Drop Form + MIonline
The deadline to add an MIHS course has passed (9/9), students looking to DROP a course, and or ADD an MIonline course to their current schedule, please complete the Drop/MIonline form (Link Below).
Please note the following DEADLINES:
● Last day to add an MIonline class: 9/23/20
● Last day to drop a class before “W” (withdrawn) is recorded on MIHS transcript: 10/7/20
● Last day to drop a class in 1st semester: 12/18/20
SPECIAL NOTE: Drop Forms will be processed in a timely manner by the counseling team. If questions arise, your alpha counselor will contact the student/parent/guardian. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience during this busy process and ask that you refrain from sending follow-up emails and phone calls. Therefore, please check your Skyward schedule periodically.
MIonline - Courses Through Outside Providers
Selection of Providers
MISD primarily uses FuelEd as our provider, but also has access to APEX and Spokane Virtual courses. These three providers were selected from a vetted list provided by OSPI’s Alternative Learning Department Online Learning Division (formerly known as the Digital Learning Department). All three have a signed contract for providing courses to the district, which is renewed annually. The contract varies by the type of provider. MISD does not vet the individual courses of the providers, except to determine if a course meets a graduation requirement (ie is there enough American History in a course for the course to count as the US History requirement). All courses are available for credit on a MIHS transcript.
Please know that some courses are NOT AVAILABLE to our school district. This is primarily the case for some "Premium" and "Career-Focused" elective courses, and based on the online provider's access to a properly credentialed Washington State teacher.
Click the link to review the Fuel Education course list - https://tinyurl.com/fuelcourselist
The student must make weekly contact with his/her assigned Mentor Teacher about each course. If adequate progress, as determined by the Mentor Teacher, is not being met, interventions, such as daily seat time requirements may be imposed. All coursework must be completed within the course start and end dates determined at the time of registration.
Regular login and acceptable weekly progress toward course completion is required. Acceptable progress is the successful following of the course calendar or completion of approximately 5% of each course every week. If acceptable progress is not met, Washington state law mandates that the Mentor Teacher add further interventions and requirements, which could include scheduled work time during off periods, parent meetings, after school work time, or additional weekly check ins.
Grading is the responsibility of the Online Teacher for the course. All grades and credit for completed courses will be recorded on the MIHS transcript. Withdrawing from a course within 10 school days of initial enrollment will result in no record on the transcript. Withdrawing later than 10 school days after initial enrollment and prior to the last 10 days of the course will result in a “W” on the transcript. Not completing the course will result in an “F” on the transcript. If the online provider has different rules regarding grade posting, those rules will take precedence.
Course Eligibility and Tuition
WEB Online Course eligibility is determined through an administrative review process. Mercer Island School District covers tuition for courses as long as a student does not exceed seven combined (on-site and online) courses for a semester. In other words, a student must have at least one unscheduled period to enroll in an online course. Additionally, students may not over-enroll (have more than seven courses).
Some courses (particularly AP, literature, and science courses) may require supplemental texts or materials. Additional non-tuition costs are the responsibility of the student.
Students and parents are responsible for ensuring that the online course meets NCAA requirements should NCAA eligibility be part of the student’s post-high-school planning.