• Parent University is a collaborative effort between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, local non-profit organizations and community leaders and educators. It is an opportunity for you to engage in interesting and practical courses to increase your confidence and skills needed to support your child's success and effectively navigate the public school system.

    Parent University's courses are FREE OF CHARGE and available to any parent in the school district who is interested in learning to be more effective in meeting their child's needs. Many of the courses are offered in English and Spanish and are facilitated by CHCCS parents.


     "Every home is a university and the parents are the teacher."

    - Mahatma Gandhi

  • Parent University's mission is to increase educational attainment among students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools by providing parents with the tools that build success, thus increasing parent participation and engagement with the school system and the greater community.

    Parent University aims to connect parents and caregivers with their child’s school, the school system, and community organizations through opportunities for learning. Families who play an active role in their child's education positively contribute to that child's academic and social success. Parents will learn the necessary skills to engage effectively with the school system and take advantage of the multiple opportunities for personal development and self-improvement available in the community.