9:00am - 3:25pm
2001 Cleveland Avenue,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Principal: Joy Walton Kawasaki
Secretaries: Denise Toyn and Kerri Brooks
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.
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