• Welcome to the Cascade Home Link ALE program

    Cascade Home Link: An Alternative Learning Experience for students in grades K-8.


    2023-2024 - Home Link Connection Class starts Aug 29th and is full-time for the first three days.  All other classes start on Sept 5th.

    At Cascade Home Link, we value hands-on learning, creativity, personal responsibility, leadership, diligence, and connection to the community. Our purpose is to support families that choose a home-based education for their kids. 

    Cascade Home Link is an ALE (Alternative Learning Experience), which operates under the guidelines of the State of Washington and the Cascade School District. ALE Programs are defined as public schools where some (or all) of the instruction is delivered outside the parameters of a “regular classroom” setting, and/or schedule.  

    Cascade Home Link teachers work alongside parents/guardians to help them build an individualized Student Learning Plan (SLP) that covers the traditional core subjects which will be taught at home (I.e., math, language arts, science, social studies). In turn, Cascade Home Link offers a flexible schedule of both outdoor and indoor enrichment classes to students who enroll. The outdoor Experiential Education class (EE) takes full advantage of the beautiful natural environment of Leavenworth. A few examples of recent EE units of study include botany, orienteering, wilderness first aid, PE, Leadership, and Ecology. The indoor lessons are taught in our classrooms located on the second floor of the Cascade School District Office. An example of the kinds of classes we have offered recently are creative writing, social studies, art, and science.

    What are the benefits for parents and students participating in Home Link?  

    • Zero cost to families   
    • Personal access to Certificated Teachers  
    • A resource library offering a wide variety of curriculum and materials  
    • Individualized Student Learning Plan guidance (if requested) 
    • Optional on-site enrichment classes  
    • Optional outdoor Experiential Education class (offered weekly)
    • An exciting and unique school experience  

    Home Link classrooms are located upstairs at the District Office, 330 Evans St, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Our outdoor “classrooms” for the past few years have been at Ski Hill and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. 

    Open Enrollment  
    April-June 1st, for the upcoming school year.  

    Questions and Contacts 
    We invite you to read through our program handbook to find answers to some basic questions you may have. In the handbook you will find a detailed description of our Cascade Home Link Program, as well as a checklist for enrolling.

    If you would like to talk to someone about your interest in Cascade Home Link, please feel free to contact our principal, Dr. Kenny Renner-Singer, or Shanda Holm for more information. 

    Dr. Kenny Renner-Singer, Home Link Principal                                             
    Cascade Home Link                                                                     
    Shanda Holm, Home Link Coordinator/Certified Teacher
    Cascade Home Link
    sholm@cascadesd.org (best way to correspond)
    (509) 888-3779
    Canvas Parent Help - dmedina@cascadesd.org
    Curriculum Assistance - ecorbett@cascadesd.org
    Curriculum/Home Instruction Support - sholm@cascadesd.org or dmedina@cascadesd.org
    Computer Support - support@cascadesd.org  
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    Cascade School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator, Michael Miller at 509-548-4042, mmiller@cascadesd.org, Icicle River Middle School, 10195 Titus Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, or Special Education Director and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Brett Johnson at 509-548-4004, bjohnson@cascadesd.org, Alpine Lakes Elementary, 500 Pine St, Leavenworth, WA 98826.