The banner outside of CHOICE* Academy claims this niche school is the district's best kept secret. Well, they shouldn't have invited me, with my camera and blog and whatnot. The secret's out!
*CHOICE stands for Children Having Options in Creating Education. Even I never knew what that stood for, but I like it.
|Administrator Mike Sita (left) and longtime teacher George Wheeler|
There has always been a strong parent connection with CHOICE. Many CHOICE families are former homeschoolers, so it's a natural transition. While there is no longer a formal "hours" based requirement, CHOICE parents are asked to join one of a variety of roles that support the school in ways that are flexible to parents' interest and availability. I met two parents in the office who are big supporters of the school and were waiting to work with administrator Mike Sita.
|Brouchures for a mini-college fair in Ms. Greenburg's advisory|
|Jennifer (Ramirez) Browning rings the cowbell between classes|
|A new bell for Highline CHOICE Academy|