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A “Growing” Interest in Learning

Horticulture Center at Garfield Park Academy. The center functions as a quiet oasis for students, where they can connect with nature and get their hands dirty. Students learn patience and how to care for plants through hands-on earth science lessons. They also learn career skills: the classroom is set up to run as a full-service flower shop, so students learn about marketing, salesmanship, order taking, and cash register operation.

By | 2017-12-15T23:10:58+00:00 November 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on A “Growing” Interest in Learning

Sensory Room Brings Calm

A brand new sensory room is helping students improve self-awareness and explore self-regulation strategies. Used increasingly for students on the autism spectrum and those with sensory integration issues, the multisensory environment consists of an array of lights, sounds and tactile experiences that can be adjusted to individual preferences.

By | 2017-12-15T23:11:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Sensory Room Brings Calm