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Graduation Alliance-Sultan

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Website: www.graduationalliance.com
Email: todd.dalsted@graduationalliance.com
Phone: (360) 978-4893
Fax: (360) 793-9890
Student information privacy policy: www.sultan.k12.wa.us/ssd/ssd.cfm?id=199

School District: Sultan School District #31311

Grades Served: 9-12

OSPI Approval

Approved as a Single District Online School Program from the 2015-16 through the 2018-19 school year.

This program is approved by way of its affiliation with Graduation Alliance (The American Academy). Learn more about Affiliate Approval, here.

Access

Student Enrollment Instructions:

Following approval by the high school principal and superintendent, enrollment into the District’s Graduation Alliance Program is subject to satisfactory completion of the following: • Online Student Enrollment Form • Student Honor Code • Terms of Use • Financial Responsibility Form (if a laptop has been requested for the Student) • Additional forms as required by the school district• Additional forms as required by the state of Washington • First class assignment completion. Completed WSLP

Overview

Graduation Alliance provides an innovative dropout recovery program in partnership with the Sultan School District. The Graduation Alliance ALE program provides a different pathway to graduation than traditional brick and mortar schools provide. The online curriculum allows flexibility in terms of schedule by allowing students to work or deal with life issues while being enrolled in school. Students may also enroll in Graduation Alliance ALE to “make up” missing credits while simultaneously being enrolled in a traditional high school setting.

Graduation Alliance requests the district’s list of kids who are no longer attending school. Then the Graduation Alliance Recruiting Team gets to work. Graduation Alliance on-the-ground mentor assists with recruiting and holds local in-person meetups. If your students need computers to complete their school work, we provide them. Graduation Alliance handles the work – from recruiting, to enrollment, to course registration. Graduation Alliance state-licensed teachers work with your students at a course level, while our mentors work with your students at a program level. All efforts are backed by our student services and support team and the systems we’ve built.

Graduation Alliance is an online high school and educational services provider serving students in 43 states and 8 countries. The school has earned full regional accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and offers more than 200 online courses, all supported by state-licensed teachers. We apply online learning to solve real problems faced by schools and school districts every day.
Our mission is to help students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of high school to complete their high school diplomas online. We partner with Sultan School District and other local school districts to recover lost students and put them on the path to success.
One key element to online learning success is our recognition that online learning requires timely intervention and direct human support; we balance flexibility with accountability and support.
Online learning requires and helps build self-management and self-directed learning skills. It’s not for everyone, but for many it’s not only a viable approach but it’s one that makes sense given the students’ life circumstances.
We know from experience that with the right support structure students can thrive in an online learning environment. We provide on-the-ground mentors who know the kids that they work with and know the community in which they work. Our mentors are available to make sure our students have the support, tools, and guidance they need to truly succeed. While technology (the online learning environment) is the enabler, it’s the human element (the mentors and our student support teams) that drives success.

Course Offerings

Subjects:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Language Arts
  • Lifeskills-Health
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • World Languages

Levels:

  • Credit Recovery
  • Standard

Students

Graduation Alliance partners with districts in both their dropout recovery and dropout prevention efforts.
The primary target population for the Graduation Alliance ALE program is the student for whom a traditional high school program simply does not work and is at risk of not graduating from high school. Graduation Alliance generally works with teen parents; kids who are working to support themselves or their families; kids who are medically fragile; kids who were bullied or had social issues in the traditional school environment; or kids who have been asked to leave school as a result of disciplinary action.

Other students may use Graduation Alliance online classes to recover credits while still being enrolled in traditional high school classes.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements

Graduation Alliance supplies an asynchronous learning environment. Teachers provide feedback to students through the learning management system and are available to student for synchronous remediation and enrichment. All ALE contact requirements are met with weekly two way contacts, and weekly and monthly progress evaluations.

Courseware Platform

Graduation Alliance delivers its web-based courses via Brainhoney, a student learning environment developed by Agilix Labs. Brainhoney was designed in collaboration with Graduation Alliance to meet the specific needs of high school-age full-time online learners. For students who do not have ready access to high-speed internet.

Graduation Alliance offers our district partners access to our fully-integrated, proprietary Partner Portal™, which allows students, parents, mentors, and administrators complete transparency into activity and performance at both the student and program levels. Proactive alerts and notifications and role-specific dashboards provide a support infrastructure for student success.

Student Performance and Demographics

Data for school year: 2014-2015

Teacher-to-student ratio: 20

Course completion rate: N/A% of 0 enrollments

Course pass rate: N/A% of 0 enrollments

Student Satisfaction Survey

Graduation Alliance-Sultan did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.