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3114 - Part-Time, Home-Based, or Off-Campus Students

Part-time students are permitted to enroll and receive ancillary services, provided that such students are otherwise eligible for full time enrollment in the school District and such courses or services are not available in the student’s private school or an approved extension thereof. Part-time status also includes: any student, not enrolled in a private school, who is receiving home-based instruction and taking courses at or receiving ancillary services from the District or both, or any student involved in an approved work training program.

Home-based instruction shall consist of instructional and related educational activities, including the basic skills of occupational education, science, mathematics, language, social studies, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. Such instruction shall be equivalent, as liberally construed, to the total annual program hours per grade level as established for public schools. Based on age, the District assigns each home-based student a grade level and expected year of graduation, or base grad year (“BGY”). Such students are presumed to advance one grade level per school year.

Home-based instruction may be provided by a parent who has filed a declaration of intent with the superintendent by September 15, or within two (2) weeks of the beginning of any quarter, trimester or semester. Parents may file their declaration of intent with the school District in which they reside or in a school District that has accepted their student pursuant to state law on Choice. All decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, and methods, timing, place, and provision for the evaluation of home-based instruction shall be the responsibility of the parent. Failure of a parent to comply with the standards as specified in the law shall constitute a violation of the compulsory attendance law.

A student may be enrolled in an off-campus instruction program provided that such experiences have been approved by the superintendent, or designee. For Running Start, home-based students may be enrolled based on admissions standards established by the institution of higher education in consultation with the District. A District-assigned grade level of eleventh or twelfth grade will be required in accordance with state law.



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  • RCW 28A.225.220 Adults, children from other Districts, agreements for attending school — Tuition
  • RCW 28A.225.225 Applications to attend nonresident District
  • RCW 28A.195.010 Private schools — Extension programs for parents to teach children in their custody — Scope of state control — Generally
  • RCW 28A.225.010 Attendance mandatory — Age — Persons having custody shall cause child to attend public school — Exceptions
  • RCW 28A.200.010 Home-based instruction — Duties of parents
  • RCW 28A.200.020 Home-based instruction — Certain decisions responsibility of parent
  • RCW 28A.150.350 Part-time students — Defined — Enrollment authorized — Reimbursement for costs--Funding authority recognition—Rules
  • RCW 28A.600.310 Running Start program - Enrollment in institutions of higher education - Student fees - Fee waivers - Transmittal of funds
  • WAC 392-121-182 Enrollment time credit-off-campus — Alternative Learning Experiences — Study time off-campus Instruction Requirements
  • WAC 392-134-010 Attendance rights of part time public school students