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Online Learning

New Online Learning Options Coming in 2021-22

Kennewick School District will continue to offer fully online options for students in grades K-12 in the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Online learning provides opportunities for students to access curriculum and courses in a flexible learning environment. These online learning programs will be different than the options offered to students this year.

  • Curriculum and instruction will be fully online and computer-based.
  • Teacher case managers will supervise, monitor, assess and document student work and progress.
  • Students will have an individualized learning plan.
  • Students will have contact with their case manager at least once a week.

Grades K-8 Option
Partial or full online learning options will be available for students in grades K-8 through Mid-Columbia Partnership. New student registration and transfer information will be available online starting Monday, June 7 and information will be emailed to families.

New Online High School Coming Soon!
Students in grades 9-12 can enroll in KSD’s new online high school. The new high school will utilize the APEX Learning curriculum, which are courses built to state learning standards that meet high school graduation requirements. New student registration and transfer information will be available online starting Monday, June 7 and information will be emailed to families.

Help Name the New Online High School
We are seeking naming ideas for the new online high school. A school naming committee will consider all ideas submitted and present a list of recommended options to the Kennewick School District Board of Directors at their June 23 meeting. Submit your naming ideas by June 11. Submit your ideas:  


Online learning takes place through academic instruction that occurs primarily off-campus through electronic means, utilizing computer-assisted instruction.

Apex Learning® and Apex Literacy Advantage® courses constitute the core of the online curriculum. These accredited courses are approved by Kennewick School District, meet state standards for learning and are supervised by highly qualified Kennewick School District teachers.

Independent learning requires strong self-discipline, personal maturity, a focused work ethic, and reliable internet access outside of the school setting in order to be successful. Prior academic experience may be suggestive of future success. Depending upon course load, students are required to spend five to 25 hours per week working on coursework independently, and one to five hours per week in direct contact with their course supervisors. Progress checks are made regularly. Students not fulfilling coursework and/or contact requirements, nor making appropriate academic progress, will be dropped from their courses.

High school students enrolled in online courses may also pursue enrollment in other educational courses, such as those offered by Tri-Tech Skills Center and the Running Start program at Columbia Basin College.

Internet Assistance for KSD Families

Do you need help with internet access? Visit our Information Technology page for details.

District Program & School Contacts

Ron Williamson 
KSD Online Learning Coordinator

New Online High School (Grades 9-12):
Paul Osborne, Principal

Online Learning (Grades K-8):
Carrie DeForest, Principal
Mid-Columbia Partnership