PAL Program is an alternative parent partnered program that offers both
part and full-time remote-based courses and instruction for grades
K-12 supported by and in coordination with NKSD teachers.
Curriculum is designed collaboratively between staff, parent and student according to Washington Common Core State Standards.
Free to parents and students. Our funding is provided by the state.
Opportunity for students
meeting graduation requirements to receive a North Kitsap School
District diploma recognized as a valid high school diploma by the state
students are evaluated according to the district learning standards.
Students in grades 6-8 receive an “S” for satisfactory completion of
coursework. All high school coursework is graded.
advisor/mentor's role is to guide parents and students through
coursework and they are available to provide support to parents and
students through email, phone calls or face-to-face meetings as needed.
PAL works best when a student is organized, self-motivated and has strong academic support at home.
Parent support is required for all courses.
What are the attendance requirements at PAL?
The State of Washington mandates two ways to satisfy attendance:
The State of Washington requires either a weekly one-on-one meeting between advisor/mentor, parent and student; or, that students attend a weekly block class with a group of PAL students and meet with a PAL advisor monthly as scheduled.
parent is expected to supervise the student work and attend weekly
advisor meetings with their student. The parent is also required to be
available 25 hours per week to assist their student.
What if I miss an appointment? Students
may miss no more than three block classes or advisor meetings per
semester. Lack of attendance will result in being dropped from the
program. How many hours do I have to spend on schoolwork?K : 10 hours/week1-3: 20 hours/week4-12: 25 hours/weekPart time: 6.5 hours/course/week What kind of classes does PAL offer?For a list of courses, please contact the program. What is a shared student?A
shared student is a 6th-12th grade student enrolled in at least half of
his/her school courses at PAL. The remainder of the courses are taken
at North Kitsap High School, Kingston High School, Kingston Middle
School, or Poulsbo Middle School. How do I get credit for my job?A secondary student can enroll in Work Based Learning to earn credit. How can I get credit for things I do outside of school?Experiential
learning can be incorporated into secondary course contracts for
academic credit and is one of the main benefits of being a part of PAL. How do I do complete my credits?Secondary
students complete assignments in course contracts, record relevant
experiences and activities, and document time spent in order to fulfill
course requirements. What resources and services are available?PAL
proves curriculum and materials, a computer lab, a small student
library, block classes to enhance coursework, and a secndary academic
counselor, as well as instructional support. Do you have graduation?PAL students graduate in the same ceremony as either Kingston High School or North Kitsap High School students. Information and Registration:Grades K-8 - (360) 396-3424
- Parent Assited Learning (PAL) Program - Created 15 years ago by the
North Kitsap School District, to provide curriculum support and guidance
to parents who choose home-based instruction.
A Washington State certified teacher who advises and supports the
home-based instruction family. Weekly meetings with the advisor/mentor
are required by law with the exception of students who regularly attend
block classes: monthly meetings are required for these students.
- Block classes are held two or three times per month. A student may
attend a Tuesday or Thursday block class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
depending on their grade level. Kindergarten students can attend the
Tuesday Block Class from 12 to 2 p.m. If the student regularly attends
block class, this counts towards the weekly contact time as required by
law (RCW 28A.225.225).
Block classes are limited to 20 students at grades 5-8 and 24 students
grades K-4 . Full-time students are provided first choice for space
available in block classes.
Example of a Thursday Block Class Schedule (choices vary by grade level):
10:00-10:45 a.m. - Science or Social Studies
10:45-11:40 a.m. - Writers Workshop
11:30-12:00 p.m. - Lunch (Bring a sack lunch or order from KMS)
12:05 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Art
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - Music
High School PAL - (360) 396-3424