Why do students choose to attend Odyssey, Mosaic Home Education Partnership, or Eagle Harbor High School?
We are schools of choice, and believe that there is not one model of school that meets all student learning styles. Just as when students look at colleges, some select large universities and some select small colleges. Students select our programs because they flourish in the small schools model of learning.
Do the programs at Commodore charge tuition?
No! We are public school programs of the Bainbridge Island School District.
Can students attend classes at Commodore and still participate in extra curricular activities at other schools?
Yes, we have students who participate in sports at Woodward and Bainbridge High School as well as a number of club activities.
Do the school buses transport students to Commodore?
Yes and no! Because of the new two-bell system, some Odyssey 1-6 students can be picked up on the Ordway bus routes. Parents in out-lying areas are car-pooling to connect to the operating routes. Odyssey 7/8 and Eagle Harbor High School are on the Woodward/BHS routes. Our Mosaic Partnership students are transported by their parents.
What type of student attends Commodore?
Our students select Commodore because of our learning opportunities, student centered instruction, small learning communities, and strong teaching teams. We are not the traditionally viewed "alternative school" where students who need help are sent. Our best testimony is in our graduates, who are now attending in a broad range of schools from the Naval Academy, Notre Dame, Brown, Evergreen, Cornell to Seattle Community College, Arts Schools, and apprenticeships.
After attending a small school, how does a student transition into a larger school community?We find our students are very successful transitioning into larger schools. Our graduates regularly tell us how well prepared they are for college. Because our programs emphasize the self-directed learner, our students are capable learners in any setting.How are students with individualized education programs (IEPs) served at option schools?If depends on the services that are written in the student's IEP and the services available at the school. Legally, students must receive the services as specified on the IEP. However, not all Special Education services are available at each school. A student's IEP team determines the level of services and placement. There may be instances where a student's IEP team determines that the level of services is not offered at the Option School; therefore, the student's placement will be at a location where the IEP can be appropriately implemented. Any placement changes must be made by the IEP team in accordance with federal, state, and district procedures.
How do you enroll at Commodore?
Please go to the to the enrollment tab here to get specific information about each program's enrollment and informational meetings.