Bellevue gains another option in alternative education
January 27, 2011 · Updated 9:19 AM
The city will gain a new alternative school next year.
Big Picture School will open for the 2011-2012 school year in partnership with the nationally-recognized Big Picture Learning Network, which is guided by five learning principles: personalization, adult-world connection, common intellectual mission, supportive partnerships, and shared leadership and responsibility.
Uniquely structured to educate, support, and guide students from middle school through high school graduation, Big Picture aims to build bridges across the grades that lead to college success. Enrollment is open to sixth and ninth graders, and each additional grade levels will be phased in each year.
The school will replace Robinswood Middle and High School which closed last year after losing accreditation.
Perspective students and their parents should attend an info. session:
6-7 p.m., Jan. 31 at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.
7-8 p.m., Feb. 3 at Educational Service Center, 12111 NE 1st St.
7-8 p.m., Feb. 9 at Educational Service Center, 12111 NE 1st St.
6-7 p.m., Feb. 10 Lake Hills Clubhouse 15230 Lake Hills Blvd.
A Spanish interpreter will be available at the Jan. 31, Feb. 3 and 10 meetings.