Park Academy

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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We are settling into the “new normal”:  distance learning? Check! Social distancing? Check! Zoom for social get-togethers, religious worship, and Park Academy theater productions? Check!  Even Mr. Lowery’s Friday updates are on Youtube! Doesn’t this still make you laugh thinking about it? As the end of the year approaches, the Park Academy team is developing virtual events for both 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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This past summer, three Park Academy high school students participated in the Northwest Youth Service Corp.  Each of them was sent to various locations along the Pacific Northwest to help remove invasive species, build trails and remove undergrowth/brush.  This is HARD work.  Their time in the woods ranged from 4-6 weeks with 8-12 youth from all over the Northwest.  This […]
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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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Mr. Lowery  joined the Park Academy team in 2015 as the Associate Director. Previously the principal at Bridges Middle School, he has hit the ground running at Park Academy. His first challenge: Park Academy started the year with 74 students, the most ever in the school’s history. This meant finding more awesome teachers, coordinating class schedules, adjusting classroom spaces, and leading the staff […]
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