Summer 2023 Rules and Regulations

WANIC Summer 2024 Rules and Regulations are not available at this time. Summer 2023 Rules and Regulations are posted for reference only.

These Rules & Regulations apply to all students enrolled in a WANIC Summer Semester 2023 class which are agreed upon by submitting a WANIC Summer Semester application:

1. This class is equivalent to one high school semester. It runs weekdays 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. for thirteen full days: Tuesday June 27 through Friday July 14, 2023. No school Tuesday, July 4. Monday July 3 is a full school day.

2. Take note of the class format and schedule. Some classes have a mix of In-Person and Remote learning each day. For more information see: https://wanic.lwsd.org/academics/summer-courses/summer-class-descriptions.

3. If any portion of the class is taught remotely, students must have access to a computer and the Internet for the duration of the class. WANIC does not have laptops for students – check with your home high school or district who may be able to provide a laptop.

4. Only students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2023 and registered in a public high school in Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, or Snoqualmie Valley School District are eligible for a WANIC Summer Semester class. Home school and private school students must register with their local public high school. Out-of-consortium students will not be accepted for WANIC Summer Semester.

5. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment. WANIC will email student and parent/guardian if the student gets enrolled or waitlisted in their first or second choice program. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders frequently for WANIC emails. Add wanic@lwsd.org as a contact to ensure our emails are not blocked. Parent/guardian may check the “Enrolled” or “Waitlisted” status of the application by logging into https://apply.wanic.org at any time.

6. If plans change and the student is no longer able to attend WANIC Summer Semester, the parent/guardian must email WANIC immediately to withdraw the application.

7. Standard academic grading will be used: Students will earn grades A, B, C, D or N. No Incompletes (“I”) will be issued. A hardship Withdrawal (“W”) may be issued under specific, WANIC Director-approved circumstances.

8. The thirteen full school days of Summer Semester is equivalent to a high school semester (0.5 credit). This class will be listed on the student’s official high school transcript along with the credit and grade earned, which will affect GPA. This applies to ALL students, including rising-9th graders. This is state law and is not optional.

9. College credits are not available for Summer Semester.

10. Full daily attendance is required. The instructor will determine a daily schedule for in-person and remote learning (if applicable), student check-ins, independent study, and work submission.

11. Students may not be absent for more than one day due to vacation, work, other school activities, sports, competitive events, personal time off, appointments, or family events. Parents/guardians must call/email WANIC office to excuse absences. ‚Äč If student has other plans during WANIC Summer Semester, they should not apply for this class.

12. Attendance will be recorded by the instructor twice daily – once in the morning session and once in the afternoon session. Students are required to be in attendance and actively engaged in schoolwork during both sessions each day, whether in-person or remote.

13. This is a fast-paced class that covers a lot of material in a short time. The student must be prepared to work hard and commit to a total of approx. 60 hours of in-person work and independent work (if remote learning applies) in order to satisfy requirements to earn the 0.5 high school credit. This requires a commitment to complete all work assigned each day, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

14. These COVID/illness policies apply to all students:

a. There is insufficient time for a student to address missed course content if absent more than one day due to any illness.

b. There are no options to access the class remotely during the in-person sessions.

c. Students who test positive for COVID are required to isolate at home for a minimum of five days. The continued realities of COVID-related protocols do not allow a student who tests positive for COVID to feasibly complete the summer semester.

d. If a student tests positive for COVID or is too sick for school for more than 24 hours, they will be issued a ‘hardship withdrawal’ and be dropped from the class. A hardship withdrawal (“W”) will not negatively affect their GPA.

e. Visit https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/health-services/too-sick-for-school for WANIC policies regarding students with symptoms.

15. If enrolled, the student must complete the entire program and satisfy all academic requirements to earn credit for the class.

16. If the student withdraws before Tuesday, June 27, there is no penalty and the class will not be reflected on the student’s high school transcript.

17. If the student begins the class and then withdraws before the end of day Thursday, June 29, the class will be listed on the high school transcript as a Withdrawal “W” – this will not affect the student’s GPA.

18. If the student withdraws after Friday, June 30, the class may be listed on the high school transcript with a No Pass “N” indicating student has not earned credit.

19. Students who do not complete the required coursework during summer semester will NOT be issued an Incomplete "I" grade. These students will earn either a Withdraw "W" or No Pass "N" depending on the circumstances for not completing the class during the semester.

20. WANIC does not provide transportation. Students whose families qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch at their high school may apply for financial assistance (gas card or Orca bus pass). Email wanic@lwsd.org for more information.

21. The opportunity may arise for WANIC students to be photographed/videoed for the purpose of celebrating achievements and promoting our students and programs. These photos/videos may be used online or in print materials related to WANIC or LWSD communications. Parent/guardian, if you do NOT give permission for WANIC staff to photograph/video your student, you must email wanic@lwsd.org before the first day of class, Tuesday June 27, and be sure to inform your student.

22. All school district rules and expectations apply, including these computer code of conduct regulations:

a. Be ethical and courteous. Do not send hate, harassing, or obscene mail, text or images; libelous, scandalous or discriminatory remarks; or demonstrate other antisocial behaviors. Such communications may be subject to school discipline, legal action, and/or police contact.

b. While actively engaging in online activities during the class, use the time for educational purposes only. No personal, commercial or political activity is allowed.

c. Protect your account and computing privileges. Never share your logon and password information with other students. Never use others’ logon or password.

d. Do your own work. Only submit original work and do not plagiarize the work of others. Do not assume that because something is on the Internet you can copy it.

23. All policies and procedures of the WANIC Skill Center for student conduct and discipline will be in effect. If a student is removed from the Summer Semester class as a result of academic integrity violations or disciplinary action, the student may not earn credit.

24. Please direct all questions to the WANIC Skill Center office (425) 739-8400 or wanic@lwsd.org.