Accelerated Schools of Overland Park
on-line summer school begins june 8th!
4th quarter on-line classes will continue through May 21st
Accelerated Schools of Overland Park works with students and their families to provide a unique learning environment that maximizes individual success.
Welcome to Accelerated Schools of Overland Park! We are a private, non-profit school, accredited by the State of Kansas and by AdvancED. In our full-day program, we provide individualized instruction for students in grades 4-12.
In addition to the "typical student," Accelerated Schools also serves students with various needs, including:
- Gifted & Talented Opportunities
- Average Students
- Learning Success
- Executive Function Skills & Study Skills
- Emotional, Social, or Mental Health
“What a successful first week of Continuous Learning! With the hard work of our teachers, the enthusiasm of our students, and the support of our parents, we navigated this new adventure together. There were some challenges along the way, but nothing that couldn’t be resolved. With every future challenge, we will work to find a solution that supports the needs of each ASOP student,” Jane.
The yearbooks were distributed to students when they came to turn in their school supplies on Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28.
Thanks to the yearbook staff who worked diligently to complete it before Spring Break and the closure of the school buildings in Kansas. Staff members for the 2019-2020 school year are: Editor Andrea T, James F, Caroline S, Jake L, Ethan T and Celia Martin. Staff Advisor Linda Barber.
Congratulations to our 2020 Seniors:
Charlie B, Paul C, Connor C, Andrew D, James F, Nathan F, Eric F, Mia H, Landon H, Kyra J, Maddie L, Celia M, Sierra M, Jack O, Grant R, Langham R, Nick S, Caroline S, Gabrielle S, Zach S, Stetson S, Ryan S, Andrea T
End of the school year parent conferences will be held on Zoom. Parents will be contacted about setting up a day and time for their student's conference.
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the retirement of our school principal, Sara Goldstein. Since becoming the principal of Accelerated Schools in 2012, her commitment and dedication to our staff, students, and entire school community have played an important role in the growth and success of our school. Although we will miss her daily presence, we know she is only a phone call away to help us navigate this transition.
Please join me in extending our warmest wishes for a healthy and joyful future with her family, especially those two new baby granddaughters! Thank you, Sara, for your supportive and thoughtful leadership.
The transition — I am pleased to announce that Annie Swartz, our current high school coordinator and English teacher, has been named the new principal of Accelerated Schools. I am confident her experience, leadership, and enthusiasm make her an excellent choice to serve as the new principal of ASOP.
Jane Curran , Director
Teachers use programs like Freckle and Skribbl to help students learn
The above photo shows middle school students doing math on Freckle. Freckle is an on-line program that provides differentiated instruction in Math, ELA, Reading. Dana has been using it in all areas. In math, they were working on fractions. Middle school also uses it for history.
The photo below shows a screenshot of Sarah J.’s high school earth space science class playing Skribbl.io as a vocabulary review. They recently learned about volcanoes, so all the terms used are from that lesson.
Continuous Learning Through Zoom Started On Monday
ASOP is so appreciative of its teachers, students and parents for the great start to our Continuous Learning program held on ZOOM with Google Classroom.
Thank you to the parents who emailed Jane after the first day. The teachers and staff appreciate the feedback! We just want to share some of the comments:
1. "Just wanted to let you know that it seemed to work out great on our end! I REALLY appreciate that you chose to do this structured learning format via Zoom. My daughter was so happy to see her teachers and friends! Really improved her mood. ... The structure and accountability of the system you have set up is just perfect given the circumstances.
Kudos to you and all of the teachers and staff! We appreciate all of the extra effort!"
2. "I love that you were able to offer your students this opportunity! Kudos!"
3. "I was so proud of my son this morning. He was up and ready to log on. I think he was excited about it. Thank you!!"
4. "My daughter loved it! Thanks for getting this all put together. It was a good day."
5. "Thanks, Jane. It seemed to go pretty smoothly here! My son was quite interested to see how it was going to go, and he enjoyed it!"
6. "Just wanted to say thank you for putting in place an organized online learning opportunity for my son. It is so wonderful for him to stay connected to the teachers and kids, and he is really enjoying the online classes. We appreciate all the effort of you and the teachers to make this happen. It has been very organized, and I appreciate all the thorough instructions to help get this all set up initially. "
DATEs to Remember
Dates to return materials and pick up your YEARBOOK :Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28; 12 Noon to 4pm either day
Please put your textbooks and Chromebook (if you checked one out) into a disposable bag with your name on it. Come to the street side of the building by the flagpole. If there is not a staff member outside, call the school number (913-341-6666) and we’ll come outside and exchange your bag of materials for your yearbook. If you cannot come on either of those dates, please let me know so we can schedule an alternate time.
Summer Programs will be held on-line from June 8 until July 24, 2020.
Wish List Wishes!
Thank you so much to those donors who have already provided support to our school and teachers by donating to the annual wish list.
Watching our Garden Grow
This week the environmental science students, as well as earth space science students, began the enlargement of the garden. They are building a high vegetable bed so those with back issues can still garden.
Thanks to the KC Community Gardens for helping us get the top soil, lumber and nails at a reduced price, as well as loaning the students wheel barrels and shovels! KC Community Gardens help over 200 schools in the metro Kansas City area build gardens!
Harvesters Food Drive
Thank you to all the students and staff at ASOP who donated to the Harvesters Food Drive. We filled three boxes with non-perishable foods to help those in need in Kansas City. The boxes were picked up on Thursday, February 27.
ASOP Congratulates the Chiefs!
Congratulations to the Chiefs! Even when others might give up, they keep their spirits up and keep trying! What a great lesson for success! ASOP salutes their determination and dedication to solving a problem and finding the way to succeed with a positive mindset!