Program Highlights

  • Family partnership with credentialed
    Independent Home Study teacher
  • Access to California Standards-based
    curriculum
  • Family meetings with Independent Home
    Study teacher to create learning plan and
    to check out instructional resources
  • Family meetings at mutually agreed upon
    time
  • Student work is reviewed and samples
    selected for portfolio
  • Network with other homeschooling families
    throughout Sonoma County
  • Enrichment and lesson extension options
    provided weekly
7th and 8th Grade
Unique Program Elements

Middle school may present new challenges to
the home study family.  Parents are beginning
to look ahead to high school and may want to
start transitioning their son/daughter into a
classroom setting.  Mark West Charter School
staff will work with you to determine the best
program for your student.

Options include:
  • Full-time Independent Home Study
  • Home school for academic core classes
    and attend afternoon elective classes
    (6th - 8th graders)
  • Attend Science Camp, Angel Island, and
    other optional trips for 7th and 8th
    graders
  • Competitive sports team participation
Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Unique Program Elements

  • Day on Campus (optional) 10:00 to 2:00 Wednesdays
    where all home school students come to our classroom
    for a day of school that includes:  Guided writing
    instruction, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
    and Math) activities, group and partner projects, school
    library visits, art lessons, critical thinking and problem
    solving skill development activities, arts and crafts, and
    outdoor play
  • Music programs as offered by Mark West Union School
    District are also available to our students
  • Information regarding field trips, local activities and
    learning events, enrichment classes, and home learning
    extension ideas provided
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