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Alternative Learning Experience

Alternative Learning Feedback Survey

The goal of the Alternative Learning Feedback Survey is to obtain regular feedback from our stakeholders.

ALE Newsletters

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Contact Information

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 392-550 WAC.


Guides to assist with implementation of the law.

Communications & Video Guidance

ALE Compliance Forms

Below are sample forms to meet Alternative Learning Experience compliance. Please note that these are just samples and programs are welcome to develop their own to meet ALE requirements.

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.