Parent Academy

Parent Academy
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is a strategy for student success in school and in life, achieved through the collaboration of educators, families, and community partners. FACE supports Arlington Public Schools (APS)’ strategic plan goal to “develop and support strong connections among schools, families, and the community to broaden opportunities for student learning, development, and growth”.

The APS Parent Academy offers parents and guardians of children attending schools in Arlington learning opportunities on a wide variety of subjects to support the academic, social and emotional development of children, such as:

  • Child development
  • Student achievement
  • Wellness and mental health
  • Parent advocacy
  • Educational programs
  • Internet safety
  • Personal or family growth
  • Supports and opportunities for second language learners
  • Social issues of importance to parents and families
  • Countywide events and information nights, including Kindergarten, Middle and High School Information Nights, College Night, and the Summer Activities Fair

Parent Academy Partners

The APS Parent Academy partners with Arlington County and community organizations committed to supporting children and families. Please visit their websites for additional resources and/or learning opportunities.








START the NEW YEAR OFF with this great new session!
Learn More in Less Time: The Science Behind Studying
January 9, 2019: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Washington Lee High School Auditorium
1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Presenter: Ann Dolin, Educational Connections
In this practical workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The three research-based study skills to improve test scores and grades
  • Ways to balance extracurriculars and reduce stress along the way
  • How to foster independence and study habits
  • Practical ways to tame procrastination and recommendations for the questions to ask (word-for-word) to spark motivation
  • How timers and apps can be used to help kids succeed
  • And how to do all this by opening lines of communication instead of being the bad guy

Registration is requested. Register online at:

Preparing for Your Child’s Transition from PreK to Kindergarten
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 454/456, Arlington, VA 22204
Morning session: 10:15am to 11:30am
Evening Session: 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Families of children receiving special education services are invited to join us to discuss the transition of preschool students with disabilities to kindergarten. This session will provide an overview of the transition process and special education programs, and information on the important role families play in their child’s transition from PreK to elementary school.
Registration is required to assist us in planning for adequate materials. Kindly register online or call the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239.
View English language flier
View Spanish language flier

2019 Kindergarten Information Night
Monday, January 28, 2019: 7pm to 9pm
Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22207
Snow Date: February 4

SEPTA Summer Activities Fair
Sunday, January 27, 2019: 3:00-5:00pm
Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA
This event is intended for informational purposes only. Vendor participation at the event does not constitute or imply any endorsement by Arlington SEPTA, nor should it be considered professional advice or any form of representation from SEPTA as to the quality or fitness of the vendor programs and activities for attendees of the event.
View SEPTA 2019 Summer Activity Flier

Need to contact us? If you have questions or ideas about future learning opportunities, please contact Dr. Rosa Briceno, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Specialist, at or 703.228.2128.

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