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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR!

Ceramics
Come use the pottery wheel or create your own
ceramic artwork!


October - December
Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 


Science Workshops with SLO Scientist

"Chemicals R Us"
Learning about science with
hands-on activities!
Grades 3-8
Mondays 10 am - 12 pm
2/3,  3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/28

Art Lessons with our Artist-in-Residence
March 14 - May 16 
Fridays 12 - 1

Sewing Workshops 
3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 5/9
Fridays 1 - 3




EVENTS

Field Trip to See Canyon Fruit Ranch
Tuesday, September 24, 10 to 12

Tent City - Atascadero Colony Days Field Trip

Friday, October 18, 12:30

Thanksgiving Feast
Give thanks with your Home School family
Turkey and ham provided - just bring a side dish
to share.     
Friday, 11/22, 12:30 - 2:30

Holiday Crafting Party
25 different craft stations set up
for you to create personal works of art.
December 19  11:30 - 2:30


Monterey Bay Aquarium
January 28

Valentine Party
February 14     1:00

Science Fair/Open House

  May 21  5:00 - 7:00

End of Year Pool Party
June 12   







ATASCADERO HOME SCHOOL - K-8th Grade

This program offers a wonderful alternative to the traditional classroom for parents who feel they can best meet the individual needs of their student in a home-centered program.  Home schooling is an exciting opportunity which allows parents the ability to expand their child's learning above and beyond what the classroom has to offer and enables children to learn at their own pace and in a manner which best suites their learning style.  The district provides a highly qualified credentialed teacher to meet with parents and students regularly,  design lesson plans based upon California State Standards and grade-level expectations, offer instructional support, and provide learning materials similar to what is offered in the traditional classroom at no cost to the parent.  Alternative curriculum can be integrated as necessary.  The responsibility of the parent is to provide the daily instruction and the teacher will verify and evaluate completed work.  District and State assessments are administered to monitor growth and pinpoint areas of need.

Our Home School program offers many enrichment opportunities, including:

* Workshops in ceramics, science, sewing/quilting, art, and writing
* Individualized instructional support
* Holiday parties
* Science Fair
* Field trips
* Access to Junior High electives
* Large resource room with materials available for checkout (science
   supplies and kits, math manipulatives and games, literature books)

West Mall Alternative High School Independent Study

West Mall Alternative School serves students in the Atascadero Unified School District.  West Mall is designed to offer a viable alternative to the traditional high school for students whose needs are not met in the traditional school setting, yet desire consistency and academic rigor in the curriculum.  Students respond well to the personalized settings and individualized learning contract approach.

All applications will be reviewed by the enrollment committee.  Once accepted students must maintain a C average in all core classes, regularly attend appointments, and participate in district and state assessments.  Students who miss three or more assignments, fall below a C average in their core classes, or do not participate in district and state assessments will be brought  up for review and risk being withdrawn from the program.


Directions to the Home School Campus



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HOW TO ENROLL IN HOME SCHOOL K-8

Enrollment is open throughout the school year.  Students from other districts must first obtain an Interdistrict Transfer (IDT) from their home district.  Once that is obtained, complete the Home School Enrollment Packet provided by our secretary, Judi Lilley, at Santa Margarita Elementary School/West Mall Alternative School, located at 22070 "H" Street in Santa Margarita.

  

HOW TO ENROLL IN WEST MALL INDEPENDENT STUDY (9-12)

Current Atascadero High School students must contact their counselor for an application and to discuss options. Students from outside our district must first complete an inter-district transfer from their home district. Once the application is complete, the application is sent to West Mall Alternative school, located at 4507 Del Rio Road, Atascadero. The enrollment committee will review your application and our school secretary will call you for an appointment.



TEACHERS


Dorothy Wagster    dorothywagster@atasusd.org         438-4657
      441-3547

Julie Apple            
  julieapple@atasusd.org                      438-3422
674-4330 
Devon Hodgson devonhodgson@atasusd.org 462-4238
Jeff Weit (Aaron's Boys Home) jeffweit@atasusd.org  462-4238

                                 


**** We welcome opportunities to meet with you to show you how our program works and answer any questions you may have! ****