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Online Learning

newRegistration for online summer school is now closed.


Important updates for the 2014-15 school year!

Outside Credit Limit has increased:

  • Starting the 2014-15 school year, the outside credit limit for 9-12 graders will increase to 4.0 credits. Students may take up to 4 outside credits with a maximum of 2 credits taken in one school year.

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Online Learning Options for Middle School Students

  • Middle school students, grades 7 and 8, may enroll in an online course as part of their 6-period day to be taken off campus. The student and counselor will work together to arrange a schedule to incorporate the online class.
  • Students may also register for an online course in addition to a full schedule at school.* Registering for a core online course is not for the purpose of freeing up a period to add extra electives to a student's regular schedule.
  • Students considering accelerating their starting point in high school mathematics have the option of taking an online math course in addition to their full schedule during their 8th grade year.* If considering this option, it is important for students to seek advisement from their counselor.
  • Middle school students, grades 7 and 8, taking high-school level online courses have until their junior year in high school to request the course and credit be placed on the high school transcript--this does not happen automatically. Forms will be available in the high school counseling offices.

  • *When an online course is taken in addition to a full schedule, outside of the school day, the family is responsible for the tuition cost--approximately $300 per semester course.

Important information! Please note the following in-person requirements for students enrolled in an online course during the school year

  • Students must participate in an in-person orientation at the start of the course.
  • Students are required to attend weekly online meetings/support sessions with the building mentor. The days and times vary by school. Please check with the school counselor regarding the schedule at your school. Students must agree to this commitment.
  • Students are required to take midterms and finals in-person, proctored. The proctored sessions will be at each high school and the schedule will be communicated to the students.

How does the registration process work?

  • Print the Request for Outside Credit form, complete the first page and submit both pages to your counselor for approval.
  • The counselor will complete the form and submit to the Online Learning Department for registration.
  • The Online Learning Department (Marianne Kaluza/Audrey Winslow) will email the student confirmation of enrollment and payment information if applicable.
  • Already signed up for a spring online course? You will receive an email soon regarding confirmation of your registration and details for the in-person orientation.

Questions?

Online Learning Coordinator Marianne Kaluza

Registrar Audrey Winslow


Overview

Online Learning is a growing part of the education landscape, and the Issaquah School District is developing new strategies for students to take advantage of flexible learning opportunities. Voters approved Tech Levy funds in February 2010 which are helping us expand our options for students.

With the approval of our new Online Learning policy and procedures in August 2010, we are now participating in the OSPI Digital Learning Department (DLD) program which offers OSPI-approved online courses.

Existing district policies apply for all Online Learning opportunities (registration, drop policy, academic integrity, discipline, technology use, etc.) OSPI approved online courses are granted credit in the same manner as other course offerings in the district. Students are also expected to comply with the OSPI DLD and Online Course Provider policies.

Are you ready for Online Learning?

The quizzes and surveys available on the OSPI DLD website will give you a clearer picture of what it is like to be an online student. Online courses are rigorous and require a time commitment similar to your regular courses.

What are your options?

Various options are available for high school or middle school students 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.

How do you proceed during the school year?

Submit a signed Request for Outside Credit form to your counselor. Once approved by the counselor, the principal must approve the request in order for registration to proceed. The counselor will notify the Online Learning Coordinator who will collect payment, if required, and register you in the course.

Do you have questions about Online Learning?

You can find answers to basic questions about Online Learning on our FAQ page.

Who can you contact for more information?

Online Learning Coordinator Marianne Kaluza

Registrar Audrey Winslow

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