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"I just want to thank you for your sweet words about our son. I can't tell you how much it means that he spends his day with people who love him. Parkland Prep is such a wonderful place for him. I believe the reason he has made so much progress isn't only because you have superb educators, but also because he knows he is loved! You are awesome!"

-Parent of a Parkland Preparatory Elementary Student

"Ms. Bartt I was thinking back about my troubles in school and how when I came to Parkland things were different and better. I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for everything you did for me. It helped me a lot and showed me a lot about how other people live their lives and what they go through. If it wasn’t for you and the Parkland staff I don’t know if I would be done with school. I wanted to take the time to say thanks for helping me to get my high school diploma and pushing me to succeed. Even though I am not in college at the moment due to career choice confusion I am looking for a job. I just thought a nice update on how I am doing would be fun!"

-Parkland Preparatory Academy, Former Student and Graduate

"I cannot believe the day is finally here and that my son is done with high school!" I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. I wanted to thank the principal, his teachers, and all of your staff for everything each of you have done to help my son. He has grown as a person because of all of you. Parkland has been a positive experience for him, one that he truly needed. He was given the kind, loving, discipline he didn't get in other schools. He and I both knew that everyone was there to help him, and truly cared about him. I am so thankful he was placed in your school! Of course he had some bumps along the way but, each of you helped him learn to help himself. Parkland taught my son how to handle himself in a positive way, and how to think about the future with hope. I hope you will share my thankfulness with everyone there."

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Graduate

"Thanks for the reply and the explanation. My son loves you all and loves school so much. He has been playing, playing, playing! We've noticed that he is really getting good at pretending and imaginative play. That is so exciting to see. He sang us all kinds of songs and entertained everyone with songs he learned from school. He taught all of his cousins the months of the year song, with the actions. We sing your praises to everyone who will listen. Everyone agreed that they see big differences in him. We told everyone how absolutely wonderful Parkland is and has been for our son. Thank you all for everything!"

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Elementary Student

"I wanted to share with everyone a sampling of behavior comparison for my client. The reports are from Winter 2012 to Spring 2013. I cannot print out all of the comparisons until I complete the question for home and community but I did want to give you all a visual of how much better my client is doing behavioral! As I was completing this tool, I knew we would see some significant changes. Thank you Parkland for all that you have done to help my client."

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-Outside service provider for Parkland Preparatory Student

"Wow you guys are WONDERFUL for what you do! Thank you for your understanding of my son. I know he is trying to get a disappointed reaction out of you. He is learning and has to understand that nothing he does will disappoint us in him as person, a great one, but that his choices, actions and words do disappoint people who care about him and whom he cares about."

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Academy High School student

"My son had another wonderful day today. He made the choice to participate in PE, and was able to do so without any negative peer interactions. He has been making more and more positive choices. I appreciate everything Parkland teachers and staff do to recognize his improvement. I will continue to work with you to reinforce consistently that I know he can recognize that he can do well. He told me he struggled a little bit at lunch today with feelings that something bad might happen, but he was able to work through it with your caring staff. When he returned to class, he was able to get to work on his academics!"

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Academy High School student

"Thank you for the information about credits and graduation. I think it would be a real feather in my son's cap if after all of his struggles he managed to finish early! He realizes that he would still have to wait for the graduation ceremony in June. I have seen such a turnaround in him since we had our last IEP meeting. He seems to be on a mission to prove to the administration at his home school that he is not just a ‘screw-up' but an intelligent young man that with the right help has shown he can be a success. He has never seen grades like is now achieving. Parkland has managed to do something in 5 months that his home school hasn't been able to do in years. You have given my son a sense of worth and helped his self-esteem tremendously. Thank you."

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Academy Graduate

"I wanted to thank the whole staff and faculty at Parkland for your positive influence on my client. He has made some great progress academically this year with you. His academic progress was a struggle in the past. We really appreciate the time and attention you have given him."

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-Outside Service Provider for Parkland Preparatory Academy student

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