Friday, February 15, 2013

Reluctant to Enthusiastic: A Clearwater Parents' Forum

You are invited to attend this upcoming event. Please invite friends, neighbors and coworkers to attend.

Parents who enroll their children at the Clearwater School in Bothell grapple with thorny issues by choosing a democratic school. Providing their children with the freedom to be responsible for their own learning can be a daunting endeavor. Parents will discuss issues such as unlimited gaming, learning the fundamentals, how their kids are doing at Clearwater vs. traditional school, and how they themselves handle their difficulties with giving young people control of their lives.

In a radical ...departure from traditional schooling, Clearwater considers students responsible for their own education. Students choose what they want to do, when they want to do it and with whom and in ways that ...serve them best.

Given the freedom to pursue their passions and the infrastructure to take responsibility for their lives, Clearwater students become confident, articulate adults with the skills they need to succeed. They graduate, get jobs, attend college, all without GPAs, transcripts or other stamps of approval that more traditional schools require.

Presentation is FREE and open to the public. Parents, students, community members, educators and journalists are welcome.

At Lake City Branch, Seattle Public Library
12501 28th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125


Sara said...

I would love to go to this! Have I missed it? If you could give a date and time that would be great. Thanks!

The Clearwater School said...

Sincerest apologies, Sara, for not including essential details. The event was Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 PM.

The next event is a Clearwater information night at The Clearwater School on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6-8 PM. Students, parents and staff will be there to talk about the school and answer questions.

You can find upcoming events on the calendar on our web site, We also host Play Days every Friday from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Just let us know if you'd like to visit during one of those days.