Our program goal is to support every student and family with an individualized curriculum pathway that matches their skill level and learning style.To accomplish this, upon enrollment, students are given an assessment to gather baseline data. Using this information, the Options Advisor will provide a professional consultation that aligns the child’s attributes and your family’s focus with our wide array of curriculum options.
The Elementary Options Program allows you to choose from the top home-based educational resources, whether online, paper and pencil, or activity materials, while also providing access to professionally instructed live and online enrichment classes, field trips, and school-wide activities.
Here’s how the program works:
Oregon students who are not enrolled in a public school are eligible to participate. We provide:
- A budget, based on the projected length of time in the program that year (so a student beginning in September would receive a $500.00 curriculum budget, but a student beginning in Semester 2 would have a $250.00 budget) for school curriculum of the parent’s choice. We cannot purchase materials that teach religion, or used or out of print materials.
- Live and online teacher support through optional enrichment classes, study halls, field trips, and school-wide activities, as well as curriculum advising.
- Monitoring of academic progress via MAPS (Measures of Academic Progress) tests, which compare results from session to session, so you know exactly where your student excels, and what skills need work.
- A caring community of teachers, parents, and students who are here to enrich and encourage your academic experience.
- Special Education testing, tutoring, and advising upon request.
- Families to provide supervision of students during the week, and communicate with school personnel about academic progress at least twice a week. Families are NOT required to turn in work samples, achieve specific test scores, or maintain school records.
- Students to be tested three to four times per year for academic progress in language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 3-8 take the Oregon State Smarter Balanced (common core) tests as part of their required testing.
- Students who are dropped from the program return all materials purchased by SLC for assessment and potential re-use.