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White Pass Learning Academy

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This is the inside of White Pass Learning Academy. The program has 12 computers for Plato Access.

The administration and faculty of White Pass School District developed the White Pass Learning Academy (WPLA) program to meet the needs of a wide range of students and enable them to reach their academic goals and become productive citizens. WPLA is an alternative education program serving under the State ALE umbrella.

WPLA students learn the same subject content they would in regular classes. WPLA will offer online classes in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and PE. Students progress through their educational program using on-line, computer based instruction, blended learning, or individual targeted study. In partnership with Cispus Outdoor learning Center, the Randle Library, and the White Pass Ski Resort, WPLA allows a choice and an opportunity to be successful in the classroom and out. The combination of academic support through online curriculum, along with behavioral, social, emotional and experiential skill building support through outdoor activity, provides a unique comprehensive learning/growing experience.

Students will work online from 8:02-12:15 Monday-Friday in the high school computer lab.

The schedule will be as follows:

1st per- 8:02-8:55

2nd per- 9:00-9:45

3rd per- 9:50-10:35

4th per- 10:45-11:35

Lunch 11:40-12:10

 After lunch students will go to lab, home, Randle library or pm classes as listed on their Student Learning Plan. Students will follow the code of conduct as listed in the White Pass High School student handbook.

Students who are enrolled in WPLA and meet the minimum state graduation requirements will be granted a WPLA HS Diploma. WPLA is open to students in grades 9-12 residing in White Pass School District and the surrounding area. Anyone 21 and older at the time of application will not be accepted. Enrollment is limited to 12-15 students per session. Applicants accepted after the limit is met will be placed on a waiting list.


White Pass Learning Academy Program Description:

Some students do not experience success in a traditional school program for a variety of reasons. Academic background, behavior problems, attendance issues, or a learning disability can result in poor school performance. Family difficulties such as childcare, financial problems or illness can also contribute to a lack of success. The administration and faculty of White Pass School District developed the WPLA program to meet the needs of these students and enable them to reach their academic goals and become productive citizens. WPLA is an alternative education program. It is an alternative form of the traditional American education that has remained fundamentally the same for many years. Some students for a variety of reasons do not fit the mold of traditional school programs and are therefore not successful -- the only alternative was to drop out. WPLA allows students another choice - lowering the number of dropouts and increasing the population of literate educated Americans. WPLA students learn the same subject content within a limited number of course offerings as they would receive in regular classes. The subjects taken are determined by the Washington State minimum graduation requirements. Students progress at their own pace through their educational program using on-line, computer based instruction or, in the traditional classroom setting. Operating outside of traditional school hours allows WPLA students more flexibility in their schedules and their lives. WPLA allows a choice and an opportunity to be successful. Students who are enrolled in WPLA and meet the minimum WA state graduation requirements as outlined in WAC 392-121-182 will be granted a WPLA Washington State HS Diploma.

Goals of White Pass Learning Academy: 1. Provide a local opportunity for students regularly enrolled in White Pass School District to make-up credits needed for graduation.

2. Provide students with a quality alternative to the traditional high school program.

3. Establish a school with the flexibility to grow, change, and adapt to the future.

WPLA is open to students in grades 9-12 residing in White Pass School District and the surrounding area. Anyone 21 and older at the time of application will not be accepted. Enrollment is limited to 12-15 students.

Applicants accepted after the limit is met will be placed on a WPLA waiting list.

Please Contact Brian Carter for more information:

CCarter@whitepass.k12.wa.us

360-497-5816 Ext. 3004

 

Disclaimer:

White Pass School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator: Chuck Wyborney: 360-497-3791cwyborney@whitepass.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Pretrina Mullins: 360-497-5816pmullins@whitepass.k12.wa.us. Address:  PO Box 188, Randle, WA 98377. 

 

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