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Parent Academy free classes, Sept. 20
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If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or topic but didn't have the time, Saturday morning is the perfect opportunity. Rockdale County Public Schools will host its next Parent Academy on Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Rockdale Career Academy.

This Parent Academy offers free seminars in a wide variety of practical topics geared for parents but open to the community at large.

Classes include: Microsoft Excel and OneNote, the new Milestone testing that replaces the CRCT, suicide prevention, math help, college application process, forming a will, resume writing, and self defense, to name a few. Certain classes will be available in Spanish, as well. All adults in the Rockdale community are invited.

Childcare is provided free of charge for children ages 3-10; however, pre-registration is required for childcare. Call 770-918-6174 for more information.

T o register for classes online, go to the district website,, and click on the "Parents" link. Parent Academy is located under the heading "Get Involved."

The RCPS District-Wide Parent Academy will be held at Rockdale Career Academy with walk-in registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A brief welcome and opening session will be held in the auditorium at 9 a.m. Classes are scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. and will run throughout the day. The last session of classes will end at 2 p.m. and participants will be invited to the auditorium for door prize giveaways.