What it means to be a PDS School

In the 2005 – 2006 school year Gardner Academy became a professional development school (PDS). A PDS is a school where teachers and staff collaborate to improve student learning. Gardner Academy has four major goals:

• Maximize student achievement.
• Provide further education and advanced training for teachers.
• Apply, test, and refine cutting edge teaching techniques based on research. 
• Local University Partnership