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Program/Provider Approval Application

WALA

The Washington Association for Learning Alternatives (WALA) is a nonprofit corporation for the benefit of all those concerned with providing options in education, public and private, from preschool through post-secondary.

Learning Options Feedback

The Learning Options (LO) team within OSPI supports student learning outside of a traditional classroom. The goal of the LO Survey is to obtain regular feedback from our many stakeholders.

RCWs & WACs

Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Rules

Online Learning Rules

Contact Information

Online Learning

Online Learning Program Manager

Online School Programs

Are online courses more than 50 percent of a student's schedule?  If yes, then your program may need approval. There are three types of online school programs: Single District, Affiliate, and Multi-District.

Single District Programs

  • May use Approved Course Provider courses/teachers and/or district courses/teachers
  • Have a cap on non-resident students at 10 percent
  • No application necessary but website requests accepted year-round

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Affiliate Programs

  • Use Approved Course Provider courses and teachers only
  • Do not have a cap on non-resident students
  • Accept applications year-round

Resources:


Multi-District Programs

  • May use Approved Course Provider courses/teachers and/or district courses/teachers
  • Do not have a cap on non-resident students
  • Accept applications throughout the month of January

Steps:

  • Review Resources (see below)
  • Submit Intent to Apply
  • Meet with Online Learning Program Manager
  • Prepare Application
  • Submit Application between January 1 and January 31

Resources:


Course Providers

Open to public schools, private or non-profit entities offering online courses. School districts can contract with approved online course providers for individual online courses. The application window is yearly throughout the month of January.

Steps:

  • Review Resources (see below)
  • Submit Intent to Apply
  • Meet with Online Learning Program Manager
  • Prepare Application
  • Submit Application January 1 through January 31

Resources: