The Polytech offers many pathways to students, enabling them to tie meaningful career-based instruction to high school graduation requirements. Recognizing that students come to us in different phases of their school career and have varying aspirations, each program is curated by one of our administrators.  We offer a high school diploma through a variety of options that include both high school and college credit, and encourage you to discuss your possibilities with The Polytech staff before enrolling to determine the best way to meet individual goals and timelines.


Tuition and Course Fees for 2022-23



Amount of Credits 



One school year or 3 college quarters, 3 classes each 

6 to 8 full year high school credits 

Offers students the opportunity to earn credits through a combination of these options: 

  • Courses taught at The Polytech using a small group and one-on-one instruction format  
  • Accommodations integrated into instruction 
  • College courses on site at a community college with support from Polytech staff 
  • Supervised, individually-paced study sessions at The Polytech campus 
  • Independent study and community-based learning experiences supervised by The Polytech staff 

Each individual program will be determined through joint agreement with parents, student, and a Polytech administrator. 


Any individual college quarter (3 classes each) 

1.5-3.0 full year high school credits 

$2,725 per semester, flat fee 

Any single credit spread over one college quarter unless otherwise arranged. 

0.5 high school credits (one semester) in a single subject. 

When studying at a college level, this may transfer in as more credit 


Additional Fees and Services



Description and Terms 

$195/one-time fee 

Enrollment and Registration Fee 

Required of all incoming students - Covers all administrative charges for behind-the-scenes processes that are necessary to set up a program at The Polytech.  This fee is valid for a lifetime and students are welcome back at any time for any reason. 


Education Consulting 

Records review, meetings, and written reports as directed by individual student needs, including but not limited to assisting with school placement decisions, and representing the student at other meetings, including special education, custody, legal, and disciplinary issues. 

$399 flat fee 

Career Assessment 

An interest inventory and career assessment typically completed within 4 hours. Results include a customized list of potential career options as well as ongoing access to a job and career resource database with detailed information about duties, skills, outlook, salary and appropriateness of fit to the student’s profile.  


Educational Therapy 

One-on-one customized instruction in academic, non-academic and socio-emotional realms, especially appropriate for neurodiverse learners. Services may include executive function strategies to improve organization, test-taking skills, time management, and self-advocacy; on-site support at a college campus to complete all steps of registration, including securing and implementing accommodations; and support through a job search and the transition into the workplace.  



One-on-one academic instruction in English, math, science, social studies, Spanish and college readiness. 

Support with career-based instruction in the pathways of health care, business and technology services, education, and engineering. 


Transition Services 

One-on-one support for students who need to develop additional skills to become independent and successful adults, or support transitioning into college or the workplace. Services may include strategies for using transportation and accessing housing services, career assessments, identifying college and other training programs and registration, assistance negotiating and interacting with community-based services, and life skills. We have a driving simulator to build confidence with driving in different traffic and weather conditions and support for getting a driver's license, and a program to enable students to earn a WA Food Worker card.

College credits earned generally translate to high school credit at a rate of 5 college quarter credits = 1.0 high school credits (full year). Talk with The Polytech to confirm the program and expected outcome for any individual student, especially neurodiverse learners and anyone seeking an alternate path to a diploma. 

All tuition and fees are due 10 days before the first day of the term, or immediately upon registration if enrolling later. The Enrollment and Registration fee is due at the time of agreement and necessary to hold a seat in the upcoming term. 



Driving Program Options 

The Polytech driving packages are appropriate for any beginner, and especially recommended for neurodiverse and anxious drivers. We own a commercial-grade driving simulator that enables students to practice in a wide variety of weather and traffic conditions from the safety of our office. We also have a partnership with Defensive Driving, a traditional driving school with experienced instructors, training cars retrofitted with additional safety controls, and the ability to proctor both the WA State Dept of Licensing exams: Knowledge (written test, for a permit) and Skills exam (driving test, for a license).   


Package & Rate 


Description and Terms 

Getting Started 



One-on-one teacher 

Teaches these basic driving skills: 

  • How to use the simulator 
  • Learning dashboard, hand, and foot controls 
  • Starting the engine and moving off 
  • Mastering steering 
  • Maneuvering at slow speed 
  • Accelerating, braking, and stopping 
  • Plus, 2 additional hours of driving practice along with these lessons. 
  • Includes the enrollment fee at The Polytech so that students may enroll in any other services at any time without additional fees.  

Simulator Practice 

$28/half-hour session 


Schedule as much or little time as wanted to build confidence.  

Can be set for city or country driving, traffic ranging from no traffic to heavy traffic, and weather (sunny, partial sun, rain, snow, fog, night). 

Can also schedule advanced lessons including night driving, braking and safety distances and risk awareness.  

Written Test Prep, $75/hour 

One-on-one teacher 

Online driver prep curriculum and a one-on-one teacher instructing the student and providing instant feedback (in person or online with video call) 

Full Package 



One-on-one teacher,  

Driving school in-car training 

The most comprehensive way to take a complete beginner to licensed driver 

  • Online written test prep course 
  • One-on-one instructor to support written test studies 
  • Getting Started simulator package 
  • One-on-one intake meeting with experienced Defensive Driving School instructor to design a customized plan 
  • 2-hour new driver workshop, conducted as an online zoom class in real time with a Defensive Driving School instructor 
  • 12 hours of in-car instruction with Defensive Driving School 
  • Advanced simulator topics and additional simulator driving practice 
  • Proctoring of DOL Knowledge exam (driving permit issued if passed) 
  • Proctoring of DOL Skills exam with known instructor from Defensive Driving School (driver’s license issued if passed) 
  • One additional retest of either or both DOL exams, if needed 
  • One semester of high school credit, if desired