The Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP), one of the four basic requirements of enrollment in an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program in Washington State, guides student learning and details the learning goals and performance objectives within each subject area of study. As part of the enrollment process, the parent or guardian will work with the CVA Academic Advisor to develop a WSLP personalized to each student. Once the initial learning plan is created by the Academic Advisor and instructional resources are ordered, no changes may be made until the parent and CVA teacher have further discussed the student’s needs. The WSLP may then be revised throughout the year (until March 30th) to accommodate a student’s particular academic needs; however, curriculum and course changes should be minimized. After March 30th, no new courses may be added and no additional instructional resources will be provided.
The WSLP typically includes five core subjects which consist of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education/Fine Arts, and World Language for grades 6-12. A full-time student would take five or six CVA courses during the school year. A part-time student would take between one and four CVA courses during the school year.
The estimated time that students will spend on a CVA course is defined in the course catalog. The average estimated weekly hours to complete all courses on the WSLP is based on the number of course-hours divided by the number of available enrollment weeks.
The following minimum weekly hours for a full-time student are defined in WAC 392-121-122:
- Primary (grades 1 through 3): 20 hours each week, or 4 hours (240 minutes) each scheduled school day;
- Elementary (grades 4 through 6): 25 hours each week, or 5 hours (300 minutes) each scheduled school day;
- Secondary (grades 7 through 12): 25 hours each week, or 5 hours (300 minutes) each scheduled school day.
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