• Tri-C Parent University Learning Series
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    FREE College Classes for Parents/Caregivers


    CMSD has partnered with Cuyahoga Community College to offer an exciting opportunity for parents and caregivers who want to pursue a college degreee or take college level classes. These classes meet once a week for 14 weeks and require reading, class assignments, projects and tests.  They are being provided to parents and caregivers of students enrolled in a CMSD school or partner Charter school at no cost. Credit earned can be used towards a 2 or 4 year degree.

    CMSD students are not eligible to participate.

    Activities for school age children (5 years and older), snacks and RTA bus tickets provided.

    All courses will run for 14 weeks (Jan. 28 to May 9, 2019).  

    Please call 216.838.3223 for more information.


    Registration has closed for all classes.

    Glenville High School (Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:50 pm) 

    650 E 113th St
    Cleveland OH 44108

    First class on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

    GEN-1022:  Strategies for Success

    3 credits

    Information and methods helpful for student success will be covered in this session. Planning, time management, communication skills, relationships, memory, reading comprehension and retention, note taking and test taking techniques.  Stress management and techniques for overcoming test anxiety will be practiced.  Diversity, college resources, and learning styles will be explored.



    Harvey Rice Pre-8 School (Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) 

    2730 E. 116th Street
    Cleveland OH 44120

    First class on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    GEN-1060:  Creative Parenting Skills

    2 Credits

    This course applies a developmental framework in examining theorectical approaches to the process of parenting.  Explores expectations, influences and strategies of parenting with focus on attitudes and behaviors. Topics inlcude famicitating the parent-child relationship from birth through adolescence, parenting techniques, adaptions of traditional family structure, contemporary discipline techniques, and community resources.  These topics will be addressed within the context of cultural diversity.  



    Almira Prek-8 School (Thursdays, 4:00pm – 6:50pm)

    3375 W. 99th Street
    Cleveland OH 44102

    First class on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019  

    COMM-1000:  Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

    3 Credits

    Define and explain basic terms, principles, and theories of interpersonal communication. Examine and adjust communication behaviors with the goal of improving one's own communication skills. Critically apply interpersonal theories in a variety of contexts and demonstrate an understanding of following aspects of interpersonal relationships: verbal, nonverba,. listening, perception, conflict, power, influence, and culture.