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"Thank you for the encouraging call yesterday. I am so glad you agree that my son genuinely is a good boy. His impulsivity gets him into trouble. He did try to do the right thing the first time by walking away but then he did lash out later. Thank you for keeping him and others safe at Parkland."

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Academy student

"My husband and I want to sincerely thank you all for how attentive you were with our son and us during his placement with Parkland. Our son felt safe and welcomed at Parkland. At dinner I nearly fell of my chair when he asked if he could do summer school at Parkland! We are hopeful that our son will continue to do well now that he is back in his home school. We have come to know and believe that should he ever need a therapeutic school setting again, we are confident that he will thrive with Parkland. Thank you for all you do for kids who need some extra love and attention."

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-Parents of Parkland Preparatory student

"My son has struggled with ADHD, possible depression and has had an IEP since 2nd grade. My son's academic, emotional and social struggles have continued as he entered high school where he got into trouble with illegal substances twice his freshman year. Then we were introduced to Parkland Prep and that's when everything began to change. I will never forget a phone conversation in the early days at Parkland Prep where a particular teacher told me my son was an excellent chess player and an analytical thinker! My son had always thought he was put into special education classes because he was stupid so he never tried. But now my son realized he is actually very bright. I cannot say enough how thankful I am that my son was able to have that "one teacher" who has completely changed his life. I am so grateful to Parkland Preparatory Academy teachers and staff for seeing my son's abilities, nurturing them, and helping him believe in himself. My son has hope and has set high goals for his future-- college, grad school and beyond. I attribute all of this great success story 100% to one particular teacher and Parkland Preparatory Academy. I still get emotional as I think about this story, and I probably will for the rest of my life! " Excerpt from Thank You Letter

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-Mother of Parkland Preparatory Academy High School Student

"I writing you to commend one of your staff on the professionalism he exhibited when he called me after my son did not earn his incentive one day. Your staff's mild tone, concern, politeness, and gentle way of explaining the situation to me was so refreshing. He gave no psychological or therapist opinions about what my son understood or could do, only offered support for helping him to move forward and earn incentives in the future. He was also very sensitive to me in understanding how hard it is for a single parent raising a child with autism. As always I will remain committed to helping you helping me make my son the best student he's able to be. Kudos to your awesome staff member! Everyone school needs someone like him. I totally appreciated the manner in which he handled the situation."

Thank You Email

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-Mother of Parkland Preparatory Academy Elementary Student

"Well today is somewhat of a bittersweet day for me. My son will be finishing up at Parkland and is earning his high school education. With that being said I wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you have done to get him to this day. It has been a long, hard road and at times success seemed impossible. You made him see something in himself that no one else has been able to. You made him believe that he could achieve anything he put his mind to. You made him see that everyone was wrong about him, he was not 'just a screw up.' You have made him a success story. You have shown with the right teacher and guidance that the toughest of students can succeed. You are not only an amazing teacher but a special person who I know my son and I will always be grateful to have known."

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-From a Parent to Parkland Preparatory High School Teacher

"I wanted to take a minute to let you and your staff know about our recent graduate. She walked in our ceremony last Sunday afternoon, and she was very pleased. We held her Summary of Performance and she is on her way to her freshman year at DePaul University! I thought you and your team would like to hear about her success. Thanks to you and the team at Parkland Preparatory Academy for helping us get her to graduation. I hope you have a safe and successful year at Parkland."

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-District Administrator

"When asked about Parkland Preparatory Acdemy, the first response my wife and I offer is that Parkland saved our son's educational life. We knew there had to be a place for our son to thrive…and we were grateful to have discovered Parkland Prep. Sending our son to Parkland Prep was no easy decision, as I know it is not any easy decision for parents who might be reading this right now. But I encourage you to give your child the most powerful gift you can ever give them...an education at Parkland Preparatory Academy. Be prepared for a struggle from your child, as well as within yourself. The struggle may not go away quickly, but it will be worth it. We look today upon a find young man who is self confident, disciplined, and has the courage to face the many challenges life will have in store for him. While we do worry about him, as all parents do, we know that Parkland Prep helped give him the solid foundation he needed to make his way."

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-Parent of Parkland Preparatory Student

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