The Student Engagement and Support division helps school districts prepare each student for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement by embracing an approach to education that encompasses the whole child. In doing so, the division works to ensure every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Student Engagement and Support:
- Administers state and federal grants and programs designed to remove barriers to learning, including those targeted to vulnerable students, such as children and youth in foster care or experiencing homelessness.
- Provides professional development and technical assistance in partnership with education leaders and regional and local stakeholders statewide to build and improve a whole child focus.
- Collaborates with other local, regional, state, and national organizations serving children and families to ensure all students have the support they need to succeed at school.
- Provides oversight, coordination, and support for learning options and school choice in Washington, including online learning and alternative education.