DeKalb County School District

Parent Resource Centers - Historical

  • .pdf link icon newsletter [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/parent-resource-centers/newsletter.pdf ]

DeKalb County Schools has established eleven parent resource centers throughout DeKalb County. The centers are designed to empower parents to assist their children in maximizing their full potential. The centers' resources are focused on instruction, economics, health, and cultural awareness for students in grades prekindergarten through twelfth grade. There are computers available for use by parents as well as a lending library giving parents the opportunity to take resources home with them, on loan. Parents will benefit from workshops on topics from test prep information for their children to finance for themselves. Resources are developed with the input of all disciplines from the departments within the DeKalb County School District and with the support of the community.

Resources are available for all levels of student learning: high achievers, regular education, and special education. Each of the eleven centers is managed by two facilitators, and two of the centers have full-time interpreters.

It has been stated that that these centers will serve as a wonderful resource and allow parents to more effectively assist in their children's academic and social growth. Parent centers are one avenue for promoting equal opportunities across the district. Parents are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources and allow the facilitators at the centers to empower them to be a more successful parent.

Locations and Times

All centers are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and one night per week. Centers are also open on Saturdays—call the individual center for times.

opens in same window icon Towers High School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/towersHs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Fairington Elementary School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/fairingtonEs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Jolly Elementary School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/jollyEs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Eldridge Miller Elementary School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/eldridgeMillerEs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon McLendon Elementary School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/mcLendonEs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Cedar Grove Middle School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/cedarGroveMs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Chapel Hill Middle School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/chapelHillMs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Columbia Middle School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/columbiaMs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Ronald E. McNair Middle School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/ronaldMcNairMs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Sequoyah Middle School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/sequoyahMs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
opens in same window icon Cross Keys High School [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/schools-and-centers/crossKeysHs ]
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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM

Workshops and Resources

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Please see the .pdf link icon newsletter [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/parent-resource-centers/newsletter.pdf ] for a detailed list and schedule of upcoming workshops.

  • all core subject areas
    • reading/English language arts (birth to six years, improving reading skills, phonics, reading across the grade levels)
    • mathematics (math concepts, math for middle school, empowering parents in math)
    • science
    • social studies
  • test-taking strategies, criterion-referenced competency test (CRCT), Georgia high school graduation tests (GHSGT), preparing for the writing test, K–12 testing)
  • understanding the Georgia performance standards (GPS)
  • exceptional education (navigating the individualized education plan (IEP), coping with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the young exceptional child)
  • Fernbank Science Center presentations/science, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace academy (SEMAA)
  • summer program
  • transitioning classes
    • preK and kindergarten to elementary school
    • elementary school to middle school
    • middle school to high school
  • grade level information
    • prekindergarten and kindergarten
    • elementary, middle, and high
  • elementary and secondary educational act of 1965, (ESEA) supplemental education services (SES) presentations
  • homework help
  • school projects—make and take
  • school safety and discipline
  • gang awareness
    • bullying
    • cyber-bullying
  • parenting classes
    • systematic training for effective parenting
    • passport
    • nurturing parent
  • effective parent/teacher conferencing
  • family involvement activities
    • recognition of national family involvement day
  • college preparation
    • curriculum and financial aid
  • computer classes
    • typing and computer skills
  • resumé writing
  • interviewing skills
  • finance (planning, credit, budgeting, money management, financial aid for college)
  • health (healthy choices, healthy eating)
  • english language learners (ELL)
  • conversational Spanish
  • general education diploma (GED) classes
  • summer enrichment
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The parent resource centers are managed by the opens in same window icon school improvement [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www.php/school-improvement ] department.