Enrollment for the High School Summer Program begins Wednesday, March 25, 2020.


Who is it for?

All current high school students, grades 9-12, including students from other districts.


Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005


July 7* – July 31, 2020
Monday – Friday
* NOTE: The first week for students is Tuesday-Friday


Session 1
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enrollment Timeline

March 25: Enrollment begins.

May 15: Bellevue LifeSpring Scholarship priority deadline.

June 19: Bellevue LifeSpring Scholarship deadline.

June 19: Enrollment deadline.

June 22: Late enrollment begins. Applicants are only accepted if there is room in the class. Students must register at the Summer School Office at the Bellevue School District Office, 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

June 26: Last day to request a refund.

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Sammamish High School

The High School Summer Program is divided into two daily sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Students may only enroll in one course per session, for a maximum of two courses a day. Courses in the High School Summer program are taught using Bellevue School District curriculum, textbooks and resources.

NOTE: Every effort will be made to run all advertised courses. Courses will not be offered without adequate enrollment.

Grade 12 Course Completion Program

Grade 12 Course Completion classes are offered to current grade 12 BSD students only. This is a two-week program that runs June 15 – 26, 2020.

Courses offered:
Senior English - 1st Semester
Senior English - 2nd Semester
United States Government - 1st Semester
United States Government - 2nd Semester

Credit Recovery

Credit recovery courses are an opportunity for students to retrieve credit for classes previously taken in which they failed to receive credit. Students may also take a course for grade improvement. This option is for students who have previously received credit for a class but did not receive a satisfactory grade.

OSPI regulations require that all grades for attempted courses are included on official transcripts in the case of repeated courses. The higher grade will be used for calculations of GPA. The lower grade will not have an impact on GPA.

The following courses are for credit recovery or grade improvement. They may not be used for acceleration. No exceptions.

EnglishSession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
Freshman Comp & Lit
- 1st Semester
Freshman Comp & Lit
- 2nd Semester
Sophomore  Comp & Lit - 1st Semesterx
Sophomore Comp & Lit - 2nd Semesterx
American Lit - 1st Semesterx
American Lit - 2nd Semesterx
HistorySession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
World History - 1st Semesterx
World History - 2nd Semesterx
US History - 1st Semesterx
US History - 2nd Semesterx
MathSession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
Algebra 1 - 1st Semesterx
Algebra 1 - 2nd Semesterx
Geometry - 1st Semesterx
Geometry - 2nd Semesterx
Algebra 2 - 1st Semesterx
Algebra 2 - 2nd Semesterx
Pre-Calculus - 1st Semesterx
Pre-Calculus - 2nd Semesterx
ScienceSession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
Biology - 1st Semesterx
Biology - 2nd Semesterx
Chemistry - 1st Semesterx
Chemistry - 2nd Semesterx
Note: Physics will not be offered at the High School Summer Program because of low student requests. If you need to retake a Physics course, please see your school counselor about the Outside Learning options to take Physics from a course provider outside of the Bellevue School District.
OtherSession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
Health (in-person)xx

Original Credit

The following classes are available for Original Credit. Students who have previously failed the course will be given priority registration, as well as students in grade 11 – 12. Students who will be entering 9th grade are not able to enroll in Health or Human Geography.

CourseSession 1
(9:00 - 11:30)
Session 2
(12:00 - 2:30)
Health (in-person) xx
Washington State History & Government x

new Human Geography

(Human Geography is now offered for Original Credit at the Summer Program. This class fulfills the required .5 Social Studies elective credit or can fulfill a .5 general elective credit .)



Tuition is a sliding scale based on free or reduced meal eligibility.

2020 TuitionHigh School
Full Price$410
Tuition for students qualifying for Reduced Lunch Prices$240
Tuition for students qualifying for Free Lunch$140

Payment Plans

Payment plans are an option for families who require additional flexibility with the tuition amount. At time of registration, submit the payment plan form with your child’s registration form along with the required first down payment. Payment plans will be added to your student’s account as a fine. Failure to complete payments will affect your student’s ability to participate in school activities.


Scholarships are only available for current BSD students in grades 9-12 who are applying for Credit Recovery. Students entering 9th grade next school year are only eligible for the Algebra 1 course.

Scholarships through Bellevue LifeSpring’s Grads-On-Track program are available for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If you are not enrolled in the Free and Reduced lunch program, please attach a letter describing your financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to students in high school who previously failed a course being re-taken during the summer. Scholarships will be awarded until funds are depleted. The scholarship priority deadline is May 15, 2020. The final deadline to apply for a scholarship is June 19, 2020 or until funds are depleted.

Scholarship applications require a $10 fee per course. Scholarship applications must be submitted with your registration form. You cannot submit the two items separately. You cannot pay the scholarship fee online, please visit your school accountant or the Summer School office to pay the scholarship fee and submit your application.


Transportation is not provided. Parents and students are responsible for safely getting to and from the summer program.


Breakfast and lunch will be offered free for all students at Sammamish this summer.

Breakfast available: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Lunch served: 10:50 a.m. – Noon


Please take a moment to review our policies.


Students in a credit bearing or accelerated secondary course are expected to attend class daily. With the fast pace of the course, teachers are unavailable to support students with extended absences. Each course in Summer School lasts four weeks.

During each course you will be completing the equivalent of a semester of time in a class. With the compressed amount of time, daily attendance is a mandatory component of the program. Students are required to attend class daily.

If you miss more than two days in the first two weeks, you may be dropped from the program. Absences that occur after the first two weeks will seriously jeopardize a student’s ability to earn credit.

First period starts at 9:00 a.m. each morning, ending at 11: 30 a.m. each day. Second period starts at 12:00 p.m. each afternoon, ending at 2:30 p.m. each day. A 30 minute lunch break occurs between classes from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  An option tutorial session will run from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for students requiring additional support.

Students with excused absences will be allowed to make up the work. Absence notes must be written by a guardian and shown to the teacher.

There are no refunds for students who exceed the allotted amount of hours for absences.


In order to assure that the summer program is safe and fun for everyone involved, students are held to the same standards of conduct as Bellevue students are during the school year.  Students violating appropriate behavior code will be referred to the principal for discipline, which may range from an administrative conference up to and including expulsion from the summer school program.

Because we want every student to have a positive experience, we strive to work out any potential concerns with the student and the parent before withdrawing any student from the program.  However, we reserve the right to remove a student from summer school if their behavior is severely disruptive or creates a safety hazard.  If this occurs, refunds for programs with tuition will not be provided.  Students and staff are expected to meet these expectations:

  1. Show respect for yourself, your peers, and your surroundings.
  2. Be to class on time, and ready to learn.
  3. Behave in a safe manner.
  4. Remain on campus while in session.  If you are only attending a partial day, you must leave campus when your class ends.
  5. Follow the directions from the summer school staff.
  6. Sammamish High School is a drug-free campus.  There is no smoking in the vicinity of the school.
  7. If you are a driver, drive safely and park only in the designated parking spaces.