Your part of the partnership
- Read through the website to determine if MCP is a good fit for your family.
- Attend the New Family Orientation. See calendar for dates and times. Please register here for the orientation.
- Complete the steps for enrollment and submit all the paperwork.
- Attend the New Family Welcome Class
- Choose/order materials for your child.
- Attend 20-day review meeting
- Modify and complete a learning plan for your child.
- Choose on-site classes for your child.
- Follow the plans and timeline outlined in your child's Written Student Learning Plan.
- Complete and submit monthly reviews by the 20th of each month
The monthly review's purpose is to assess progress according to the goals and time-line outlined in the learning plan for the previous 30 days. Completing monthly reviews on WINGS for each student is a requirement to be enrolled at MCP. MCP must abide by all the state requirements, including monthly reviews, to operate a parent partnership. Reviews are due by the 20th of the month: 9/20, 10/20, 11/20, 12/10, 1/20, 2/20, 3/20, 4/20, 5/20 and 6/6.
- Attend the monthly meetings each month with your child.
- Meet the state required instructional hours
Parents assume responsibility for their child's off-site instructional time and are required to meet the indicated number of hours per week according to the Washington state laws. The required times listed below are the combined hours of off-site and on-site instructional time per week according to Washington state law.
- Kindergarten:14 hours for part-time or 28 hours for full-time
- Grades 1-12: 28 hours
Our part of the partnership
We make decisions based on the belief that MCP's goal is to empower and support you to be your child's best teacher.
We exist to provide support, guidance and enrichment opportunities that will enhance and encourage each child's educational journey.
We are here to partner with parents and offer support, knowledge, feedback and guidance. We also provide our state's required consultations with both the child and parent. We encourage each parent's active participation, and allow both parents and students a voice in the program's development.
We also recognize that in order to run our program successfully we need the input, respect and cooperation of students, parents, teachers and administrators, as well as any other staff or community members who may participate.
A MCP teacher/consultant meets with enrolled students/families to provide the following services:
- Discuss curriculum and goals
- Develop/modify the Written Student Learning Plan
- Guide parents when choosing materials.
- Assist parents in assessing student progress
- Offer encouragement, wisdom (however humble) and insight from their own teaching experiences.
We recognize the teacher/consultant as a person of many roles, including advisor, supporter, observer, learner and facilitator. Teacher/consultants have the unique opportunity to guide and support our families and are always expected to act in the family's best interest.
MCP assumes responsibility for the Written Student Learning Plan and ensuring that progress is being made toward goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live in Kennewick to enroll at MCP?
No. MCP serves students within driving range of our program. If you live in a different school district, you may enroll in our program after filing a district transfer request with your home school district.
Is there a fee charged for enrolling?
No. MCP is sponsored by the Kennewick School District and is free for all families. There may be a nominal charge for field trips.
Can I enroll at any time?
Yes. Our program is open for enrollment at any time for next year. Enrollment is open for the current school year through the end of April. Enrollment closes for the month of May since we are getting ready to end the year. On-site classes may be unavailable, but consulting is provided.
Are parents required to work or volunteer at the program?
No. We do not require volunteer time from our parents. However, we welcome and encourage parents to be involved with all aspects of our program. We love to have family members visit classes, volunteer in classes and participate in our Helping Hands Committee (our PTO group)
Is my student required to take the Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) or other testing?
All students enrolled for 80 percent or more for one or more months during the school year are required to take the SBA. Students enrolled less than 80 percent for every month of the school year are not required to take the SBA. All students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing each spring and fall.
Do you offer online classes?
MCP is the local provider of the K12 program for grades K-12. To find out more about K12, please contact Carrie DeForest. Also, Apex courses are an option for the ninth through 12th grades. For information about Apex courses contact Michelle Lien.
If you'd like more information about MCP, please call our office at 222-5036 or send an e-mail to Carrie DeForest.