Our Magnet Theme
We are a magnet school which means we have a special focus,
or emphasis, to our school that makes Gordon Parks unique.
Gordon Parks Academy STEM Leaders in Applied and Media Arts
The curriculum at Gordon Parks Academy is aligned with the Wichita Public School district and the Kansas College and Career Standards. In addition, we offer a unique integration of applied media arts including Music/Audio production, Photojournalism/Writing, and Film Directing/Production. Students will get to explore these arts using relevant technology and equipment that will give them the skills necessary to pursue these arts in secondary and post-secondary school.
One of our many goals at Gordon Parks Academy is to create learners who are engaged in meaningful academic work along with exploring their passion for the arts. While doing so, we aim to grow students who are leaders in and out of the classroom, working with peers and adults alike to become productive and influential citizens. This means we work on developing our leadership, organization, and character skills in all our students in order to help develop problem solving and social skills that will help them become proficient in school or the work place as well as develop strength of character.