Stevenson Elementary School, a public K-5 school in Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD), is the home of a popular Choice program called PACT that offers progressive education and a developmental curriculum based on the state Board's Content Standards. Located at the reopened Stevenson site since 2009, PACT has successfully run since 1996, and obtained alternative school status since 2001. As a Choice program, PACT School accepts students from all neighborhoods within the district, adheres to all California educational standards, and conforms to all public funding and staffing requirements. MVWSD presently does not allow inter-district transfers into PACT.
Our mission at Stevenson Elementary is to, "Cultivate a life-long love of learning by educating the whole child in a collaborative community. This means we take hands-on education and parent participation seriously. In combination with whole class direct instruction, we use our parents to facilitate small group rotations where students have the opportunity to pursue work independently, engage with technology, and receive the support they need to learn the Common Core State Standards. Our school is also taking on Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a core teaching methodology. Through PBL students investigate meaningful questions, collaborate with peers and adults, create original content, revise their work, and present their learning to an authentic audience.
PACT is a partnership. Commitment to participate in your children's education is key to their success. PACT parents are expected not only to help on-campus education, but also to apply the same principles you have learned in Parent Ed at home and anywhere you interact with children.