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GPA News and Events 2017-11-24T11:34:00+00:00
412, 2017

Preparing Students for Success When They Return to District

December 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Joe Brogan, a case manager at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, knew that when T’s social and behavioral challenges and difficulty maintaining positive peer relationships, were having a negative impact on her academic work, she needed a different approach. He and others on the IEP team turned to Garfield Park Academy for placement when T was in middle school.

1511, 2017

A “Growing” Interest in Learning

November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

211, 2017

Sensory Room Brings Calm

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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.

1904, 2017

Tip Toeing Through Text: StoryWalk

April 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

StoryWalk, a concept created by Vermont educator Anne Ferguson, is a fun and innovative activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a route in the community, on the playground, or inside the school building. It helps build children's interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity.

3003, 2017

GPA Students Exhibit Artworks at Local Hospital

March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Garfield Park Academy students once again filled the gallery at Virtua Memorial Hospital with artwork, raising spirits and awareness. A reception for the students and their artwork was held at Virtua's Mount Holly Gallery on March 21st. Using a variety of recycled materials, students developed themed artworks to call attention to human trafficking [...]