• iPAL Pasco Academy of Learning
    K-12 Online Learning Program

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    Online Learning is a growing part of today's education! Pasco School District has expanded the offerings for students living within our district boundaries to take advantage of this flexible learning opportunity to meet the diverse needs of students and families.

    In planning for the fall reopening for the 2020-21 school year, and in response to community feedback, we would like to assure parents that Pasco School District has options for educating your students with virtual online learning through our own Internet Pasco Academy of Learning (iPAL) for grades K-12, which has been available since 2013. You'll find more background information about the iPAL program below.

    We are also looking to add other non-traditional education options depending on community interest. Those options may include a parent partnership option where home school parents partner with the district to build an individualized plan, often including some small class components or workshops offered at a district partnership site, and a blended option where students would have the ability to take online course work and be homeschooled, and/or participate in the parent partnership offerings of small classes or workshops.

    Background of iPAL’s Current Online Program Offering:

    iPAL has been in operation since January 2013. Early on, iPAL served grades 6-12, but in 2016 iPAL expanded to include grades K-5. Students attending iPAL experience weekly lab visits to support testing and monthly check ins with a teacher. Over 500 students in grades K-12 were enrolled in iPAL during the 2019-20 school year. Students can be enrolled full time, part time and/or take class at their boundary school or be home schooled.  Students who need specially designed instruction participate on a case-by-case basis. 

    iPAL information for high school students is listed in the 2020-21 Course Guidebook on pages 59-64 for more information: (Link to Guidebook)

    Please call Mrs. Thurston at the number provided or email us at ipal@psd1.org for further information.
     Deb Thurston
    Deb Thurston
    iPAL Administrator