I have two kids that have received much help from this school. My 9th grader transferred at the start of 2nd semester. He is a bright kid who was failing 9th grade. Although he had a 504 in place for attention and focus issues; the teachers at the big high school had no time to deal with him. He is on track at KPA with a staff that absolutely knows how to deal with all different types of learning issues. They really do care at KPA. They immediately figure out the problem and find a solution. My son is doing better than he has in years, the pressure of homework and passing class is no longer an issue. He is happy and finding success and even thinking about his scholastic future thanks to KPA. The kids that go to this school want to go here. In my opinion it is the best school in Kent for my kid. Great Job KPA. My other kid was .5 credit away in math from graduating. His "bigbox" high school offered only one insurmountable task for completion. KPA was able to help him retrieve his credits so he could graduate on time and move on with his planned future. Again, KPA comes thru for a kid in need!
Enrolling here was the best decision I've ever made. I've never felt more welcome at any school as I have here. The teachers genuinely care about you and go the extra mile to make sure you're not struggling. It's a big family where your accomplishments never go unnoticed.
As a staff member I am biased; however the approach of the school is unique. There are so many different services available under one roof, that most students are receiving more than just an education. From health services and counseling, to college prep, student mom meetings, mentoring programs, internships and community sponsored food and clothing aide; the school provides support to the student to enable them to have the means to focus on education rather than basic needs. Kids are cared for and about, within the doors of this school, and I am proud to be a part of it.
I am a current student and I do not recommended this school. The principle threatens students with expulsion or suspension when they try to defend themselves against any sort of accusations. She also puts words in the mouth of the students that are in trouble. Do not send your children here unless you want to destroy any chance at being successful.
I am a student currently attending kent phoenix academy. I came from a very poor family and spent many years addicted various drugs. i have personally failed every class between 4th and tenth grade. i know more than many, how it feels to be a failure. i only entered the next grade after failure because it costed the school more to hold me back then it did to give me a certificate of achievement. i moved from school to school until i transferred to kent phoenix academy. within two years there i have passed 4 years worthe of highschool with additional college credit and will be graduating on time next month with honors. it's the support of my teachers, my family, and tenacity that got me through highschool. it's that very same thing that will get me through college.
My child has not had a chance to be successful in a school before. There are leadership opportunites and a family atmosphere. This is one school that really cares about my child. They were able to help my student catch up on credits and gete him into running start at Green River Community College
Extremely disappointed - my child was harrassed, swore at, and publicly humilated by a teacher. The administration did not respond to my concerns (at least not to me.) I was lied to, and when frustration levels finally peaked, my child was labled as disrespectful (which he was at times) and told to go somewhere else.