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Achieve, Inc. School

Private | K-12 | 63 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2009

It's a place where you can be yourself.


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers and program staff are highly trained and work hard to ensure all students reach their potential. The school has onsite mental health staff who provide individual therapy sessions, family therapy, and supportive groups for the students, helping them through expressive arts to understand and cope with their feelings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

AchieveKids works with kids with multiple and complex challenges. We succeed because we are agile, individualized, and we don't give up!


Posted September 23, 2009

AchieveKids works with students who have emotional and/or developmental disabilities including mental retardation, autistic spectrum disorder, mood, disruptive behavior, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.


Posted September 23, 2009

School program follows a wholistic approach. Great team of specialists Well trained staff in behavior modification


Posted September 23, 2009

excellent and caring staff who teach and care for children with special needs. The school not only helps the children learn academically, but also helps them learn how to function in everyday life, even helping teenagers obtain jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Great friendly environment. AK has quality/qualified teacher who love to teach and improve every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

We are like one big family where everyone supports eachother!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The love and support we give students,family's and staff is like no other
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Achievekids helps children that do not fit in within the public school system, many with multiple intellectual, emotional, or mental disabilities. It is a place where even the most challenged youths can make remarkable progress. Where once they were likely living in isolation, Achievekids provides a safe community where the students can learn how to live much more successfully and independently. The work that Achievekids does goes well beyond helping an individual student. Their mission touches families, local employers, and the community at large.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 26%
Black 15% 6%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Two or more races 15% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Computer lab
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Thomas Drechsler
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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3860 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: (650) 494-1200

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