School Smarts is an award-winning, research-based program developed by PTA that helps parents help their children succeed in school. The program includes a free seven-session Parent Academy with a comprehensive curriculum that fosters parent engagement in education. Research shows that parent engagement in education improves students’ success in school, across all socioeconomic groups. Topics that educate and empower parents are covered during the seven Parent Academy sessions, including understanding the education system, communicating effectively, advocating for a quality education, and how important parent involvement is for children and for schools.
The Academies and materials are provided in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Arabic. Free dinner and child care is provided for all participants. Visit the school office to find out when the next School Smarts Parent Academy will be offered at Lum. Enroll today!
View School Smarts Brochure.