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    Seattle Public Schools Alternative and Service Schools

    Alternative Learning Experience Schools

    Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) schools offer learning experiences for public school students developed and supervised by a student learning plan and certified teachers.

    Each Seattle Public Schools ALE school maintain written student learning plans for every child, report monthly academic progress and provide an academic program which supports a variety of student interests and abilities. ALE schools adhere to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-121-182.

    Service Schools in Seattle Public Schools

    Service schools offer unique services, opportunities, and learning environments to meet individual student needs. Students may request assignment to a service school or may be referred to one. Unlike the other schools in the district, students may transition in or out during the school year. The normal timeline and deadlines for assignment to a school do not apply to service schools. However, it's always best to check directly with a service school to learn about specific requirements.


    BRIDGES Programs

    The BRIDGES program is designed to help young adults with disabilities who continue to need special education services meet their post-secondary transition goals. The BRIDGES Program has multiple sites.

    BRIDGES Main Office: 206-252-0058
    BRIDGES Program Profile


    Cascade Parent Partnership Program

    At Cascade Parent Partnership Program, staff and families collaborate to create individualized plans that support the unique needs and interests of our diverse learners.  Students learn in our classrooms, at home and wherever their curiosity takes them.  At Cascade, we celebrate individuality, embrace community, and have fun as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.

    2919 1st Ave W Seattle, WA 98119
    Main Office: 206-743-3900
    School Profile

    Cascade Parent Partnership Program Website


    Interagency Programs

    Interagency Academy is a network of small, alternative high schools spread out across Seattle designed to support students who need different supports than comprehensive schools offer. Interagency Academy partners with community-based organizations and agencies to provide unique learning environments with targeted interventions. Interagency Academy is committed to working with every student, regardless of his or her past, and we believe that every student can grow and succeed if given the right support and encouragement. 

    3528 S Ferdinand St Seattle, WA 98118
    Main Office: 206-743-3930
    School Profile

    Interagency Programs Website


    Middle College High School

    Middle College High School is an alternative high school option to earn credits for a high school diploma and preparation for higher education in a small, caring environment, which includes three unique schools. Each school offers core (i.e. Math, History, Language Arts, and Science) high school academic subjects that meet district requirements to graduate. Middle College High Schools share a common mission to encourage the development of community, personal responsibility, and active learning. 

    401 NE Northgate Way Ste #202 Seattle, WA 98125
    Main Office: 206-252-9900
    School Profile

    Middle College High School Website


    Nova High School

    2410 E Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98122
    Main Office: 206-252-3500
    School Profile

    Nova High School


    Seattle World School / Orientation Center

    The Seattle World School community is committed to mentoring students in navigating academic and career goals with holistic services. Our mission is to provide rigorous academics supported by social-emotional development opportunities and life skills. Our focus is to empower students as self, global advocates in our rapidly changing world.

    1700 E. Union St Seattle, WA 98112
    Main Office: 206-252-2200
    School Profile

    Seattle World School / Orientation Center Website


    Skills Center High School

    The Seattle Skills Center offers advanced career and technical education for high school juniors and seniors. Courses offer high school credit, industry recognized certification, advanced learning, and college credit. Programs are distributed throughout the city, not in a single building or location. Seattle Skills Center programs are located within Seattle Public Schools' high schools and community-based sites.

    Skills Center has multiple sites. Please visit our website for more information.
    Main Office: 206-252-0730
    Program Profile

    Skills Center High School Website


    South Lake High School

    South Lake's mission is to provide educational experiences in a highly responsive environment for high school age students. We provide a supportive, caring and stable atmosphere.Students receive encouragement and guidance to complete the courses needed to graduate. All classes are multi-graded and support the developmental and academic needs of our students in a family atmosphere.

    8601 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118
    Main Office: 206-252-6600
    School Profile

    South Lake High School Website