2019 Donation and Sponsorship Request
2019 Donation and Sponsorship Letter
Auction Procurement Ideas
2019 Individual Procurement and Donation Form
What is APPLE? The Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience (APPLE) has been a Spokane Public Schools elementary education program since 1977. It was conceived and developed by Parents for Alternative Education, a parent group pursuing meaningful involvement in the public school education of their children. Learning is enriched by the cooperative participation of parents, teachers, students, administrators, and members of the larger community. Since its visions and activities are driven by these diverse relationships, the program is dynamic. Each new year brings new faces, new dreams, and new beginnings to an ever-evolving program. Continuity is provided by adherence to the original mission of parent participation, and by a long-term tenure of students, parents, and teachers.
Students are the beneficiaries of this participation, as parents form partnerships with teachers to enrich learning. APPLE seeks to educate the whole child with a balance among academic, intellectual, personal, and social development. It employs traditional and innovative, research-based educational approaches. Where practical, it employs student-selected, self-paced learning.