Learning at Park Academy

We agree 10,000% with Mr. Franklin!  When our students have the hands on materials they need to learn, they thrive AND their lives are transformed. “Having access to things like headphones allows me to listen to music while I’m working which helps me center my thoughts.”  Seventh grade student “Writing is hard for me and at my old school no […]
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The class of 2020 is our second largest graduating class in Park Academy’s history.  We are pleased to highlight one of our ten seniors, Dmitry. Dmitry joined Park Academy as a Freshman.  While his dyslexia has impacted his learning, it has in no way stopped him. Dmitry is drawn to the Arts, specifically drumming and music composition. A talented percussionist […]
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This year the Class of 2019 consisted of four seniors. We are so very proud of these young people and look forward to what the future holds for them.  Welcome to the Park Academy Alumni-stay in touch! Tyler Anderson  Tyler started at Park Academy in the 6th grade. Coming from a large, public school with hundreds of students, he remembers […]
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Ms. Mary Mollway joined Park Academy as our Assistant Head of School in April of 2018.  Here are her thoughts on the first three months. Passion. Commitment. Family. These are the words that come to mind when I think about Park Academy. Three months ago, I moved up to Lake Oswego from southern California to take the position as Assistant […]
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Photo credit: Vern Uyetake, Lake Oswego Review Written by Craig Lowery, Head of School This past Monday, Park Academy had the proud honor of ushering 7 new graduates into the world.  These students have demonstrated a great deal of grit and resiliency as they completed the difficult journey that is High School.  The process of writing and delivering words for […]
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Craig Lowery, Head of School, answers the question: “Why a School for Kids with Dyslexia?”. With so many options and resources available to families, it can be overwhelming for parents to determine what kind of support is best for their child. Mr. Lowery explains why Park Academy is a good option for some students.
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“Why do I even need this class?” said one of my middle school students. “I tried this at my old school, and I couldn’t do it then and got zeros every time...You can’t make me do this.” These were the words that one student shared out loud, others nodded in agreement. “What is an agenda, anyway?” said another. “We have to write down homework? But we don’t have any homework!”
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– Park Academy Parent Before dyslexia and ADHD, I had never heard of Executive Functioning skills. Is it how to make reservations for a private jet? Dictate a letter? Never heard of it. Talk about being thrown into the deep end of the pool as a parent. *Executive Functioning: prioritizing, planning and organizing, self-regulation, managing time, self-starting, mental flexibility, multitasking, […]
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(Executive Functioning and Park Academy Students) By Craig Lowery, Head of School Mom: “Hey kiddo, time to get up! Get dressed, grab your backpack, and come downstairs for breakfast. … 10 minutes later… (kid is sitting on the floor, flipping through a magazine)… Mom: “Why do we go through this every day?!… What did I tell you to do?” Kid: […]
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Park Academy Mission: Park Academy empowers students with diverse learning challenges to reach their highest potential of giftedness while excelling academically and becoming responsible citizens and community leaders. This week 90 bright-eyed, slightly nervous students, walked through the Park Academy doors to begin a new school year. They breathe life into the school and provide purpose for the meaningful work we do as […]
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