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ISD Online Learning follows District Regulation 2024P which is in accordance with OSPI regulations and state law. 

Online Course Enrollment Limitations

  • Limits to taking online courses to meet High School Graduation Requirements: 
    • Per District Regulation 2410P, for purposes of high school graduation the following are limits on using online learning credits toward the 24 credits required for graduation:
      • 50% of each subject area graduation requirement must be completed in-person (ex: 4.0 ELA credits are required to graduate, 2.0 must be taken in person)
      • No more than 2 high school credits taken online per school year may be applied to graduation requirements, and
      • No more than 4 high school graduation credits overall from outside courses of study, including online courses, can be applied to graduation requirements.
  • Limits to taking online courses for High School grade improvement: Up to 4 semesters may be taken for Grade Improvement purposes (see your school specific Course Guide). There will be no limit on the number of courses for which a student pursues Grade Improvement if the qualifying grade(s) was earned during a COVID related school closure.
  • Limits to online course enrollments for summer school.
    • High School students may take 2 semester online courses and no more that 3 courses total including courses taken in-person and courses taken online.
    • All other students are limited to 1 semester course online.
  • Limits to course selection
    • Per ISD Regulation 2024P, students may only take courses that are offered at their grade level, or for summer school, courses that were offered at their grade level of their prior year, with the exception of courses that are taken for enrichment that are not offered in person.
    • Middle school courses are supplemental to the student's schedule.  Middle school students must maintain a full in-person course schedule.  Exceptions due to exceptional need are determined by an individual problem-solving team.


Procedural Guidelines

  • Students can choose from online courses on the ISD Online Learning Course Directory page.   
  • All students will participate in an orientation at the start of their class via zoom. 
  • Students will take all CSTs and their Final Test at designated testing times with a parent/guardian proctor and/or in person during designated testing times. 
  • 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).
  • 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.


Academic Records

  • 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.
  • All courses will be added to a student's academic record and impact their GPA (middle and high school).  Summer courses are considered part of the academic record of the grade from the previous school year (ex: courses taken the summer after 8th grade are part of the 8th grade academic record). 
  • High school courses taken in 7th or 8th grade will automatically be added to the student's high school transcript.  Students can request to have their grade removed from their high school transcript when they are in high school. 
  • Credit for Online courses:

a. Online courses from selected OSPI-approved providers and taught by District teachers will be granted credit in the same manner as other course offerings in the District. (Ex: Online Health during Summer School)

b. Issaquah School District will grant credit only for courses taken through Issaquah School District Online Learning using selected OSPI-approved providers. Credit will be granted in the same manner as other course offerings in the District and in accordance with 2410P.