Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The board shall permit the enrollment of and provide ancillary services for part time students, 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 which includes taking courses at or receiving ancillary services from the district or both, or any student involved in an approved work training program and taking courses in any public school.

Home-based instruction shall consist of planned and supervised 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.

Home-based instruction may be provided by a parent who has filed a declaration of intent with the superintendent or designee 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 RCW 28A.225.225, Choice

All decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, 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. The superintendent or designee is directed to establish procedures that define the district’s responsibilities for home-based and off-campus instruction.

Legal Reference:
Part-time students - Defined - Enrollment authorized – Reimbursement for costs-- Funding authority recognition – Rules - RCW 28A.150.350
Private schools -Extension programs for parents to teach children in their custody - RCW 28A.195.010
Home-based instruction - Duties of parents - RCW 28A.200.010
Home-based instruction - Certain decisions responsibility of - RCW 28A.200.020
Attendance mandatory - Age –Exceptions - RCW 28A.225.010
Adults, children from other districts, agreements for attending school – Tuition - RCW 28A.225.220
Applications from nonresident students or students receiving home-based instruction to attend district school - School employees' children - Acceptance and rejection standards – Notification - . RCW 28A.225.225
Enrollment time credit-off-campus - Alternative Learning Experiences - Study time off-campus Instruction Requirements - WAC 392-121-182
Attendance rights of part-time public school students - WAC 392-134-010

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: January 1986
Revised by the Board 07.09
Classification: Priority