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All About Online Learning

  • Online Learning provides Issaquah School District students in grades 7-12 with an opportunity to take high school level courses online.
  • Students choose Online Learning for acceleration, credit deficiency, credit recovery, enrichment, grade improvement, graduation requirement, learning style and/or course is not offered at their school. 
  • Per District Regulation 2410P, for purposes of graduation, no more than 50% of a subject area requirement, no more than 2 credits in one school year, and no more than 4 credits overall can be from outside courses of study and Online Learning.
  • For grade improvement, up to 4 semesters may be taken for grade improvement purposes (see your school specific Student Handbook)
  • Students can choose from courses approved by OSPI and Issaquah School District. To view these courses, click here to access the Course Lists webpage.
  • All students will participate in an in person orientation at the start of the course.
  • Students will take all unit tests (CSTs and TSTs) in-person during designated Online Learning proctored testing sessions.
  • 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).
  • 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 Issaquah School District's grading scale.
  • Students taking a prescriptive course will receive a "P" or "F" on their transcript.  (Note: the NCAA transcripts "P" grades as a "D" or a 1.0 grade point).
  • 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.
  • If a student fails an online course, consistently fails to follow online learning participation requirements, and/or consistently fails to follow Online Learning policies, they risk being dropped with an 'F', may be placed on campus, and will be unable to enroll in future online courses.

Option 1: On Campus - HS

Cost: Free
Periods: 1 and 7 at IHS and SHS, 2 and 5 at LHS, and 4 at GE.
Testing: Students can test during their on-campus Online Learning class during designated days.
Expectations/Requirements:

  • Attend regularly.  
  • Submit work each week following your schedule. You can work faster. 

Option 2: Off Campus (scheduled during the regular school day) - HS & MS

Cost: Free
Periods: 1 and 7 at IHS and SHS, 2 and 5 at LHS, 4 at GE, and 1 and 6 at Middle Schools. Students must be OFF campus during this time.  
Testing: Before and after school at designated online learning sessions.
Expectations/Requirements:

  • Respond to your Online Learning mentor once a week via email with complete sentences and correct answers. Responses are due Wednesday, but are accepted by Friday at 3:00 PM. Students who fail to reply will be placed on-campus for their online course. Due to state regulations/district policy, this is strictly enforced. WAC 392-121-182.
  • You will receive a Monthly Progress Evaluation from your Online Learning mentor according to the schedule you receive at your orientation. You are required to respond to the monthly progress evaluation via email. Students who receive an Unsatisfactory Monthly Progress Evaluation will be placed on-campus for their online learning course. Due to state regulations/district policy, this is strictly enforced. WAC 392-121-182.
  • Submit work each week following your schedule. You can work faster.
  • Information for middle school students considering online learning.

Option 3: Off Campus (in addition to regular schedule) - HS & MS

Cost: $300 per course*. If a course is dropped prior to the course start date, a fee will not be assessed. Courses dropped after the start date may receive a partial refund based on the refund policy of the third party online provider. Scholarships available for those meeting federal guidelines.
Periods: 8 at IHS and SHS, 9 at LHS, and 7 at GE and Middle Schools.
Expectations/Requirements:


Option 4: Summer School - HS & MS

Cost: $400 per course. If a course is dropped prior to the course start date, a fee will not be assessed. There are no refunds for courses dropped on or after the start date of the course and cannot be transferred to another term. Scholarships available for those meeting federal guidelines

Testing: Students must take all unit tests and final exams at designated Online Learning testing sessions held at Issaquah High School.
Expectations/Requirements:

  • Submit work following your schedule. You can work faster.
  • Students can choose one or two courses approved by OSPI and Issaquah School District. If a student chooses to take two courses, they must be completed concurrently, therefore, students cannot complete a yearlong course during the summer.
  • Students in need of a course for credit recovery (failed a course) must enroll with the in-person (not online) ISD summer school.
  • If a student is in need of a course for credit recovery (failed a course) and that course is not offered through the ISD summer school, they can take the course online but will have 5 face to face support session meetings each week with a mentor.
  • Information for middle school students considering online learning.