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Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I sign up?
  2. Where do I get the Request for Outside Credit form?
  3. What is the cost and how do I pay?
  4. What is the drop policy?
  5. Can I sign up after the term has started?
  6. Does the Health Online course count against the two credit limit?
  7. Can I leave campus and do my coursework elsewhere?
  8. How do I check for NCAA eligibility?
  9. I am a middle school student. Do I have to put the high school grade and credit from the online class on my transcript?
  10. Are online courses available during the summer?
  11. Can I take an online course for grade improvement?
  12. How do I tell how my student is doing in the course? Can my student's tutor see the status as well?
  13. Do I have to buy textbooks?
  14. What do I do if I have more questions?

  1. How do I sign up?
    Meet with your counselor to review your online learning options. If you plan to pursue an outside credit, submit the 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.
  2. Where do I get the Request for Outside Credit form?
    You can obtain the forms from your school counseling office or download the appropriate form below.
  3. What is the cost and how do I pay?
    There is no tuition cost for a course that you take as one of your six or eight class periods. If you are taking the class beyond your school schedule, the tuition cost is determined by the outside provider. In general, the cost is around $300. You can check the actual cost by checking the information for your course in the online course catalog or contacting the Online Learning Coordinator. (An additional cost for textbooks and materials may be incurred if they are not available at the school - see Question 14.) The Online Learning Coordinator will confirm the actual cost upon course approval. At that time, checks should be made out to the Issaquah School District, and you pay the school bookkeeper. You may also pay online (a convenience fee is added).
  4. What is the drop policy?
    The policy for online courses is the same as the policy for the standard classroom. After the fourth week of class, you may not drop a class without adding a failing grade to your permanent transcript. If extenuating circumstances must be considered, you may make an appeal to the appropriate administrator. If you drop a course, your family may be responsible for reimbursing the district for the drop fee if one is incurred. If a course is dropped prior to the course's start date, a fee is not assessed. If a course is dropped within the first 10 school days of the course's start date, the drop fee is 25% of the course cost. If a course is dropped after the first 10 school days of the course's start date, the drop fee is 100% of the course cost. During summer term, you will have one week to drop the course.
  5. Can I sign up after the term has started?
    Some of the OSPI approved online courses have late start date options. Check with your counselor or Online Learning Coordinator.
  6. Does the Health Online course count against the two credit limit?
    Issaquah School District is now offering health online in the summer and Fall 2013. This course will not count against the two credit limit, it is not considered outside credit
  7. Can I leave campus and do my coursework elsewhere?
    Yes. You must have a parent-signed permission form on file. You must decide at the beginning of the course whether you are going to be on or off campus—it cannot vary day to day.
  8. How do I check for NCAA eligibility?
    Go the NCAA Eligibility website. Enter the online course provider's name in the high school name field (for example, Apex Learning, Internet Academy, Aventa Learning, to name a few). Select the course category.
  9. I am a middle school student. Do I have to put the high school grade and credit from the online class on my transcript?
    No. As described on the High School Credit Request for 7th and 8th Grade Students form, you have up until your junior year credit check to decide if you want to add the online course to your transcript. If you take a middle school level course, it will go on your middle school transcript at the time it is earned.
  10. Are online courses available during the summer?
    Yes. (The summer OSPI online course catalog will be available in late April.) It is important to know that these are full credit classes. The same content that is delivered in a semester is delivered in the shorter summer term. It is not an easy way out! Existing district policies apply during the summer, and families are responsible for the cost.
  11. Can I take an online course for grade improvement?
    You may take an ISD offered online course or an OSPI approved online course for grade improvement for core subject courses. Refer to this equivalent course list for help in selecting your course. All existing policies, procedures and restrictions for grade improvement and outside credit requests apply (up to 4 semesters—see Student Handbook.) Refer to the course catalog for more information and submit a request to your counselor for approval.
  12. How do I tell how my student is doing in the course? Can my student's tutor see the status as well?
    Most providers email periodic progress reports to parents/guardians. If you would like a non-parent/guardian to receive the progress report, please fill out this form and return it by email, fax or mail to Marianne Kaluza, kaluzam@issaquah.wednet.edu, fax 425-837-7141, 565 NW Holly St, Issaquah, WA 98027.
  13. Do I have to buy textbooks?
    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).
  14. What if I have more questions?
    Call the Online Learning Coordinator Marianne Kaluza at 425.837.7087 or e-mail her at kaluzam@issaquah.wednet.edu.

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