Park Academy offers a unique high school experience for students in grades 9-12 whose learning styles are not complemented by a traditional academic setting. Our students are highly capable, but may struggle with:
For more information about who we serve, scheduling a tour, or the application process, contact Craig Lowery at 503.594.8782 or visit the How to Apply page of our website. Some questions may also be addressed on our FAQs page, or this blog post by Craig Lowery, Head of School.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive atmosphere for all students. In a recent parent survey, 100% of parents felt that Park Academy offered a safe learning environment for their child. Our low student-to-teacher ratios allow us to create a family-like environment among students, which, in turn, creates a supportive student network between peers.
Core classes are designed with dedicated staff working with small class sizes, allowing students to explore their unique learning styles and discover their strengths. Assistive technology is integrated throughout the high school curriculum, along with other necessary accommodations that support learning, growth, and measures of proficiency. Typical assistive technologies used in the high school classrooms include:
Some high school students are eligible to earn college credits while attending Park Academy. Please check out our Earning College Credit page.
Park Academy also believes that enrichment in education is critical to a well-rounded education for our students. Our elective courses are designed to empower students and engage them in creative expression, student collaboration, and critical thinking. Enrichment classes include:
With a 100% graduation rate, Park Academy is proud to help guide students in their transition out of high school and into their next stage in life. We offer post-secondary education placement support through the support of our School Counselor. Please check out our College and Career page to learn more.
All core curricula align with Common Core State Standards and benchmarks. Students may also earn credits through a demonstration of proficiency in core knowledge and skills. A multisensory, strengths-based instructional approach is implemented throughout core curricula.
24 credits are required to graduate with a standard high school diploma: