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A Program of the Starbuck School District

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!

Virtual Prep Academy of Washington is a tuition-free, K-12 online public school serving students living in  Washington State. We are so excited to work with you and your family, and we appreciate that we are your school of choice!

HAVE A QUESTION?
Call: (888) 858-0470

Email: enrollment@vprepwa.org


Enrollment in Virtual Prep Academy of WA requires families to complete a CHOICE TRANSFER request form online.
Use this link to complete the process to ensure your children are properly enrolled: Choice Transfer Request.
Click here for instructions on how to submit the CTF → Choice Transfer Instructions

For assistance or questions, please contact Ms. Boykin at jboykin@vprepwa.org or (253) 528-4427.


 

K-12 Online Public School Enrollment Process

To begin the enrollment process, you must create an account on our enrollment portal and complete the online registration application.

Your student will be enrolled in our school once we receive the enrollment application and all required admissions documents. If you need help, a member of our enrollment team is here to support you through this process. 

We hope to offer online public high school enrollment soon. Please fill out our interest form below to receive information & updates.

Admissions and Enrollment Checklist

Virtual Prep Academy of Washington is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Virtual Prep Academy of Washington prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition); ethnicity (such as race, color, national origin, and ancestry); religion; disability (mental or physical or reasonable accommodation); age; marital status; or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation.

The Charter School adheres to all provisions of federal law related to students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”).

Disclaimer: Each student’s independent study shall be coordinated, evaluated, and carried out under the general supervision of an assigned certificated employee or employees of the Charter School. Please review the Master Agreement for more detailed information.*

Eligibility Requirements

Students must reside in the state of Washington to be eligible for enrollment.

Age eligibility per the Washington Education Code is as follows:

KINDERGARTEN

Must be age 5 by September 1st of the current school year.

Proof of Student Identity & Guardianship: Copy of your child’s birth certificate (official or hospital-issued) showing the child’s legal name, place and date of birth, and legal guardian(s). If the birth certificate is unavailable, your alternate option is a combination of Proof of Guardianship (court documentation) and Proof of Identity (child’s passport or birth affidavit).

Proof of Residency: Documentation that proves the residency of the student and their primary parent/legal guardian. When the child lives with the legal guardian and the proof of residency documentation is in the legal guardian’s name, any of these documents are accepted. If you cannot provide any of the documents below, contact the school office.

• Utility Bill (electric, gas, water, or sewer): The resident’s name and property address must appear on the bill and be dated within 90 days of enrollment. Please note that disconnect notices, final bill statements, and billing envelopes are not accepted.

• Mortgage Statement: The resident’s name and property address must appear on the statement and must be dated within 90 days of enrollment.

• A lease or Rental Agreement specifying the agreement’s start and end date must be dated and include names and signatures of the lessee and the lessor (typically, this is the first and last pages of the agreement).

• Original Mortgage/Closing Paperwork such as the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement.

• A pay stub that includes the employer’s name and address; also have the guardian’s name and address and be dated.

• Bank Statement; must show Legal Guardian’s name and current physical address and be dated within 30 days

• Active Military Orders; must show Legal Guardian’s name and current physical address

• An Affidavit of Residency must be completed in the presence of a Notary Public. The Notary Public must sign and seal the affidavit within 30 days of submission of the registration forms, and the original, hard copy affidavit must be submitted.

Choice Transfer Form

Choice Transfer Request Form: A Choice Transfer request is made when a student wants to attend a school outside of the school district where the student lives. For a Choice Transfer, the resident district must first release the student to start the transfer process. After completing your transfer application, your request will be sent to the resident school district.

Immunization records

Anti Discrimination Policy

Starbuck School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator: Gerry Grubb, (509) 399-2381, ggrubbs@starbuck.k12.wa.us; P.O. Box 188 or 717 Tucannon, Starbuck, WA 99359

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TO ENROLL?

Since Virtual Prep of Washington is a public school, no tuition is associated with enrollment. However, any cost associated with field trips and extracurricular activities is the parent’s responsibility.

WHAT GRADES ARE OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL?

Virtual Prep of Washington serves grades K-12.

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL MY CHILD TAKE?

We offer traditional core and elective course options depending on the grade level. 

WILL MY STUDENT HAVE A WASHINGTON-CREDENTIALED TEACHER?

Yes. Our teachers hold current Washington teaching credentials.

DOES THE SCHOOL SUPPLY COURSE MATERIALS?

The school offers the opportunity for each family to request a loaned computer at no expense. Elementary students receive a workbook, but most course materials are digital and accessed online. 

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ACCELERATED LEARNERS OR STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS GIFTED?

The very nature of an online program can allow for acceleration. Our individualized approach allows teachers to assess students to find their challenge points in the elementary grades. 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Upon enrollment approval, you are officially enrolled in our school as a full-time student and should not be enrolled in any other program. Within 48 hours, you will speak with an enrollment specialist. Your Enrollment Specialist will partner with you and your student to ensure you feel completely prepared and confident to start this journey. You will also be assigned a teacher who will support your student’s academic and social success. Our Teachers are experienced in education and assist with scheduling classes, discussing college and career options, and creating plans to overcome learning obstacles.

Home-based Instruction and enrollment in an ALE are different educational models.

Home-based instruction includes the following:

  • Instruction is developed and supervised by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A.200 and 28A.225.010.
  • The parent has filed an annual Declaration of Intent with the district.
  • Students are neither enrolled nor eligible for graduation through a public high school unless they meet all district and state graduation requirements.
  • Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public school, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements.
  • The public school is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials or to supervise the student’s education.

Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) includes the following:

  • Is a public education enrollment option authorized under WAC 392-550. 
  • Subject to all state and federal rules and regulations governing public education.
  • Curriculum and instructional materials meet district standards and are free from sectarian control or influence.
  • Learning experiences are supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by a certificated teacher.
  • May be planned in collaboration with the student, parent, and teacher.
  • Provided via a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP).
  • Provided in whole or part, outside the regular classroom. 

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