Apply now for Battle Ground Public Schools’ specialized programs

February 7, 2018 Joe Vajgrt

Apply now for Battle Ground Public Schools’ specialized programs

February 7, 2018


Parents of students in Battle Ground Public Schools (BGPS) are invited to attend information sessions and open houses for the district's specialized programs and submit applications for enrollment for the 2018-19 school year.
 
Battle Ground Public Schools offers four alternative programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Each is designed to help students pursue their interests and gain the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers. The programs offer a variety of education opportunities, from a parent-partnered homeschool and a rigorous academy focused on academics, to a half-day science-focused program for high school students and one that supports self-learners.
 
Current students may apply for any of the programs that serve the grade they will be in next year. Enrollment in the programs is free; however, students must apply for admission. The admission process is specific to each program and directions to apply are described below. Admission is based on qualifications, not the order in which the applications are received. Recommendations or counselor approval may be required.
 
Students who live within district boundaries will be given priority over students from other districts. Transportation is not provided to/from these programs unless specified in the description.

CAM (Character and Academics for the Marketplace) Academy (grades 3-12)
CAM Academy offers a rigorous alternative education for students in third grade through high school. Students attend school four days each week. The program requires parent participation. CAM's mission is to support and promote the academic success, positive character development and acquisition of marketplace skills in students that will facilitate their success both in college and a global society. In the classroom, students study a core curriculum that comprises English language arts, history, science and mathematics and instruction in computer technology. At-home learning covers health and fitness and visual and performing arts and is completed in partnership with parents. You can find information about the application process under the enrollment tab of the CAM Academy Website at cam.battlegroundps.org. You can also call (360) 885-6803 if you have additional questions.
 
CAM Informational meetings: Thursday, Feb. 22, 3-4:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. The application deadline is Monday, March 12 at 3 p.m.

Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education (CASEE) (grades 9-12)
The Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE) provides a unique opportunity for students to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes integrated with English and career and technical education (CTE) classes on an 80-acre site. This four-year program provides a college bound experience and is aligned with Washington State learning standards. Students have access to the latest technology and learn in classrooms, science and computer laboratories, and out in the field. The CASEE site includes ponds, greenhouses, shops, organic gardens, forests and wetlands for projects and extended study. Opportunities exist for involvement in Future Farmers of America (FFA), Envirothon, CASEE Yearbook and the Newsletter. Transportation is provided from PHS and BGHS for the 3-hour block classes.

Open House at CASEE: Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at CASEE Building B, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Applications are available online at casee.battlegroundps.org. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 27. Please call (360) 885-5361 with any questions. 
 
River HomeLink (grades K-12)
River HomeLink is a parent-partnered school that serves students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students choose from a variety of educational options: taking one or more elective classes, ongoing homeschool assistance through regular meetings with school staff, and blended classroom/at-home learning. Online learning for students in grades 6-12 is also available. A high level of parent involvement is expected and required.

Registration for River HomeLink:
Parents must attend one of three March meetings to enroll at River HomeLink. Incoming high school students for the 2018-19 school year must attend this meeting with a parent. Please register to attend a meeting: goo.gl/5kefSr. Get more information about River HomeLink at riv.battlegroundps.org/ or by calling (360) 334-8200.
 
Summit View High School (grades 9-12)
Summit View High School offers an individualized learning experience to self-directed learners up to 21 years old. Summit View serves independent students, working teens, at-risk students, students who want to return to school and teen parents who have unique and diverse educational demands. The high school assists students in completion of courses, credit and assessment requirements for graduation, transitioning into another educational setting, and preparing for life after high school. The school is located in the CASEE C Building at 11104 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie. 
 
Get more information about Summit View High School at svhs.battlegroundps.org or by calling (360) 885-5331.

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