This year, we’ve added multiple new electives and clubs, giving students the freedom and power of choice. This empowers them to find something extra-curricular to take part in that not only is fun, but appeals to them. Each elective and club is carefully created with with one thing in mind – student interests. The new electives and clubs help students develop skills that can be applied to every day situations.
If you’re considering making the switch from public to private, this probably is a sign that it’s time to really reflect and be honest with yourself. Has the situation evolved into an unhealthy environment for your student? Do you feel like teachers and staff aren’t making your student’s education and well-being a priority? You’re not alone.
What does the future hold? Dating? Bullying in high school? College? Will my child be able to fend for himself when he is an adult? What about work? These are just some of the most frequent questions posed by stressed parents of a child with special needs.
We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new campus for the 2019-20 school year! We are updating our name to create one clear, concise brand, shifting from using multiple names, and moving to one name, PS Academy Arizona, for our brand new K-12 campus.
As we continue working toward our deadline of opening up the new campus in July, we’re making significant strides in school improvements and customizations! We’re excited to announce that tours are now available to existing parents.
Here’s what to do when your child is getting bullied, and how to determine if switching schools is the answer. Unfortunately, many parents are not strangers to their child getting bullied. If your child has an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) the likelihood that they are getting bullied increases by 60 percent for students with disabilities vs 25 percent of all students.
We are looking for an elementary special education school teacher who is flexible, creative, and outside of the box thinker. Are you able to implement different strategies for different learners? Collaborate with our amazing teachers and other staff members? Communicate effectively? Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of students and the want to have fun while doing it?
If you have a passion for math and a gift for inspiring young minds, we are looking for you. We are currently recruiting for a new math teacher to join our outstanding faculty of teachers. You must develop engaging and innovative lessons that allow our students to grow academically, socially and emotionally.
Over the last few months, you may have seen some glimpses of our new name and logos… This evolution in our brand was triggered by our students’ voices. This rebrand is for them. To make 2019 the year we eliminate judgement amongst those who don’t truly understand what it is to be exceptional; those who hear the word “autistic” and jump to conclusions based on stereotypes.
It’s that time of year again… #GivingTuesday – the international day to give back and kickstart the holiday season. Many people unite to give back to the causes that mean a lot to them. For us, that means doing everything we can do to help families in need.
October is National Bullying Awareness month. This is the time we all take a moment to think about what causes bullying and how to prevent it. Well, here at PS Academy, we believe that the more unity we can have among students, the less likely it is that bullying will occur. We do so by not only making the classroom a place where students are encouraged to participate, but also through the various clubs offered. This semester we offer over twenty clubs, one of which is community club.
We’re halfway through the school semester and our students have been having a great time taking part in our clubs. We have over 20 clubs this semester! Each student can select the clubs they would like to participate in, and based on seniority and availability, their schedule is determined. Clubs are a great way for our students to practice their social skills while learning and having fun.
What better way to get an insider’s view of the Pieceful Solutions Academy & Elementary experience than to see what parents think? We’ve had some incredible feedback and want to share it with you. Also, if your student is currently enrolled at PS Academy or PS Elementary, please share your story! It makes a difference.
School started and students have been so excited for the new year! For example, the clubs are a just one of the few ways students get involved, make friends, learn to do something new, work on their social skills, all while having fun!
Researchers are constantly looking for answers. What exactly is autism? What causes it? Most importantly, can it be "cured" or reversed?
The findings are becoming more clear – researchers are creating a link between defects in chromosomes and autism. They've found that 7% of those with autism are missing a piece of their chromosome 16. This chromosome is known as 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, which often leads to neurodevelopmental disability and language skills impairment.
The latest research released by the CDC shows that autism rates have been climbing over the last few years. The report is published every two years by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, a CDC-funded tracking system that assesses more than 300,000 8-year-old children for the disorder. Here’s what they found…
There are several different disorders on the autism spectrum. These are called ASD’s – autism spectrum disorders. There is much confusion in terminology these days. Many people have a hard time understanding what the symptom differences are between the disorders. Here is a starter guide to understanding the spectrum – which disorders are classified as being on the spectrum, as well as some conditions that have similar symptoms as ASD’s, but do not fall on the spectrum.
As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood. However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...
We are currently hiring for the following positions: Secondary Math Teacher (Gilbert Campus), Secondary Art Teacher (Gilbert Campus), Secondary English Teacher (Gilbert Campus), Elementary Academic Teacher (Mesa Campus)
We've narrowed down our list of favorite blogs to our top selections. The following list of blogs are written by people who either have autism or other exceptionalities share their personal journeys, or parents share their stories of navigating the daily ups and downs of being a parent of an autistic or exceptional child. We hope you'll find them as inspirational, informative, and entertaining as we do!
The deadline to file your taxes is RIGHT around the corner, and if you haven't filed yet, you still have time to help keep these students in school, at ZERO cost to you. It's really easy. You can control where your taxes go. Instead of paying your taxes, you can simply redirect them to go to an organization that creates scholarships for our students, called a Student Tuition Organization (STO.) Many parents can't afford tuition to keep some students in our schools. You really can help make a difference.