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    Statement of Understanding 2020-21

    In accordance with the Alternative Learning Experience Implementation Standards, reference WAC 392-121-182 (3)(e), prior to enrollment parent(s) or guardian shall be provided with information regarding the difference between home-based instruction and enrollment in an alternative learning experience (ALE).

    Below are descriptions of the difference between Home-based Instruction and an ALE.

    Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Cascade Parent Partnership Program

    • Is authorized under WAC 392-121-182
    • Students are enrolled in public education either full-time or part-time.
    • Students are subject to the rules and regulations governing public school students including course, graduation, and assessment requirements for all portions of the ALE

    Learning experiences are:

    • Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by certificated staff.
    • Provided via a written student learning plan.
    • Provided in whole, or part outside the regular classroom.

    Home-Based Instruction

    • Is provided by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A.200 and 28A.225.010.
    • Parent has filed an annual Declaration of Intent with the district.
    • Students are neither enrolled nor eligible for graduation through a public high school unless they meet all district and state graduation requirements.
    • Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public school, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements.
    • The public school is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials, or to otherwise supervise the student’s education.

    Part-time Enrollment of Home-Based Instruction Students

    Home-based instruction students may enroll in public school programs, including ALE programs, on a part-time basis and retain their home-based instruction status. In the case of part-time enrollment in ALE, the student will need to comply with the requirements of the ALE written student learning plan, but not be required to participate in state assessments or meet state graduation requirements.

    Full-time Enrollment at CASCADE

    A student enrolling full-time in CASCADE is not considered to be a home-based student. The student is considered a full time public school student and is subject to the rules and regulations governing ALE programs as well as the rules and regulations governing the actions of all public school students. This includes, but is not limited to, attendance, meeting course requirements, and assessment requirements and testing.

    As a family enrolled at CASCADE Parent Partnership Program:

    • I understand that students under the age of 12 must have a parent/guardian on campus at all times.
    • I understand that if parent leaves CASCADE campus, an “Authorization of Supervision” form must be filled out and is available in the front office.
    • I understand that 3 consecutive calendar months of unsatisfactory progress may result in my student being unable to continue enrollment at CASCADE.
    • I understand it is my responsibility to log-on to WINGS monthly to check on my student’s progress.
    • I understand that it is my responsibility to meet with my WSLP (Written Student Learning Plan) counselor and provide monthly evidence of progress in all off-site courses.
    • I understand all students are expected to be respectful, responsible, and conduct themselves at all times with the knowledge that this is a family environment. I understand failure to do so could result in my student being asked to leave and/or a parent being required to be with my student at all times.
    • I understand as a parent educator on campus, I hold to the same professional expectations as any CASCADE staff in my personal conversations and behavior.
    • I understand that by signing up for classes at Cascade the home-extension work assigned by teachers is important for my student(s) to complete.
    • I understand the CASCADE Family Guidebook serves as the school handbook and contains a great deal of important information I need to know and I will review it annually.