SPS holds open houses on March 13

Seattle Public Schools hosting open houses at three new schools Saturday

Family to Family Option School Fair set for March 13.

Seattle Public Schools is hosting open houses on Saturday, March 6 for three elementary schools opening in fall 2010 – McDonald, Queen Anne and Sandpoint.

The open houses are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. McDonald and Queen Anne elementaries will host their open houses at the former Lincoln High School, 4400 Interlake Ave. N., where both schools will be co-located while the existing school buildings are renovated for occupancy. Sand Point Elementary’s open house will be at the current school site, 6208 60th Ave. N.E.

Families are also invited to attend a “Family to Family Option School Fair” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 13 at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave. S., Seattle. It will be an opportunity for those interested in option schools to learn more from families with students attending those schools.

Option Schools are those schools that do not have a specific attendance area boundary in the New Student Assignment Plan. Students may apply for any Option School in the city, and transportation is provided to specific linked option schools based on attendance area. Option Schools include a number of schools that follow an alternative curriculum (for example, expeditionary learning). Option Schools at the elementary and middle school level include: AS#1 (K-8); Thornton Creek (K-5); Jane Addams (K-8); Salmon Bay (K-8); TOPS (K-8); ORCA (K-8); Pathfinder (K-8); and South Shore (PreK-8). High School Option Schools include The Center School; NOVA; and the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School at Cleveland.

In addition, Thornton Creek K-5, located at 7711 43rd Ave. N.E., is also hosting its own open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, and also offers school visits for parents on the next two Thursdays, March 11 and 18, at 9:15 a.m.

For more information about each school, please visit the “SCHOOLS” portion of Seattle Schools website.

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