The Parent Learning Series:  Help your student navigate high school and beyond...

Welcome to the Parent Learning Series (PLS)

(formerly known as The Parent Summit)

The High School Parent Summit has become a mainstay in the post-high school planning experience for thousands of PWCS parents. We are taking the content previously shared at the Parent Summit and adding even more content to the new Parent Learning Series! The goal of the Parent Learning Series (PLS) is to continue helping families learn how to support their students as they navigate high school and beyond. Content will be delivered to parents through a select number of synchronous (live) Zoom webinars as well as asynchronous (recorded) on-demand sessions delivered through the Canvas platform. The asynchronous (recorded) PLS sessions that will be viewable on-demand in Canvas will by become available January through spring.  Parents will be able to view as many sessions as desired at a time convenient to their schedule.  Directions for accessing PLS sessions and recorded webinars are included below.

  • Advanced Academics in Prince William County High Schools
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences & Understanding the Effects on Our Children - Coming Mid-January
  • Career and Technical Education Programs in Prince William County Schools
  • Career and Technical Schools - Are They Right for Your Student?
  • Careers in the Military
  • College Admissions Mania
  • College Planning Support
  • Dual Enrollment at Northern Virginia Community College
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • How to Foster Resilience in Your Student - Coming Early February
  • MyOptions College Planning – Register Below
  • Navigating the College Athletic Recruitment Process – A Primer for Parents - Coming Early January
  • Northern Virginia Community College Programs and Admissions - Register Below
  • Paying for College Workshop - Register Below
  • Raising Math/Test Savvy Children and Teens - Coming Mid-January
  • SAT vs. ACT - Coming Mid-January
  • Specialty Programs in Prince William County Schools
  • Supporting Your Student During High School (Apoya a tu hijo(a) durante la escuela secundaria) - Presentado en Español
  • Transitioning from Middle to High School
  • Virtual Prince William - Coming Mid-January
  • What’s My Teenager Thinking? A Parent’s Crash Course on the Teenage Brain - Coming Mid-January

To participate in the Parent Learning Series sessions, you will need to do the following: 

  1. Beginning in December, please check this page periodically as presentation sessions and webinar dates will be provided as they become available.  Sessions will also be advertised in The Scoop newsletter. 
  2. For synchronous (live) sessions:
    1. Navigate to this page;
    2. Register for webinar Zoom sessions listed in the box below.
    3. You will receive a follow-up email with a link to join the session;
    4. Join the session on the designated date and time.
  3.  For asynchronous (recorded) sessions: 
    1. Click the Parent Learning Series Course Link (link is currently inactive);
    2. Log in with your student's PWCS Office 365 account and password, or your own Parent observer Canvas account.  The PLS course will automatically download to the student's Dashboard in Canvas and will be viewable as one of the student's courses;
    3. Access the course and choose your session;
    4. After watching the session, complete the post-session survey.

When logging back into Canvas, parents will be able to access the course either through their student's Canvas account, or through their parent Canvas account. 

Register for Upcoming Webinars

Click on the session link of your choice to REGISTER in advance.  These webinars allow a maximum of 500 participants.  A recording of the presentation will be provided afterwards regardless of the webinar becoming filled. 

After submitting your registration, you will receive a follow-up email with a link to join the session.