In 2014, CEO, Dr. Kevin Maxwell established the Department of Family and Community Engagement to support the district’s goal of increasing opportunities for family and community engagement in Prince George’s County Public Schools. The department is committed to increasing participation and intentional collaboration between families, schools, and the broader PGCPS community in support of the district goal of outstanding academic achievement for ALL students.
In working to increase family and community participation and engagement with PGCPS, it is crucial that we allocate resources and identify research-based and innovative, structured strategies to bridge the gap, for this reason, PGCPS has developed the Family Institute which will launch September 10, 2016. It will serve as a structured strategy designed to enhance the capacity of families and other learning guardians in support of the academic achievement of students.
Well Attended Sessions
Adult Learners Poised to Engage
The Family Institute is made possible through the intensive planning and guidance of the Increasing Family Strategy Team and the Family Institute Planning Task Force. Additionally, research and collaboration with other districts, community conversations with PGCPS staff, families have provided a framework to a strategic approach that includes:
Our vision statement paints a future where all students, regardless of background or experiences, have access to high-quality learning environments, a broad array of educational opportunities, and effective support systems that equip them to graduate college and career ready.
PGCPS will be a GREAT school system recognized for providing education services which ensure that every student in our diverse school district graduates ready for college and careers in a global society.
Engaging and Personable Session Presenters
Session Addressing Bullying
Our mission statement defines the scope of our work and communicates what we hope to contribute to society as a result.
To provide a great education that empowers all students and contributes to thriving communities.
PGCPS is one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts in the United States and the second largest school system in Maryland.
Session for Learning the Curriculum