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

SubjectRequirements for the Classes of 2016, 2017 & 2018Career- & College-Ready Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019 & Beyond
 English 44
(1 lab)
(2 lab)
 Social Studies 33
 Career and Technical Education111
 Health and Fitness22
(1 can be PPR)
 General Electives44
 World Language
Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR)
(Both can be PPR)
 Total Credits20242

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 ArtsMathematicsScience
2014Reading HSPEWriting HSPEEither Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC
2015Reading HSPEWriting HSPEEither Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC/EOC Exit ExamBiology EOC (unitl Next Gen Science Standards)
2016Smarter 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)