High School Summer Learning

We offer a number of programs geared specifically toward individual student needs. 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, navigating the cafeteria, and they'll meet classmates and teachers.

All incoming 9th graders at our five comprehensive high schools are automatically registered for Jump Start and encouraged to attend.

Dates

Foss, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma

  • August 15 - 16, 2022. 8 a.m. - 12 noon  - for all students entering 9th grade.       

Stadium

  • August 15,  8 a.m. - 12 noon  - for all students entering 9th grade. 

Silas

  • August 15, 8 a.m. - 12 noon  - for all students entering 9th grade with Last Names starting with A-L.
  • August 16, 8 a.m. - 12 noon  - for all students entering 9th grade with Last Names starting with Last Names M-Z                                  

Jump Start Transportation Information


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.

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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? Dates vary by school and are still being finalized. 
Where? In-person and Online

Credit Retrieval Frequently Asked Questions


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.

  • Grades 8-12
  • Monday to Friday
  • July 6 - August 31

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. For more information, please contact Mr. John Hines, Academic Acceleration Instructional Facilitator, jhines@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Register for Foundations for the Future