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Policy 2024

Online Learning

The La Center 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/grade level coursework, 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        Board Policy 2410      High School Graduation Requirements

Board Policy 2255      Alternative Learning Experience Programs

                                    Board Policy 2022      Electronic Resources


Legal References:       RCW 28A.150.220     Basic Education – Minimum instructional

requirements – Program accessibility – Rules

Chapter 28A.225 RCW Compulsory School Attendance and


RCW 28A.230.090     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.

Chapter 28A.250 RCW Online Learning

RCW 28A.320.035     Contracting out – Board’s powers and duties

– Goods and services

Chapter 180-51 WAC High School Graduation Requirements

WAC 392-121-182     Alternative learning experience


WAC 392-121-188     Instruction provided under contract

WAC 392-410-310     Equivalency course of study – Credit for

correspondence courses, electronically mediated courses, and college courses.

Chapter 392-502 WAC Online Learning-Approval of multidistrict online providers



Management Resources:         2017 April Issue

                                                2014 February Issue

                                                2009 December Issue


La Center School District

Adoption Date: August 24th, 2010   

Revised: October 25, 2016; February 22, 2022