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CHOICE Alternative School
807 West Pine Street
Shelton, Washington 98584
Office Phone: 360 426-7664

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    CHOICE will provide a safe, supportive educational environment for each student. We will help all students achieve personal and academic success so they can transition to higher education or to the workplace, and become informed, productive citizens.
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    CHOICE students go all out when they have a "car wash"!
  • CHOICE
    CHOICE will provide a safe, supportive educational environment for each student. We will help all students achieve personal and academic success so they can transition to higher education or to the workplace, and become informed, productive citizens.
  • CHOICE College Visitation
    CHOICE students taking a break from their tour of Bellevue College.
​​​​​​CHOICE Announcements

CHOICE is still accepting new students for the 2014-2015 school year.  There is a wait list for HPA 9-12 and for CBE, but there are openings in HPA 3-8, Day Program, and Re-Entry.  If you are interested in attending CHOICE, please contact our office at 426-7664, and one of our staff will explain the application process to you.

HPA 9-12 check-ins are Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st.  Day program check-ins are Friday, April 3rd. Remember - this is the end of the quarter, so please encourage all students to stay late after school, or attend Friday school, to make up any missing work.

CHOICE is working on our accreditation process.  In order to complete this process, we are conducting student and parent surveys this week.  For students, please click on this link to complete the survey:

 http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/2522316​

For parents, please click on this link to complete the survey:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/6915091​

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.​


Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 2
    READY! for Kindergarten
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Evergreen Library
Monday, April 6
    Spring Break
No School
Tuesday, April 7
    Spring Break
No School
Wednesday, April 8
    Spring Break
No School
Thursday, April 9
    Spring Break
No School
Friday, April 10
    Spring Break
No School
Wednesday, April 15
    All District Choral Concert
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: SHS Auditorium Main Section

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Featured News

Jennifer Deyette Hired as Director of State and Federal Programs
(Date Posted 3/27/2015)
Photo of Jennifer Deyette
The school board recently approved the hiring of Jennifer Deyette into the Director of State and Federal Programs position for the 2015-16 school year.  Jennifer has been serving as the Interim Director this past school year.  Prior to this, she served as the Interim Principal at OBJH for the 13-14 school year and has been a math teacher in the district since 1993.


Glenn Shorten Hired as Technology Director
(Date Posted 3/27/2015)
Photo of Glenn Shorten

The school board recently approved Glenn Shorten as the District’s Technology Director.  Glenn has been the Interim Director for the past couple of years.  Prior to serving in the interim director role, he worked as the Technology Coordinator.  He also taught in the district from 1985 to 1999. 




Options for Physical Education Credit
(Date Posted 3/27/2015)

The Shelton School District is reviewing options for PE credit while looking over the Washington State College and Career Ready Graduation Requirements for 24 credits for graduation.  The new requirement will be for 1.5 credits of physical education.  A summary of the options is listed followed with links to the full document and the proposed accompanying forms for the options.

1) Enroll in a PE class at OBJH, Shelton High School, or CHOICE High School.

  • All options available in the course catalog grades 9-12
  • Parent request for high school credit for 8th grade P.E. (Fast Start -- .5 high school PE credit (Pass – no grade) that fulfills knowledge component of fitness graduation requirements)

2) Enroll in a cross-credit class that has the option of fulfilling a P.E. credit requirement

  • SHS: Healthy You
  • CHOICE: ALE Options
  • Other?

3) Participate in an alternative ASB supported school based activity that has the option of fulfilling a P.E. credit requirement (requires documentation of physical activity but assumes knowledge component of fitness is fulfilled through previous enrollment in a PE class or participation in the activity)

  • NJROTC/NNDCC
  • Marching Band
  • Athletics
  • Activities

4) Participate in an alternative non-school based activity that has the option of fulfilling a P.E. credit (assumes knowledge component of fitness is fulfilled through previous enrollment in a PE class, or requires documentation that both physical activity and knowledge component of fitness)

  • Community Athletic Programs
  • Organized Activities
  • Cultural Events

5) Apply for a waiver of P.E. that does not generate credit but fulfills graduation requirements

  • Allowable reasons include physical disability, religious belief

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Superintendent Selection
(Date Posted 3/19/2015)

The Shelton School District Board of Directors is delighted to announce our selection for Superintendent of our district.  Dr Alex Apostle will replace our current Interim Superintendent, Dr Art Jarvis on July 1, 2015.

The Board has conducted a thorough and rigorous selection process that included multiple meetings by staff and community members to vet the candidates.  The applicant pool included well-qualified educational professionals from all over the United States. 

We were fortunate to have three top quality educational finalists to invite into the school district for daylong meetings March 16 -18.  The Board acknowledges and thanks the public and district employees for their input and feedback in this most important decision for the school district. 

We have instructed our consultant, Dr Mike Boring to enter into contract negotiations with Dr Apostle.

We believe that Dr Apostle's experience and accomplishments will serve to our advantage as we continue on with the Shelton School District mission:

 "A shared commitment to provide the most effective education to all students so they live successful lives.

Brenda Hirschi
President, Shelton School Board of Directors



School Calendar Set for 2015-16 School Year
(Date Posted 2/25/2015)
School Calendar Graphic

The school board adopted the 2015-2016 school calendar at their meeting on February 24th.  You can view the new calendar and other calendars at the following web locations:




Educational Funding and the 2015 Legislative Session
(Date Posted 1/13/2015)
Randy Dorn discussing education funding
The 2015 Legislative Session could be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason is education funding.
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has created materials (including a short video) that explain the basics of education funding and the State Supreme Court case McCleary v. State of Washington: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/Session2015.aspx. If you have any questions or comments about the documents, please email commteam@k12.wa.us.

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The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedures can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).
View our Discrimination Complaint Procedures Flyer
View our Affirmative Action Plan