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Mid-Columbia Partnership: Providing Options for Home schooling Parents

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A local organization is helping parents who homeschool their kids. The Mid-Columbia Partnership program continues to grow. It's now serving about 150 students by providing free classes that homeschooling parent might not be able to teach.

 At Thursday's open house, students got to shoot off homemade rockets using a 2-liter bottle and water. Teachers tell us the science classes are the most popular because parents may not have all the equipment they need to teach their child. Teachers also say MCP provides a different kind of learning atmosphere.

Science Teacher Melissa Edington says, "I think our families are finding out that the traditional classroom is not a great fit for everybody and so it's nice that there are different options."

MCP is sponsored by the Kennewick School District. It has grown from offering classes one day a week to four days a week.

Now, if you want more information on MCP, call 222-5036.

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