Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A New Home for Middle College

From SPS:

 Dear South Seattle Middle College and K-5 STEM at Boren families:

As you know, our South Seattle Middle College program lost its classroom space at South Seattle Community College for the 2012-13 school year and we were planning to co-locate the program on the K-5 STEM at Boren campus.

I’m pleased to announce that we have secured classrooms for South Seattle Middle College at the High Point Center Building located at 6400 Sylvan Way SW in West Seattle. As a result, the Middle College and K-5 Stem programs will remain on separate campuses. The space at the High Point Center is well-suited for our small Middle College Program and is conveniently located with easy bus line access for our high school students.

We appreciate the feedback from our families, and we worked very closely with the Middle College Principal,Cindy Nash, as we developed a solution we believe will benefit both our Middle College and K-STEM families. We look forward to seeing all of you at the start of the 2012-13 school year.

Carmela Dellino Executive
Director of Schools, Southwest Region Seattle Public Schools


Po3 said...

Excellent news for both communities.

Kate Martin said...

Isn't the point of a Middle College to be actually on a college campus? I wonder if "not having space" for this program will happen at the other college campuses. In North Carolina they have a nearly 100% high school graduation rate with their wildly successful middle college program. I don't know what our graduation rate is, but it seems like this is a program that works and making sure it has space is important - I tend to think that space should in fact be on a college campus. -Kate