For High School Students
All summer school for high school students will be offered online with computer access and on-site instructional support from teachers at Bellingham High School from June 25-Aug. 10, Monday through Thursdays. Students need to attend one hour per day until they finish their course. Two sessions are offered from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.
Students going into grades 10-12 can register to make up missed course credits or take credits to get ahead through Bellingham Virtual Learning in the following course areas:
The cost is $185 per .5 credit for non-subsidized students; $100 per .5 credit for students who qualify for reduced meal fees; and $50 per .5 credit for students who qualify for free meal fees. Tuition can be paid at the student's home school or on the first day of summer school class.
Register by June 8 for first preference; registration closes June 25. Please click here for the registration form and details. See a high school counselor or contact secondary summer school principal Nancy Barga with any questions at 676-6481, ext. 5206.
June 8: Return application with payment to high school ASB office.
June 15: Students will be contacted about their session placement.
June 25: Walk-in registration.
June 29 - Last day to drop a class without penalty.
Summer School at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Students entering grades 9-12 have the opportunity to earn .5 elective credit for free in a 14-day summer session offered through the Northwest Career and Technical Academy. A variety of courses are available at the Mount Vernon, Meridian, and Anacortes campuses. Space is still available in most programs; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that buses to the Mount Vernon programs are currently full. Transportation is not provided to the Meridian or Anacortes campuses. Classes run from June 25 - July 13 (no class on July 4), from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Please click here for information about these summer programs. More information about the Academy programs is available at http://www.nwtech.k12.wa.us/nwtech/site/default.asp.
Elementary, Middle and High School Migrant Program
Students entering grades 10-12 who qualify for the migrant program have an opportunity to make up missed high school credits through the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program. The registration deadline is June 15. Please contact Tanya Castellon at (360) 510-9174.
Students entering grades 7-9 who qualify for the migrant program have an opportunity to take a math support class at Shuksan Middle School from June 25-Aug. 9. The registration deadline is June 15. Please contact Tanya Castellon at (360) 510-9174.
Students entering grades 1-6 who qualify for the migrant program have an opportunity for literacy support at Shuksan Middle School from June 25-Aug. 9. The registration deadline is June 15. Please contact Tanya Castellon at (360) 510-9174.
For Elementary School Students
This year, many of our Title I elementary schools will offer a Kindergarten Experience on designated dates in June, July or August for parents and their children enrolled in kindergarten at Alderwood, Cordata, Roosevelt and Sunnyland. This is an opportunity for parents and new kindergarteners to eat breakfast, get familiar with the classroom, meet staff, experience the school learning environment prior to the start of school, and eat lunch together. Parents and students are being informed of opportunities at registration; at some schools, space is limited.
Also this year, we are partnering with Western Washington University to provide a four-week Literacy Camp for incoming fourth graders who will attend our Title I schools this fall. The camp will be held at Carl Cozier Elementary School for students who are not yet at standard in literacy, supported by two WWU literacy instructor, a Bellingham Public Schools teacher and Western students.
In addition, a new Summer Book Program will provide reading materials in the mail to Title I students' homes over the summer to support them in reaching grade level standards in literacy. This program is possible thanks to the additional support of the Bellingham Public School Foundation.
Title I summer school is funded by federal dollars, which can only be used for qualifying students. Families at Title I schools seeking more information should contact their child's principal or school secretary.
An Extended School Year (ESY) program for students in special education will also be offered from July 9 through Aug. 2 for qualifying students. For information, please contact Maria Griggs at 676-6481, ext. 5233.
Please Note: Unfortunately, summer school offerings are not available at every grade level due to an elimination of the state's Initiative 728 funds that had been used to help fund summer school in recent years. We are able to provide summer school this year using restricted federal dollars for Title I schools and online learning at the high school level, which is supported through tuition. Please contact your child's counselor, teachers or principal for ideas to support your child's learning at home this summer.