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Statement of Understanding

PDL – Puyallup Digital Learning

POA – Puyallup Online Academy – Grades 7 – 12

P4 - Puyallup Parent Partnership Program – Grades K - 6

In accordance with the Alternative Learning Experience Implementation Standards, WAC 392-121-182 (6)(j), prior to enrollment parent(s) or guardian shall be provided with information about the difference between homeschool instruction and enrollment into an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE). 

Alternative Learning Experience is: 

  • Is authorized under WAC 92-121-182
  • Students are enrolled into public education either full time or part time.
  • Students are subject to the rules and regulations governing public school students including courses, graduation, and *assessment requirements for all portions of the ALE.
  • Learning experiences are: Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by certified staff.  Provided via a written student learning plan.  Provided in whole, or part outside the regular classroom.

Home School is:

  • Provided by the parent or guardian as authorized 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.
  • Upon withdrawal or dismissal from PDL, return all materials, and one-to-one device provided by the program.