Online Options Overview

In this section you will learn about online courses, online school programs, and the difference between them. It is also important to understand what the online learning environment is like and whether it is a good match with your student's skills, study habits and learning style.

In order to claim state funding for online enrollments, districts must either use approved providers, run an OSPI-approved program, or follow the criteria for district use of non-approved providers.

Links are offered to guide parents and school districts through the information that is pertinent to each.

  • Parents. Find details about the options, answers to common questions, and enrollment guidance.
  • School Districts. Find guidance on implementing your online learning policy, meeting requirements and supporting your students for success.

Information is also available about options for high school students to earn college credit through online courses.