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Summer Satellite Academy

Summer Satellite Academy is a partnership between Peninsula School District and West Sound Technical Skills Center – and it is free to students and their families!

It is a great opportunity for students who want to:

  • Make more room in their regular schedule for courses
  • Get a head start on their high school career
  • Recover course credit

Upon completion of the course, students will earn a letter grade and .5 credits toward graduation.

Who: All incoming 9th-12th grade students
Where: Hybrid - Virtual on M, W, F and in-person on T, Th

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Registration is open now through West Sound Tech!
To register, visit:  https://wst.smapply.org

What courses are available?

Session 1: Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 23, 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Virtual, 8:00-3:00

  • 9:00 - 10:30 and 1:00 - 2:00 - Synchronous
  • Rest of the day is Asynchronous

Tuesday and Thursdays: In-person with lunch and transportation. 
All courses located at Gig Harbor High School.  Because students earn a full semester worth of credit, daily attendance both virtually and in person is required.


Aerospace
Teacher: Keith Garton

  • This class is an introduction to the aerospace environment.  Aerospace technology is an exploration into the science of flight and the impact of aero-technology on commerce and national security.  Aerospace technology is developed through a project based curriculum.  This means students will build and fly working projects that actively apply the scientific principles and technologies of flight.  This is a fun class!  Projects include but are not limited to rockets, airplanes, balloons, and kites.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE and Science Graduation Requirement

American Sign Language (ASL) I Semester 1
Teacher:  Carolyn Gutmann

  •  American Sign Language is a visual-gestural language created by the hands, arms, face, and body and received by the eyes.  In ASL 1, students will learn vocabulary, grammatical structures, fingerspelling, the use of gestural devices and how to appropriately use the signing space in ASL. Students will learn about deaf culture in the United States and create videos that allow students to express their learning.  Learning will be extended during the second session August 3 – 20.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit and World Language Graduation Requirement

College, Career, & Financial Exploration
Teachers: Kevin Davis and Cindy Rychard

  • CCFE equips you with the knowledge and skills that will help connect post-high school education and employment. You will explore careers of interest and understand the steps to achieve success. You will gain practical consumer and life skills.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & CCFE Graduation Requirement

Digital Photo
Teacher: Mario Penalver

  • This course will help focus on the fundamentals of digital photography. The four fundamentals are: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, and how to use photo editing software.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE & Art Graduation Requirement

Environmental Science
Teacher:  Mandi Thorne

  • Students will learn and work with scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine solutions for resolving and preventing them.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & Science Credit

Forensic Science
Teacher: Clint Rosson

  • Forensics Science studies the field of criminalistics - its ideology, techniques, and careers.  Students will learn from case histories and mock crime scenes for practicing proper evidence selection, collection procedures, storage of, and processing of evidence.  Topics include:  The logic of Forensic Science, Judicial System Basics, Crime Scene Protocol, Fingerprints, Hair & Fibers Analysis, Trace Evidence, Blood serology. 
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit and Science Graduation Requirement

Health
Teacher: Sherri Patterson

  • Health includes the physical, mental, social, and emotional aspects of wellness. Students review nutritional standards, develop goals, resolve conflict, and analyze responsibilities related to their human sexuality, the use of drugs, disease transmission, and CPR.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & Health Graduation Requirement

Navy JROTC - Navy Science 1 Semester 1
Teacher:  Commander D. Hood

  • This course will introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft.  
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit

 
Session 2:  Tuesday, August 3 – Friday, August 20, 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Virtual, 8:00-3:00

  • 9:00 - 10:30 and 1:00 - 2:00 - Synchronous
  • Rest of the day is Asynchronous

Tuesday and Thursdays: In-person with lunch and transportation. 
All courses located at Gig Harbor High School.  Because students earn a full semester worth of credit, daily attendance is required.


Aerospace
Teacher:  Keith Garton

  • This class is an introduction to the aerospace environment.  Aerospace technology is an exploration into the science of flight and the impact of aero-technology on commerce and national security.  Aerospace technology is developed through a project based curriculum.  This means students will build and fly working projects that actively apply the scientific principles and technologies of flight.  This is a fun class!  Projects include but are not limited to rockets, airplanes, balloons, and kites.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE and Science Graduation Requirement

College, Career, and Financial Exploration
Teachers: Kevin Davis and Cindy Rychard

  • CCFE equips you with the knowledge and skills that will help connect post-high school education and employment. You will explore careers of interest and understand the steps to achieve success. You will gain practical consumer and life skill
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & CCFE Graduation Requirement

Environmental Science
Teacher:  Mandi Thorne

  • Students will learn and work with scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine solutions for resolving and preventing them.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & Science Credit

Forensic Science
Teacher: Clint Rosson

  •  Forensics Science studies the field of criminalistics - its ideology, techniques, and careers.  Students will learn from case histories and mock crime scenes for practicing proper evidence selection, collection procedures, storage of, and processing of evidence.  Topics include:  The logic of Forensic Science, Judicial System Basics, Crime Scene Protocol, Fingerprints, Hair & Fibers Analysis, Trace Evidence, Blood serology. 
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit and Science Graduation Requirement

Health
Teacher: Sherri Patterson

  • Health includes the physical, mental, social, and emotional aspects of wellness. Students review nutritional standards, develop goals, resolve conflict, and analyze responsibilities related to their human sexuality, the use of drugs, disease transmission, and CPR.
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit & Health Graduation Requirement

Navy JROTC – Navy Science 1 Semester 1
Teacher: Commander D. Hood

  • This course will introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft.  
  • Fulfills .5 CTE Credit

     

Summer Satellite Academy is a partnership between Peninsula School District and West Sound Technical Skills Center.  It is a great opportunity for students to experience career and technical education during the summer and who want to have greater access to classes in high school.   Students will earn .5 credit toward graduation!

How to Register?

Registration is open now through West Sound Tech!
To register, visit:  https://wst.smapply.org

 

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