Alger Learning Center & Independence High School

Tel: (360)595-2630
A Washington State approved private school K-12 offering assistance to independent learners.
We issue official high school transcripts, and diplomas to students who complete the WA State requirements for graduation.
Passing of an exit exam is not required.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Asberger
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 6%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,800
Tuition Notes Annual Rate - Monthly, Tri-annual, Bi-annual payment options also available.
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Lackey
Admissions Associate Phil DePree

School Notes:

  • The Alger Learning Center/Independence High School is a Washington State approved and nationally accredited private school, offering educational alternatives for independent learners. The flexibility we are afforded as a private school allows us to accommodate students who may have outside commitments such as employment, medical needs, family responsibilities, and travel. We also work with students with learning differences and special needs. Because we are a private school, do not receive Federal funding, and have no Federal funding accountability, our students are not required to undergo mandatory State testing (WASL, HSPE, etc.) in order to graduate. This exemption, under the laws governing private schools in the State of Washington, enables us to provide a viable option for public school students whose opportunity to graduate has been denied, either because they are unable to pass portions of those tests, or because they and/or their parents oppose them for ethical or other reasons. We have been working with public schools to help students succeed for nearly 35 years. Credits earned at Independence High School are fully transferable. Among those who can benefit from our program are: Students who are unable to pass the HSPE tests or refuse to take them; students who are currently behind and can use our credit retrieval program; students who could benefit from specific skill enhancement; students with learning differences such as ADD or dyslexia; students who are highly capable, self-directed learners; students who are not experiencing success in their public school program; students who have been suspended from school for attendance or other reasons; students who would like to earn credit for experiential learning; students who would benefit from one-on-one individualized instruction and custom curriculum; students who need private tutoring in addition to their public school classes; students seeking alternatives to specific classes for personal or religious reasons; students who want to move ahead with their lives by graduating with 20 credits, in order to enter community colleges, pursue employment or careers, or pursue specialized academic interests. Independence High School is in session all year. Students may enroll at any time. Our graduates have been accepted by, and have experienced success in, 4-year universities and colleges, technical schools, and fine arts institutions, nationally and worldwide.
  • Profile last updated: 09/01/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wellspring Community School (9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (7.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (7.4 miles away)
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  • Bellingham Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
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    941 Austin St
    Bellingham , WA , 98229
    (360)733-3164
    Waldorf School
    7.4  mi  |  178  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Bellingham
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    Montessori School
    1027 Samish Way
    Bellingham , WA , 98229
    (360)650-9465
    Montessori School
    8.3  mi  |  101  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Bellingham
    Catch The Son Preschool And Ki
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2600 Lakeway Drive
    Bellingham , WA , 98229
    (360)715-8471
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    8.6  mi  |  95  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Bellingham
    Blossom Childcare & Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2945 Douglas Ave
    Bellingham , WA , 98225
    (360)752-2699
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    8.7  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Bellingham
    Wellspring Community School
    Alternative School
    920 24th St
    Bellingham , WA , 98225
    (360)671-5433
    Alternative School
    9  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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