How to Apply to Attend Sequoia High School

  • sequoia tree How to Apply to Attend Sequoia High School

    Any student in grades 9-12, under 21 and will be able to complete all high school credits and requirements by the time s/he turns 21 is welcome to enroll at Sequoia High School. Students who are currently under suspension or expulsion from another school are welcome to enroll in Sequoia when the conditions to reenter his/her home school have been met.

    All students wishing to enroll at Sequoia are required to successfully complete an CONNECTED Session before enrolling at Sequoia High School.

    Successful completion of CONNECTED is a requirement for enrollment at Sequoia High School. To successfully complete CONNECTED, students must show up each day on time, stay the entire time, and complete all of the work. On the first day of CONNECTED, please arrive about fifteen minutes early. Students who are late or leave early on any day will be invited back for the next CONNECTED. Our 1st CONNECTED only, runs each school day for 8 days, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. CONNECTED 2-8 run Mondays thru Thursdays from 2:30- 4:30 p.m. for 12 school days. CONNECTED start as follows:


    • CONNECTED 1 September 11, 2020 
    • CONNECTED 2 September 28, 2020 
    • CONNECTED 3 October 26, 2020
    • CONNECTED 4 November 30, 2020
    • CONNECTED 5 January 11, 2021
    • CONNECTED 6 February 22, 2021
    • CONNECTED 7 March 22, 2021
    • CONNECTED 8 April 26,2021

    Students should stay enrolled at their home high school during CONNECTED 2-8.

    Students will need to bring the following items to CONNECTED:

    • Copy of transcript from previous school if outside Everett Public Schools
    • Immunization Records from previous school if outside Everett Public Schools
    • A three-ring binder with lined paper and dividers
    • A pen & a pencil

    Items to be done prior to CONNECTED:

    • Students who reside outside of the Everett School District boundaries must apply for a variance and have it approved prior to the first day of CONNECTED. Note for the 2020-2021
    • school year, Sequoia is CLOSED to out of district Choice Transfers.
    • If a student has an IEP, a copy must be turned in to the principal prior to the first day of CONNECTED
    Each Month there will be a Significant Adult Night to for Parents/Guardians/Other Adults to learn information about Sequoia. They are from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the following days-
        • Wednesday September 30, 2020
        • Wednesday October 7, 2020
        • Wednesday November 4, 2020
        • Wednesday December 2, 2020
        • Wednesday January 20, 2021
        • Wednesday March 3, 2021
        • Wednesday March 31, 2021
        • Wednesday May 5, 2021

    If you have any questions, please contact us at 425-385-5100      




    In accordance with the Alternative Learning Experience Implementation Standards, reference WAC 392-121-182 (3) (e), prior to enrollment parent(s) or guardian(s) shall be provided with, information about the difference between home-based instruction and enrollment in an alternative learning experience (ALE).

    On this form are summary and narrative descriptions of the differences between Home-based Instruction and an ALE. Please read these descriptions and sign below.

    Summary Description

    Home Based Instruction

    • Is provided by the parent or guardian as authorized under RCW 28A.200 and 28A.225.010.
    • Students are not enrolled in public education.
    • Students are not subject to the rules and regulations governing public schools, including course, graduation, and assessment requirements.


    Alternative Learning Experiences (ALE)


    • Supervised, monitored, assessed, and evaluated by certified staff
    • Provided via a written student learning plan
    • Provided in the regular classroom


    Part-time Enrollment of Home-Based Instruction Students

    Home-based instruction students may enroll in public school programs, including ALE programs, on a part-time basis and retain their home-based instruction status. In the case of part-time enrollment in an ALE, the student will need to comply with the requirements of the ALE written student learning plan, but not be required to participate in state assessments or meet state graduation requirements.


    Narrative Description of the Differences Between Home-Based Instruction and Public School Alternative Learning Experiences


    Home-based learning is authorized under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28,A225.101 and RCW 28A.200. When a parent or guardian has filed a ‘declaration of intent to provide home-based instruction’ with the district and is meeting the requirements for home-based instruction stated in RCW 28.A.225, the student is eligible to receive home-based instruction. Students receiving only home-based instruction are not enrolled in public education, and they do not have to comply with the rules and regulations regarding public schools. Since the student is not registered or enrolled in the public school system, the school district is under no obligation to provide instruction or instructional materials for these students. Home-based instruction students are not required to participate in any district or state testing and/or assessments. Additionally, home-based instruction students are not eligible for graduation through a public high school unless they meet all of the graduation requirements established by the state, district, and the local high school. This includes a Certificate of Academic Achievement.

    Part-time enrollment

    Home-based instruction students may have access to ancillary services and may enroll in a public school course, such as an alternative learning experience program, on a part-time basis where space is available. Part-time enrollment is defined as being less than full-time basis where space is available. In these cases, the student is responsible for maintaining acceptable attendance and meeting all course and school requirements. For an alternative learning experience, this means meeting the requirements of the written student learning plan. The student continues to be considered a home-based instruction student when enrolled part-time in a public school setting. Therefore, except for the individual class requirements, school and district attendance rules, and school behavior policies, the limitations and restrictions noted in the paragraph above are in force.