Learning at Park Academy

Park Academy serves students in grades 3-8 with dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences. Families who arrive at our doors are often at different stages in their journey to support and advocate for their child with dyslexia and often find that our structured literacy program is central to their reason for being here. At Park Academy, every student has […]
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When was the last time you practiced getting ready for work or school? Or practiced putting the dishes in the dishwasher instead of the sink, or practiced putting your keys, wallet or purse in the spot designated for them?  My guess is probably never. As we prepared for the start of the 2023-2024 school year, we started with the goal […]
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Park Academy has a seventeen-year history of serving students with dyslexia and other learning differences.  There has always been a slight difference in our elementary/middle school students’ profiles and our high school students’ profiles.  Our elementary and middle school students often present with dyslexia as their main challenge, while our high school students struggle primarily with executive functioning skills and […]
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Dear Park Academy Families, It is with sadness that I write to inform our community that after four incredibly impactful years at Park Academy, Dr. Mary Mollway will be leaving at the end of this school year. Mary is going to take this opportunity to focus on her health and wellbeing. I remember the first phone call I had with […]
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Hello again.  I know that it is difficult to make sense of the shifting messages and climate in regard to the virus and its impact on our community. We both empathize and are working hard to make the best plans possible for Park Academy Students’ continued learning. On July 28, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced a new set of directives […]
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As we look ahead we are filled with hope; hope that the fall will find us all healthy and happy; hope that we can safely come together as a community dedicated to learning; hope that we can reach even more students who deserve the type of education we are able to provide at Park Academy. Certainly, as the fall approaches, we know that things […]
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Get to know Patti Voelker, Park Academy’s Middle School Math Teacher, and learn how she teaches math to students with dyslexia in regular and online environments. Patti Voelker is the middle school math teacher for Park Academy.  She enjoys teaching to this age group as these young people are developing their independence, their voice, their minds and growing into the […]
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On Saturday, June 13, 2020 we will welcome ten new members to the Park Academy Alumni!  The Class of 2020 has been offered a total of $338,800 in merit scholarships, includes one Trustee Award, two Presidential Awards AND a National Hispanic Recognition Award!! You can meet the Class of 2020 below.  Check out the Park Academy Facebook page for the […]
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This has been an incredibly difficult time for the world and for our community. The hardest part of this process for me has been the emotional social distancing that is a symptom of our current circumstances. I recently shared a few reflections with our families: 1) Routine is a double-edged sword. The routines we develop over the course of our […]
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What a dizzying experience this has been! Every decision in regards to our response to COVID-19 has been made with thoughtful consideration for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. This decision is no exception.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Park Academy moved to a limited distance learning program and our physical campus is temporarily closed.  We are available via phone […]
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