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    West Seattle HS Summer School 2020 

    West Seattle High School is excited to offer Summer School this July! We will be hosting our online summer program at WSHS from July 1st-31st

    At Summer School, students have the opportunity to register for credit recovery, credit repair, or take eligible first-time take courses. We will also be offering to Incoming 9th Graders a HS Jumpstart class to help transition into High School such as computer literacy while also earning credit going into the fall. Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of potential Summer School classes. 

    Before you complete registration, please take some time reviewing the FAQ below and the short introduction in the registration form itself. While we cannot guarantee placement in all of your classes, please select all classes you would like to take as recovery, repair, or first-time take. 

    Please talk to your counselor about whether you will need to retrieve graduation-required credits. If you have any questions, please contact:


    We encourage you to complete registration by the end of the day Friday, June 26th.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    1. What are the dates of summer school at WSHS?
      Summer classes will run from July 1-July 31. Classes will meet M-Th from 9:00-4:00, with each classes being scheduled in two-hour increments. Friday is a make-up day or a time to meet with your teacher. Teachers are available for online drop-in or by appointment. Classes should be done by July 24, with the following week being used for extra help. If you come to class everyday and complete your work, you should be done by then!

    2. Will I be sitting on Zoom classes from 9-4? That sounds crazy and exhausting!
      No! Not at all! Classes will be broken into 90 minute blocks, and we’ll schedule you, so your classes won’t overlap. You will be expected to log in to your class on-time M-Th, and your teacher will then let you know what activities and work you’ll do for that block. It’s important to note that although this still sounds like a ton of time, you will have no work outside of these blocks, with few exceptions. We have no homework, unless you get behind or are absent. Then, you’ll be expected to meet with your teacher on Friday.

      Here’s what our days looks like:

      9:00-10:25 Block 1
      10:30-12:00 Block 2
      12:00-12:30 Break (Lunch is available at school for all students)
      12:30-2:00 Block 3
      2:00-3:30 Block 4
      3:30-4:00 Staff available for support

      10:00-2:00 Make-up day for absences, missed work, or extra support from teachers. Staff available for questions or help, extra tutoring, and technical or social/emotional support. Most of these services or meetings will be scheduled prior to Friday, but drop-ins will be welcome.

    3. Who can take classes?
      Any Seattle Schools student can take classes through WSHS.

    4. What kinds of classes will you offer?
      We will offer 3 different strands: Credit Recovery, Incoming 9 HS Jumpstart Classes, and 1st time credits in Skill Enrichment/Prep classes for next year. For specifics, please see registration sheet. You may do a grade replacement form for these classes and sub previous grades. The original grade will be on your transcript, but the new A grade will replace it in your overall GPA calculation.

    5. How many classes can I take?
      You can take up to three classes.

    6. What is the grading standard?
      You will either receive an A or be dropped from the class. This makes this a great opportunity to help your GPA as any credit recovery or enrichment grade can replace 1st semester or previously recorded grades.

    7. Is attendance taken?
      Yes! Attendance will be taken every day during your scheduled class. You MUST show up to class and participate to receive credit. After 3 absences, you’ll be dropped from the program.

    8. Will classes be in building?
      Unfortunately, no. All classes will be on Zoom and will be held in real time, meaning you must log into your class on-time and be ready to go. After 3 absences, you’ll be dropped from the program.

    9. What if my technology breaks, or I don’t have my own computer or other issues?
      When you register, please note any issue that you might have, so we can make plans to troubleshoot prior to school starting. If you have a situation during school, you will have a number to call, so we can meet you at the building and fix it.

    10. My internet is terrible, so I can’t even run Schoology. How can I do this?
      When you register, please make a note, so we can help figure this out for you. We want to make sure that any student who wants to be a part of this is served. We’re here to help you!

    11. How will I know my schedule?
      Once you register, we’ll send your schedule to the email you post. Please make sure that both yours and your parent/guardian have working emails and let us know if you have a language preference, so we can keep your parents in the loop about how amazing you’re doing in your classes!

    12. I’ve had such a hard time during this time with issues that are not academic—I’ve not had enough food, I’m homeless, I’ve struggled with violence in my home, I feel hopeless and alone, and I’d really like a check-in from a counselor. What do I do?
      Please indicate this on your registration form. We care about you—not just your education—and we are ready to help connect you to any services you might need. This has been a hard time for everyone, but together, we can figure out how to help us get through it.

    13. Who will be teaching me?
      All of our teachers are West Seattle High School teachers or have been teaching in summer school for the last 2 years. This allows us to make sure that any content or skill covered is relevant to what you’ll need in the coming year. It also helps you build extra supports in the building just in case you need anything in the coming year. Our students matter to us, and we want to be with you through this journey. It’s amazing that you want to work on your GPA, get ahead in credits, and continue learning over the summer, and we want to make sure your experience is something that is positive and helps you become a life long learner like we are.

    14. You have offered geometry in a year in previous years, so I can move into Algebra 2 next year. Is that still offered?
      Yes! We will continue with that program. However, it will be a two block class and will take a commitment to working outside of class. Additionally, you’ll need to get approval from the math department. Just sign up for the 1st Time Credit Geometry Class, email your current Algebra 1 teacher and let them know of your plans, and we’ll take it from there. Student in this class have been incredibly successful in Algebra 2 because the final week of class is spent getting you ready for it. Please talk to your counselor if you have any additional questions.

    15. Who do I contact if I still have important questions?
      Please email Program Coordinator, Sandi Whiton, at;
      Program Assistant Coordinator and Counselor, Erica Nguyen, at;
      Program Assistant, Amy Doll at;