Keyword for this page: Parent University
Free fun event for families with a child in a Polk County Public School.
These events will take place in the cafeteria.
9:00-9:30 am Student Presentations Cleveland Court Elementary Chorus
9:30-10:00 am Questions/Answer Forum The Law & ESSA—“Every Student Succeeds Act”
10:00-10:30 am Student Presentations Spessard Holland Elementary Chorus
10:30-11:00 am Questions/Answer Forum School talk--What’s happening in Polk Public Schools!
11:00-11:30 am Student Presentations Lake Marion Creek Strings
11:30-12:00 pm Questions/Answer Forum Polk Options for Preschool to Graduation and Beyond!
There will be a storytelling session in the music room (access through the cafeteria) where students can listen to storytellers while their parents listen to the questions and answer sessions as part of the forums.
Free transportation at the following locations:
Please register for transportation:
Polk Parent University is a collaborative community effort led by Polk County’s Title I department and other parent involvement contacts within the school district to help parents become full partners in their children’s education.
Parent University is a partnership with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events, and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, and resources. Workshops and classes will engage parents in innovative and meaningful partnerships for learning.
What is the Goal of Polk’s Parent University?
The goal of Polk’s Parent University is to increase parent involvement in the schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life.
Parent University is a way in which our school district, businesses, and other community organizations can provide education to parents. Our philosophy is that parenting, like other types of education, is an ongoing and lifelong learning process.
Many school districts have implemented programs similar to Polk’s Parent University in order to:
Please complete the participation form so that we can contact you.
Any parent of a student in a Polk County public school may attend.
Most workshops and classes will be a free service to parents of students in Polk schools. Some classes may require a small fee.
Our goal is provide workshops and classes to parents at flexible times/days; Mornings, evenings and Saturdays. Courses are offered any day of the week and at times sensitive to the work and personal schedules of parents.
Workshops are facilitated by community and business professionals, district staff, parents, and students.
Limited childcare will be provided for our all day Parent University events. There will be a section on the registration form to indicate your needs. Unfortunately at this time childcare will not be provided for workshops and classes provided at the parent centers.
Yes, for our all day Parent University events. There will be a section on the registration form to indicate your needs. Each of the parent centers is staffed with a bilingual Family Liasion Para so translation services is always available. The parent centers also offer some classes in Spanish and also conversational English classes.