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|
|Career and Technical Education1||1||1|
|Health and Fitness||2||2|
(1 can be PPR)
| World Language
Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR)
(Both can be PPR)
Personalized Pathway Requirements 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.
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 (unitl Next Gen Science Standards)|
|2016||Smarter Balanced (exit exam cut score)||Either Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC/EOC Exit Exam
Smarter Balanced (exit exam cut score)
|Smarter Balanced (college exit exam cut score)|
|Smarter Balanced (college & career ready cut score)||Smarter Balanced (college & career ready cut score)|
Please contact the following for more information or to obtain a program application:
AEP Secretary: Karen Carlile
527.4324 (Available mid-August – mid-June only)
High School Programs Director: Kim Cassetto
AEP Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday