The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Online Learning Program is provided for self-motivated high school students. Select courses are provided through Edmentum – EdOptions Academy. To find out additional information, students should schedule an appointment with their high school counselor.
One of the advantages of online learning is that it offers a flexible learning environment. Students can work on assignments when and where they choose. At the same time, Washington State Law requires students to make specific academic progress in their courses to remain eligible for online learning.
Student progress will be measured against progress benchmarks which are clearly defined for each course in which a student is enrolled. Student who do not make satisfactory progress or contact with the teacher after 20 days, are automatically unenrolled per state guidelines.
How It Works
Washington State Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) rules govern how students must perform in online classes.
- Students must login daily and make acceptable progress toward course completion.
- Students should expect to spend a minimum of 30 hours per week of online work. A student must make progress as determined by the written student learning plan.
- Students need to make contact with their online learning manager each week.
- Students must schedule time with the online learning manager to come into school to take one unit test and the final assessment for each course. Transportation to either high school is the student’s responsibility.
- Students must participate in all state exams, including CBAs, SBAs, and WCAS.
- Students who complete all Sumner-Bonney Lake School District graduation credit requirements, including a High School and Beyond plan, and any additional state requirements, will earn a Sumner-Bonney Lake School District diploma as well as have the opportunity to participate in the commencement ceremony at their home school, if desired.