565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-7000
 

Middle and High School Education

The Department of Middle School Education and the Department of High School Education make up the Department of Secondary Education.

The Department of Middle School Education provides supervision of middle schools, general support for middle school programs and helps with middle schools policies and procedures. Department staff provides guidance for parents and assists with questions about Issaquah's middle school programs including Advanced Language Arts and Independent Health and PE.

The Department of High School Education provides supervision of high schools and general support for high school programs. This includes Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, state attendance compliance, student discipline consultation and discipline records, curriculum implementation, credit retrieval programs (secondary summer school, Night Academy, GED), foreign exchange students, High School Graduation Requirements, Running Start, Athletic programs (see Student Athletic Handbook) and WIAA compliance.

The Department of High School Education is available to help with high school policies and procedures, to provide guidance for parents, and to assist with questions about Issaquah's high school programs. Executive Director of High Schools Michelle Trifunovic oversees the Department of High School Education.

Services and points of contact

Issaquah Community Network — family resource center

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Advanced Placement (AP) — program/ test information

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Armed Services Requests — military access to student contact information

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Athletics — programs; regulations; issues

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Attendance (Secondary) — policies/procedures/inquiries

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Career and Technical Education 7-12 — state program to develop employment skills

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Child Abuse Reporting — requirements; timelines; how to

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Co-Curricular Programs — extra-curricular activities for students

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

College Credit & Careers Network — college credit for career/technical classes

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

College in the High School — community college/high school credit for approved high school classes

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Counseling Programs K-12 — about school-based counseling programs

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Crisis Intervention Resources — who to call for help

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

DECA (Distributive Education) — marketing/leadership education

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Discipline Records — policies/procedures/inquiries

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Discipline, Student (Secondary) — policies/procedures/inquiries

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Grants — federal funds to deter student alcohol/drug use

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Field Trips, Overnight/Extended (High School) — policies/procedures/inquiries

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Foreign Exchange Students — regulations

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

GED — how to earn high school diploma after dropping out

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Graduation Requirements — requirements for high school diploma

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

International Baccalaureate — requirements; locations; testing

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Running Start (Program) — earning community college credits in high school

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Scholarships — resources; how to apply; high school career centers

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

School Handbooks (Secondary) — request secondary parent handbook

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Section 504 District Liaison — inquiries about students who may need special accommodation at school

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Site Councils (Secondary) — inquiries; request building site council minutes

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

Summer School (Secondary) — schedule/enrollment/admission/tuition

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

WA Interscholastic Athletic Assoc. (WIAA) — regulations for sports, coaching, student eligibility

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

WaNIC — programs in High Tech Learning Center

Dennis Wright — Director of Career and Counseling Services
Administration Building: (425) 837-7045 phone

Weapons Report — how to report; weapons definition; annual report

Jan Leonard — Admin. Ass't., Policy Compliance
Administration Building: (425) 837-7635 phone

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