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Visit an alternative school instead of taking the test!

Susan Notes:

Here's the start of a great resource--alternative schools in AERO's network that will welcome students opting out of state tests. Thanks to Jerry Mintz who gathered these invitations. Expect the list to grow.

Parents, note Jerry's generous offer to help you find an alternate school near you that your child can visit on testing days.


by Jerry Mintz

Last week we announced an initiative for families choosing to opt their children out of the draconian, year-end, high-stakes testing at their public schools. It is every parent's right to do this. Alternative, learner-centered schools in AERO's network are volunteering to let students who have opted out to visit their schools during this time. Visiting another school is usually an excused absence at most schools.

We have had a great initial response from our network of schools happy to do this. We're hoping many more are added to the list. If your school is open to this, just write to jerryaero@aol.com.

If you are a parent interested in opting out your student from these tests and don't see a school near you on this list, you can write to us and we'll suggest one near you for you to contact.

Here is the list so far:

ALASKA

Anchorage Waldorf School
Jann Douple Mylet
3250 Baxter Road
Anchorage, AK 99504
Tel: 907-333-9062 | Fax: 907-338-9362
www.waldorfak.org
enroll@waldorfak.org


COLORADO

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
Niwot, CO 80503
303 652 0130
www.shepherd valley.org


CONNECTICUT

Mountain Laurel Sudbury School
147 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06052
www.mountainlaurelsudbury.org
info@mountainlaurelsudbury.org
860-828-4077
Contact: Sean Vivier or Marie Sampson

FLORIDA

Yellow Wood Learning Community
99 SW 14th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
http://ywlc.org/

The NewGate School (Montessori Foundation Lab School)
5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
1-941-922-4949 â€Â¢ 1-941-922-7660 (fax)
Lorna McGrath (lornamcgrath@montessori.org


MASSACHUSETTS

North Star
135 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
413-582-0193
Ken@northstarteens.org


Parts and Crafts
Somerville, MA
contact@partsandcrafts.org
Kelly Taylor
603.313.9071

Waldorf School of Massachusetts Bay
160 Lexington St
Belmont, MA 02478
617-489-6600 x11
www.waldorfhighschool.org
s.morris@waldorfhighschool.org

MICHIGAN

Little Lake Learning Community
Melissa Palma
(734) 218-4877
melissa@littlelakelc.org
Physical Address: 3257 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Mailing Address: 560 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Website: www.littlelakelc.org

Clonlara School
Chandra Montgomery Nicol
1289 Jewett
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734 769 4511
Chandra@clonlara.org

MINNESOTA

Second Foundation School
1219 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
SecondFSchool@gmail.com
www.SecondfoundationSchool.org
612-378-1014

MONTANA

Billings Educational Academy
Billings, MT
406 248 4031
Margo Haak
margoloveskids@yahoo.com

NEW JERSEY

Voyagers' Community School
321 West Farms Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
732.842.1660
Karen Giuffre̢۪, Founding Director
Director@voyagerskids.com
www.voyagerskids.com


Princeton Learning Cooperative
www.PrincetonLearningCooperative.org
609-851-2522
16 All Saints Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 167, Princeton, NJ 08542

NEW MEXICO

Tutorial School
400 Brunn School Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-988-1859
tutorialschool@yahoo.com

NEW YORK

Mandala School
East Aurora, NY
716-374-0678
DrJohn@MandalaSchool.org

Longview School
83 Main St
Brewster, NY
mark@longviewschool.org
914-739-3402

The Birch School & Homeschool Resource Center
Kate Fox
Rock Tavern NY
kate@thebirchschool.org
(845) 361-2267

Brooklyn Free School
372 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Alan P. Berger
Executive Director
718-499-2707

Tinkering Class Mondays offered by Brooklyn Apple Academy
Opt out day: Ages 6-10
Time: Mondays 10am-3pm
RSVP by e-mailing Brooklynappleacademy@gmail.com
Classes at Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn J,M,Z to Myrtle Ave.

NORTH CAROLINA

Rainbow Mountain Children̢۪s School
Renee Owen
574 Haywood Road
Ashville, NC 28806
(828) 258-9264 ext. 11
http://www.rmcs.org/category/directors-blog/

Arthur Morgan School
Bridget O'Hara
Admissions Coordinator
60 AMS Circle
Burnsville NC 28714
828-675-4262
admissions@arthurmorganschool.org
www.arthurmorganschool.org


PENNSYLVANIA

Upattinas School
429 Greenridge Rd
Glenmoore, PA 19343
610.458.5138
office@upattinas.org
www.upattinas.org

TEXAS
Liberty Learning Center
Cheri Isett
2005 Ave T
Lubbock, TX 79411
806-744-9133

Whole Life Learning Center
www.wholelifelearningcenter.com
10801 Old San Antonio Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
512.944.0279


VERMONT

Pacem School
29 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
802.223.1010
lexi.shear@post.harvard.edu

VIRGINIA

Raw Learning
gleamer@rawlearning.org
Staunton, VA


WASHINGTON

The Attic Learning Community
Tracy L. Ruef
www.the-attic.org
Bothel,l WA
admin@the-attic.org
425-424-0800


Northwest Free School
1427 Queen Ave. N.E.
Renton, WA 98056
425-228-0345
northwestfreeschool@yahoo.com

Madrona School
Missi Goss
Head of School
219 Madison Ave S
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206 855-8041
www.madronaschool.org


WISCONSIN

Youth Initiative High
www.yihs.net
jacob@yihs.net
608-637-6445
500 E. Jefferson St. #302, Viroqua, WI 54665













— Jerry Mintz



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