Program Highlights

  • Family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher

  • Access to California Standards-based curriculum

  • Family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check out instructional resources

  • Family meetings are held on Wednesdays at a mutually agreed upon time.

  • Student work is reviewed and samples selected for portfolio

  • Network with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County

  • Enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly

Unique Program Elements
Kindergarten – 6th Grade
  • Day on Campus (optional) 10:00 to 2:00 Wednesdays where all homeschool students come to our classroom for a day of school that includes:  Guided writing instruction, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, group and partner projects, school library visits, art lessons, critical thinking and problem solving skill development activities, arts and crafts, and outdoor play

  • Music programs as offered by Mark West Union School District are also available to our students

  • Information regarding field trips, local activities and learning events, enrichment classes, and home learning extension ideas provided

Unique Program Elements
7th and 8th Grade


Middle school may present new challenges to the home study family.  Parents are beginning to look ahead to high school and may want to start transitioning their son/daughter into a classroom setting.  Mark West Charter School staff will work with you to determine the best program for your student.

Options include:

  • Full-time Independent Home Study

  • Home school for academic core classes 
    and attend afternoon elective classes 
    (6th - 8th graders)

  • Attend Science Camp and other optional trips for 7th and 8th graders

  • Competitive sports team participation

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