Frequently Asked Questions

  • What services does Home Link provide?

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    Home Link offers consulting services, tutoring, curriculum materials, easy access to school district libraries and access to district testing opportunities. It can be a supportive network for those choosing this model of education that supports the spirit of homeschooling while providing public school assistance/opportunities.

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  • Can a student be enrolled part-time at Home Link?

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    Yes, students may be part-time enrolled for a variety of reasons. Part-time students may maintain their home-based status.

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  • How is Home Link funded?

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    The Selah School District receives full or partial allocation from the state for the students in Home Link. This money goes to fund the program and provide its many services to its families.
     

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  • What is a WSLP?

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    WSLP stands for Written Student Learning Plan. This is the plan that is written at the beginning of the school year that explains what a student will be studying that year. Having a WSLP for each student is an ALE requirement.
     

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  • What ALE (Alternative Learning Experience) regulations must be followed?

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    There are three main rules that all ALE programs must follow. They are:
    1) Each student must have a learning plan for the year.
    2) There must be a monthly progress report approved by a certificated staff member for each student.
    3) Each student must make weekly contact with a certificated staff member in the program.

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  • What is a Parent Partnership?

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    Parent Partnerships are programs in the public school system that are designed to support families who have chosen to educate their children in a homeschooling model. They offer support, guidance and accountability to parents who are their children's primary educators.
     

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  • How are Parent Partnerships governed?

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    Parent Partnerships operate as Alternative Learning Experience Programs under WAC 392-121-182. They are considered to be an alternative model of education just as some "choice" high schools and virtual academies are alternatives. They differ from the traditional delivery model of education in that most of the education takes place away from the brick and mortar school building and classroom.
     

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  • Are all Parent Partnerships the same?

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    No. There is a wide variety in the types of Parent Partnership Programs. All programs are governed by the same state rules but vary greatly in how they are administered. Each program has its own unique culture.
     

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