Emerson K-12 is a choice school in Lake Washington School District that is designed to support families who want to partner in the education of their children. As a Parent Partnership Program, the goal of Emerson K-12 is to provide a variety of academic and enrichment classes to partner with and assist the parents in the education of their children. Classes are generally offered two days a week. In partnership with certificated staff, an individualized learning plan is created for your child that meets district and state standards. Our program is fully accredited and offers a Lake Washington School District high school diploma.
Over time, the state regulations governing our school have changed. We operate under the Alternative Learning Experience part of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 392.121.182) which is constantly being reviewed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools (OSPI). As one of many choice schools in the district, our work is to meet the Lake Washington School District Vision: Every Student Future Ready: Prepared for College, Prepared for the Global Workplace, Prepared for Personal Success in a non-traditional setting. Emerson K-12 students are held to the same academic standards as students in other district schools and our focus continues to be on helping students meet district and state standards.
We serve kindergarten through 12th grade students in a variety of core and enrichment classes. In addition to engaging in coursework at Emerson K-12, our students also participate in Running Start, WaNIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers), and their neighborhood schools.
On any given day, you will find parents, students, younger siblings, and staff engaged in a multitude of learning activities. It remains a vibrant and active place that provides meaningful learning opportunities to students in multi-age environments.