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Alternative learning experience and attendance laws

Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) programs give students the flexibility to learn in a non-traditional setting. The state requires that students in an ALE program demonstrate engagement by working diligently on their courses and make weekly reciprocal contact which occurs through weekly attendance. While students have the ability to do most of their schoolwork at home to demonstrate progress, attendance is still a state requirement.  After the second unexcused absence, state law requires that the school have a conference with the parent or guardian and the student to discuss the barriers to school attendance (State Compulsory Attendance Law, Section 28A.225.RCW).

We are committed to helping all students be successful. We are asking for your help so that we are meeting the state requirements for our ALE program and meeting the needs of all our students.