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. For further details on these reasons, please click here. Please read through the options below to determine how ISD Online Learning can best serve your student. Options 3 and 4 are strongly recommended for middle school students.

COVID-19 Fall 2020:

Students will choose this option if they would normally take their other courses in the building. You will receive multiple check ins from your ISD mentor in a virtual classroom.

Periods in Schedule:

  • Periods 1 and 7 (Issaquah HS & Skyline HS)
  • Period 2 (Liberty HS)
  • Period 4 (Gibson Ek HS)

Testing:

All testing will be done remotely during designated testing sessions on specific days. Parent/guardian partners with Online Learning to help us facilitate/proctor.*

Expectations/Requirements:

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

Periods in Schedule:

  • Periods 1 and 7 (Issaquah HS & Skyline HS)
  • Periods 2 and 5 (Liberty HS)
  • Period 4 (Gibson Ek HS)
  • Periods 1 and 6 (Middle Schools)

When school resumes and students attend class in the building, students must be OFF campus during their scheduled period.  

Testing:

All testing will be remotely during designated testing sessions on specific days.  Parent/guardian partners with Online Learning to help us facilitate/proctor.*

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, 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.

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. Scholarships available for those meeting federal guidelines.

Periods in Schedule:

  • Period 8 (Issaquah HS & Skyline HS)
  • Period 9 (Liberty HS)
  • Period 7 (Gibson Ek HS)
  • Period 7 (Middle Schools)

Testing:

All testing will be done remotely during designated testing sessions on specific days. Parent/guardian partners with Online Learning to help us facilitate/proctor.*

Expectations/Requirements:

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. Scholarships available for those meeting federal guidelines.

Testing:

To Be Determined

Expectations/Requirements:

  • Submit work following your schedule. You can work faster.
  • Students can choose one or two courses from our ISD Online Learning High School Course List. If students choose to take two courses, it can’t be a year long course.
  • 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.

Tidbits about Online Learning

  • 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. Click here to access the Course Lists webpage.
  • All students will participate in an orientation at the start of their class. Off Campus will be self-guided, On Campus will be in your virtual classroom.
  • Students will take all CSTs and their Final Test in their virtual classroom and/or at designated testing times with a parent/guardian proctor
  • 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.