Summer School Course Offerings and Descriptions

Summer School is closed.

** All courses will have Pre-Testing turned on. This allows for students to test out of items that they already know. However, all students are still responsible for taking the final on this information**


English 9: This freshman-year English course invites students to explore diverse texts across 12 unit topics. Students will engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts both classic and contemporary. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary-analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They study short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

English 10: Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and 21st-century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, 21st-century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of the eWriting software, students will also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analyses, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.

English 11: This junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through contemporary works. Students will engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts, the centerpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students will master the comprehension and literary analysis strategies that the Common Core State Standards require. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students will read a range of short but complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers. This course is aligned with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

English 12: This senior-year English Language Arts course invites students to explore a diverse collection of texts across 12 units. Students will engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of both classic and contemporary literature. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students will learn and apply comprehension and literary-analysis strategies. Tasks will encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts, including the ancient epic Gilgamesh, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. They will also study short but complex texts, including essays by Jonathan Swift and Mary Wollstonecraft, and influential speeches by Queen Elizabeth I and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Contemporary texts by Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and Chinua Achebe round out the course.


Algebra I: This course focuses on five critical areas: relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions and modeling. This course builds on the foundation set in middle grades by deepening students’ understanding of linear and exponential functions, and developing fluency in writing and solving one-variable equations and inequalities. Students will interpret, analyze, compare, and contrast functions that are represented numerically, tabularly, graphically, and algebraically. Quantitative reasoning is a common thread throughout the course as students learn how they can use algebra to represent quantities and the relationships among those quantities in a variety of ways. Standards of mathematical practice and process are embedded throughout the course, as students make sense of problem situations, solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically (Separated into two semesters)

Geometry: Offering a hands-on approach to instruction, this is an interactive course designed to introduce the basics of geometry through engaging lectures and informative lesson plans. Students will be challenged to apply previously learned knowledge to higher-level ideas such as reasoning and proof, Geometric Relationships, and Logic. This informative two-semester course covers fundamentals of shapes, surface area and volume of shapes, transformations, as well as learning strategies that include writing, analyzing, and using proofs. High-school students will gain valuable, tangential knowledge of more complex concepts, such as Trigonometry.

Algebra II: This full-year course focuses on four critical areas of Algebra II: functions, polynomials, periodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzing data. Students will make connections between verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions and apply this knowledge as they create equations and inequalities that can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems. As students refine and expand their algebraic skills, they will draw analogies between the operations and field properties of real numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraic expressions. Practice standards and mathematical habits of mind are embedded throughout the course, as students solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.


Biology: This course contains dry labs so students will not be required to purchase any science materials.

Social Studies

World History 9 and 10 (9 is a semester long class and 10 is broken into semesters 1 and 2): This course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. Finally, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and modern issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. The course implements literacy skills by encouraging students to read and write in a variety of formats. Assignments and projects encourage students to apply critical-thinking skills and show their learning in a variety of modalities. Students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

US History (History 11): Offering an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history, this course engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization and settlement in America, and the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution. Students enrolled in this course will closely examine major changes brought about by the nation’s reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times. Over the course of two semesters, interesting course content encourages students to think carefully about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the 21st century.

Senior History (History 12- Government and Economics): : This course is built upon the national and state Civic and Economic standards with emphasis on: Social studies Skills, Government, Citizenship, Economics, and the areas of Technology, Civic Participation, and Society. Students will also explore fundamental concepts and philosophies lead to the creation of the United States Constitution. Students will also explore the structure of the United States government on a national, state, and local level, as well as examine tribal government and sovereignty. Semester two will allow students to investigate what it means to be an American citizen and explore the duties and responsibilities associate with such a role. Students will analyze the political process, political parties, and influences that affect them both. Students will also trace the evolution of technology and the changing effects it has had on politics and society. Students will then be introduced to economic concepts such as thinking as an economist, supply and demand, the banking system, and economics in business and government. Students will then explore both government and economics on a global scale.

