On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed his education plan, No Child Left Behind, into law. The law united both political parties behind the principle that schools must be held accountable for their results and that every child must learn. As part of that law, when a disadvantaged child is attending a low performing school, federal funds can be used to provide supplemental educational services for that child.
As part of the “No Child Left Behind” Act, ALO has contracted with the Washington State Department of Education and individual school districts to offer one-on-one tutoring to qualified students in grades K through 12 who are enrolled in schools, which by state criteria, “need improvement” during the 10-11 school year. ALO is working with over 460 students in 15 school districts throughout Snohomish, King, Skagit, Benton, and Franklin Counties. Tutoring is offered 7 days a week at the convenience of the parent and the child. The parent can decide to receive academic instruction in the home, at school, at a local library or other place agreed upon between the parent, child, and the tutor.
All income from the SES program, after program fees are paid, is used by ALO to fund various projects to help increase Washington State’s high school graduation rate.
According to state guidelines, we tutor in reading, math and writing depending on the needs of the child and the wishes of the district. The decision is made with input from parents, teachers, students and testing done at the beginning of the program. Each student usually receives between 20 to 28 hours of one-on-one tutoring from November through June. Our services are provided outside the school day, by experienced, certificated, and highly qualified tutors, and programs are customized for each student.
We offer services over a wide geographical area, from Mount Vernon in the north to Renton in the south. School Districts currently served by ALO:
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