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Tip Toeing Through Text: StoryWalk

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.

By | 2017-04-19T08:04:11+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tip Toeing Through Text: StoryWalk

Jonathan Noriega ’12

Private First Class, Jonathan Noriega returned to Garfield Park Academy this winter. The 2012 graduate met with staff and students, reflecting on what he learned at GPA. He took questions about hard work, life in the military, and how GPA helped turn his life around.

By | 2017-04-06T08:20:29+00:00 April 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Jonathan Noriega ’12

GPA’s Instructional Framework Recognized as Evidence-based

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has included the comprehensive model of care used by Garfield Park Academy, the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), as a promising evidence-based practice.

By | 2017-02-12T13:59:00+00:00 February 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on GPA’s Instructional Framework Recognized as Evidence-based

Wiggle Room Helps Make Learning Easier

For many students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism, excess physical energy can be distracting in the classroom. When the expectation is that students remain still and seated, sensory integration dysregulation issues can look like a behavioral problem. GPA has helped solve the problem with new sensory-friendly classrooms.

By | 2016-12-01T11:25:39+00:00 December 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Wiggle Room Helps Make Learning Easier

Momentum Transition Program Internship

Twice a week, Dan, who is on track for a June, 2017 graduation, dons his uniform to go to Meineke. There, he works under the supervision of another mechanic as an intern. A job coach from GPA attends with him, helping Dan adjust to new situations, and acting as a ‘go-between” to help him problem-solve and interpret work situations.

By | 2016-11-26T11:07:18+00:00 November 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Momentum Transition Program Internship