Parkway Choice Programs
The Parkway School District offer our students additional educational opportunities both during and outside the regular school day to explore and develop specific areas of interest. Below are 3 programs/options to explore:
Spark! provides high school students in the Parkway School District with dynamic, immersion-based student learning experiences to ensure students can understand and respond to an ever-changing world. To accomplish this task, the Parkway School District will actively engage and work collaboratively with business partners, community service and educational leaders to design and develop mutually beneficial learning experiences based on the interests of students and stakeholders.Spark! serves students from Parkway North, Parkway South, Parkway West, Parkway Central and Fern Ridge High Schools. Spark! is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of the future, especially in high skill, high demand jobs. Spark! currently has 6 strands:
- Business Incubator
- Technology Solutions
- Teaching & Learning
- Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy
Parkway Virtual Courses website
Virtual learning or "Complete Virtual Learning" as it is often called, refers to a course that is taken completely online by the student. The student does not attend a traditional "brick and mortar" school building to take a virtual course. Communication with the instructor and other students is done primarily via electronic communication. The creation of virtual learning environments in the Parkway School District, will allow our schools to expand their curricular offerings in advanced and specialty courses as well as technical, remedial, and required courses. By providing students with a virtual learning option for courses, Parkway directly addresses the mission of creating curious, confident and capable students in an ever changing world.
Fern Ridge website
Fern Ridge serves as an extension of Parkway’s four traditional high schools. Designed for students in grades 10 through12 who prefer a small and personalized school setting, the program provides individual, small group, and whole group learning opportunities. Teachers utilize Parkway curriculum and students receive Parkway credit. Transportation is provided. Admission is based not only on the program’s ability to meet a student’s academic, social, and emotional needs, but also on a student’s desire and level of commitment to be successful. The admissions application may be found on their website.
South Technical High School website
In collaboration with partner districts, South Technical High School provides technical education designed to ensure the student's successful contribution to our community. South Tech offers students the opportunity to explore options and experience interests from 32 different technical majors.