Summer Class Descriptions

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Exploration for rising 11th and 12th graders only

Locations/Times: Mount Si High School ALL students in this class attend remotely at home 8:30-10:30 AM AND in person 11:00-3:30 PM 

Description: This introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Students will explore cloud computing services, applications, and use cases. Students dive deeply into cloud computing best practices and learn how cloud computing helps users develop a global infrastructure to support use cases at scale while also developing and inventing innovative technologies. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. This class is open to rising 11th and 12th graders only. Rising 9th and 10th graders will not be enrolled. HS credit 0.5 CTE


Biosystems, Genetic Research & Ethics for Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders only

Location/Time: WANIC @ LW Tech ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM -12:30 PM AND remotely at home 1:00-3:00 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. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Lab Science


COMPUTER SCIENCE INTRO @ ISSAQUAH HS 

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

Description: 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 


Culinary Arts Intro

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

Descriptions: This 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


DigiPen 3D Modeling 

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend remotely at home 8:00 - 11:30 AM AND In Person 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Description: Learn the foundational concepts and various techniques to create 3D digital objects for use in animation, video games, advertising, and even 3D printing. In addition to 3D modeling, students will also learn how to texture, light, and render. 
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen Art & Animation Intro

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 - 11:00 AM AND attend remotely at home 11:30 - 3:00 PM 

Description: Learn how traditional art and animation techniques are used by professional digital artists to create animations and special effects in today's video games, movies, and commercials. Students will acquire skills and gain an understanding of the production process through guided lessons and exercises before creating an animated project of their own.
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS Credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts


DigiPen Computer Science Intro

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 - 11:00 AM AND attend remotely at home 11:30 - 3:00 PM 

Description: This class launches students 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. 
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer.
DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen Music & Sound Design Intro

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend remotely at home 8:00 - 11:30 AM AND In Person 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Description: 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. 
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS credit: 0.5 CTE OR 0.5 Fine Arts


DigiPen Video Game Development

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 - 11:00 AM AND attend remotely at home 11:30 - 3:00 PM 

Description: Explore a range of disciplines involved in making 2D video games, including programming skills, game design concepts, art and animation techniques, as well as music and sound effects production. By learning how to implement common elements found in 2D games, students will then design and combine the elements to create their own games.
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS credit: 0.5 CTE


DigiPen Video Game Programming Intro

Location/Time: DigiPen Institute of Technology: ALL students in this class attend remotely at home 8:00 - 11:30 AM AND In Person 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Description: This class launches students into the challenging world of computer science and programming of 2D video games. In addition to learning basic programming concepts, students work with component-based game engines to program gameplay and learn to apply important concepts in physics and math to create their own games.
Students will attend half a day of in-person instruction at DigiPen Institute of Technology and the other half via live remote instruction. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer.  DigiPen Institute of Technology campus requires students to be fully vaccinated and masking is currently required. 
HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Fire & EMS Careers Intro

Location/Time: WANIC @ LW Tech ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM AND remotely at home 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Description: 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. Students earn their CPR/First Aid card! For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. HS credit: 0.5 CTE


Freelance Art and Ceramics 

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

Description: This program will prepare individuals to apply knowledge and technical skills in creating, producing, and selling products in the field of 2D and 3D art. This course will include art theory, design, safety, technical skills, production skills and marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, and management functions associated with operating a small business in professional arts. On the final day, students will have an art show that will encompass the work that was created during the class. This will be open for public viewing from 2-3pm. HS credit: 0.5 CTE or 0.5 Fine Arts


Guitar Building

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

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


Personal Finance

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

Description: 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. 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


Photo Video Fusion

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

Description: Explore the technical and creative aspects of photography and videography. Students master their camera and its functions. Tell better stories and improve composition. Record great sound. Learn to use natural and artificial light in the studio or outdoors. Students process photos and video to look their best. Create special effects for both images and movies. This class features photographic and video opportunities from beginning to advanced. Some walking required as class will use subjects and sights within the community. Students may bring their own camera, but it is not required.
HS credit: 0.5 CTE or 0.5 Fine Arts


Photography 1

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

Description: This class will feature photographic opportunities covering both digital and darkroom techniques. Explore the technical and creative aspects of photography and master the camera and its functions. Improve composition and process images so that they look their very best. Students do not need a camera, just their enthusiasm. HS credit: 0.5 CTE or 0.5 Fine Arts


Systems Thinking for Health and Wellness for rising 11th and 12th graders only

Location/Time: WANIC @ LW Tech ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM -12:30 PM AND remotely at home1:00-3:00 PM

DescriptionHealth professionals, scientists, and computer programmers are working together to improve how we think about and make decisions about health. In this course students 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 our communities. Throughout the course students will also virtually meet diverse STEM professionals from Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and elsewhere. For the remote component of this course, students will need an Internet-connected Windows computer. This class is open to rising 11th and 12th graders only. Rising 9th and 10th graders will not be enrolled. High School 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

Programs by Location


Cedarcrest High School

29000 150th ST NE; Duvall, WA

  • Freelance Art and Ceramics
  • Health
  • Photo Video Fusion

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE; Redmond, WA

ALL Students must provide proof of COVID vaccination

  • DigiPen 3D Modeling
  • DigiPen Art & Animation Intro
  • DigiPen Computer Science Intro
  • DigiPen Music & Sound Design Intro
  • DigiPen Video Game Development
  • DigiPen Video Game Programming Intro 

Issaquah High School

700 2nd AVE SE; Issaquah, WA

  • Computer Science Intro
  • Culinary Arts Intro
  • Photography 1

Lake Washington High School

12033 NE 80TH ST; Kirkland, WA

  • Culinary Arts Intro
  • Health
  • Personal Finance

Mt. Si High School

8651 Meadowbrook Way SE; Snoqualmie, WA

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Exploration

Tolt Middle School

3740 Tolt Ave; Carnation, WA

  • Guitar Building

WANIC (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)

11605 132nd AVE NE; Kirkland, WA

  • Biosystems, Genetic Research & Ethics 
  • Fire & EMS Careers Intro
  • Systems Thinking for Health and Wellness

Woodinville High School

19819 136th AVE NE; Woodinville, WA

  • Welding