OPHC Home School

 

 
Our Program

The Olympic Peninsula HomeConnection (OPHC) program is an alternative educational experience.  Students may be enrolled as full-time public school students or as part-time home based students.  The Crescent School District HomeConnection program is designed to provide families of K-8 students the opportunity to combine the best aspects of home-schooled learning with the opportunities public education offers.

 

What we Offer

OPHC students are enrolled in the Crescent School District and may choose from a variety of workshops or field trip experiences that support and supplement their home school education.  These workshops are offered on Tuesdays at the Fairview Bible Church on O'Brien Road between Port Angeles and Sequim for our Clallam County students and on Wednesdays at Irondale Church in Port Hadlock for our Jefferson County students.  Parental involvement is stressed and support for families is an integral part of the program.  Parents are eligible to receive financial resources to assist with the educational needs of their children.

Our Vision & Mission

We believe that parents have ultimate responsibility for their child's education and are their primary instructor.  Parents have an inherent right to partner with public and private education programs to provide the best possible education for their children in a safe, professional, family-friendly environment. Our mission is to build a partnership with families by providing opportunities for families to enrich each child's learning experience.

 

Our Resources


Enrolled students and their parents meet with a certified teacher (advisor) to develop a Written Student Learning Plan.  Each advisor is knowledgeable in home-schooled instruction, setting goals, developing objectives, suggesting alternatives, recommending resources, and assessing progress.  Advisors meet with families on a regular basis to assist students in achieving a successful and rewarding educational experience.  Resources include:

* A welcoming community
* Creative workshops and field trips
* Administrative Support
* Certified teachers assistance
* Annual Learning Plan to help set educational goals for your child
* Monthly online reports keep track of what you have achieved
* Fantastic library stocked by parents
* Annual support for the curriculum you choose
* Opportunities for social interaction with other children
* Great opportunities for advice, play-dates and friendships with other parents and instructors in the program

 

Creativity


Our parent partnership program emphasizes creative educational experiences which evolve throughout the year to meet parent and student interests.  In our workshops both certificated teachers, community members and parents offer a wide variety of classes such as: ceramics, creative writing, drama, guitar, Lego-robotics, choir, PE, cooking, Science and Art, Core Math to new a few.  Those in our Excursion Program get out weekly to experience incredible opportunities such as visiting an Audubon Center, hiking a perfect trail on the Peninsula, or going to Seattle for Children's Theatre.

Community


One of our defining elements at OPHC is community.  Often homeschoolers can feel unconnected.  Kids can miss out on social events and parents taking responsibility for their children's education can feel isolated.  At OPHC, parents are participating with their children all the time.  This provides an instant community of families working, playing and learning together.  Over 100 children from K-8th grade are currently enrolled in our programs, providing a great network of families who volunteer time, care about each other and work cooperatively to provide wonderful events and learning experiences for our children. 

Contact Information

OPHC Principal:
Dave Bingham 360-928-3311 ext. 1003
daveb@crescent.wednet.edu

OPHC Administrative Secretary:
Paula Burgner 360-928-3311 ext. 1060
paulab@crescent.wednet.edu