Shoreline School District’s Home Education Exchange offers support to parents who choose to educate their children at home. The Home Education Exchange (HEE) recognizes the parent as the primary teacher for the child and provides resources to member families to ensure a high-quality learning experience consistent with the expectations of the student’s family. The HEE is an Alternative Learning Experience operating in WA for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Visit our enrollment page to see our enrollment process and timeline for mid-year enrollments and for 2022-23 enrollments. There you'll find a form to sign up for a live Q&A with our program director, which is required to be added to our interest list!
For more information about the Home Education Exchange or to inquire about enrolling your child(ren), contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. We follow the district calendar for holidays and school breaks, during which the office will be closed.
Student absences should be reported via email to: email@example.com.
Alternative Learning Experience Program vs. Home-based Instruction - Statement of Understanding
Home-based Instruction and enrollment in an ALE are different educational models. Home-based instruction includes the following:
- Instruction is developed and supervised by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A.200 and 28A.225.010.
- The parent has filed an annual Declaration of Intent with the district. (Find more information about providing home-based instruction to Shoreline students.)
- Students are neither enrolled nor eligible for graduation through a public high school unless they meet all district and state graduation requirements.
- Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public school, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements.
- The public school is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials, or to supervise the student’s education.
Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) includes the following:
- Is a public education enrollment option authorized under WAC 392-550.
- Subject to all state and federal rules and regulations governing public education.
- Curriculum and instructional materials meet district standards and are free from sectarian control or influence.
- Learning experiences are:
- Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by a certificated teacher.
- May be planned in collaboration with the student, parent and teacher.
- Provided via a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP).
- Provided in whole, or part, outside the regular classroom.