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Academics Overview

Our philosophy: tailored teaching for brilliant minds

We use evidence-based practices designed to effectively support student learning, and we teach in ways that are responsive to individual students’ readiness levels and specific needs. This is how students with learning differences succeed—this is how your child can thrive.

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Academic program

The PCS curriculum is designed according to the individual needs of your child. Carefully chosen and evaluated by deans, teachers, and specialists, the tailored curriculum supports their educational, emotional, and social growth. Your child will continually develop the skills and strategies to adapt to a more traditional school setting after leaving Park Century. 

Alongside the California state guidelines, we integrate the latest special educational research results into school programs. We always attract and retain a dedicated and highly qualified faculty who continue their professional development.

I think of PCS as the key to unlocking my daughter’s potential.
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What will my child do after school?

After School Enrichment Program

Park Century’s After School Enrichment Program provides a variety of hands-on educational experiences, such as cooking and gardening, that enhance the school’s science, art, shop, and athletic programs. We also offer a homework club for those who focus better at school and can use the extra support. ​

After School Enrichment clubs take place on Mondays through Thursdays after dismissal. With four sessions offered throughout the school year, students can explore a variety of options offered at the start of each quarter.

After School Sports and Clubs

There are a variety of clubs and programs to choose from, with some changing quarterly while others run all year long. Updated schedules with full club descriptions will be provided to parents. Parents can register for all clubs online. A sampling of offerings could include: ​

  • Cooking
  • Art Club
  • Building Blocks
  • Sports and Recreation
  • LEGO Engineering
  • Yearbook Club
  • Fencing
  • Ceramics

Homework Club

Offered Mondays–Thursdays after dismissal, Park Century’s Homework Club provides a proctored optimal study environment designed to help 7th and 8th grade students who struggle with focusing and completing work at home. Homework Club proctors supervise and monitor students’ executive functioning skills, teaching them how to organize their time to complete work outside of school hours.

Social-Emotional Learning

Park Century uses a variety of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs to supplement our students’ academic and clinical programs. SEL, as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

The teachers are all so nice—my other school made me feel dumb and they were very impatient. They are helpful and patient at PCS.
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