My child is enrolled in another school district. Can we attend Bellevue’s summer programs?

Most of our summer programs are open to students from neighboring districts. To register, you must have a WA address. However, the Accelerated Math Program is only available to currently enrolled Bellevue School District Students.

Elementary school students may register for Operation Exploration if they are entering grades 1-5. Students entering grades 6, 7, 8 may enter Operation Ideation. Middle School students may also register for the Accelerated Math Program if they are entering grades 6 or 7. High School students may register for the High School Program if they are entering grades 9-12.

I attended summer school, when will I get my transcript?

Grades for the middle and high school programs will be posted on the final day of each session. All coursework must be completed by 3:00pm to be considered towards your final grade.

Bellevue Students: Grades will be posted to students’ transcripts and sent to the student within three weeks of the end of the summer program. Grades will also be sent to school counselors at all BSD middle and high schools.

Out of District Students: Summer School grades will be mailed by the middle of August. Out of district students should check with their individual school district to determine if an official transcript will be required. To obtain an official transcript, please contact student records at, or (425) 456-4223 after September 1, 2019.

Can my child accelerate in math through BSD summer programs?

Yes…Students currently enrolled in the Bellevue School District entering IMT1, GIMT1, IMT2and GIMT2 are eligible for Math Acceleration courses. Each course is a full day, four-week program. Satisfactory completion of the summer math course will allow a student to advance to the next course in the math series, for the 2019-20 school year. Students may register for the lottery for enrollment in these courses.

High school students interested in accelerating through courses should contact their counselor about outside learning options available to them.

My child is in the Advanced Learning program. What options do they have to accelerate in math?

Students who are in currently enrolled in Advanced Learning may register for the lottery for enrollment in GIMT1 or GIMT2. Students that wish to progress through the continuum of gifted math courses (including Algebra 1) should speak with his or her counselor about Outside Learning.

What do I do if BSD summer school doesn’t offer the course I need?

If you are interested – or you need to earn credit for a course BSD summer school does not offer, you still have options. Speak to your school counselor about Outside Learning. Keep in mind that district approval must be granted-prior-to your enrollment and all courses must be approved by the first week of July.

I might improve my grade by the end of the year. Should I register, or wait until I know my grade?

Summer school is run on a first come, first serve basis. Classes are only run if there is a high enough enrollment in the course. By waiting to register, you may lose your spot in the course.

If you choose to register early, a partial payment can hold your spot. Simply complete the payment plan form and submit the form, the first payment, and your registration form together. In addition, refunds can be requested until June 28, 2019 should you determine you do not need to attend summer school.

I’m currently in 8th grade and will be entering 9th grade next school year, can I take health?

No. Health is available only to students who will be entering 10th grade or higher.

Are scholarships available? For which programs?

Yes, scholarships are available for the High School Summer Program.

Operation Exploration offers scholarships for select students enrolled in a Spanish Dual Language program. Visit the Operation Exploration webpage for additional information.

Students that require additional scholarships in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply for the Bellevue LifeSpring Grads-on-Track Scholarship. Available for high school students requiring credit recovery or grade improvement, Bellevue LifeSpring’s summer school scholarship program pays up to 90% of the total cost of classes. A minimum $10 contribution from the family is required for registration.

These scholarships are available on a first come, first-serve basis. To qualify for a scholarship, you must be eligible for free or reduced lunch during the school year. If your family’s financial situation has changed, you can still apply for a Bellevue LifeSpring Scholarship. Please attach a letter of circumstance to your application at the time of submission.

I’d like to volunteer. Are there opportunities available?

Absolutely, and we would love to have you! If you are an adult or student volunteer, there are opportunities for you in our summer programs. Students must be rising 9th graders, or older, to participate. This can be a great way to earn your forty hours of community service.

It is important that you can provide a consistent summer schedule. Please be prepared to make a commitment should you be interested in volunteering, as teachers and students will be depending on you. To volunteer, please email us at and someone will contact you about the program and hours.

Can I still retake a class in BSD summer school to improve my B grade?

Yes, this is allowable because the class is offered by Bellevue School District.

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