Valley school partnership lets homeschool families link with district

The Snoqualmie Valley School District offers public hybrid and online programs for home-schoolers who want to use public education resources.

The Parent Partnership Program (PPP) started at the beginning of the 2012-13 year to support families who chose to school their children at home, but wanted a partnership with local schools. The district provided a meeting place, classroom resources, a certificated teacher to teach classes and assist with student learning plans, and an opportunity for local families to network.

During its first year, the program served approximately 18 students in grades K-5; enrollment for next fall is at 26 students already. If there is enough parent interest and commitment, the district is also considering expanding the program to serve students in grades 6 through 8.

High school students who want an alternative option can take classes online through the Mount Si High School Online Program. Students take the same course as on campus students and graduate with a high school diploma from Mount Si.

“Education is always evolving,” said Carolyn Malcolm, public information coordinator for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. “We want to continue to serve and meet the varied educational needs of families in the Valley.”

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