Online Classes


“Just wanted to say thank you for grading all of M’s work so promptly and for the weekly progress reports. We were impressed with the NWLS process, ease of doing the course on-line, and how well the geometry course was organized. M. really enjoyed taking the class and felt the on-line learning was well-suited to his preferred style of learn. He especially liked that he could go at his own pace and easily keep track of his progress throughout the course. We’ll be sure to look into more courses through NWLS!” –  S.C.
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All courses are available to start immediately.
The Online/Independent Study classes offered through NWLS vary in method of delivery. They help students who need flexibility in their schedule and require students to work independently through the course. Minimal assistance is offered but is available through tutoring at NWLS.

  • Online Learning: Health and Accelerated Math classes use Apex Learning. For specific information about these courses, visit their website. Watch a demo. To view a syllabus for a specific class, click here.
  • Independent Studies: Students who take courses like PE, Life Fitness, and Washington State History are given study text and materials to complete independently.
  • Cost: The cost of each course varies from $149 to $349. If other courses are needed that we do not have listed, contact us. We will attempt to provide the class using a variety of resources. The cost may vary.
  • Credit: Each class earns .5 credit and are either Pass/Fail or letter grades.
  • Completion date: All online courses are open enrollment.  Regular classes are completed in 16 weeks from the start date.  Credit Recovery classes are completed 8 weeks from the start date.  Extensions can be granted in two week increments for an additional fee.

Enrollment Process:

  • Enrollment Form. Complete the form and either mail it or drop it off at NWLS’ office.
  • After we receive it, a teacher will contact the student and give specific information to get the student started.

Health .5 credit
Regular Ed or Credit Recovery Time: 24/7*
Students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in (1) mental and emotional health; (2) nutrition; (3) lifelong physical activity; (4) substance use and abuse; (5) injury prevention and safety; (6) growth and development; and (7) personal health, environmental conservation, and community health resources.

Life Fitness .5 credit
Regular Ed or Credit Recovery Time: 24/7*
Combines online instruction with student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, and muscle-toning activities. The course promotes a keen understanding of the value of physical fitness and motivates students to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. Required hours: Regular Education class, 75 hours; Credit Recovery class, 40 hours. (Documented physical activity hours from April 1 may be used.)

Physical Education 9-12 .5 credit
Regular Ed or Credit Recovery Time: 24/7*
Physical Education is designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Students document aerobic, muscle strengthening and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance through a variety of activities. Exercises may vary according to the student. Required documented hours: Regular Education class, 75 hours; Credit Recovery class, 40 hours. (Undocumented physical activity hours from April 1 may be used.)

Washington State History
7-8 No Credit. Fulfills graduation requirement Time: 24/7*
9-12 .5 credit Regular Ed or Credit Recovery Time: 24/7*
Washington State History is designed to develop student awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Washington. From geography to government, explorers to exports, the course promotes knowledge of this diverse state and its rich history. Requirements and assignments vary according to grade level and whether it is a Reg Ed or a Credit Recovery that the student needs.

Accelerated Algebra 1 1. Credit
Regular Ed     Time: 24/7*
For eighth grade students that want to accelerate one year of math, this course is recommended by Northshore School District. Online Apex Learning’s Algebra 1 provides a curriculum focused on the mastery of critical skills and understanding of key algebraic concepts, preparing students to recognize and work with these concepts. This course must be finished by August 20th.

Accelerated Alg/Geo 2 1. Credit
Regular Ed      Time: 24/7
For ninth grade students that want to accelerate one year of math, this course is recommended by Northshore School District. Online Apex Learning’s Integrated Math II provides a math curriculum that combines traditionally covered in high school algebra, geometry and precalculus courses. This course must be finished by August 20th.

Independent Study .5 credit
Regular Ed or Credit Recovery  Time: 24/7
Other courses are available. If you have a need of other courses or credit requirements that are not listed, contact us. Also, credit can be earned for “alternative learning experiences” in accordance to State law. It may be a result of travel, rehabilitation, specialized training, or other “learning experiences” outside a school setting. This course must be finished by August 20th.

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