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The Process: The Accountability, Responsibility and Academic Achievement Act

It is essential that academic support is being given to our students. We are taking the right steps to making this a sustainable and long-lasting program that will benefit our academic culture. The Accountability, Responsibility and Academic Achievement Act, calls for a pilot program to be implemented in as many schools as possible. This will demonstrate how valuable the program is, and why it needs to spread across the state as quickly as possible.

We see our process happening in 3 steps:

Step 1: Educating parents, teachers, and communities on the vision of how changing the academic culture will benefit everyone. This will create the environment for Learning Labs.

Step 2: The Act itself, being considered by Washington State Legislature in January 2016. When passed, the act calls for a pilot program to be implemented in as many schools as possible. The pilot program will last four year.

Step 3: It is ALO’s goal that by 2020, Learning Labs will be in place in all middle schools. This will take the collaboration of all adults to achieve this goal. All middle school students must be high school-ready prior to entering.