Parent University at the Lansing School District

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Parent University is a program designed to create a positive culture and predictable climate by collaborating with parents and providing parents personal enrichment courses that enhances effective interaction, strategies for how promote social, emotional and academic achievement, and connects parents to community resources.

Parent University will offer a number of classes in either a face to face or screen to screen format, with opportunities to learn strategies and techniques to assist with enhancing the relationship between you and your child, gain access to a large range of community resources, ask questions of the facilitators, establish relationships, and have a voice in decisions regarding your child’s social, emotional, and academic success. 

As parents, we see you as key stakeholders and recognize the need to remove any barriers that may potentially impact your ability to provide a solid foundation for the future of your child.

We will host two parenting classes each month beginning in August from 5-6:30 on select Tuesday nights during the first semester of school, and Wednesday nights beginning in January 2021.

Participants who successfully complete at least 10 classes through our Parent University will be invited to an end of the year Celebration of Completion in June to recognize their partnership with the Lansing School District.

The ultimate goal of our Parent University is to work collaboratively with parents in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental  environment to establish the best possible outcomes for our students while strengthening the relationships between parents, students, and school staff.

2021-22 Class Schedule Coming Soon!

Office of School Culture


Wainwright Professional
Learning Center

4200 Wainwright
Lansing, Michigan 48910
(517) 755-2800

Upcoming Class Schedule

  • 1 Dec
    • (PCAC) Parent Community Advisory Council Meeting
      Date: Dec 1
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Dwight Rich | 2600 Hampden Dr.
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Parent University

      The Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. at Dwight Rich, 2600 Hampden Dr. Free dinner and childcare will be provided. The discussion will focus on Pathway Opportunities and College Prep.

  • 23 Feb
    • (PCAC) Parent Community Advisory Council Meeting
      Date: Feb 23
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Eastern | 626 Marshall St.
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Parent University

      The Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. at Eastern, 626 Marshall St. Free dinner and childcare will be provided. The discussion will focus on the Junior Board.

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025