The student, for any/all grade improvement course(s) must receive prior written approval by the school counselor and/or administrator or it will not be considered for grade improvement. Approval cannot be granted retroactively.

Students who have received a grade of F, D, D+ or C- in a core class may improve up to four (4) semester grades during high school through the following programs: (**there will be no limit on the number of courses for which a student pursues grade improvement if the qualifying grade(s) was earned during a COVID related school closure)

  • Retake the course on a space available basis at the high school.
  • Retake the course through the Issaquah School District Summer School Program or through the Bellevue or Lake Washington School District Summer School programs which are comparable programs.
  • OSPI /ISD approved online courses taken through the Issaquah School District may, in some cases, be taken for grade improvement. The policies and procedures for outside credit will be followed in these cases including completion of the pre-approval process.
  • In specific cases of higher level courses, a community college course taken on a college campus may qualify for grade improvement. In these individual cases, the counselor will specify the exact course which satisfies the requirement(s).

Please be advised that there may not be an ISD-comparable course offered in the summer for grade improvement.

Per WAC 392-415-055 and WAC 392-415-070 the grade being improved must remain on the student’s transcript. The credit, however, will be changed to zero so the grade is not used in calculating the student’s GPA. The new grade, if higher, will be used for calculating.