Summer Courses

WANIC Summer Skills Academy

  • DATES: Tuesday June 26 through Friday July 13, 2018. No school July 4.
  • TIMES: Weekdays 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • *New this year* Enrollment will be by lottery.
  • Applications will be accepted April 13 - April 22.


Summer Dates, Times and Locations (Click for more info)

  • Weekdays from Tuesday June 26 through Friday July 13.
  • No school Wednesday July 4.
  • Class is 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - class time is 6.5 hours plus 30 minutes for lunch each day.
  • Take note of the class location listed in the description. Some programs are offered at multiple locations. Classes are taught at Bellevue HS, Bothell HS, Cedarcrest HS, Issaquah HS, Lake Washington HS, Newport HS, Woodinville HS and at WANIC located at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

These Students are Eligible to Apply (Click for more info)

  • Open to students entering 9-12th grade and enrolled in the WANIC consortium: Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.
  • Home school and private school students must register with their local public high school.
  • On the application, current 8th graders select Graduation Year 2022, current 9th graders select 2021, current 10th graders select 2020 and current 11th graders select 2019.
  • No out-of-consortium students will be accepted for Summer Skills Academy.
  • Students may not apply for a Summer Skills Academy class they have previously completed.
  • Dynamic DNA is open only to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.

Registration Process (Click for more info)

  • Apply online (link will be available on this page beginning Friday April 13).
  • *New this year* Enrollment will be through a lottery system (exception: rising 12th graders have enrollment priority).
  • Application submission window is Friday April 13 through Sunday April 22.
  • WANIC will email enrollment/waitlist information beginning the week of April 23.
  • Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment.
  • WANIC will accept only one application per student. If you have a second program choice, please indicate it on the application.
  • Program offerings are subject to change or cancellation.
  • Site visits are not required for enrolling in Summer Skills Academy.

Class Fee (Click for more info)

  • Free Tuition.
  • All classes have a $50 supplies fee (assistance may be available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch).
  • After you receive an email confirmation of enrollment (this is not the application confirmation email that you receive at the time you submit your application), pay the class fee online or mail a check payable to WANIC.
  • Do not pay the class fee before you receive the enrollment confirmation.
  • Fee must be paid by June 1 to hold your spot.
  • No refunds after June 1.

Attendance Policy (Click for more info)

  • This one semester high school class is only 13 days long; do not register for Summer Skills Academy if the student has other plans and will miss more than one day.
  • 1 excused absence is permitted. After 1 absence the student may receive a low or failing grade which will be reflected on the student's official high school transcript.
  • Absences may not be excused by the student and must be excused by the parent.

Student High School Transcript Information (Click for more info)

  • Earn 0.5 Occupational Education HS credit except where noted otherwise in the class description.
  • Grade and credit earned will be posted to the student's official high school transcript and will be calculated in to their high school GPA. This is Washington State policy for all high school classes attempted.
  • College credits are not available for Summer Skills Academy.

Program offerings subject to change or cancellation

CLICK HERE FOR WANIC Summer Skills Academy 2018 Flyer (PDF)




Biotechnology HS credit: 0.5 Lab Science. Locations: Cascade HS, Woodinville HS

Brain Psychology Location: Bothell HS

Cinematography & Cinema Productions Location Newport HS

Computer Aided Design (CAD) & 3D Printing Location: Cascade HS

Computer Science & Engineering / Intro Locations: Issaquah HS, Lake Washington HS, Woodinville HS

Culinary Creations HS credit: 0.5 Lab Science (BHS). Location: Bothell HS, Lake Washington HS

Dental Careers Intro Location: WANIC

DigiPen Art & Animation Intro Locations: Bellevue HS, Cascade HS, Lake Washington HS

DigiPen Cyber Security Intro Locations: Lake Washington HS

DigiPen Music & Sound Design Intro Locations: Cascade HS, Lake Washington HS

DigiPen Video Game Development Intro Locations: Lake Washington HS

DigiPen Video Game Programming Intro Locations: Bellevue HS, Cascade HS, Lake Washington HS

Dynamic DNA (Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders only) Location: Lake Washington HS

Early Childhood Education Academy Location: WANIC

Financial Planning HS credit: 0.5 Math. Location: Cedarcrest HS

Fire & EMS Careers Intro Location: WANIC

Freelance Art HS credit: 0.5 Art. Location: Cedarcrest HS

Health / Health First Aid & CPR HS credit: 0.5 Health. Locations: Cedarcrest HS, Lake Washington HS, Woodinville HS

Health Careers Exploration Location: WANIC

Medical Careers Intro Location: WANIC

Microsoft Applications Location: Bothell HS

Photography / Photography Video Fusion! HS credit: 0.5 Art. Locations: Cedarcrest HS, Issaquah HS, Newport HS

Public Health Exploration Location: WANIC

Python 1 Location: Newport HS

Radio/TV Broadcasting HS credit: 0.5 Art. Location: Bellevue HS

Rock Your Ride - Mobile Electronics Location: Bothell HS

Sustainable Green Design / Technology Location: Cascade HS, Lake Washington HS

Welding Location: Woodinville HS

Summer Class Locations