Editor’s note: We posed several questions about online learning to EEN intern Cami Brix. Here’s her report back on this timely topic.
Q: What online learning options are available to public school K-12 students in Washington?
A: OSPI has approved many different online learning opportunities for Washington students in grades K-12. While the range of service depends on the student’s school district, students can enroll full-time, part-time or even in just one class of an online program. OSPI recommends reaching out to a student’s home school for guidance. From this writer’s experience, it is fairly common for a high school student to earn their PE/Health credits through an online class to make room for other, more interesting classes in their schedule.
However, if this range does not fit the needs of the student (the majority of school districts do not have online learning options for students younger than high school),