• Wellpinit Open Doors Reengagement Academy

    Wellpinit Reengagement Academy is part of the Wellpinit SD located on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA

    Each student and parent/guardian (if under the age of 18) interested in enrolling in the SEA will have met with the SEA staff to create a plan that describes the student's realistic and attainable academic, career and personal goals. Based on those goals outlined in the plan the student will be enrolled in either the High School diploma track or the GED Plus track. Students are provided with an orientation and enrolled in the Student Engagement Academy.

    The student's first Case Management meeting will take place with both their Case Manager and the certified teacher, if they are special Ed, the special education instructor will meet with them as well. They will work to help each student take their long term goals of GED Plus or High School diploma and create an individual High School and Beyond Plan (this can also be their transition plan for those students in Sped) to ensure they are on track to meet their goals based on their specific background and situation. The Case Manager will remain in contact with the student monthly to provide support as needed. The will continue to meet with the Case Manager and SEA team every 1-3 months to adjust and update their plan as needed.

    Career Readiness

    All students enrolled in the Wellpinit SEA will participate in Career Readiness Training. They will complete coursework where they will learn study skills, attendance, self-care and other skills. Students will learn how to look for jobs, practice their interview skills, and build resumes, fill out applications. They will also focus on employability skills such as communication, responding to supervision, dressing for success and staying on task.

    Students will have the opportunities to participate in field-trips to colleges, trade schools, and places of business. When possible and if they qualify they may also participate in job shadowing/internship programs.

    Academic Options

    Upon entry to the program, all students take the STAR Test in Reading and Math. To determine a base-line level of skills. All eligible students will meet with the case manager and choose either the GED Plus program or the High School Diploma.

     Who is an eligible OD student?

    • Between the ages of 16 and 21 as of 9/1
    • Not enrolled in a high school program
    • Resident of reporting school district or has completed transfer or inter-district agreement.
    • Not graduated from high school
    • Significantly behind in credits needed to earn a high school diploma. Credit deficiency must be
    • After determining not to be credit deficient, student has been recommended to enroll by:

    Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Justice System, District designated personnel, Staff from agencies which provided educational advocacy services. Documentation of student's credit deficiency calculation and if necessary, the recommendation must be retained.


    Terry Bartolino, Principal/Instructor   terryb@wellpinit.org      509-258-4535 (2195)

    Shelley Sonnabend,  Director/Reengagement Coach,   ssonnabend@wellpinit.org   509-258-4535 (2196)

    Fax 509-258-4035