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Alternative Learning Experience

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Alternative Learning Experience

Alternative Learning

Anissa Sharratt

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 392-121-182 WAC.


Guides to assist with implementation of the law:

Sample Documents

Compliance templates for program use:

Contact Log

Statement of Understanding | 

Intervention Plan

Monthly Progress Review

Substantially Similar Reporting Spreadsheet 


Weekly Time Log

Written Student Learning Plan

Rule Updates

Information on WAC or RCW language:

ALE Rule Change Proposal

The Alternative Learning Department has filed a CR 102 with proposed changes to WAC 392-121-182.  If adopted, rule changes would be effective for the 2020-21 school year.  The CR 102, information on public comment, and draft language can be found on the OSPI Rulemaking website


Newsletters, presentations, videos, and other resources:



Watch CEDARS Reporting for ALE Courses webinar

Watch ALE Compliance webinar

Watch Online School Program Guidance webinar