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    West Seattle Summer School 2021 

    West Seattle High School is hosting an in-person (pending continued State Health Guidelines) summer program! It will run from from June 30th-July 23rd.

    At Summer School, students have the opportunity to register for credit recovery, credit repair, and/or take eligible first-time take courses. Course offerings are dependent on number of interests, available staff, and complying with CDC guidelines. 

    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, and/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:

    Have questions? Join our Live Q&A Teams Meeting on Tuesday, June 8th at 4pm. Summer School Staff will be available to answer any questions you have about our summer program.

    Please click on the link here to join the meeting 

    Click Here to Complete the 2021 Summer School Registration Form

    You need to log into your SPS account to access the form. We encourage you to complete registration by the end of the day June 7th so we can let you know what classes will be available by the start date. .

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    1. What are the dates of summer school at WSHS?
      Summer classes will run from June 30th-July 23rd. Classes will meet M-Th from 9:00-2:30, with each classes being scheduled in 75-minute block. Friday is a make-up day or a time to meet with your teacher. Teachers are available for drop-in or by appointment. Classes should be done by July 23rd, 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 in classes from 9-2:30? That sounds crazy and exhausting!
      No, not at all! Classes will be broken into 75-minute blocks, and we’ll schedule you, so your classes won’t overlap. You will be expected to attend 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:

      9:00-10:15 Block 1
      10:30-12:00 Block 2
      12:00-12:30 Break (Breakfast and Lunch is available at school for all students)
      12:30-1:45 Block 3
      1:45-2:30 Staff and Tutors Available for Afterschool Support

      10:00-1:00 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?
      At this time West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth Int'l High School students are eligible for this program. 
      If you are an SPS student who lives in West Seattle-Delridge areas (but does not attend WSHS or Chief Sealth), please contact Sandi Whiton to determine if we can provide accommodations. 

    4. What kinds of classes will you offer?
      We will offer 3 different strands: Credit Recovery, Credit Repair, and First-Time credits in Skill Enrichment/Prep classes for next year. For specifics, please see interests form. 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 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?
      The current grading scale is A to C- or you will be dropped from the class and not be penalized for it (aka it will not impact your GPA). 

    7. Is attendance taken?
      Yes! Attendance will be taken everyday 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?
      Yes! We will be hosting in-person classes as per Washington State Health Guidelines. If in-person is not a safe option for you, please note that on the survey and contact Sandi Whiton.

    9. My teacher is giving me an incomplete, can I fix it during summer school?
      Yes, you can fix your incomplete(s) at our summer school. There will be available tutors and office hours support.

    10. 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, please contact one of the summer school staff.

    11. 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!

    12. 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!

    13. 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.

    14. Who will be teaching me?
      All of our summer school teachers are SPS educators 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.

    15. You have offered geometry in a year in previous years, so I can move into Algebra 2 next year. Is that still offered?
      Unfortunately no, that will not be offered in the 2021 Summer School Program this year. 

    16. 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;