Why is Mary G. Porter Great?
By: Minahil Khan
Porter Traditional School is a specialty school in Prince William County.
A school of choice is a place where students attend by choice, rather than by geographic assignment. Because parents choose to send their children to Porter, educators and parents can agree to shape the programs in the best interests of the students. This is different from general public education, where the programs must consider the entire public population of the school system.
We are expected to give our best effort toward work at school, at home, and in our community. We are guided and encouraged in proper behavior, use of language, study habits, and community involvement. Each of us are required to perform 10 - 20 hours volunteer service, depending on our grade level.
Porter parents are expected to give their best effort toward supporting our efforts at school and in the community. Each of our familes is required to volunteer at the school for at least 10 hours on their behalf each school year.