Ignite Instructional Model

  • Ignite Family Academy is an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE). ALE is public education where some or all of the instruction is delivered outside of a regular classroom setting and schedule. At Ignite, we provide in-person classes and collaboration with families in their at-home learning (on-site classes are not a requirement). Learning is monitored and assessed by a certificated teacher and planned in collaboration with the student and parent (Written Student Learning Plan – WSLP).

On-Site Classes

  • Ignite offers on-site classes in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and literacy for grades K-8

    About our classes:

    • Held two days per week on Mondays / Wednesdays and Tuesdays / Thursdays. Field trip excursions occur on select Fridays.
    • Most classes are 50 minutes in length.
    • Multi-grade, clustering students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

    Second Semester Courses 2023-24


    Monday & Wednesday

    Tuesday & Thursday


    Grades K-2
    Grades 3-5
    Grades 6-8
    Grades K-2
    Grades 3-5
    Grades 6-8

    Field Excursions, Office Hours, & Student Support

    1st Block
    9:30–10:20 am
     Primary Art Essentials Robotics Washington State History
    (Extended session 9:30–11:20 am)
    Hands-on STEM & Building

    Science: Changing Earth

    Photography: Communicating through Words & Photos
    2nd Block
    10:30–11:20 am
    Adventures in Reading & Writing Coding Express Coding Express Science: Plants & Animals - Needs, Life Cycles, Adaptations Engineering & Design Prime Robotics
    Lunch & Office Hours
    11:20 am–12:00 pm
    All Grades & All Days
    3rd Block
    12:00–12:50 pm
    Science: Plants & Animals - Needs, Life Cycles, Adaptations Engineering & Design

    Science: Journey to Space

    Adventures in Reading & Writing Elementary Art   Computer Science: Interactive Animations and Games
    4th Block
    1:00–1:50 pm
    Primary Social Skills Science: Changing Earth Prime Robotics Primary Art Essentials Robotics Middle School Art
    5th Block
    2:00–2:50 pm  
    Hands-on STEM & Building Elementary Art Photography: Communicating through Words & Photos Science: Plants & Animals - Needs, Life Cycles, Adaptations Science: Changing Earth Science: Journey to Space

Family Requirements

  • Time Commitments

    As a public school program, we have two major requirements regarding time:

    • We are required to develop a written student learning plan (WSLP) that includes estimated weekly hours of learning. The WSLP is a flexible document that can be adjusted to reflect your child’s learning.  
    • Students and families must make weekly contact with our staff and hold a monthly progress review with a teacher advisor.
      • Weekly contact is a requirement by the state to ensure the family partnership program is maintaining contact with families and claiming funding for actively enrolled students. 
      • Monthly progress reviews are an opportunity for the families to share what they have been working on, discuss ideas with their teacher advisor and receive support, if needed. The review is a chance for us to make adjustments to the WSLP. 

    Neither the weekly check-ins nor the monthly progress reviews are times where we question, judge or look for check boxes to be filled.  Rather, it is a time to reflect, share and honor the hard work you are doing and make any adjustments to the plan as needed/wanted. We prefer that most of these occur in person, but other arrangements can be made if/when necessary.

    On-Site Commitments

    A parent, adult guardian, or designee must be on-site with each elementary student (K-5) during their Ignite classes. We realize this is not always possible for families. Please contact the school if you need to have someone other than the parent or guardian be on site. We will work with families on a case-by-case basis.