High School Summer Learning

High school credit retrieval for students who need to make up failed coursework and extended school year programs for qualifying students receiving special education services will be offered in person at our schools, much like in past summers. More information will be shared directly with students and families who qualify for these programs.

Credit Retrieval

Credit Retrieval will be held be held at our five comprehensive high schools and Tacoma Online. Some programs will be in in-person and others held virtually. Students identified by their schools that need to take summer classes will be highly encouraged to sign up and get registered for classes.

Who? Students identified by counselors that have failed 1st semester and/or are credit deficient. Counselors and summer school facilitators will contact the parents to enroll.
When? June 25-July 25, 2024
Monday-Thursdays
Times TBD
Where? Foss, Lincoln, Mt Tahoma, Silas, SOTA, Stadium, and TOL

School specific schedules and information will be posted soon.

Credit Retrieval Frequently Asked Questions

Jump Start for 6th Grade and 9th Grade

Jump Start helps incoming students feel confident and ready for success in school.  In August, Jump Start programs will be offered for students entering 6th and 9th grade only. There is no kindergarten Jump Start this summer. Learn more about each program below.

School-based Programs


Foundations for the Future Community Based College and Career Readiness Course

This course is a combination of synchronous (whole class together or in small groups) remote and asynchronous (independent) remote lessons and activities focused on strategies-based learning with a civic engagement focus. The course is designated to support college and career readiness and independent learning strategies. There will be various ways to engage and complete the required content. Evidence of high-level critical thinking, skills development, and applications of skills are required to successfully complete this course.

Synchronous activities will happen most Wednesdays and Fridays. Registered students will receive an electronic calendar of events and other course information. Students will need their TPS assigned 1:1 laptop for this course.

More information coming soon.