School Smarts

To sign up for School Smarts, email us at with your name and your child's name and grade. All grade levels welcome, including incoming kinders with confirmation of enrollment! We will let you know more info if School Smarts becomes available in the near future!

Birney Elementary was originally selected as one of two pilot sites in San Diego Unified for the School Smarts program, offered by the California State PTA with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. We are very proud to be the first class of School Smarts in the San Diego Unified School District graduates, and even prouder to have offered the program twice since then.

School Smarts teaches parents about the public school system, how schools and school districts work, and how to advocate and participate in their children's education. It is a seven-week Parent Academy with each session running about two hours (with really great conversations).

Parents, guardians, and grandparents are welcome to attend.

Birney's Spring 2014 graduating class, facilitated by Michele Arterberry:

Birney's December 2014 graduating class, facilitated by Kim Schultz:

Thanks to our facilitators, Ms. Amanda, and the CA State PTA for their support!

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Birney PTA,
Apr 30, 2014, 3:43 PM