• Statement of Understanding


    Home-based instruction and enrollment in an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) are different educational models.


    Home-based instruction includes the following:

    • Instruction is developed and supervised by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A200 and 225.010.
    • The parent has filed an annual Declaration of Intent with the district.
    • Students are neither enrolled nor eligible for graduation through a public high school unless they meet all district and state graduation requirements.
    • Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public school, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements.
    • The public school is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials, or to supervise the student’s education.


    Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) includes the following:

    • Is a public education enrollment option authorized under WAC 392-550.
    • Subject to all state and federal rules and regulations governing public education,.
    • Curriculum and instructional materials meet district standards and are free from sectarian control or influence.
    • Learning experiences are:
      • Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by a certificated teacher.
      • May be planned in collaboration with the student, parent and teacher.
      • Provided via a Written Learning Plan (WSLP).
      • Provided in whole, or part, outside the regular classroom.