Summer school programs will be offered throughout Bellingham Public Schools in 2018. More about the various offerings will be announced soon.


For 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 – 10 a.m. and 10:30- 12 p.m. Transportation is not provided for these summer school sessions.

Registration information will be available soon.

2018 information is linked below.

If you have questions, please contact your high school counselor or secondary summer school principal Nancy Barga at 647-6871, extension 5180.


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


Mount Vernon (transportation not provided):

Session 1A: June 23 to July 14

Session 2A: July 25 to Aug. 11


Meridian (transportation provided):

Session 1B will be June 26 to July 17


For Elementary School Students (Title I Schools Only)
In addition, a 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. 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.

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 26 to July 20. Qualifying families have been notified of this opportunity. Transportation will be provided. For more information, please contact your school secretary.

Promise Academy

Elementary students in third grade (and select few from other grades) attend Promise Academy to develop reading, writing and research skills. Teachers invite students based on their needs, and students from all elementary schools come together from 9 a.m. to noon, June 26 to July 20 (Monday through Thursday) at Shuksan Middle School.

Special Education
An Extended School Year (ESY) program for special education students will be offered from July 10 to Aug. 3 at Northern Heights Elementary School. Qualifying students/families have been contacted. Specialized transportation will be provided. For information, please contact Victoria Tapporo at 676-6470, ext. 6833 or Maria Griggs at (360) 389-8063.


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 previous 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.