A Guide for Parents

This information is intended to help you navigate through the various options for online learning in Washington state. Your district has adopted an Online Learning Policy (#2024) which clarifies what online learning options it will make available to its students.

What is online learning like?

Get a clearer picture of what it's like to be an online student and what it takes to be successful on the Explore Online Learning page.

Are you interested in individual courses or an online program?

Review the comparison list to clarify the differences between online courses and online school programs.

Learn about access and enrollment options

The guides will provide you with more information about each option, as well as things to consider in your decision-making.


Learn more about enrollment how-tos, credits, and more in our Parent Frequently Asked Questions page.

Unable to find a solution for your student?

The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) helps solve disputes and conflicts between families and Washington state public schools that affect student learning.

Feedback: what to do if your child isn't getting what she needs

If your student's attempts to get help from online teachers, program technical assistance systems, and/or the serving school district are not successful, please submit feedback using the DLD's provider feedback form. We may not be able to resolve a specific problem directly or immediately, but we would appreciate the chance to assist you and to perform our duties of monitoring approved providers.