Washington State History: This unit course examines major events in Washington history, culture, and government. Students investigate the geography of the state, the cultures of its earliest peoples, and the impact of the creation of the Washington Territory. Students then focus on the challenges of statehood, Washington’s role during the Progressive Era and wartime period, and modern developments in the state’s economy and culture. Finally, students explore Washington's state, local, and tribal governments to help promote civic literacy. Throughout the course, themes such as social history, the effects of migration, the principles of a democratic government, and the relationship between humans and their environment are examined to allow students to draw connections between the past and the present, across cultures in Washington, and among multiple perspectives. (This course is a graduation milestone and does not have credit attached to it)

Physical Education/Health

PE: A one-semester course that combines comprehensive online instruction with student participation in fitness activities. Throughout the course, students assess individual fitness levels according to the five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular health, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Through the application of personal fitness assessments, students will design a fitness program to meet their individual fitness goals. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge to stay fit and active throughout their lifetime. Areas to be explored include: safe exercising and injury prevention; cardiovascular health; muscular strength and endurance; flexibility; nutrition and weight management; lifetime fitness; consumer product evaluation; biomechanical principles; team and individual sports; and stress management.

Health: A one-semester course designed to encourage students to make responsible, respectful, informed, and capable decisions about topics that affect the well-being of themselves and others. The course provides students with targeted and pertinent information, which they can utilize to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Critical thinking and decisionmaking skills are taught and practiced throughout the course, as students are encouraged to recognize that they have the power to choose healthy behaviors in order to reduce risks. Areas to be explored include: making responsible decisions; communicating effectively; mental & emotional health; building self-esteem; adolescence relationships & responsibilities; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; human sexuality; families & family relationships; preventing abuse & violence; and peer pressure.


Psychology: This course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students are exposed to the facts, concepts, and principles associated with the major fields within psychology through direct instruction, interactive activities, projects, and writing assignments. As they progress through each unit, students will analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological perspective, the psychosocial perspective, and the cognitive perspective. From a psychological point of view, students will investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. By using the scientific method, students will gain a practical understanding of common research methods. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

Sociology: Providing insight into the human dynamics of our diverse society, Sociology is an engaging one-semester course that delves into the fundamental concepts of sociology. This interactive course, designed for high-school students, covers cultural diversity and conformity, basic structures of society, individuals and socialization, stages of human development as they relate to sociology, deviance from social norms, social stratification, racial and ethnic interactions, gender roles, family structure, the economic and political aspects of sociology, the sociology of public institutions, and collective human behavior, both historically and in modern times.

Online Learning and Digital Citizenship: In this one-semester course, students develop essential study skills for academic success, such as staying organized, managing time, taking notes, applying reading strategies, writing strong papers, and researching and properly citing information. Explicit modeling and ample practice are provided for each study skill to support student mastery. Instruction on how to be a responsible online learner is threaded throughout the course, and these skills are directly addressed in lessons on cyberbullying, staying safe online, and becoming a digital leader. A basic understanding of software and hardware and how to troubleshoot common technology issues are also taught. By the end of the course, students will have the tools they need to be academically successful in both traditional and digital learning environments.

Personal Finance (Graduation Milestone/.5 credit)- This one-semester elective prepares students to navigate personal finance with confidence. The course opens with a study of what it means to be financially responsible, engaging students in budgeting, planning, and being a smart consumer. Students learn about the relationship between education, employment, income, and net worth, and they plan for the cost of college. Students then broaden their study to include banking, spending, investing, and other money management concepts before exploring credit and debt. In the final unit of the course, students study microeconomics and entrepreneurship, with an overview of economic systems, supply and demand, consumer behavior and incentives, and profit principles. The course concludes with an in-depth case study about starting a business.

Foreign Language

(Language classes will be taught by Edgenuity teachers- NOT Edmonds eLearning teachers)
The cost of the course is $195 for a .5 credit. The course will last into August.
Languages that are offered:
German (based on teacher availability)
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