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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 four 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 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 for approval and signature. The counselor will submit the form to the Online Learning Department and you will be contacted via email.
  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 or Registrar 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.
  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.
  5. Refund Policy for families that pay for online courses:
    • Full refund if dropped before the start date of the course.
    • 75% refund if dropped within 10 days of the official start date of the course.
    • No refund is dropped after the 10th day of the course
  6. 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.
  7. Does the Health Online course count against the four credit limit?
    Issaquah School District is now offering health online summer term. This course will not count against the four credit limit. Additionally, check with your high school for a 7th period option.
  8. Can I leave campus and do my coursework elsewhere?
    Yes. At the time of registration the student and counselor will confirm if the course is to be taken on or off campus. You must decide at the beginning of the course whether you are going to be on or off comapus — it cannot vary from day to day.
  9. 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 Virtual Learning). Select the course category.
  10. 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 Request for Outside Credit–Middle School 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 contact Marianne Kaluza at kaluzam@issaquah.wednet.edu.
  14. 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).
  15. What if I have more questions?

    Contact:
    Marianne Kaluza
    Online Learning Coordinator
    425.837.7087

    Audrey Winslow
    Online Learning Registrar
    425.837.7630

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