Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for Walla Walla Online?
Walla Walla Online is offered specifically for K-12 students who may experience better learning success in an online delivery model vs traditional, may need an alternative setting for health/safety reasons, or who are currently participating in an alternative educational experience outside of the school district (e.g. another online program, home schooled).
When can I transfer and/or begin my Walla Walla Online school experience?
The best time to start is before the semester and enrollment period begins. However, on a case by case basis, students may be considered between enrollment windows. Please reach out to us if you're intereted in learning more about these options.
If I attend Walla Walla Online for a semester or entire year, will I be able to transfer back to my school?
Yes. Families who currently attend a traditional Walla Walla school who choose to enroll in WW Online and transfer back at the end of the semester or school year will be able to resume school within the building they formally attended.
Can I transfer into Walla Walla Online after I already started my learning in another Walla Walla School?
Post start of school transfers are rare and will be handled on a case by case basis based on individual student circumstances. Coordination with the student's school of attendance and Walla Walla Online staff will be necessary and should occur within 10 days after the start of school or semester.
Are there any costs involved?
No. A program offered under Walla Walla Public Schools, Walla Walla Online is tuition free. Students are issued a Chromebook to access their learning, and similar to the district’s traditional school setting, there are no additional fees involved. Internet accessibility may also be available under certain circumstances.
Is the program open to students who qualify for special education?
Yes. If a student’s special education team determines that Walla Walla Online is an appropriate placement, the student can be served by the program. Learning accommodations, modifications and other services spelled out in the student’s IEP will be updated based on the delivery model and provided.
Is the program open to students who qualify for English Language(EL) services?
Yes. If a student identified as EL is being served in Walla Walla Online, language services will be provided in a variety of different ways to meet the learner’s needs.
Does a Walla Walla Online student have access to the district’s athletic programs?
Yes, a Walla Walla Online student can participate in athletic programs offered at other schools in the distrct.
Can Walla Walla Online students participate in school sponsored activities at other schools in the district?
Students who are fully enrolled at Walla Walla Online may retain access to specific school based clubs and activities even though they are not considered members of another school's Associated Student Body. Please inquire with the Walla Walla Online Director for more information. Walla Walla Online Students who attend one or more classes at another school in the district are considered members of both campuses and may attend activities at Walla Walla Online and the other school.
If I don’t reside in Walla Walla Public School’s boundary, can I enroll in Walla Walla Online?
While the program was developed primarily to support resident students, on a case by case basis, non resident students residing in the Walla Walla Valley may request admission.
Is this for full time enrolled students?
Yes and No. You have the option to be full time or to enroll in one or more classes.
Do Walla Walla Online students have access to classes at their neighborhood Walla Walla School?
In most cases, yes. Students may be permitted access to classes that cannot be delivered in an online environment. For example, select students may be permitted to participate in SEATech skills center classes, band, choir, orchestra, and career and technical courses. Transportation to and from their neighborhood school may be requested and available under certain circumstances.
Will Walla Walla Online students receive a high school diploma and be permitted to participate in graduation exercises?
Yes, Walla Walla Online seniors who meet Walla Walla Public Schools graduation requirements will receive their high school diploma and be permitted to participate in graduation exercises.
When can I enroll in Walla Walla Online?
Like traditional schools, families/students have the option to enroll at the start of the school year or during our enrollment periods.
Can Walla Walla Online students participate in school assemblies, programs and other school-related events?
In most cases, no. As many of these events require in-school preparation, planning and coordination, this would not permit online students access to these events.
Will students have the opportunity to meet personally with teachers and support staff?
Yes. Walla Walla Online offices are located at 1905 E. Isaacs Ave. in Walla Walla. Students are encouraged to meet face to face with their learning coach on a regular basis.
Do students take statewide assessments?
Yes, all public school students in Washington, regardless of their educational setting, will take state and national assessments. These will often be administered at the Walla Walla Online facility.