Summer Class Descriptions

Summer 2024 Class Descriptions

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Subject to changes.

All classes are in person 8:00 am to 3:00 PM. There are no hybrid or remote options for Summer 2024.

American Sign Language ASL

Location/Time: Bothell High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: American Sign Language course introduce the basics of the language and culture through simulated real-life situations, music, games, storytelling, role play, and other activities. The classroom setting covers the range of whole group, small group, pair work, individual work, and immersion. ASL Language provides opportunities for students to build their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills. The goal for year-end will be that students have gained a foundation of vocabulary and grammar to facilitate communication in the language. 

HS credit: 0.5 CTE or World Language


applied materials technology

Location/Time: Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: Do you like to build? Do you want to understand the world? Applied Materials Technology is a class that combines those two perspectives. Imagine a combination of chemistry and shop class and you will be on your way to understanding the exciting field of Materials Science. We will make items out of 4 categories of materials and work to understand why they behave the way they do. You will learn about stained glass, fused glass, casting metal, polymers and much more.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Criminal Justice

Location/Time: Mount Si High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description:  This class will give students an in-depth study of the criminal justice system and the constitutional protections that act as a balance to the law-enforcement powers of state.  Students will learn about the nature of crime, police and law enforcement, court proceedings, sentencing, and corrections.  Career options will also be explored. 

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen 3D Modeling

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Welcome to the exciting world of 3D digital design! In this course, you'll gain the skills to design and construct 3D models that can be used in animations, video games, and even 3D printing. Get ready to unleash your creativity as you learn how to bring your ideas to life using techniques like modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering. Whether you dream of designing characters for games or making your own 3D printed creations, this class will spark your imagination and help you turn your ideas into reality! Join us on the DigiPen Institute of Technology Campus in Redmond for an adventure in digital design like no other.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen INTRO to Art & Animation

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionThis beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Discover how traditional art and animation techniques are integrated into digital artistry, shaping the animations and special effects seen in video games and films. Through guided lessons and hands-on exercises, students will acquire essential skills and develop a comprehensive understanding of the production process. By the course's conclusion, students will have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge by crafting an animated project of their own, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the techniques learned. Join us at the DigiPen Institute of Technology Campus in Redmond for an immersive exploration into the dynamic world of digital art and animation.

HS Credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts


DigiPen INTRO to Computer Science

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Taught at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, this course will launch you into the world of computer science and programming through the practice of writing code for a variety of applications including games and data analytics. The emphasis of the class is not on learning a specific language but instead, the foundational 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 INTRO to Data Analytics

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Join us at DigiPen Institute of Technology and discover the power of using data to solve real-world problems. Explore the basics of data analytics and learn how it can be applied to various fields, such as healthcare, business, and environmental science. You will collect, clean, and analyze real-world data sets using tools like Excel and Tableau and by understanding how to visualize data, you will be able to identify patterns and trends that can inform decision-making.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen INTRO to Game Design and Development

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Join us for this introductory class taught at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, where you'll be introduced to the world of crafting engaging 2D video game experiences. Learn how to integrate fundamental game design principles with art, storytelling, programming, and music to bring your game ideas to life. Through hands-on projects, you'll prototype game mechanics and work on refining your creations through playtesting. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to develop and enhance your game concepts, whether you're passionate about digital games or simply curious about game design.


HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen INTRO to Music & Sound Design

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. Embark on a journey into the art of creating music and sound effects designed specifically to enhance gaming and animation experiences. Through a combination of hands-on activities and expert guidance, you will have the opportunity to craft unique and immersive soundscapes. Explore the fundamentals of music theory and sound design principles while gaining valuable insights into their applications within the video game and animation industries. Join us at the DigiPen Institute of Technology Campus in Redmond and bring your passion for sound design to life!

HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts


Emergency CERT

Location/Time: Woodinville High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a nationally recognized Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that covers the topics of disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, disaster medical treatment, search and rescue, the Incident Command System, disaster psychology, and terrorism. Students enrolled in CERT will learn and master the skills of disaster medical treatment, fire suppression, triage, light search and rescue, and cribbing.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Engineering Design - Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Location/Time: Bothell High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionIntroduction to Engineering Design is the first foundational course of the Project Lead the Way high school engineering pathway and is appropriate for students who are interested in engineering and design. Through both individual and collaborative team activities, projects and problems, students will solve problems as they practice common engineering design and development protocols such as project management and peer review. Students will develop skills in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards, and they will use current 3D design and modeling software to represent and communicate solutions.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Guitar Building (STEM)

Location/Time: Tolt Middle School (Duvall) ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: Guitar Building is a course designed to put creative exploration into hands on applications as we use skills from woodworking (no previous training required, but it does help!), mathematics (algebra), electronics (soldering & wiring), and chemistry (specialized finishes).  Students will build a solid-body electric guitar that is 100% playable and theirs to keep.  Have fun, learn lots, and make one rockin’ guitar!  This course will NOT instruct how to play the electric guitar. 

