About

A MEssage from the director

Dear Parent:

Thank you for your interest in Accelerated Schools of Overland Park.

For over 45 years, concerned parents have turned to Accelerated Schools of Overland Park (ASOP) to help their student overcome challenges and succeed academically. When students are not successful or are not thriving in their current school situation, parents often look elsewhere for a solution. This is where ASOP can help. We are focused on being a compassionate school with a positive Growth Mindset approach to help students take ownership of their learning to realize success.

We begin by creating a personalized educational plan designed specifically for your student. We work to change the ratio of failure to success, to cultivate an environment of accountability, to create attainable goals, and to celebrate accomplishments.

Once students start experiencing success, their attitude, motivation, and effort improve dramatically. This ends the negative cycle, which leads to positive progress and a more positive self-esteem.

I hope you will take a few minutes to read more about our approach.

Please call me at 913-341-6666 to find out more or to schedule a time to visit our school. I’m confident we can work together to find the best solution for your student.

Jane Curran

Director


Jane Curran

Director

Our History

Accelerated Schools of Overland Park is a private, non-profit school accredited by the State of Kansas and Cognia. ASOP serves students in grades 4 – 12 at our location near 435 and Metcalf Avenue. Educational services have been provided in the greater Kansas City area for over 45 years. ASOP is committed to continuing its long tradition as a school dedicated to helping students overcome their challenges and experience success.

Why ASOP?

Why Accelerated Schools? The reasons for enrollment are as diverse as the students themselves.

Gifted and Talented Opportunities: Some students are very bright and highly motivated to succeed at school. They need to be sufficiently stimulated with a challenging curriculum and allowed to determine the pace at which they learn.

Average Students: What’s wrong with being average? Strictly speaking, nothing. The danger is average students may settle for lower expectations and poorer performance – doing enough to “get by” without reaching their potential.

Learning Success: If students have problems learning at the traditional school pace or with traditional teaching methods, they often miss critical fundamentals. Students who are performing below average or have a learning disability want to succeed. If allowed to fail, they will become defeated, stop trying and never catch up unless the pattern of failure is interrupted.

Motivation: Some students are capable academically, but lack motivation. They fail to turn in homework assignments or engage in the classroom learning process. Their grades suffer, and their motivation continues to spiral downward.

Executive Function Skills and Study Skills: Some students have not developed the necessary executive function skills to perform effectively in the classroom. They lack organizational and time management skills. They have not developed the skills necessary to enable them to competently and confidently handle their assignments.

Emotional, Social, or Mental Health: Some students may be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, ADD, ADHD, bipolar, social phobia, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, or other issues that affect their ability to be successful in school. Students with these challenges are capable of success if the school is knowledgeable, understanding, and willing to provide a personalized plan that addresses their needs in a specific and positive way.