At Wisdom Ridge, online learning platforms will provide most of the coursework and assessment, offering flexible scheduling and self-paced learning opportunities. Wisdom Ridge Academy uses a “Best Fit” approach to honor the learning styles of the student. Wisdom Ridge Academy will provide the following OSPI-approved learning platforms: Accelerate Education (K-12), Edmentum (6-12), and EDynamic for secondary advanced electives.

LANGUAGE ARTS

60 - 75

MINUTES

DAILY

MATH

45 - 60 

MINUTES

DAILY

30 - 45 

MINUTES

DAILY

SOCIAL STUDIES

SCIENCES

30 - 45 

MINUTES

DAILY

MUSIC OR ART

30 - 45 

MINUTES

2 - 3X PER WEEK

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE

LEARNING PLATFORMS

NEW Students Residing WITHIN the Ridgefield School District Boundaries 

REGISTER online.

ACTIVE Ridgefield School District Students 

Return completed TRANSFER form to Tonia Rice at the District Office or tonia.rice@ridgefieldsd.org.

NEW Students Residing OUTSIDE the Ridgefield School District Boundaries 

Complete a Choice Transfer form with your resident district and complete WAITLIST.

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Core subjects (Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Health) are all available through Wisdom Ridge Academy. There are also a wide variety of elective options. High school students will have access to advanced placement and honors courses as well as electives. The program is compatible with programs such as Running Start, CAPs, and Cascadia Tech.

The program is designed to be done independently by the student and monitored through in-person student connection appointments.  All textbooks and instructional materials needed, as well as on-line curriculum, to complete the program will be provided by Wisdom Ridge Academy.  A suitable home internet connection is necessary for participation. Some advanced elective classes may require a student to use a webcam for proctored exams, such as certification tests. Access to libraries in our traditional schools and inter-district delivery will be possible between buildings if a student identifies books they want to check out through a library’s online catalogue.

​It is expected that there will be adult family members available to support student learning as co-educators with Wisdom Ridge staff. The academy will support effective instructional approaches with parents.

 

Computer time varies by course, grade, and the student’s learning pathway. 

Statement of Understanding

 

Home-based Instruction and enrollment in an Alternative Learning Experience 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 28.1.200 and 28.1.225.010.

  • The parent has filed an annual Declaration of Intent with the district.

  • 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.

 

See Ridgefield School District Board Policy 2255 for specific school district information on district implementation of ALE according to WAC 392-550-020.