My husband was at the Clover Park board meeting as a supporter of the 5-12 school where our daughter attends. Your article addressed mostly the superintendent controversy and only briefly stated why half of the crowd was at the meeting (to support the 5-12 Learning Community).
You commented that someone came up to you and said “Of the 187 students enrolled in the 5-12 program, why did they leave CP”.
These students didn’t leave the district, they may have left one of many neighborhood schools but 5-12 or now “Harrison Prep” is part of the Clover Park School District.
I am a parent that has sent an older child out of district to better meet her educational needs, it is happening at an astounding rate. However, it must be noted that the Harrison Prep school is a positive attempt by Clover Park to offer a college preporatory school for students in a smaller school setting. My child is doing better at this school than any other Clover Park school she attended. I am happy to have a small school that promotes respect amongst students and staff for my child to attend. The teachers are dedicated and work hard to meet the needs of each student.
I am happy the Clover Park School Board approved the move and name change for my child’s school. I hope that more parents can be made aware of this option and allow Clover Park to keep more of it’s great young students.
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