The Echo

Unique experience expands horizons

Unique experience expands horizons

Jenna Cook

April 27, 2019

As a freshman, I would have told anyone that I couldn’t see myself travelling south of the equator anytime soon. Now, as a senior, I am excited and grateful to have been able to experience Latin America in a completely individualized, one-of-a-kind way. I travelled with a close friend to her homet...

Natural Helpers hold training session

Sophomore Ryan Barnett interacts with fellow Natural Helpers during spring training March 22. According to Barnett, the training day was educational and enjoyable.

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

April 6, 2019

As Park welcomes in the spring weather, Natural Helpers work through training, according to sophomore Natural Helper Ryan Barnett. Barnett said conversations with social workers helped students understand their role as Natural Helpers during their training day. ...

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Sophomore Cameron Donahue and teacher Kristin Johnson work together on preparing for an upcoming Math Team tournament.

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

January 14, 2019

After not practicing over winter break, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson said she hopes the team can regroup and prepare for its upcoming meet. “Hopefully we are going to get back in gear and just review the topics that will be showing up on the next test, and then we run practice tests from pr...

Program creates new learning environment

Senior Danny Martinez shares food with senior Braulio Vela-Garray during NTA's Thanksgiving meal. The Thanksgiving meal is one example of how NTA creates a tight-knit community within the program.

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018

According to Non-Traditional Academy teacher Debra Skadden, the Non-Traditional Academy offers seniors an opportunity to learn in a different environment. “(It is for) seniors who are either in danger of not graduating ... or who just need a different type of learning environment. It’s a place...

My experience with gender and identities

My experience with gender and identities

KJ Preston Pepperell

October 2, 2017

Most people think of gender as a line, a definitive objects with two ends. On this line, there are males on one side and females on the other. And that’s it, nothing in between them and no way for them to get to the other side. I see gender as more of a hazy, cloudy space. People happen to start...

NTA provides solution for alternative learning styles

Senior Non-Traditional Academy students Erika Wilson and Salma Elmi work with NTA physics teacher Mark Miller on determining the density of eggs Sept. 27. NTA seeks to provide students with alternate approaches to learning.

Yonit Krebs

September 29, 2017

Reflecting on her goals for her final year in high school, senior Non-Traditional Academy student Rahma Farah said she hopes to graduate along with all the other students in her Non-Traditional Academy class. “(My goal is) that I graduate and everyone else graduates along with me because I don’t...

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