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Online Learning as a part of the regular schedule

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Contact:

Marianne Kaluza
Online Learning Coordinator
425.837.7087 

Kathryn Smith
Online Learning TOSA
425.837.7174

Jodie Warren
Online Learning Registrar
425.837.7154
 

The outside credit limit is four credits for grades 9-12 with a maximum of two credits taken in one school year.

ALL Students will participate in an in-person orientation at the start of the course.

Families are responsible for determining if the course meets NCAA and college admissions requirements. Not all courses are NCAA approved. More information on NCAA eligibility.


  • Who? 

    • Students in grades 7-12 interested in a course that is not offered at their school, does not fit in their schedule or is approved by the principal for good cause.
    • For grade improvement in core subject courses, up to 4 semesters may be taken for grade improvement purposes (see Student Handbook).
    • Middle school students, grade 7 and 8, taking high-school level online courses have until their junior year in high school to request the course be placed on their high school transcript- it does not happen automatically. Forms will be available in the high school counseling office.
  • When?

    • High School Students are eligible to schedule an online course as part their regular school schedule--as one of their 6 (IHS & SHS) or 8 (LHS) class periods.

  •  What?

    • Students can choose from courses approved by OSPI and the Issaquah School District.  To view these courses, click on the Course Lists found in the Quick Links box above. **Please confer with a counselor or Online Learning Coordinator regarding which courses are available.

    • Cost:   No cost to families for tuition when the course is taken as part of a student’s regular schedule, no matter if they remain on or off campus. If a course requires a textbook or materials that are not available at the school, it is the student's responsibility to acquire the item(s).
    • Grade:   Students receive the actual course grade earned (A-F) on their Issaquah School District transcript. Letter grades are granted as given by the provider and may be different than the Issaquah School District grading scale.
    • The Issaquah School District drop policy for Online learning is the same as the policy for the standard classroom. 
  •  Where? 

    • Please talk with your counselor regarding whether taking a class on or off campus is the best option for you.  High School students must declare before class starts whether they will complete their online learning off campus or stay on campus—it cannot vary day to day. Middle School students must plan to complete online course work off campus due to limited supervision resources. A parent/guardian must sign the student in if they arrive late or sign out if the student leaves early.
    • On Campus
      • Students requesting an online course as part of their regular schedule to retrieve credit for a previously failed class will be scheduled on campus daily with a mentor for the online course.
      • The district will provide a setting during the school day in which the student may connect to a course to the extent that resources are available.
      • An online learning mentor is available during the class period to ensure the student is connecting to the coursework and is making satisfactory progress.
      • Students will take all unit exams, midterms and finals in-person, during their on campus class period.
    • Off Campus
      • Students are required to have weekly communication with their building mentor.  Failure to do so will result in the student being placed on campus daily for their online course. 
      • Students will take all unit exams, midterms and finals in-person, during proctored sessions. The proctored sessions will be at each high school and the schedule will be communicated to the students.
      • If a student is not progressing satisfactorily in an off campus online class, the first intervention will be to move them to an on campus setting. 
      • Middle School students must plan to complete online course work off campus due to limited supervision resources. A parent/guardian must sign the student in if they arrive late or sign out if the student leaves early.
  • How? 

    • Students meet with their counselor to review their online learning options and to learn if the outside credit they have in mind is acceptable. If the student plans to pursue the outside credit, the signed High School Request for Outside Credit  form is submitted to the counselor for required signatures. The counselor will forward the form to the Online Learning Department and the student and guardian(s) will be contacted by email or phone.  All registration is done through Issaquah School District Online Learning Department.  Please do not try to register directly with the provider. 


Still have questions?  See the Fact Sheets in the quick links menu or the  Frequently Asked Questions page.