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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Small Learning Communities

Small Learning Community Coordinator
Pam McClellan
703-228-8647
 
Small Learning Community Administrator
Margarita Cruz
703-228-6211
margarita.cruz@apsva.us
 
What are the Small Learning Communities?
 
The Small Learning Community (SLC) program groups freshmen into smaller communities to help ease their transition to high school. There are six SLCs at Washington-Lee. Students on the same SLC share the same core teachers in science, social studies, and English. Teachers share a common planning period, which allows them to meet with students, parents, counselors, and other support staff. We believe that this program helps us get to know students and their families faster. It also reinforces relationships between students and teachers and among students, allowing students to form ties to the Washington-Lee community.
 
SLC teachers  
 
Washington-Lee Small Learning Community Mission Statement

                                                     

The goal of the Small Learning Community program is to ease the transition to high school by creating a small learning environment where students make connections to teachers and peers. Through this transition program, we aim to develop life-long learners who are adaptable to change with a specific high school goal of meeting students’ social and emotional needs while making academic progress.
 
Class of 2017 Parent Listserv
 
Are you the parent of a freshman and interested in connecting with other freshmen parents? If you want to stay connected, join the Class of 2017 Parent Yahoo listserv. Simply send an email to washingtonleeclassof2017parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to subscribe.
 
The intent of the listserv is to:

·    Distribute information via the W-L PTA Class (Parent) Liaison

·        Create a two-way communication for Class information, ideas, and concerns among parents

·        Create a stronger, more connected community for our children for the next four years