In addition to their core classes, students in the Elementary and Middle School Programs have various enrichment classes to round out their day. Student participation in these classes is dependent on student need, staffing, schedule, and grade level. These classes vary annually.
Currently, the enrichment classes for elementary and middle school are:
Art (Gena Fields)
Students explore different mediums of art and creative expression.
Gardening (Gena Fields)
Students learn the principles of environmental stewardship in a variety of ways including recycling, composting and basic gardening skills.
Math Support (Patti Voelker)
Students are provided intensive instruction and basic mathematical concepts.
Music (Melissa Carroll)
Students learn the principles of music through song, chant and beginning instruments.
Organization (various teachers)
Students learn a variety of skills including communication, planning, organizing, keyboarding and time management.
Reading Support (various teachers)
Students are provided intensive diagnostic and prescriptive instruction in their area of need to support reading achievement.
Robotics (Jeff Barnes)
Students explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through a course focused on simple coding and mechanical engineering using the Lego Robotics Program.
Theater (Jill Ramos)
Student explore the basics of stage presence, production and blocking.
Physical education is considered a core class for Elementary and Middle School students at Park Academy.