Parent Preparatory Academy
A major challenge is educating the parents about their roles as educators. We teach each parent that they are their child’s first teachers, and that they need to start with the end in mind. This program opens a parent’s eyes to the educational process and we help them develop a roadmap for their child. Our assessments show their child's true educational gaps, and weekly networking with other parents strengthens their resolve. We tell our parents, “you have to prepare your children for early success, graduating from high school and entering college with the same focus they use to prepare them for one day entering the NBA draft.” The same commitment, excitement, and drive should take priority.
This program has been developed to promote educational exchanges and network opportunities that will empower parents in the areas of: accelerated learning concepts, college preparation and academic enrichment. Various workshops are held for parents of students who participate in our other programs. These workshops address topics/concepts such as parenting skills, college preparation, test taking skills, and much more. All workshops are conducted by experts or by staff and parents through panel discussions on pre-selected topics or issues. Participation through attendance at workshops and committee volunteering is encouraged. All workshops are free of charge