Students come to Parkmont looking for more help — more help in school, more individualized teaching at the pace and level that suits them, more opportunity to explore what they want to learn, and sometimes more than the world of special education can offer. They’re searching for academic success, social acceptance, and a chance to work collaboratively with adults who know and care about them. Some have not had access to these options due to financial hardships, so Parkmont has broadened the reach of our program to include families in the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). All of these learners create a rich community that is as culturally, socio-economically, and cognitively diverse as any in DC.
While there is no “typical” Parkmont student, our population may fall into one or more of these categories: