Northshore Family Partnership Program
The Northshore Family Partnership will incorporate a site-based model designed to support and reach the individual needs of students and families where parents/guardians serve as the primary educators for their children. A selection of core and enrichment courses will be provided on site for elementary grade-level (K-5) students. Northshore certificated teacher(s) will teach courses, collaborate with parents/families to establish student learning plans, regularly communicate with parents/families, monitor student progress, and support the efforts of parents/families with their home learning needs.
Program Mission: Northshore Family Partnership aims to establish an inclusive, supportive community of families that seek an alternative model for learning for their children where parents serve as the primary educators. We envision a place where parents/families collaborate in a true partnership with teachers as they create a learning environment that nurtures peer interactions while participating in meaningful, real-world learning experiences.
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Northshore Family Partnership. We have completed our first round of enrollment with applications and schedules assigned to families. We will not be accepting enrollment forms from July 1-August 7, 2018. Applications will be accepted again beginning August 8, 2018 based on a first come, first served basis and availability in the program. To apply, you may submit completed program application forms and district enrollment forms to Bear Creek Elementary, 18101 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98077.
Written Student Learning Plans
Written Student Learning Plans (WSLP) are required for all students attending the Northshore Family Partnership (NFP). The WSLP provides accountability for student learning at school and at home when a student is enrolled in an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) like the Northshore Family Partnership, as defined by state law in WAC 392-121-182. Requirements include:
- Weekly contact with a student and certificated teacher, which is met through attendance in an NFP course.
- Monthly meeting with parent and WSLP advisor to create monthly WSLP progress report.
Written Student Learning Plans will be developed in partnership with the parent(s) and WSLP advisor in an initial WSLP meeting before classes start following the guidelines that are set forth in WAC 392-121-182. The plan will include a description of the specific learning goals and outcomes and be tied to district goals and outcomes for student academic success. It will also include the planned curriculum, texts, materials, methods of evaluation, and persons involved in the instruction.
The WAC requires WSLP progress reports to be completed and a student work sample to be submitted each calendar month. At NFP, WSLP monthly progress reports will be completed during a monthly meeting of the parent and WSLP advisor. If parents cannot attend their regular meeting time, they are responsible for rescheduling or completing the WSLP monthly progress report and submitting that along with a work sample to the WSLP advisor.
Your child’s WSLP includes:
- Descriptions of coursework, materials, and curriculum in each subject area
- Work Samples
- Learning goals and objectives tied to state standards
- Timelines & evaluation methods.
- WSLPs must align with district and state standards and must be completed, approved, and signed by the parent and WSLP advisor prior to class attendance.
- Parents must participate in monthly progress reviews with WSLP advisor where they will create a monthly WSLP progress report.
- Parents need to report progress of their child’s learning and assessment.
- Students must regularly attend all classes in which they are enrolled.
- Parents must submit samples of their student’s work during monthly WSLP progress report meetings.
If a student is not making satisfactory progress toward learning goals established in the WSLP, or a parent/guardian is not providing evidence of satisfactory progress toward those goals, an Intervention Plan must be completed after two months of unsatisfactory progress on the WSLP. Failure to demonstrate satisfactory progress after implementation of an Intervention Plan may result in discontinuation of enrollment in Northshore Family Partnership.