• Forest Park from the air, with students standing outside.

    Forest Park Academy is one of two program schools in Roanoke City Public Schools. Students who attend Forest Park Academy are dedicated to academic and personal success.  It is led by Program Director Patricia Maxey and Assistant Principal Jean Dixon.

    Our Vision:

    Forest Park Academy is a nurturing, safe, and professional environment that supports the educational success and social, emotional, and physical development of all students. Courses are academic, engaging, and standards-based, with a focus on the learner.

    • School staff is comprised of highly qualified and caring instructors who are attentive to the educational, cultural, and physical needs of students and the Forest Park Academy community.
    • Parents will be positive, supporting members of the school community.
    • Students are expected to be respectful, self-disciplined, productive citizens who think critically, make informed decisions, and act ethically.


    School Quality Profile


  • Mission: The mission of Forest Park Academy is to nurture and support individual needs; empowering students to recognize and optimize their full potential to become viable citizens in a diverse society.

    Forest Park Academy
    Main Office: (540) 853-2923
    Fax: (540) 853-1773
    2730 Melrose Ave. NW
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Program Director
    Patricia Maxey | pmaxey@rcps.info 

    Assistant Principal
    Jean Dixon | jdixon@rcps.info

    Transition Specialist
    Michele Franklin
    (540) 853-1103 | michelefranklin@rcps.info