Lewis River Academy
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School District: Woodland School District
Grades Served: K-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online School Program from the 2013-14 through the 2016-17 school year.
Student Enrollment Instructions:
Parents may register students by visiting
Follow the steps below to apply. A representative will contact you soon to confirm your application.
Step 1: Complete Online Enrollment Application
Click here to complete the Online Enrollment Application.
or go to:" http://www.woodlandschools.org/registration()": http://www.woodlandschools.org/registration
Fill out the information on the first screen. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Save and Continue.”
An email will be sent to you with a link to your enrollment application. You can finish it now or use the link in your email to return to finish it later.
Click on each of the tabs at the top of the form and complete the information requested. Be sure to scroll down to see all the information boxes.
If you have questions about vaccinations or would like to request a Certificate of Exemption, click on the Print Forms tab.
Print and sign the Registration Form and Immunization Status Form
Please note: Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 31, in order to enroll.
Step 2: Submit Forms and Documentation
After you have completed the online application:, print the following required documents. They are all available on our website.
Lewis River Academy Parent & Student Handbook
Lewis River Academy Handbook Agreement
LRA Acceptable Use Policy
Ethnicity and Race Form
Alternative Learning Experience Statement of Understanding
Home Language Survey
Authorization for Release of Records
Student Health History
Certificate of Immunization
Certificate of Exemption
Print and sign the Registration Form and Immunization Status Form.
Fax, mail, or bring in the completed and signed forms to:
ATTN: Lewis River Academy Enrollment Processing
800 Third Street
Woodland, WA 98674
Questions? Call 360-841-2700
Lewis River Academy is a K-12 alternative public education program hosted by Woodland Public Schools and designed to serve home-study students in Southwest Washington. Our program was founded by parents and staff to provide home-study families in Southwest Washington a greater level of support by offering learning activities such as field trips, literature circles, collaborative science labs, open learning labs, tutoring sessions as well as the typical online teacher support provided by most programs.
If your child has specialized learning needs, we also offer on-site access to special services offered by trained providers who can assess and address the learning needs of your child.
Through the Lewis River Academy your child can also have access to specialized on-site courses provided by Woodland school district through co-enrollment; many of our students enjoy classes like digital photography, art, career and technical education courses, physical education, and music and band classes.
Lewis River Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (formally the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools).
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
Who is eligible to enroll?
All K-12 students that are Washington residents.
What is the cost to enroll in LRA?
LRA is a tuition-free Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) public school program with no cost to enroll.
Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?
Yes, we are a Washington public school within the Woodland School District #404. Students can earn a diploma by meeting all high school graduation requirements.
What curriculum providers are used by the Lewis River Academy?
LRA uses K12, Inc. for grades K-8 and Apex Learning for grades 9-12.
What grades are offered by the Lewis River Academy?
LRA serves grades K–12.
What subjects will my child study?
Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Art, and Physical Education are all available through LRA. High school students also have access to AP courses, Skills Center, and Running Start.
Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program.
Can my child work at his or her own pace?
The K-8 program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law. The high school program is a combination of self-paced work and scheduled lessons and activities. Both programs use mastery-based learning. Students must pass one unit or lesson to move on to the next.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students will spend no more than 20 to 25 percent of their time on the computer in the early grades. By middles school, students may spend as much as 50 percent online. In high school, students will spend nearly their entire school day online. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That’s why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of old-fashioned books, workbooks, and instructional materials.
Do you provide services for students with disabilities and special needs?
Yes. To discuss your child’s needs with us, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our Special Services team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?
Yes, accelerated learners may move through the curriculum faster than a traditional school setting. Both programs use mastery-based learning. Students must pass one unit or lesson to move on to the next. The beauty of our K-8 program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Placement assessments taken online during the enrollment process allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum. So, for example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor your curriculum and lesson plans to meet his or her abilities. High school students have the opportunity to make more advanced courses, including Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses through co-enrollment at Woodland High School.
How do students interact socially?
Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, science labs, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no cameras or any other intrusions into your home. Students may choose to use a web camera to receive online instruction and take proctored assessments.
Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?
Yes. Please contact the LRA office for more information about extracurricular activities available to students in their resident school district.
Can students co-enroll in other districts?
While we do not share enrollment with other districts, students at Lewis River Academy can co-enroll in classes on campuses in Woodland.
Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
Each student enrolled in an alternative learning experience must have Direct Personal Contact
(DPC) with a certificated teacher at least once every school week, until the student completes all
course objectives or otherwise meets the requirements of the learning plan. “Direct Personal
Contact” means a one-to-one meeting between a certificated teacher and the student, or,
where appropriate, between the certificated teacher, the student, and the student’s parent.
Direct personal contact can be accomplished in person or through the use of telephone, e-mail,
instant messaging, interactive video communication, or other means of digital communication.
Direct Personal Contact must be for the purposes of instruction, review of assignments, testing,
evaluation of student progress, or other learning activities or requirements identified in the
written student learning plan, and must at minimum include a two-way exchange of
information between a certificated teacher and the student. There will be no contact time
requirements or opportunities during Woodland School District vacations (Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and Spring Break), but one day holidays such as Veteran’s Day will not affect the
requirement for weekly contact with a certified teacher.
Teachers will provide a weekly web-based instructional component that students may use to
satisfy their Direct Personal Contact. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the contact with
the teacher whether they use this instruction component or any of the methods described in this
section. “School week” means any seven-day calendar period starting with Sunday and
continuing through Saturday that includes at least three days when a district’s schools are in
Student Performance and Demographics
Student Satisfaction Survey
Lewis River Academy did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.