Alternative Education Program


509.527.4324 (Walla Walla)

The Alternative Education Program provides students an educational opportunity outside the traditional high school system. Selected students between 16 and 20 years of age, who have not earned a high school diploma, but have a sufficient amount of time to complete high school requirements, may be eligible to participate. The program, which is a joint venture with the Walla Walla School District, covers the cost of tuition and books for program participants.

Washington residents who are currently enrolled in a Walla Walla area high school should contact a Walla Walla High School administrator for a transfer referral and a program application.  The AEP office will then schedule an interview for the student with the High School Programs Director and administrators from the Walla Walla School District to determine placement for the student.  Students living outside the Walla Walla School District need to request an Inter-District Release form from their superintendent.

Washington residents, whose graduation year has already past, or students who are not currently enrolled in a high school, may contact the AEP office directly.

Graduation Course-Taking Requirements

Subject

Requirements for the Classes of 2016, 2017 & 2018

Career- & College-Ready Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019 & Beyond

English

4

4

Math

3

3

Science

2
(1 lab)

3
(2 lab)

Social Studies

3

3

Career and Technical Education1

1

1

Health and Fitness

2

2

Arts

1

2
(1 can be PPR)

General Electives

4

4

World Language (or)
Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR)

2
(Both can be PPR)

Total Credits

20

242


Personalized Pathway Requirement are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student's interest and High School and Beyond Plan, that may include Career and Technical Education, and are intended to provide a focus for the student's learning.

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1Or 1 Occupational Education credit, as defined in WAC 180-51-067.
2Up to 2 Credits can be waived locally based on a student's unusual circumstances.

High School Assessments Required for Graduation

Class of...

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

2014

Reading HSPE

Writing HSPE

Either Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC

 

2015

Reading HSPE

Writing HSPE

Either Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC/EOC Exit Exam

Biology EOC (until Next Gen Science Standards)

2016

HSPEs or Smarter Balanced (exit exam cut score

Either Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC/EOC Exit Exam
or
Smarter Balanced (exit exam cut score)

2017 &
2018

Smarter Balanced (exit exam cut score)

2019 and
beyond

Smarter Balanced (college & career ready cut score)

Smarter Balanced (college & career ready cut score)