Homelink program is ready to support families

By on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – This fall, Walla Walla families’ homeschooling their children will have more local options with the return of the Homelink program, a K-5 parent partnership program between Walla Walla Public Schools and local parents and families of homeschooled children.

Students have the option to attend Homelink classes at the Carnegie Learning Center, 109 South Palouse Street, one to three days for in-person arts, hands-on science, physical education, and hands-on problem solving (brain games). Students access off campus learning at home from their parents with support provided by WWPS teacher consultants.

“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 may meet with highly qualified teachers on campus up to three days a week, depending on their grade level, the students’ and families’ schedules, and other considerations. Staff and families collaboratively work together to create a personalized written student learning plan.

To learn more about the Homelink Program, visit https://homelinkww.org/.