The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is Washington’s state-funded program that provides additional academic support to eligible students.
Eligible students are defined as those achieving below grade level on the state’s assessment and 11th and 12th grade students at risk of not graduating. In addition, achievement on a district assessment of basic skills may also be considered.
LAP funds are provided to districts to support programs K-12 in reading, writing, mathematics, and readiness for those subjects.
Is my school a LAP school?
Schools that do not currently receive Title I funds to support students who meet the criteria below receive LAP funds.
Every LAP school must create a specific plan that describes how funds will be utilized in compliance with state guidelines and regulations. All students receive an Accelerated Student Learning Plan to be carried out either individually or in a small group setting that includes:
- Achievement goals for the students
- Roles of students, parents, & teachers
- Communication procedures regarding student progress
- Plan review and adjustment processes
Columbia Valley Elementary
Fisher’s Landing Elementary
Cascade Middle School
Covington Middle School
Frontier Middle School
Pacific Middle School
Shahala Middle School
Wy’East Middle School
Evergreen High School
Heritage High School
Legacy High School
Mt. View High School
Union High School
What services can my child receive in a LAP school?
Below are some examples of allowable activities. Schools strive for diversity and creativity in identifying and implementing activities and services that best fit the needs of all students served. This is a brief description of allowable activities and services, not a complete list of programs currently being offered to students.
- Extending learning time opportunities
- Professional development
- Literacy and mathematics content training
- Consultant teachers to assist in implementing effective instructional practices
- Tutoring support for participating students.
- Outreach activities and support for parents of participating students.
- Inclusion in remediation programs, including summer school.
- Language development instruction for English language learners.
- Online curriculum and instructional support, including programs for credit retrieval for Grades 11 and 12 and preparatory classes for the state assessments.
- Instruction in English language arts and/or mathematics needed by eligible students to pass all or part of the state assessments.
- Individual or small group instruction.
Who is eligible?
- Are enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve;
- Are performing below the state standard for his or her grade level;
- Have been identified in the approved district plan to receive services;
- Have been determined to have the greatest risk of not meeting the state's challenging content and performance standards; and
- Are in grades eleven or twelve and are at risk of not meeting state or local graduation requirements.
If sufficient funds are not available to serve all students who are eligible, Evergreen Public Schools must give priority to the lowest-achieving eligible students.
What if I need more information?
Contact Chantell Denson at (360) 604-4083; Chantell.firstname.lastname@example.org or
Judy Buckholz at (360) 604-4083; email@example.com