Our goal is for all students to graduate from Park Academy with a vision and a plan for pursuing their full potential in life. While at Park Academy, students develop a solid academic background and exposure to a wide range of enrichment classes and experiences, enabling them to explore their interests, identify their passions and build on their strengths. In cooperation with parents and family, students work with the counselor and in the careers class to define their goals, explore their options, and begin implementation of their further education after high school. At Park Academy, “higher education” includes a wide range of options: a two-year college, four-year university or a career technical school. Many students begin the transition during senior year by engaging in concurrent college enrollment, internships and/or volunteer experiences.
Park Academy utilizes Bridge-U for our current high school students. It is a highly respected university and career guidance platform designed to help students explore their own strengths and career interests, and a wide variety of university destinations. Bridge U allows students not only to research university options, but to compare schools, apply via the common application, write essays, request and allow teachers to submit recommendations etc. The platform allows counselors to view and support their student’s progress, plan guidance lessons and upload application documents, and track Park Academy students’ destinations, majors etc. over time.