Northshore Family Partnership Program

Student using technology in the classroom

Northshore Family Partnership, located at the Bear Creek Campus, is a program where homeschool students attend core and elective courses taught by Northshore teachers to support parents in their homeschooling efforts. The program aims for a collaborative culture where families regularly meet with an onsite teacher who oversees and monitors the Written Student Learning Plans designed to support academic progress of the homeschool student.

The program incorporates a site-based model designed to support and reach the individual needs of students and families where parents/guardians serve as the primary educators for their children. A selection of core and enrichment courses are provided on site for students.

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, students in grades K-8 will be served.

Northshore certificated teachers teach courses, collaborate with parents/families to establish student learning plans, regularly communicate with parents/families, monitor student progress, and support the efforts of parents/families with their home learning needs. 

The Northshore Family Partnership aims to establish an inclusive, supportive community of families that seek an alternative model for learning for their children where parents serve as the primary educators. We envision a place where parents/families collaborate in a true partnership with teachers as they create a learning environment that nurtures peer interactions while participating in meaningful, real-world learning experiences. 


Northshore Family Partnership 

Information Meetings 

Northshore Family Partnership is a Kindergarten through ninth-grade site-based choice school that supports an inclusive, supportive community of families that seek an alternative model of learning for their children. NFP is intended for families who have made the choice to teach their children at home.  In this program, certificated teachers oversee learning plans in which parents serve as the primary educators.  Families collaborate in a true partnership with teachers to plan for instruction, observe student growth, and prepare for learning activities that excite and motivate each child as an individual.

Because parents provide education in all subjects required for promotion and graduation, students supplement their home learning by selecting courses from a catalog of on-site classes available through NFP.  Certificated teachers guide students in learning with peers and participating in meaningful, real-world learning experiences.  Classes are small, project-based, multi-age, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and hands-on, providing students with the opportunity to dig deep into exploring ideas, concepts, and skills.  

NFP has a robust and supportive parent community with a PTSA that provides additional enrichment and resources, including supplemental educational resources and workshops for both parents and children.  For more information, see the Northshore Family Partnership link on the NSD website.  In addition, there will be two NFP information meetings for new families.  Please join Principal Gary Keeler to ask questions and learn more about NFP.  We look forward to serving your family in NFP. 

NFP Information Meetings 

Wednesday, March 10th from 6 to 7 PM 

Monday, March 15th from 3 to 4 PM  

Use the following zoom link to attend the information meetings:

Open House Tours

Do you want to find out more about what NFP has to offer? 

Because of the pandemic, we are not currently able to conduct in-person tours, but we've recorded a virtual tour of our campus. The recording of an Open Forum Night held principal Gary Keeler on Zoom also contains answers to many of the questions you may have.

YouTube Link to Mr. Keeler's Virtual Tour 

Video Recording of the 9/14/2020 NFP Open Forum Night   
(It should be noted that unfortunately this recording wasn't started at the beginning of the meeting, however the recorded portion contains the answers to many questions. 


For questions about the program contact:

Gary Keeler


Leslie Connor

Lead Teacher


Nicole Brenengen

Office Manager