Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The Highline School District board of directors believes that a variety of learning options, including online courses and programs, are critical for 21st Century learners. The board recognizes that the online learning environment provides students with unique opportunities to become self-disciplined learners with life-long learning skills. Further, the board believes that online learning provides tremendous opportunities for students to access curriculum and specialized courses in a flexible learning environment that might not otherwise be available.

Therefore, the board supports a range of online learning opportunities that are equally accessible to all students in the school district. The board directs the superintendent to provide information to parents, students and staff regarding online learning options and the guidelines for participation.

The superintendent or designee will develop procedures to implement this policy. The procedures will include, but not be limited to, a description of student access to online learning courses/programs, student eligibility criteria, the types of online courses available to students, methods the district will use to support student success, payment of course fees and other costs, granting of course credit and conditions under which no credit will be awarded.

Cross References:
Electronic Resources - Policy 2022
Alternative Learning Experience Programs -Policy 2255
Graduation Requirements - Policy 2410

Legal References:
Basic Education Minimum instructional requirements Program accessibility Rules (Effective 9.11) - RCW 28A.150.220
Defining full-time equivalent student Students receiving instruction through alternative learning experience onlineprograms Requirements Rules - RCW 28A.150.262
Compulsory School Attendance and Admission - Chapter 28A.225 RCW
High School graduation requirements or equivalencies Reevaluation of graduation requirements Review and authorization of proposed changes Credit for courses taken before attending high school Postsecondary credit equivalencies - RCW 28A.230.090
Online Learning - Chapter 28A.250 RCW
Contracting out Boards powers and duties Goods and services - RCW 28A.320.035
Alternative learning experience requirements - WAC 392-121-182
Instruction provided under contract - WAC 392-121-188
Equivalency course of study Credit for correspondence courses, electronically mediated courses, and college courses - WAC 392-410-310
Online Learning - Chapter 392-502 WAC

Management Resources:
Online Learning Policy Required - Policy News, December 2009

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 2010
Classification: Essential