If you haven’t already checked out the Getting To Graduation information on this website, follow this link, it may answer a few questions!
We’ve included some information and links below that may help you either get started in heading back to school or maybe just getting some additional support in other areas of your life…
Why some programs are called a “1418” Reengagement Program-
They’re tagged with 1418 because of the legislation (ESSHB1418) that was written to create Youth Reengagement programs that provide education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.
The programs must be approved by the state and include the following key elements:
- academic instruction, including GED preparation, academic skills, and college and work readiness preparation, that generates high school credit for a diploma and has the goal of academic and work readiness;
- instruction by certified teachers or college instructors whose credentials are established by the college;
- case management, counseling, and resource and referral services;
- and opportunity for qualified students to enroll in college courses tuition-free, if the program provider is a college.
Current OSPI Approved “1418” Reengagement Programs:
+ Links to Additional Programs for High School Completion
- High School programs offered though Community Colleges
- Eastside Summit (Snohomish) ESD189 cooperative program serving Index, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan students 6th through 12th grade, Students are offered general education opportunities, enhanced supports, building capacity for and success in school, and work-related skills required to transition to post-high school activities
- Fast Forward (Tri-Cities) is a free program that helps 16-21 year old out-of-school youth to reclaim their education
- Graduation Alternative Program (GAP) The Educational Service District 112 program provides students with the opportunity to enhance personal skills in a variety of academic areas.
- GRADS: Graduation, Reality And Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) are programs for pregnant teens and/or young parents that focus on work and family foundation skills of significance to these students. GRADS programs include student demonstration of skills leading to high school graduation and economic independence. Check out the program map for school districts that offer the program
- Gravity High School Program ESD 113 Student Support Services staff members collaborate with school districts across their region to provide youth who left school without a diploma the opportunity to get reconnected with an educational program designed to help them meet their specific educational goals and prepare for the next step in their plans for life-long learning and working
- Northwest Regional Learning Center ESD 189 serves Arlington, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Mukilteo, and Snohomish high school students, who may be disenfranchised or court-involved. Students have the opportunity to work on earning credits for their high school diplomas (through their resident districts); prepare for the GED; explore aptitude and interests and develop a post-school plan; and improve academic, functional, and behavioral skills for a successful transition back to their home schools or into the community
- Puget Sound ESD Alternative Education Guide includes both alternative education options and other youth services in King County
- Washington Youth Academy as part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, is operated through a Cooperative Agreement between the National Guard Bureau and Washington State
+ Other Available Programs & Services for Youth
- Adolescent Services, DSHS Children’s Administration
- Teen Link866
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties
- Auburn Youth Services (ayr4kids), serving Auburn and Enumclaw area
- Community Youth Services (CYS) serving the Olympia area
- ESD 112 Youth WorkForce Program, serving Clark and Cowlitz counties
- ESD 113 Youth Career and WorkForce Programs, serving Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Thurston and Pacific counties.
- ESD 114 Pathways to Success serving Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties
- King County YouthSource is a youth one-stop center located at WorkSource Renton
- Muckleshoot Youth Services, serving children and youth in the Muckleshoot community
- Nisqually Youth Services, serving children and youth in the Nisqually community
- Nooksack Tribe Family Services serving children, youth, and families in the Nooksack community
- REACH (Resource for Education and Career Help) Center, Tacoma
- Southwest Youth & Family Services (SWFS), serving southwest King County
- Youth Eastside Services (YES): serving the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond area
- Youth mentoring support This site has a zip code locator for youth looking for a mentor.