Three Rivers Partnership

This fall, Three Rivers Community School District will be providing innovative electives to home school and private school students in the state of Michigan through a new program called the Three Rivers Partnership.  Three Rivers Partnership is a collaboration between parents, students, the local school district, and the community.  The purpose is to provide dynamic and enriching supplemental educational opportunities for the home school and private school community.

Partnership Coordinator Mary Wilkinson with her children
Partnership Coordinator Mary Wilkinson with her children

This program will provide electives such as physical education, music, art, SAT prep, foreign languages, equine, personal finance, Tae Kwon Do, computers, robotics, and tinkering, to name a few. Parents are still the primary educators, but students enroll part-time with Three Rivers Community Schools.  Electives can be a mixture of classes on campus with other home school and private school students, online classes, community-based classes, Career and Technical Education classes, field trips, and even dual enrollment classes.

The Three Rivers Partnership is a WIN-WIN-WIN.  The students win because they will now have the ability to take enriching electives that they would not

otherwise have the opportunity to participate in.  The school district wins, as this program will bring additional tax revenue into the school district, providing additional resources for the schools.  And the community wins as we partner with area businesses and instructors to help facilitate the courses.

For more information about the Three Rivers Partnership, visit their page on the district website or contact the program director, Mary Wilkinson.