Resources for Home-Based Instruction

Books and Curriculum Resources
Other than those items specifically required by the statute, all decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials, and curriculum methods, etc. are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Therefore, it is the parent/guardian(s) responsibility to provide the materials and equipment necessary to meet the planned objectives for
home-based instruction.

As a courtesy, the Puyallup School District has a limited supply of student textbooks to be loaned. If available, books for
home-based instruction can be checked out. A $50 deposit is required for materials up to $500 in value. Your deposit will be refunded after materials in good condition are returned to the school district by July 1 of each school year. If books are not returned, a replacement cost fine will be assessed and the $50 deposit will be applied to the fine.  Student workbooks may be available for purchase at district cost and are non-refundable/returnable.

You must also have a Declaration of Intent on file for the current school year prior to checking out any student textbooks. 

To borrow textbooks contact:

Teresa Finley
Executive Assistant
Education Service Center (ESC)
302 Second Street SE
Puyallup, WA  98372
Phone: (253) 840-8989

Ancillary Services
Ancillary services are any co-curricular service or activity, any health care service or activity, and any other services or activities, except “courses", for pre-school through twelfth grade students.
A student must meet the district’s prerequisites in order to participate in a sport or activity through his/her resident school.
Parent/guardian(s) wishing to avail themselves of ancillary services from the Puyallup School District must file a completed Declaration of Intent form and Form 2166 F2, Request for Part-Time Attendance or Ancillary Services From a Student Receiving Home-Based Instruction. Please complete Form 2166 F2, Request for Part-Time Attendance or Ancillary Services From a Student Receiving Home-Based Instruction.  (This form can be found by clicking on the link, or you can pick one up at our district office located at 302 2nd St. SE, Puyallup.)  Once on file, parent/guardian(s) will be given a copy of these forms to take to their student’s resident school and work with the principal in accessing the available services.

Karshner Museum Field Trips
The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts is a great place to bring students, and for the 2017-18 school year, there are several field trips available for homeschool students. Field trips are facilitated by certificated teachers and content includes hands-on, interactive activities aligned to Common Core State Standards. To attend a homeschool field trip, the following guidelines must be met:

    - All field trips require a 10 student minimum
    - Preschool children and toddlers must be supervised during field trips
    - Reservations must be made in advance by calling (253)841-8748
    - Admission is $6 per student

Please click on the link below to see the flyer for more information regarding the field trips being offered this year:

Homeschool Field Trips

Additional Homeschool Resources:

Washington Homeschool Organization (W.H.O.)
6632 South 191st Place, Suite #E100
Kent, WA 98032
(425) 251-0439

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Office of Learning and Teaching Support Private Schools/Home-Based Instruction
(360) 725-6433

Christian Heritage Network
11716 S. Player Drive
Spokane, WA  99223
(360) 362-5294
Email: Contact form located on website 

Lori Hadley, Director of Digital Learning & Parent Partnership Program
South Hill Park
716 South Hill Park Dr., Suite B
Puyallup, WA 98372
(253) 841-8630