About Us

LWSD Online School

For the 2021-22 school year, the State of Washington allowed school districts to offer online learning for students who are unable to return to in-person learning due to health and safety needs. Following these guidelines from OSPI, Lake Washington School District began an online option for the 2021-22 school year.

Students and families that selected this online option are part of a district-wide school program that is separate from our neighborhood schools. The school has its own teachers, programs and systems of support. Students that take part in the online option are unenrolled from their 2021-22 neighborhood or choice school.
Online courses are aligned to Washington State Standards and taught by highly qualified certificated teachers. Core academic classes are offered to all grades with electives available to high school students to support their progress on their High School and Beyond Plan. Not all classes and choice programs can be offered in an online learning model, due to staffing constraints.

Questions? Please contact Online School Office Manager, Shanna Berlanga.

Online learning success

A successful online learner will have the ability and willingness to:

  • Work independently.
  • Manage time management efficiently.
  • Process and Implement feedback from teachers for academic improvement. 
  • Ask questions when challenges arise.
  • Communicate with teachers, support staff, and peers. 
  • Actively Participate in discussions. 
  • Use technology proficiently. 

Families can help support the success of their online learner in the following ways:

  • Supporting your learner's social and emotional health.
  • Understand the role a family plays in online learning.
  • Help create a space that is free from distractions that is not normally used for leisure or rest. 
  • Set up and support a structure for daily learning and daily rest and relaxation.
  • Create and refine a system that works for your family.
  • Secondary students can also prepare for success by using these guidelines from Apex Learning.


Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.


  • Every student Future Ready
  • Prepared for college
  • Prepared for the global workplace
  • Prepared for personal success