Bell Schedule

9:00am - 3:25pm


2001 Cleveland Avenue,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


Principal: Joy Walton Kawasaki
Secretaries: Denise Toyn and Kerri Brooks
Phone: 360-428-6206
Fax: 360-428-6207


A Brief History of Skagit Academy

In 2004, parents collaborated with the Mount Vernon School District to begin an alternative learning program for their students.

The mission was to create a common vision to support parents in schooling their children. Several families worked collaboratively to develop a program in which they could share quality curriculum, exchange educational strategies, offer enrichment classes, and provide opportunities to socialize, interact, and learn in a group setting. The program began with 35 students in grades K-8, and has evolved and grown to include 300+ students in grades K-12, offering a high school diploma.

Today, Skagit Academy continues to emphasize the partnership of parents, staff, and students working together to provide our students with a personalized, meaningful education.


Learning Center, Grades K-8

  • Parent collaborates with Certificated Teacher to develop an individualized learning plan for student

  • Onsite enrichment and core-subject classes offered on Mondays and Thursdays

  • Weekly onsite elective classes have an average class size of 15 students

  • Parent must stay on campus during student’s attendance in onsite classes

  • The Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP) includes both remote and onsite educational classes

  • The Certificated Teacher Advisor serves as a resource for parents by providing curriculum options, onsite class offerings, suggestions for learning strategies, teaching techniques, assisting with learning challenges, and general support

  • Students may be able to transition into the Academy in grades 5-8

  • Student participate in annual assessments

  • Approximate enrollment: 190 students


Academy, Grades 5-12

  • Certificated Teacher instruction and oversight with parent support

  • Onsite academic-based classes offered two days per week and high school electives once per week

  • Onsite classes have an average class size of 20 students

  • Students sign self-supervising contract and parent does not need to remain on campus during onsite classes

  • Each student has a grade-level Certificated Teacher Advisor who works to develop an individualized WSLP

  • Certificated Teacher Advisors meet with students once per month discuss progress and provide support

  • Assignment sheets distributed and collected along with completed assignments once per week

  • Parents assist students with schoolwork completion during the week

  • High school students may attend Northwest Career and Technical Academy and/or Running Start at Skagit Valley College

  • High school juniors coming out of Skagit Academy with 12 credits will receive continued advising services while participating in Running Start through their senior year

  • High school students can obtain a diploma from Skagit Academy

  • Students participate in annual state assessments, as well as other assessments throughout the school year

  • Approximate enrollment: 140 students


Our Mission: To expect, encourage, and facilitate the pursuit of excellence and life-long learning in our students, equipping them for future success and happiness.

Our Goal: 100% of our students will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in post-secondary education, careers, and life.