The program connects families to district and community resources. Active Parent University also teaches families how to be engaged and involved in their children’s education.


Active Parent University returns this spring semester. The first class will take place on Thursday, January 16, at the Aldine ISD M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson Child Nutrition Center, 1802 Aldine Bender Road (Houston, TX 77032). The session starts at 8:15 a.m.

The program, now in its fourth year, introduces families to Aldine ISD programs and also connects them to community partners.

Parent University is a community collaborative led by the District’s Title 1 Department to help families become full partners in their children’s education. Each session equips families with new or additional skills, knowledge, and resources to increase their children’s success in school and life.

Why Be Involved?

Research has shown that parents and legal guardians can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Family engagement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas. Abrams encourages legal guardians and grandparents raising kids to attend Active Parent University.

Active Parent University

  • Who can attend?: It is open to all Aldine ISD parents, legal guardians, grandparents raising a child between the ages of five (5) and 18. The classes are also free for staff members.
  • Location: All classes will take place at the Aldine ISD M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson Child Nutrition Center, 1802 Aldine Bender Road (Houston, TX 77032). This site is a central location in the District.
  • Languages: All sessions will offer a simultaneous presentation in English and Spanish (español).
  • Cost: The classes are FREE!

Synopsis of January 16 Session, 8:15 a.m. — Parents Need Help Too!

Guest speaker Dr. Tyrone Tanner has more than 20 years of experience working with families and educators. His topic will center on helping parents raise a wise, loving, whole, and happy child.

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 16 @ 8:15-10:15 a.m.
Topic: Parents Need Help Too!

March 19 @ 6-8 p.m.
Topic: Understanding Your Child’s Love Language

April 16 @ 8-6 p.m.
Topic: Family Engagement for Student Achievement

May 7 @ 8:15-10:15 a.m.
Topic: Summer Literacy and Safety

What do Aldine Parent Scholars Say About the Program?

Family engagement is a crucial factor during the school life of children, especially in primary and middle school grade levels. Scientists found that family engagement can affect children’s academic progress, behavior, language abilities, social skills, and attitude toward life.

“I’ve enjoyed every session that I’ve attended, and I look forward to returning.” — M. Hammond
“Active Parent University was an excellent use of my time.” — S. González
“I am excited to be a graduate of Aldine Parent University.” — A. Chairez
“The strategies I learned at Parent University have helped my family and me.” — J. Herrero

If you have any questions, please contact Title 1 at (281) 985-6418.

Join us! Become a full partner in your child’s education!