1. Students must log into each class, each week and plan to spend as much time working in the course as they would if they were taking a course during a class period at the high school. 
This includes additional time for homework and will ensure adequate monthly progress.  

2. Students will email mentor each week to meet the state requirement for attendance, or make contact in another form determined by individual mentor.  The purpose of this contact is to assist the student in meeting course objectives. This is state law. 
In addition, all mentors have office hours, and are available to meet students in virtual classrooms or set up phone conversations, in order to provide additional instruction for students who need it.

3. Students will complete all courses by the end date specified on the learning plan.

Statement of Understanding

Global Virtual Academy Statement of Understanding

In accordance with the Alternative Learning Experience Implementation Standards, reference WAC 392-121-182 (3)(e) prior to enrollment parent(s) or guardian shall be provided with, and sign, documentation attesting to the difference between home-based instruction and enrollment in an alternative learning experience (ALE).

Provided on this form are descriptions of the difference between home-based instruction and an ALE. By enrolling in the Global Virtual Academy’s courses, guardians agree that they have read the descriptions of home-based instruction and alternative learning experience written below.  In addition, guardians agree to an understanding of the difference between home-based instruction and the alternative learning experience program in which their student is enrolling.

Summary Descriptions

Home Based Instruction (Home School – not using Global Virtual Academy Programs)

Home-based instruction is provided by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A.200 and 28A.225.010. Students are not enrolled in public education. Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public schools, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements. The public school is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials, or otherwise supervise the student’s education.

The Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) in Peninsula School District for the Global Virtual Academy Programs offered at Gig Harbor, Henderson Bay, and Peninsula High Schools

ALE is authorized under WAC 392-121-182. Students are enrolled in public education either full-time or part-time. Students are subject to the rules and regulations governing public school students including course, graduation, and assessment requirements for all portions of the ALE. Learning experiences are:

  • Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by certificated staff.

  • Provided via a written student learning plan.

  • Provided in whole, or part outside the regular classroom.

Part-time Enrollment of Home-Based Instruction Students

Home-based instruction students may enroll in public school programs, including ALE programs, on a part-time basis and retain their home-based instruction status. In the case of part-time enrollment in ALE, the student will need to comply with the requirements of the ALE written student learning plan, but not be required to participate in state assessments or meet state graduation requirements.

The Peninsula School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 

John Yellowlees, Executive Director, Student Services. 14015 62ND AVE NW, GIG HARBOR, WA 98332. (253) 530.1080