Important Note about the 2020 COVID Closure and Grading

During the closure of public schools mandated by our Governor in March of 2020 and given the grading parameters set forth at that time by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, the Issaquah School District made the decision to offer students letter grades—A, B, C and D—or an incomplete.  (OSPI did not allow Fs or NC grades.)  All students enrolled in high school level courses in the ISD at that time received the letter grade they earned at the time of the closure or higher based on their continued participation in their courses or they earned an incomplete and were given the opportunity to replace that incomplete with a letter grade.  The opportunities included retaking the class, summer school, credit recovery courses and more.  Class of 2020 students on track to graduate at the time of the closure may have been eligible to have a core graduation requirement waived with a V code and the ISD followed the State Board of Education’s rules when applying those V codes to eligible seniors’ transcripts.  A V grade on the transcript indicates that the graduation requirement was waived in accordance with the State Board of Education emergency rules which expired on July 31, 2020.

Academic Counseling

 

Students will be assigned to an academic counselor, principal, or designee for academic monitoring according to last name. Arrangements to see an academic counselor, principal, or designee may be made by appointment.

Counseling services include:

  • Academic planning
  • Career and Apprenticeship information
  • Classroom presentations
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Comprehensive course requirement planning and instructions
  • Consultation and referral to Child Protective Services, law enforcement and referrals to community agencies
  • Consultation on personal issues for students
  • Consultations with teachers/parents to assist in discussions of learning and performance challenges and working to resolve academic problems
  • Coordination and provision of information for drug/alcohol intervention and assessments
  • Graduation requirements
  • High School and Beyond Plan
  • Information on all in and outside credit completion options
  • Maintenance of academic records
  • Outside credit options
  • Parent and student interventions for academic concerns
  • Post-high school planning, career counseling and guidance
  • Scholarship information