Out of District & Online Course Information

If you are completing an online course over the summer and intend to change your registration for next year, please keep in mind that your updated course might have a summer assignment you will need to complete. You can check the list of summer assignments on the Eastlake website.

OVERVIEW:

The math department STRONGLY DISCOURAGES students from taking online Algebra 2 or Precalculus courses over the summer in order accelerate their pathway. Although we appreciate your interest in the STEM field, taking an online math course will not fully prepare you for the following math course. Online math courses do not fully align their standard to the math standards covered through LWSD and they do not reach the same level of depth with the concepts. This causes students to have gaps in their conceptual understanding, algebraic skills, and analytical thinking. Students are then often frustrated during the following math course as they lack the necessary background skills. Please keep in mind that math is not just about the memorization of content, you must apply the information in different scenarios (which an online course will not prepare you for). If a student is interested in accelerating their math pathway, we recommend students register to take Geometry and Algebra 2 concurrently at EHS. Students can also take Statistics or AP Statistics concurrently with Precalculus or Calculus courses. Please also consider taking a computer science course to deepen your knowledge of the STEM field.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 9th grade students in UW Precalculus are NOT able to earn college credit. Only 10th - 12th grade students are eligible for college credit. There is no advantage to taking Precalculus during 9th grade, not to mention the fact that these students will run out of calculus branch courses at EHS by their senior year. If you are still determined to take Algebra 2 through an Out of District Provider, you must be willing to put in extra effort to keep up with the Precalculus course. We have seen students really struggle to keep up and end up doing poorly at the Precalculus level, requiring them to repeat the course.

YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT: Registration is a year-long commitment and students will not be allowed to switch classes because their grade doesn't meet their expectations. Students may request to take a placement test at Eastlake to decide whether to move to the next level class.

NCAA REQUIREMENTS: If you plan to play a sport at a Division I or II college/university, it is your responsibility to check with the NCAA to see if the Out of District course you chose is approved.

REGISTRATION: For Eastlake course registration for the 2021-22 school year, Every student MUST register for the next course in the sequence. Once their transcript is received from their Out of District Provider in August, the student’s schedule will then be changed to the next course.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT FOR COURSES TAKEN BEFORE ENTERING 9TH GRADE:
(Class of 2025 and beyond)
Students who complete and pass high school level courses taken before attending high school shall automatically be given high school credit, which shall be applied to fulfilling high school graduation requirements. At the request of the student and the student’s parent/guardian, high school credit earned before high school may be transcribed with a non-numerical grade. A non-numerical grade will not be included in the student’s high school grade point average calculations. High school credit earned prior to high school and transcribed with a non-numerical grade will apply to fulfilling high school graduation requirements.
A student and the student’s parent/guardian must inform the school before the end of the 11th grade if they do not want credit for the course(s) taken before attending high school or if they want to request that credit be transcribed with a non-numerical grade.
(Class of 2022-2023)
Students will have the option to place their Out of District course or middle school grades on their high school transcripts.

MULTIPLE OUT-OF-DISTRICT CREDITS: If a student plans to take more than one course, they will need to submit multiple forms.

MAXIMUM OUT-OF-DISTRICT CREDITS: Students are not allowed to take more than 3.0 total credits outside of Eastlake during their high school career, so please plan accordingly.

DEADLINE: Students must turn in all forms NO LATER THAN JUNE 19, 2021. Any forms submitted after this date will not be approved.

PROVIDERS: Please refer to the OSPI Approved Online Provider List under Forms & Links on the top of this page.

OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRANSCRIPT: Once the student completes the course they must request an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT be mailed directly from their Out of District Provider to the Eastlake Counseling Center. We must receive the transcript no later than AUGUST 18, 2021 to move your student to the next level class.

CONFIRMATION: We are unable to provide confirmation when Out of District transcripts are received. Thank you for your understanding.

NEXT STEPS:

CLASS OF 2025: Click HERE to continue with the process of taking an Out of District Credit

CLASS OF 2022-2024: Turn in the forms to your Eastlake Counselor.  Links to print up the Out of District Request Cover Sheet and the Appendix C can be found at the top of this page.