It’s now easier for Guilford County School students and parents to get the extra help they need when it comes to school work.
by Guilford County Schools
It’s now easier for Guilford County School students and parents to get the extra help they need when it comes to school work. On Tuesday, Guilford Parent Academy announced two new, online resources parents and students can access for free any time of the day or night.
“We know that when parents are engaged in the educational process, students achieve at higher levels, have a greater chance of going to college and do better overall in school and in life,” says Lindsay Whitley, director of Guilford Parent Academy. “When we talk about parent engagement, we want it to count. We want to provide parents with practical and convenient ways that they can support the educational process at home.”
That’s the goal of Brainfuse Help Now and Brainfuse Adult Learners. Help Now offers students tutoring services, designed for a wide range of academic needs. Students can get help with classwork, extra help in difficult subjects or prepare for college preparatory tests including the SAT. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate any schedule.
Brainfuse Adult Learners is designed to help parents brush up on their skills to better help their kids at home, as well as prepare for the GED, job search tools, interview practice and much more.
“As educators, we know that a parent is a child’s first teacher and is perhaps the most important influence in a child’s life,” says Beth Folger, Chief Academic Officer for GCS. “We are always looking for ways to support our parents, and providing these resources will be extremely beneficial. We hope these resources will help parents be even more engaged in their child’s education.”
These resources are funded through Race to the Top grants.
Families who do not have computers at home are encouraged to check out tablets through the district’s mobile checkout labs at all middle schools. Tablets are able to be checked out for 10 days, which will allow families to utilize and explore these new learning resources.
There are two easy ways to access these resources: 1) Go to gparesources.gcsnc.com to register for an account and/or sign in to access resources, or 2) Go to www.gcsnc.com; Click on Departments; Select Guilford Parent Academy; Select ‘Join Here’ to register for an account and/or sign in to access resources.
Please note: The latest version of Java is required to access the one-to-one tutoring. Click here to install the latest version. If you are using a GCS computer, or if you are unable to install Java, click here for our troubleshooting guide.