Parents As Partners is a unique program in
education that combines a dedicated partnership between parents and
teachers. It offers you, the parent, the opportunity to assume the
primary responsibility for educating your children with the support of
Port Angeles School District staff.
Parents and the Parents As Partners teachers work together to develop a custom-designed educational plan called an Written Student Learning Plan to ensure that every child receives the very best in educational opportunities.
We listen to our parents and
the students we serve. A Parent Advisory Committee helps guide our
staff in programs, class offerings, and educational plans. Please join
this process by offering your ideas and suggestions.
We believe in an environment
that supports the values and beliefs of our families and students and
fosters an atmosphere that encourages and inspires a love of learning.
Responsibilities to educate your children are shared by both you as the parent and the Parents As Partners staff. You are responsible to supervise your child’s instruction at home while the role of Parents as Partners is to support, strengthen, and assist that effort through working directly with you and your children.
To support you in this endeavor, you will have a variety of educational opportunities for your children. Parents As Partners will provide:
Parents As Partners has joined the Digital Learning
Commons (DLC), a nonprofit funded ind part by the Washington State
Organization Legislature. Through the DLC Parents As Partners students and families will have access to a digital library, online classes, and teaching and student resources.
The Parent's Role
The parent’s role is to be a child’s first and most important teacher. You meet with a teacher to develop an Individualized Learning Plan for your child. That plan is reviewed every month
and may be changed at any time. The parent maintains the teaching
responsibility, whereas, the teacher is there to help guide and direct
A premise of this program is that the greatest milestones of learning begin at home. Parents use the Written Student Learning Plan to
maintain and support an educational environment at home. Parents keep
records of students work and periodically review progress being made
with the Parents As Partners teacher.
Activities and classes may be held at the resource center or
in other locations and facilities utilized by our staff. You are
responsible for supervising your child on field trips or during other
No Child Left Behind
- NCLB guidelines clearly direct that students enrolled
under alternative program models will be held accountable to the
demonstration of progress toward the attainment of standard. The nature
of the home school partnership model in essence prescribes that we will
move forward very carefully and collaboratively in the communication of
this mandate to parents.
- Students are expected to complete the Measurements of
Student Progress (MSP) in reading, writing, math and science once they
reach designated grade levels.
- Parents and students will receive an overview of state
EALRs and Grade Level Expectations (GLE) guidelines (Reading, Writing,
Math, and Science) at the time of enrollment.
- Periodic, scheduled review of student progress toward
targeted standards will be available through the district’s assessment
program in grades K-8.
- A district-wide focus in literacy has sought to support
higher levels of overall student performance over the past several
years, with emphasis upon student writing.
Parents As Partners is
open to families who home school their children and desire educational
support in grades K-8. Your commitment of time and energy and to share
the educational responsibilities should be a major consideration in
joining Parents As Partners. We welcome all families who would like to form that partnership with us in education full or part time.
If you would like to join Parents As Partners or receive more information, please call us at 360.452.9502.