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Online Learning outside the regular school schedule

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Marianne Kaluza
Online Learning Coordinator

Kathryn Smith
Online Learning TOSA

Carolyn (Jodie) Warren
Online Learning Registrar

The outside credit limit is four credits for grades 9-12 with a maximum of two credits taken in one school year.

ALL Students will participate in an in-person orientation at the start of the course.

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.

  • Who? 

    • Students in grades 7-12 interested in a course that is not offered at their school, does not fit in their schedule or is approved by the principal for good cause.
    • For grade improvement in core subject courses, up to 4 semesters may be taken for grade improvement purposes (see Student Handbook).
    • Middle school students, grade 7 and 8, taking high-school level online courses have until their junior year in high school to request the course be placed on their high school transcript- it does not happen automatically. Forms will be available in the high school counseling office.
  • When?

      Students may take an online course beyond their regularly scheduled 6 or 8 period day.
  • What?

    • Students can choose from courses approved by OSPI and the Issaquah School District.  To view these courses, click on the Course List found in the Quick Links box above. **Please confer with a counselor or Online Learning Coordinator regarding which courses are available.
    • Cost: The family is responsible for the course fee which must be paid to the school bookkeeper before the student can be registered in the online course.  The cost during the school year is $300. 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.
    • Grade:    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. The Issaquah School District drop policy for Online learning grading is the same as the policy for the standard classroom. 
  • Where?  

    • Students complete their course work off campus, outside the regular school day
    • Students will take all unit exams, midterms and finals in-person, during proctored sessions. The proctored sessions will be at each high school and the schedule will be communicated to the students.
  • How?  

    Students meet with their counselor to review their online learning options and to learn if the outside credit they have in mind is acceptable. If the student plans to pursue the outside credit, the signed High School Request for Outside Credit form is submitted to the counselor for required signatures. The counselor will forward the form to the Online Learning Department and the student and guardian(s) will be contacted by email or phone.  All registration is done through Issaquah School District Online Learning Department.  Please do not try to register directly with the provider. 

Still have questions?  See the Fact Sheets in the quick links menu or the  Frequently Asked Questions page.