Welcome to Parent University!

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In a large and dynamic school district such as Dublin City Schools, it can be difficult for parents to learn about all of the different academic and extracurricular opportunities available for their students. The goal of establishing a Dublin City Schools Parent University is to provide a vehicle that increases awareness regarding all of the programs the District has to offer, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities facing public education.  
Parent University will offer a year-round schedule of informational sessions focused on providing information parents need about Dublin City Schools, student well-being, District growth, finances, and much more!

Parent University 2019-20 Course Schedule

College Readiness Meetings 

These college information meetings are presented by the Counseling Departments of Coffman, Jerome, and Scioto High Schools
“Dublin City Schools College Center”
Web-based resource available at http://www.dublinschools.net/CollegeCenter.aspx.
The Dublin City Schools College Center is designed to support and inform parents and students in the navigation of postsecondary options.  In a collaborative effort, the three Dublin School Counseling Departments created the following resources to support our school community. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and educational site to aid in your child's journey to success after high school.

October 7, 2019      "Transition Bootcamp - Franklin County Employment"      6:30-8:30 PM,  Clark Hall, 380 Granville St., Gahanna, OH
If Ohio is an “Employment First” state, what does that mean, exactly? Can you envision your child with a disability working at a job in the community? It doesn’t have to mean a full-time job... or an every day job. Maybe they could enjoy the fulfillment and reward of a work experience with the right support. Come to hear about the possibilities! Register today at this link!
 
October 8, 2019      "Transition Bootcamp - Delaware County Employment"      6:30-8:30 PM, Delaware County Board Office
If Ohio is an “Employment First” state, what does that mean, exactly? Can you envision your child with a disability working at a job in the community? It doesn’t have to mean a full-time job... or an every day job. Maybe they could enjoy the fulfillment and reward of a work experience with the right support. Come to hear about the possibilities! Register today at this link!
 
October 9, 2019      “Central Ohio Learning Differences College & Career Fair”      6:30-8:00 pm, Gahanna Lincoln High School
This college fair features schools from Ohio and across the nation that offer a variety of opportunities and programs for students with learning differences. Students and parents can compare and contrast the wide range of accommodations that are available. 

October 13, 2019      "Columbus Suburban College Fair”      1:00-3:30 PM Clements Center, Otterbein University
This event offers the opportunity to explore a variety of colleges and speak directly with admissions representatives. Each college has a separate table where information is displayed and a representative is available to answer questions. There are hundreds of college tables arranged alphabetically on the Clements Center floor at Otterbein College.  
Free Admission!  Check out the website!  www.college-fair.org
 
October 15, 2019      "Delaware County Transition Fair"      5:30-7:30 PM Delaware Area Career Center 
Representatives from a variety of agencies will be on hand to share information on Career and Technical Education Programs, Independent Living Supports, Bureau of Vocation Rehabilitation, Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts, Job Training, Financial Supports and many other topics for students with disabilities. Follow the link for more info!
 
October 23, 2019      How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Boys in the Digital Era      9:30-11:00 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM, Dublin Community Rec Center, Abbey Theater
This event is put on by PERC and Parent University, where the topics to be discussed include: helping boys understand and express their feelings, guiding boys through modeling, self-expression and emotional connection, understanding that anger is not "bad," helping boys to navigate their digital world with integrity, setting loving limits with them. Matt Dunatchik, MSEd, LPCC, and Libby Steele, MSEd, LPC will be presenting.
 
October 23, 2019      DublinWORKS - Health Sciences      7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. October's event will be centered on the health sciences field, with professionals in dentistry, nursing, mental health, optometry, sports medicine and more! 
 
November 12, 2019      “College Seminar for Students with IEPs/504s”      6:00-7:30 PM  Grandview Heights High School
Do I need to take my IEP to college? Is there a college IEP? Will my professors be notified about my disability? Can I have extended time on tests like in high school? Why is self-advocacy so important? Can I substitute a foreign language requirement? Panel representatives will answer these and many more questions from various state and private colleges. The presentation will feature a question and answer format and is intended for parents, students, and staff.
 
November 13, 2019      DublinWORKS - Business Field      7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. November's event will be centered on the business field, with professionals from business, management & administration, finance, marketing, transportation and more!
 
November 14, 2019      “Getting Started in the College Selection Process”       7:00 PM Dublin Coffman High School
The  presentation will offer college search and selection strategies, and is intended for parents of Juniors, although Freshmen and Sophomore parents are also encouraged to attend. Topics will include utilizing Naviance for researching colleges and scholarships, understanding college testing, understanding admission factors, and making the most of college visitations.

November 21, 2019      “International Baccalaureate Informational Meeting”       7:00 PM Emerald Campus
This meeting will include valuable information about the benefits of enrolling in International Baccalaureate courses and/or participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The IB Diploma Program provides students with the opportunity to experience high-level courses with an advanced curriculum while they are in high school. These curricular options are known to provide students with excellent preparation for their college course work. Target audience is for parents/students in grades 8-10.
 
January 22, 2020      DublinWORKS       7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. January's event will have professionals from agriculture, food & natural resources, energy, engineering, architecture, construction and manufacturing.
 
February 26, 2020      DublinWORKS       7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. February's event will have professionals from information technology, arts, AV/Tech and communications!
 
March 18, 2020      DublinWORKS       7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. March's event will have professionals from education & training, hospitality & tourism and human services.
 
April 15, 2020      DublinWORKS       7:00-8:30 PM, Emerald Campus
Dublin City Schools is excited to announce DublinWORKS, a career speaker series for students K-12 and their families. The events are designed to help find your career path. This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available - it is never too early to start planning. April's event will have professionals from government & public administration and safety & corrections!

What People are Saying

"I enjoyed getting to meet teachers I don't always interact with and gaining a deeper understanding of several topics. I liked that the sessions dealt with topics that are very relevant to our children and was amazed at the wide variety of sessions and topics offered. There seemed to be something for everyone."
 
"It was a great learning opportunity. I found out lots of valuable information and tips about a number of different topics."
 
"I enjoyed understanding the actual classroom teaching methods being applied to encourage a greater depth of thinking and individualizing learning for each student's abilities and needs." 
 
"I learned so much practical knowledge. Times are so different from when I was in highschool. I loved learning about the technology and the opportunities offered" 
 
"I came to know about the opportunities providing by dublin schools to students during their high school and the pathway for future interests." 
 
"I loved the session on College Credit Plus. I was completely unfamiliar with the process and was quite informed after the program."
 
"The entire program was outstanding. The presenters were excellent and incredibly informative. Very impressed w DCS." 
 
"I love being in the school where one of my daughters attends so I can see the classrooms and remember what it's like for them each day." 
 
"I enjoyed the Innovation panel and slow looking sessions. They helped me understand a bit more of what's going on in the classrooms/schools." 
 
"Enjoyed seeing the district from a "global" perspective instead of individual buildings. You see how all of the various services and programs function around the district." 
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