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Parent University
 

Parent University provides parents and caregivers learning opportunities that will allow for increased engagement and understanding in their children's educational process. It will aid in empowering parents to raise children who are successful in school, college and career.

Sessions focus on child development, effective parenting skills, and academic needs and interests. The classes are presented by local educators, law enforcement and  community members. All parents and caregivers are invited. Childcare will be provided.

August session: Love & logic

The first session is entitled Love & Logic. It will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 pm. This session will be an introduction to Core Knowledge. It will be lead by Julie Downing, an experienced educator and trained Core Knowledge facilitator. 
 

"Only a well-rounded, knowledge-specific curriculum can impart needed knowledge to all children and overcome inequality of opportunity.”

- E. D. Hirsch, Jr. https://www.coreknowledge.org/  
 

August session: Core knowledge

We will be offering Core Knowledge as our second session on Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 pm. Ridgeline Academy prides itself providing our students with an education that is rich in literature, vocabulary while building background knowledge. This Parent University session will provide our parents with a better understand of what Core Knowledge is, how it benefits your child, how our teachers use it in the classroom and the different resources offered to parents. 

September session: tyler hallsey foundation

Ridgeline Academy partners with the Tyler Hallsey Foundation to raise funds for Childhood Cancer research. Chris Hallsey will be speaking to parents about childhood cancers and sharing his own moving story. This will be on Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 pm.

October session: emotional intelligence

Ridgeline Academy has invited the LK Institute to speak on Emotional Intelligence. Students who are taught appropriate relational skills thrive in school and in life. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 pm.

November session: Family literacy

Information coming soon! This event is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 pm.

january session: human trafficking

At Ridgeline Academy, student safety is our number one priority. Human Trafficking along with internet safety is a concern of parents today. This event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm. In today's ever changing world of technology, it is helpful to hear from the experts what to look for and how can we keep out children safe on the internet, in social and on smartphones. 

FEBRUARY SESSION: love & logic

 Ridgeline Academy is proud of the efforts put forth by its educators to empower our students to take responsibility for their actions. Before using “disciplinary” measures in the classroom, our teachers support student decisions with love and logic. Come learn about this system from Mark Vite, our Special Education director. The event is schedule for Thursday, February 20th at 5:30 pm.

March Session: family finances

On Thursday, March 19th, Ridgeline Academy will present information on how to work with your kids to teach them financial literacy. This event will take place on Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 pm.

April Session: Summer Skills

Summer slide is common among school-aged children. This refers to the gap that happens during the summer months when school is not in session. Come learn about how to help your student retain the knowledge they gained through the course of the year, and return to school in the fall prepared for the next grade. This event will take place on Thursday, April 16th at 5:30 pm.