Elementary Families: Learn about choice schools and programs for 2024-25

Elementary Families: Learn about choice schools and programs for 2024-25

As our schools begin preparing for the 2024-25 school year, the District would like to make sure all families know about the school options available for elementary students. Students are automatically enrolled in their neighborhood school based on their home address. However, in addition to excellent neighborhood schools, Northshore offers a variety of choice schools and programs. A choice school or program may be exactly what your student needs to thrive academically and socially at school. Each choice school and program has a separate application process.

Choice school and program applications for the 2024-25 school year will open on January 22, 2024 for all students. Learn more about choice schools and programs below: 

PACE Program (serving grades 1-5)

Parents Active in Cooperative Education (PACE) builds a learning environment that includes active family participation; innovative teaching techniques; and a unique partnership of teachers, families, and students. The PACE program serves students of all learning capabilities, follows Northshore curriculum, and also provides an enriched educational experience through additional field trips, events, and speakers. PACE is offered at Lockwood, Wellington, and Woodmoor elementary schools.

How can you learn more?

  • A program tour is required prior to applying to the PACE program, and tours are ongoing at all three PACE sites.
  • The PACE application deadline for the 2024-25 school year is February 8, 2024. PACE is now accepting applications.
  • Visit the PACE website.

Northshore Learning Options (program grades range, see below)

If you and your students are interested in an alternative learning environment that gives families the opportunity to be part of their students’ daily learning experience, you may want to consider learning more about the programs that are part of Northshore Learning Options, currently housed on the Bear Creek Campus.

Northshore Family Partnership (serving grades K-8)

At Northshore Family Partnership, families are the facilitators of their student’s learning with guidance from a certificated teacher. On-site enrichment classes can supplement home-based learning, with families having access to a number of available resources and curricula. For any family that is considering being their student’s primary educator, NFP offers families a collaborative partnership with teachers as they create a learning environment that nurtures peer interactions while participating in meaningful, real-world learning experiences. 

Northshore Online Academy (serving grades 1-12)

Northshore Online Academy provides an online learning format for students that is coordinated and taught by certificated mentor teachers. Learning is guided by a teacher during synchronous or asynchronous sessions, with assigned asynchronous work. Students will attend a team meeting with their teacher and have a flexible schedule throughout the day. This can include:  collaborative help in Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science with your teacher, 1:1 support with your teacher, small groups or sessions if your student is in the Special Education program, and opportunities to socialize online with your peers.

How can you learn more?

  • The following Information Nights will take place for Northshore Family Partnership:
    • Thursday, February, 9 from 6-7 p.m. in the Bear Creek library, 18101 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville.
    • Tuesday, February 27 from 6-7 p.m. in Bear Creek library (Note: This session is focused on Kindergarten.)
    • Tuesday, March 19 from 6-7 p.m. in Bear Creek library
  • Watch recent videos from past sessions about:
  • Visit Northshore Learning Options’ enrollment website for more details.

Enrollment for choice schools and programs opens on Jan. 22. All students who will be new to Northshore School District in 2024-25 can already enroll online through the District’s enrollment website.



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