Parent Leadership Academy

The Parent Leadership Academy engages parents to become better informed about education, improving students' performance.

The Parent Leadership Academy is an opportunity for parents to learn how to become involved in not only their child’s education but become better informed about how to strengthen learning for all students. It helps parents get a clearer understanding of education terms and jargon, which can open the lines of communication among parents, teachers and students.

With support from Oklahoma GEAR UP, the Parent Leadership Academy provides parents with the tools and training to understand what students are expected to learn and be able to do. They learn leadership skills necessary to develop parent-school-community partnerships to significantly increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college.

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Parents' Commitment


To participate in the Parent Leadership Academy, school sites must have attended the GEAR UP LOGIC sequence professional development workshops since 2006-07. Participation is open to all parents, grandparents and guardians who have or have had children in Oklahoma public schools.

Benefits for Parents

Benefits for Schools

Benefits for Students