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High School Students

Bellingham Public Schools students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall of 2018 are eligible to take summer school courses as applicable to them. High school summer courses will be offered at Bellingham High School with computer access and on-site instructional support from teachers from June 25 to August 2, Mondays through Thursdays. Two sessions are offered, 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2018 information is linked below:

If you have questions, please contact your high school counselor or secondary summer school principal Nancy Barga at 360-647-6871, extension 5103. Please contact Nancy if your student needs a WTA bus pass to attend summer school.


Summer School at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy

Students entering grades 9-12 can earn .5 elective credit for free in a summer session offered through Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NCTA). A variety of courses are available at the Mount Vernon and Meridian campuses. Space is still available in most programs; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Click here for more information or contact 676-6470, ext. 7124.

Mount Vernon (transportation not provided):

Session 1: June 18 to July 6

Meridian (transportation provided):

Session 1: June 20 to July 10


For Elementary School Students (Title I Schools Only)
Summer Book Program will provide reading materials in the mail to eligible Title I students in grades K-5 over the summer to avoid summer reading loss. 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.


Elementary, Middle School Migrant Program
Students currently in grades K-8 who qualify for the migrant program have an opportunity to take a science support class at Shuksan Middle School June 25 to July 19. Qualifying families have been notified of this opportunity. Transportation will be provided. For more information, please contact Paula Schroeder at 360-676-6502 or or Maru Midence at 360-676-6456 (para información en Español).


Special Education
An Extended School Year (ESY) program for special education students will be offered from July 9 to August 3 at Northern Heights Elementary School. Qualifying students/families have been contacted. Specialized transportation will be provided. For information, please contact Special Education at 360-676-6470, ext. 4438.