Parent Academy for Student Success

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    Calling all parents of middle school and high school students!  Get ready for a NEW PASS program, launching at Westminster High School on Thursday, March 1st at both 9:15-10:45 AM (Westy Auditorium) and 6:30-8:00
    PM (Lecture Hall)
    .  Both sessions will offer sessions in English and Spanish and we will provide FREE childcare so you can attend! 
    Join over 120 PASS parent graduates who have learned about how to better support their children as they prepare for "life after high school," college, career and beyond.  This round will focus more on what high school parents need to know, AND middle school parents are also invited to "get a jump on it" and join us.  Please call the PASS office at 303-657-3985 if you have any questions.  We hope to see you March 1st at Westminster High School!  


    Westminster Public Schools launched Parent Academy for Student Success (PASS) in spring 2017.  PASS is based on the nationally recognized 30-year Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) program from California. PIQE has graduated over 660,000 parents and impacted nearly two million students.



    Currently looking for both Spanish- and English-speaking recruitors and facilitators for PASS! Positions are paid, please contact Whitney Allen for more information!


For Parents, By Parents!

  • PASS/PIQE parent graduates are strongly encouraged to inspire other parents by becoming PIQE/PASS Recruiters and Facilitators for future programs.

    While executing this program is very detailed, the results for parents (and their students) are palpable!  Parents expressed deep gratitude for this program and realized how their direct involvement better prepares their children for success in college and beyond.

    Questions? Contact Whitney Allen via email at or by phone at 303-657-3985.

Our Mission

  • Mission: To provide families with the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their children achieve their full potential.

    This program
    provides parents with critical college and career preparation information and helps parents prepare their students for college in tandem with teachers and counselors. PIQE/PASS is a social change program that teaches parents how to confidently and respectfully advocate for themselves and their students within their schools and communities.

Program Evaluation

  • The Retrospective Survey showed that parents gained significant knowledge about the critical importance of preparing their students EARLY for high school and college. Parents learned the importance of ensuring their students’ progress and course selection is on target to take advantage earning college credit in high school and beyond. We gained unique insights into parents’ challenges by attending classes with parents and listening to what they wanted and what wasn’t working for them – a great opportunity for us to improve!

    Student Outcomes: The impact on students, whose parents attend the PASS program, is:

    • 40% increase in high school graduation rate (above national average)
    • 20% of students who's parents were PASS graduates enrolled in college
    • Students took more college preparatory classes
    • Students earned significantly higher grades
    • Students completed more courses