Consistent parent or adult participation is a requirement of this program. Families are required to designate an adult to serve as a learning guide. The curriculum is challenging and rigorous, requiring frequent student/teacher, and parent/student interaction to complete online and offline instructional activities.
For younger students, the parent takes an active role in the teaching and learning process. As students mature, the teacher and online resources provide more direct instruction, while the parent provides support, structure, and accountability.
Throughout the curriculum and school year, there will be parent-teacher conferences or student-teacher conferences to discuss the student’s progress. The conferences will include progress calls and/or face to face meetings. The student, learning guide, and teacher function as a team working toward a common goal: student success.
Students are also required to participate in annual state and district testing, which will require the parent to provide transportation to the designated testing location—usually Pasco eSchool.