we are excited to have you join the

ascs docent program

The ASCS Docent program is a parent-run education program that provides Art, STEM, and Life skills education to our K-8 students. Our Docent program is run by parent volunteers like you!  Without your help, our students would be missing out on the amazing benefits that STEAM education provides them.  

Our Docent program fills the gap between what tuition funding can provide and what our kids want and need. We truly appreciate the principal, teachers, and the parents who support our program with their time, talent, and treasure. 

Docent Class Possibilities: 

  • Rocket building + final launch
  • Iphone photography
  • Pine-Derby car design and building + final race
  • Miniature boat building + final race
  • Game playing and strategy: Chess
  • D&D
  • Sewing - Crochet - Knitting
  • Reading Music - Recorder
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Walking for health
  • Crafting in Clay - Modeling - Stop Motion Animation
  • Theater - Drama - School Play
  • Anime - Cartoon drawing
  • Floral design
  • Cake decorating
  • Cookie decorating
  • Dance - Line Dancing - Swing Dancing
  • Creative Writing
  • Manners - table setting - hosting - tea setting/party etiquette
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer programing
  • Personal finance
  • Bible study/club
  • Book study/club

Docents will: 

  • Receive a 60-minute training overview covering teaching and school-specific fundamentals
  • Receive a 60-minute planning time with a teacher leader to thoughtfully guide your lesson plans and discuss required space and supplies
  • Receive volunteer hours (yes, these count as Major Fundraising hours for each Docent teacher!)

Docent Commitment: 

  • Commit to teach at least one hour per week for the duration of the school quarter you have chosen
  • Volunteer for at least one quarter (approx. 10 weeks)

What we are looking for:

  • A positive attitude toward Catholic Education
  • A desire to share your time and talents with our students
  • Open to feedback and coaching
  • Patience and empathy for students while holding high expectations
  • An ability to interact effectively and positively with K-8 students
  • Commitment to your students and schedule

Docent Role and Responsibilities:

  • Teach an elective class for one hour per week to one class/grade level - you may choose to teach alone, or with another parent
  • Follow the agreed upon theme and lesson plans
  • Attend both training and planning times prior to the quarter starting
  • Complete the Seattle Archdiocese/ASCS volunteer requirements
  • Follow all school volunteer guidelines