Summer Courses

WANIC Summer 2021

  • Weekdays Tuesday June 29 to Friday July 16. No school Monday July 5.
  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Student must be available for the entire time - In-person, Synchronous and Asynchronous schedule set by the teacher. Students will have 30 minutes for lunch.
  • No supply fee.
  • Grade and credit earned will be sent to the student's home high school where they are required to be entered on the student's permanent high school transcript. This includes rising 9th graders. 
  •  *See FAQs Page for additional information.
  • Course availability subject to change.
  • Lotteries have been completed (see below).
  • Applications closed at 6:00 pm June 1. Rosters are finalized.

The summer semester lotteries are now complete.

Emails have been sent to notify the parent/guardian if the student was offered a placement or waitlisted. Emails are sent from WANIC Skill Center bouncebacks+wanic@smartchoicetech.com. Please check your Junk/SPAM folders and Add The Domain “@smartchoicetech.com” to your Safe Senders List.

NEW THIS YEAR!
We are using a new registration system; there are a few steps parent/guardians must complete for enrollment in WANIC Summer Semester.
If your student was offered a placement:
  • Step 1: the parent/guardian MUST log in to their SchoolMint account (https://apply.wanic.org/) and accept or decline the offer. This step must be completed within three days.
  • Step 2: Once you accept the offer, the parent/guardian MUST complete a very quick enrollment verification form, also on the SchoolMint account. This enrollment verification step must be completed within two days of accepting the offer.

If both these steps were not completed during the timeline, the offer was automatically declined by the system, and the seat was offered to the next person on the waitlist.

If you wish to decline the offer, you may do this in your SchoolMint account or email wanic@lwsd.org and we can do this for you. Please use your student's full name in all WANIC correspondence. There are long waitlists in WANIC summer semester classes; if you know your student will no longer be able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more detailed instructions, click here for “Enrollment Steps”

All sending schools will be verifying that accepted students are eligible. If your student’s school informs us the student is not eligible (for instance, they are not registered at the school or they are not in the grade indicated in the application), your student’s placement will be declined by WANIC and the student’s seat was offered to the next student on the waitlist.

If your student was on a waitlist: 

Emails were sent if a spot became available. If you had not heard from us by June 1st, we hope you'll try again Summer 2022.

If you did not receive an email:

If you submitted an application during the application window, please check your Junk/SPAM folders. Emails are sent from WANIC Skill Center bouncebacks+wanic@smartchoicetech.com; add The Domain “@smartchoicetech.com” to your Safe Senders List.

For more information see our Summer FAQS here: https://wanic.lwsd.org/academics/summer-courses/summer-faq

WANIC Summer 2021 Class List

Biosystems, Genetic Research, Ethics Have you ever wanted to work in a research lab and run your own science experiments? Discover the world of genetic research as you explore the workings of mutant genes, bacteria, and DNA sequencing. Program designed by world renown Institute for Systems Biology! This class is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Rising 9th graders will not be enrolled. HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Lab Science

Computer Science Intro 

This introductory course is focused on teaching the principles, logic, and big ideas that are key to understanding how most programming languages work. Students will create many programs in Snap (very similar to Scratch) in order to explore these concepts. HS credit 0.5 CTE

DigiPen 3D Modeling

This class introduces students to the fundamentals of 3D modeling. Students will learn tools and techniques used to create the 3D models that are being integrated into more industries every year. Through a series of guided lessons and student led projects, students will learn how artistic principles apply to 3D modeling. In addition, students will learn how to texture (color) their models and how their creations can be used in different contexts such as video game engines, advertising, film, and 3D printing. HS credit: 0.5 CTE

DigiPen Art & Animation Intro 

Through a variety of projects, students are introduced to the tools and techniques of professional artists while creating their own 2D animations. This course focuses on traditional art and animation methods and techniques with an emphasis on strengthening foundational art skills. Art topics covered include perspective, line, form, value, design, and drawing from both observation and imagination. Animation principles are taught with a variety of methods with later animation projects being completed in a hand drawn style. For those who are serious about learning about art, this is the place for you. HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts

DIGIPEN COMPUTER SCIENCE INTRO

The DigiPen Introduction to Computer Programming workshop launches students into the world of computer programming through the practice of writing code for a variety of applications including games. The emphasis of the class is on learning the foundational programming concepts - including variables, conditional statements, loops, functions, and arrays - and then layering in the critical logic and software development processes needed to pursue more advanced study in the field. HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen Music and Sound Design Intro

This class offers a fascinating approach to creating music, sound effects, and soundtracks for games or animations. Students produce unique, engaging soundscapes while learning about the fundamentals of music and sound design and their use in the video game and animation industries. HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts

DigiPen Video Game Development

This introduction is ideal for any student who wants to take an idea for a 2D video game and make it a reality. This workshop examines basic programming techniques, but also looks at other disciplines needed to create a game including game design, art production, and sound design. HS credit: 0.5 CTE

Fire & EMS Intro (Hybrid: In-Person and Remote)

Experience the exciting and high-demand world of fire-fighters and emergency responders. Learn about fire prevention, inspection, investigation, alarm systems, dispatching, and emergency medical services. Earn your CPR/First Aid card (student must attend In-Person to complete all requirements).  HS credit: 0.5 CTE

Health

Learn about personal & community health issues. Meets health credit graduation requirement. HS credit: HS credit: 0.5 Health

Personal Finance

This course will empower, equip, and entertain while building confidence in students’ own financial decision-making. Students are facing tremendous financial challenges without the basic knowledge needed to thrive in today's economy. Less than half of high school seniors qualify as financially literate, and more than 7 million borrowers are in default on student loans for college. Learn the skills to navigate the day to day reality of personal finance. HS credit: 0.5 CTE 

Sports Marketing

This course focuses on the strategic role of marketing programs in generating revenue in the sports and entertainment industry. Through the application of specific marketing tools, students will gain the necessary skills to: (1) identify revenue-generating opportunities, (2) develop criteria to compare and analyze alternatives and (3) make strategically sound business decisions. Students will also develop a thorough understanding of marketing concepts and theories which apply to this industry. HS credit: 0.5 CTE 

Systems Thinking for Health and Wellness

Did you know that health professionals, scientists, and computer programmers are working together to improve how we think about and make decisions about health? In this online course you will have the opportunity to analyze population health statistics, investigate factors that lead to select communities around the world living long and healthy lives, create models to research how factors and determinants contribute to health and wellness, and explore innovative research that integrates science and technology to predict, personalize and prevent disease using machine learning techniques, and develop actionable possibilities to improve the health of your communities. Throughout the course you will also virtually meet diverse STEM professionals from Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and elsewhere. This class is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Rising 9th graders will not be enrolled. HS credit: 0.5 CTE 
 

SUMMER SEMESTER

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Barrier Reduction Application. For any families who qualify for financial assistance for Free/Reduced Lunch or other eligibility.  Please download, complete this application and send it to your student’s high school counselor ASAP for verification. Or you may attach your approved district 2021 Free/Reduced letter.  Due to WANIC by June 24th.