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Health

Locations/Time:

  1. Cedarcrest High School: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Lake Washington High SchoolALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This class will teach students the importance of “optimal wellness” with respect to their personal health, along with how these health topics relate to “today’s society and their community”.  Some specific topics include nutrition, mental, social, and physical health.  Meets Health credit graduation requirement.  

HS credit: 0.5 Health


Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) - Biosystems, Genetic Research & Ethics for Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders only

Location/Time: Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:000 PM

Description: 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 renowned Institute for Systems Biology. This class is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Rising 9th graders will not be enrolled. It is strongly recommended that students have completed High School Biology before enrolling in ISB Biosystems.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Lab Science


Intro to Culinary Arts

Locations/Time: 

  1. Issaquah High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: This introductory class is a fast-paced, hands-on cooking class in a kitchen lab environment. Students will learn and practice essential cooking techniques, methods, measuring skills, recipe reading, knife skills, and safety. HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Personal Finance

Location/Time: Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionThis 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. Fewer 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


Photography

Location/Time: Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionThis class is an introduction to photography through the digital camera. Students engage in hands-on projects with modern digital cameras while gaining an understanding of the basic principles of today’s photographic technology. Students will acquire basic image processing skills using digital imaging software, emphasizing the techniques of basic color. Students are encouraged to have taken a prior CTE Digital Art Course or Art I. Students will have access to a DSLR camera and do not need to bring their own. Some photography homework is recommended but not required outside of class time.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE or 0.5 Fine Arts


Video Game Math

Location/Time: Lake Washington High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionIn this introductory class, students will learn how to apply mathematics to solve many of the common challenges facing video game programmers. It will teach students how to use vectors and matrices as they develop solutions to engaging projects which include a physics simulation, autonomous drive control, and planetary motion. Coding will be primarily JavaScript, though no prior coding experience is required.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


WEb Design and Computer Science

Location/Time: Bothell High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DescriptionThis Web Design/Computer Science  course is a project-based course that introduces the basic elements of designing and developing web pages, animation, and coding. Students will learn different platforms to plan and design effective web pages for business and personal use. Web pages will be created using HTML, CSS, and Photoshop.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Welding

Location/Time: Woodinville High School ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description: Welcome to the WANIC Welding program. This welding course is designed to introduce students to the world of welding. Students will learn various welding skills in both SMAW (shield metal arc welding), and oxy acetylene welding. Learn advanced levels to learn GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding). This program will cover design, layout, and fabrication techniques to prepare for post secondary welding programs or entry-level employment.

HS credit: 0.5 CTE


 

Summer Information

Programs by Location


Bothell High School

9130 NE 180th Street,  Bothell, WA 98011. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • American Sign Language ASL
  • Engineering Design - Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Web Design and Computer Science

Cedarcrest High School

29000 150th ST NE; Duvall, WA. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Freelance Art & Ceramics CANCELLED
  • Health
 

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • DigiPen 3D Modeling
  • DigiPen Intro to Art & Animation
  • DigiPen Intro to Computer Science
  • DigiPen Intro to Data Analytics
  • DigiPen Intro to Game Design and Development
  • DigiPen Intro to Music & Sound Design
 

Issaquah High School

700 2nd AVE SE; Issaquah, WA. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Intro to Computer Science CANCELLED
  • Intro to Culinary Arts

Lake Washington High School

12033 NE 80TH ST; Kirkland, WA. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Applied Materials Technology
  • Health
  • Intro to Culinary Arts
  • Institute for Systems Biology - Biosystems
  • Personal Finance
  • Photography
  • Video Game Math
 

Mount Si High School

8651 Meadowbrook Way SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Criminal Justice

Tolt Middle School

3740 Tolt AVE; Carnation, WA. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Guitar Building - STEM

Woodinville High School

19819 136th AVE NE; Woodinville, WA. All students attend in person 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Emergency CERT
  • Welding