime

Full: No