Connecting Waters East Bay
This school is enrolling students who reside in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco. CWEB was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Education on March 14, 2017.
We are the proud parents of a "homeschooled" son who is enrolled with Connecting Waters Charter. For two years we searched for the best option after leaving the public school system. We enrolled in a couple of private schools each promising so much only to discover numerous problems down the road. After extensive research we decided Connecting Waters was the best fit for us. Contrary to what many might believe, "homeschooled" kids have many options and choices on how to meet the requirements for graduating from Elementary, Middle and High School. We work with an "Educational Specialist" and receive funds each year to spend on approved vendors for classes. The counseling staff at CW was very helpful when we first enrolled. We struggled at first thinking this would not be a legitimate way into college. However, it has been the best situation despite many outside concerns that our son get the "socialization" skills through the traditional route in the public school system. Really? I think some of the greatest kids I've met have had non-traditional educations. We supplement with many outside activities that include sports, music, art etc. where he is exposed to kids his own age.
It would have been easy to just stay in the public school system where the emphasis seems to be to teach to the test so the school receives accolades for exemplary work. The fact that you are thinking about this at age 6 is fabulous.
Best of luck in your search!