High School Summer Learning
We offer a number of programs geared specifically toward individual student need. Teachers and schools identify students and send invitations. As a parent, if you see a program you think your child would benefit from but have not received an invitation contact your school or the program for more information.
High School Jump Start
This summer program is packed with information. An increased academic workload and new ideas introduced can make the high school transition a challenge. This program is an opportunity to start developing the skills needed to be successful. Students receive help finding classrooms, opening lockers, and navigating the cafeteria. As well as a chance to meet classmates and teachers. All incoming 9th graders are encouraged to attend.
- Foss High School
- Lincoln High School
- Mount Tahoma High School
- Stadium High School
- Wilson High School
Due to COVID-19 related safety and health requirements and the state's stay home order, we have revised summer learning for High School students. Credit Retrieval will be completely virtual this summer. 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?||July 6th through August 4th
Program will be completely virtual. Programming will operate in a virtual manner, so hours and days will vary by the individual needs of the student and their families. Staff will hold virtual office hours and respond to student questions.
Internet Connected Device (Computer, Tablet, etc) and Internet Access will be required to access program.
Once students/families register, that information will be given to the High Schools to get them on Edgenuity.
- When does Summer School start?
- What if my student attends Oakland?
- Is there a Cost for the student to attend?
- Can a student that is not currently enrolled in the Tacoma Public School District attend Summer School?
- How many students can each High School accommodate for Summer School and can they attend more than one session?
- What is Edgenuity?
- What classes are being offered?
Each High School can comfortably accommodate 150 students for Summer School programs to allow more program focused learning. Students usually only attend one of the sessions. 75 students can attend the morning session and 75 can attend the afternoon session. 750 High School students District wide can take advantage of this great learning opportunity.
Many of the courses will be available that are needed or required to graduate. Sessions and course selection will be made when the student meets with the counselor.
Current Edgenuity Courses include, but aren't limited to:
- English: English Language Arts 9, 10, 11, 12
- Mathematics: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry
- Science: Biology and Chemistry
- Social Studies: World History and US History
- and much more!
Advanced Programs (AP) Summer Bridge
This program is designed to help students enrolled in Advanced Programs or International Baccalaureate start the year off right. Students new to Advanced Placement are encouraged to attend.
Students will learn what to expect in their advanced classes, skills to be successful (reading, writing and collaboration strategies), and a chance to build positive and supportive connections before the first day of school.
Students who participate will receive incentives and rewards for their participation and lunch will be provided by local restaurants. Start early, get prepared and find success in Advanced Programs and I.B.
For current Advanced Programs (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students, especially those that are new to AP or IB.
|Times||Monday and Tuesday (11:30 - 2:15)
Wednesday (8:30 - 2:15)
|Locations||Foss, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma, Oakland, Stadium and Wilson High Schools|
- Back on Track @ SAMi and SOTA
- English Language Learners
- First Look @ iDEA, SAMi and SOTA
- Student Services (Special Education) Extended Year
This program is designed to help SOTA and SAMi students who need more time, additional support and another opportunity to demonstrate their learning.
Freshman to Juniors that need extra support have been identified and invited. Each student will participate with the support of an instructor, using as much needed extra time to ensure their successful completion of core course work. This work will put students back on track and ready to begin the school year in September.
This program will occur (dates and times TBD) at SOTA (1950 Pacific Ave).
For more information and to register, please contact your school:
English Language Learners
Serving students with limited English skills. This programs helps students live successfully in an English-speaking culture and in a multilingual, multicultural world. Schools will identify and invite students to participate.
For more information contact the English Language Learner (ELL) team.
First Look at iDEA, SAMi and SOTA
First Look is a unique spring and summer school program that will engage all incoming freshman. The program is designed to introduce students to the opportunities and the environment that make iDEA, SAMi and SOTA such exciting places to learn. Our freshman will spend collaborative time in the project-based lessons throughout the city.
The lessons are designed to build on each other creating outcomes that keep students activity engaged in learning over the summer months. While First Look is only eight days, the days are placed in such a way to provide key points throughout the spring and summer to help us understand the students’ passions. Staff will create a connection so we can start strong in the fall as we work to build community, empathy, thinking, balance, and a life-long interest to learn and grow.
For more information, please contact your school: