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Alternative Learning Experience

Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) is public education where some or all of the instruction is delivered outside of a regular classroom schedule. ALE follows all public education requirements as well as Chapter 392-550 WAC.

Guidance

Guides to assist with implementation of the law:

Sample Compliance Documents

Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP)

Syllabus

Weekly Contact Log

Monthly Progress Review(MPR)

Intervention Plan (IntPlan)

WAC & RCW Rule Updates

  • Permanent ALE Rule Change – Effective August 14, 2021
    • Outlines a process for determining truancy, required interventions, and a threshold for filing a truancy petition for students enrolled in alternative learning experience courses beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  See WAC 392-550-040 for more detail.
  • Permanent ALE Rule Change – Effective August 10, 2020
    • Moves the rules governing ALE to chapter 392-550 WAC and simplifies WAC 392-121-182 to include only enrollment reporting requirements.
    • Removes the requirement to obtain a parent signature documenting the parent’s understanding of the difference between home-based instruction and ALE. A requirement to notify families of the difference at enrollment and in school/program materials remains. See WAC 392-550-030(10) for more detail. 

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