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Homelink Program returns for children in Walla Walla

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Families in Walla Walla who are homeschooling their children will have more options fall 2023 thanks to the return of the Homelink Program.

Homelink is a kindergarten through fifth grade parent partnership program with Walla Walla Public Schools.

Students have the option to attend Homelink classes at the Carnegie Learning Center, a convenient downtown location, one to three days per week for in-person Arts, Science, Physical Education and problem solving. Students access off campus learning at home from their parent with support provided by WWPS teacher consultants. The program will be housed at the Carnegie Library Building, located in the 100 S. Palouse St. in Walla Walla.

"Parents remain the primary instructional provider, with Homelink teachers providing guidance and support," Homelink Director Tom Porter said. "Homelink supports homeschooling families through classes, curricula, equipment and more."

Students will meet with highly qualified teachers on campus up to three days a week, depending on the student’s grade level, the student or family schedule and other considerations. Staff and families collaboratively work together to create a personalized Written Student Learning Plan.

"Homelink has a library with a wide variety of books organized and labeled according to the reading level," Porter said. "Families can also access all district adopted curriculum as well as propose alternate curriculum choices that support the Written Student Learning Plan."

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An informational night to learn more about Homelink is scheduled for May 30 at 6 p.m. in the 1900 block of E. Isaac Ave. in Walla Walla.

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