The Family Academy
Family Academy, in partnership with Title I, is a family engagement initiative of Durham Public Schools, helping parents and families to become full partners in our students’ education. Classes and events focus on what students are learning in schools, encouraging positive behavior, the IEP process, test prep, helping with homework, advocacy, parent leadership and so much more. Research confirms that when there is a high level of parent engagement we can anticipate that children will have higher grades, improved test scores and graduation rates, improved student attendance, and decreased discipline problems. We invite schools to work with families and select classes that are aligned with student learning goals.
Family Academy connects with Community Partners to provide a variety of topics that supports family health and wellness, family support, child development, homework support, and social and emotional learning. Explore these resources on pages 10 and 11 of the Signature Classes and Resources Catalog.
Family Academy will support schools with content, knowledgeable class facilitators, interpreters and class data. If you are interested in a particular topic that is not listed in the catalog, please contact us. We are constantly expanding class options and may be able to accommodate your request.
For more information:
Phone: (919) 560-2816 ext. 22319
Fax: (919) 560-2177
2107 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705