About DLD Online Courses

The DLD offers online courses as an option to help schools meet students' individual needs, expand learning opportunities, and diversify their curricula. Schools need to sign up with the DLD to make these offerings available to their students. Check to see if your school is listed on the participating schools list. If not, contact the DLD for options.

  • Catalog. A catalog of hundreds of online courses for grades K–12 is offered through OSPI-approved online course providers in the following categories:
    • Core Subjects
    • Credit Recovery
    • Electives
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • World Languages
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    • English Language Learner/English as a Second Language (ELL/ESL)
  • Teachers. All instruction delivered via DLD online courses is assured by the provider to be delivered by Washington state certificated teachers and meet the "Highly Qualified" definition under the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Credits. Credits for online courses are granted through the student's school.
  • Eligibility. School districts have online learning policies and procedures that identify which courses are available to their students and which students are eligible to take online courses.
  • Support. Student success in DLD online courses is supported by a school-based DLD Registrar and Mentor.
  • Cost. Courses are tuition-based. Depending on how the course is included in the student’s schedule, the fee may be paid by the school through Basic Education funds or by the family. If a family pays, they pay the local school—not the provider or the DLD. If a course is dropped, some fees may apply according to the drop policy.
  • School Invoicing. (For schools) The DLD invoices schools once per term, so there’s only one invoice to manage, regardless of how many providers are used. Since the courses are tuition-based, there is no exchange of student FTE.