WILDOMAR – To celebrate the culmination of National School Choice Week, Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts hosted a school tour followed by a question and answer period. The event took place Friday, Jan. 27, at Sycamore Academy, 23151 Palomar Street.
During Sycamore’s “Scorpion Salute” announcements, a special student performance celebrated National School of Choice Week 2017.
The event was an opportunity for individuals to find out more about the free public charter school Sycamore Academy and to see their students in action.
National School Choice Week is held every January in an effort to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise public awareness of all the different types of education options available for children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools and homeschooling.
To meet this goal, NSCW encourages schools, organizations and individuals to hold positive events that celebrate school choice options, while drawing attention to the need for even greater opportunities for children.
Started in 2011, NSCW has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. The weeklong celebration is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort that welcomes all Americans to get involved and to have their voices heard.
National School Choice Week 2017 was held Jan. 22-28. NSCW 2016 was the largest series of education-related events in U.S. history and featured 16,745 total events across all 50 states, 13,224 schools of all types holding events, 808 home school groups holding events, 1,012 chambers of commerce holding events, 27 governors issuing proclamations recognizing School Choice Week in their states, more than 200 mayors and county leaders issuing School Choice Week proclamations and rallies and special events held at 20 state capitol buildings.