About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Home School Resource Center's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2010, Home School Resource Center had 29 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Washington average is 19 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Home School Resource Center Reviews
This school is an Alternative Learning Experience School in Seattle and it is great combination of public and home schooling. Parents are involved, on campus, attend field trips and are in classes everyday partnering with staff for the best educational experience. I can elect which classes I want the school to teach and which classes I want to teach. There is time for all of the electives and activities without losing time for family, play and personal interests. They have classes for the 3 'rs and then languages, art/pottery, physical fitness, social studies, history dance, drama, you name it and if they don't have it you can teach it as well. Class sizes are small 10 to 12 students. Problems are identified early and the school has access to all of the special needs programs that standard school programs have.
We love this school. It is the best fit for our family. Small class sizes, real community, great extra curriculars. Things that other schools drop first, this school has kept and improved. There is a lot of parental involvement which I like as I want to know what my guys are learning. Truly a unique educational experience if you can do it.
This is a great place for families who are homeschooling or for families seeking an alternative method to educate their students. Classes are very small - usually under 10. There are a wide variety of art, pottery, dance and core classes to choose from and a nice community of people. The building is really ugly, but it is cozy inside.
I am at this school, I personally think it is the best ever