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West Hartford Summer 2018

Starting Thursday, June 21, all phone or in-person registrations will take place through the Summer High School office at Conard High School from 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. or by phone at (860) 929-5067.

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Education programs site.  

West Hartford Continuing and Summer Education offers tuition-based summer academic and enrichment options for pre-K thru grade 1 students, and middle thru high school students.  Popular Continuing and Summer Education programs are outlined below.  This year, select English and Science courses will be offered via a blended learning platform which consists of classroom-based instruction and online/virtual learning. Maker It So Maker Space and Summer Jazz Jam continues to be popular offerings for students entering grades 6-9. 


Get Ready At Summer Pre-School (G.R.A.S.P.) is a summer school offering for children entering kindergarten in the fall.  The program emphasizes experiences in early learning skills including learning to pay attention, follow instructions, taking turns, and completing tasks. Children enjoy music and art projects and experience activities designed to improve small and large motor coordination.  This program runs Monday - Thursday, and there is no school on July 4.  

Moving On Up is a great way to get ready for first grade.  Children experience reading, math, science and listening skills.  Activities include puppetry, crafts, singing, dancing and videos. This program runs Monday - Thursday, and there is no school on July 4.  

Summer Fun for Preschoolers offer creative summer-fun activities which include a variety of learning, outdoor, and nature experiences where sensory, motor, and language skills will be specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of this population of young children ages 3-5. This program runs Monday - Thursday, and there is no school on July 4.  

The Summer Jazz Jam is a two-week jazz ensemble program for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9 and performing on traditional big band instruments (saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet, bass, piano, guitar, drum set).  This is a great opportunity for students to improve their jazz chops, as soloists and ensemble players, and all student are encouraged to take part. We are looking to fill up three big bands!  There is no school on July 4. 

The West Hartford Inter-district Summer High School offers 30 courses for "get ahead" credit; for skills development; credit recovery and for enrichment experiences.  The summer high school also offers a variety of non-credit offerings for middle school students.   

  Dates for the Summer PreK - Grade 1 program are June 25- July 21. The location will be at Whiting Lane Elementary School.

 Dates for the 2018 Summer Jazz Jam are July 9 - July 20.  The location will be at Conard High School. 

  Dates for the 2018 Summer High School are Semester 1 - June 25 to July 13; Semester 2 - July 16 to August 2.  The location will be at Conard High School.

 Click here for more summer school registration information.

Your reactions to all aspects of our summer programs are needed if we are to continue to improve our service to our community. Please drop a note or give us a call with your praise or criticism, 860-561-6900. Thank you. Remember, feedback is the breakfast of champions!

Collaborating Towns

Once again the West Hartford Inter-district Summer High School will be joined by several other towns. In addition to the residents of Bloomfield, Hartford and West Hartford, the residents from the following towns pay the resident, rather than the non-resident rate, for all programs: Avon, Berlin, Enfield, Farmington Glastonbury, Granby, Newington, Region 10: Burlington/ Harwinton, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, Simsbury, Wethersfield, and Windsor. Residents from all other towns are welcome at the non-resident rate.


Course Cancellation Policy

Specific courses may be modified or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Decisions on the cancellation of a course due to insufficient enrollment may be made up to 2 days prior to the start of the course and a full refund would be granted.


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