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Madison Metropolitan School District Summer School


Incoming Freshmen - Call the West High School Counseling Secretary, Felissia Jackson, at 608-204-3073 to speak with an available counselor to register or fill out the Registration Form (page 5) and return it to the West High School Counseling Office (30 Ash Street, Madison, WI, 53726).

Current West Students - Contact the student's school counselor to register:

SLC 1: REGENT (A-Gd) Jane Glynn 608-204-4135

SLC 1: REGENT (Ge-Z) Karen Coombs 608-204-4134

SLC 2: VAN HISE (A-N) Kelly Anderle 608-204-3194

SLC 2: VAN HISE (O-Z) Jabalja Gussine 608-204-4129

SLC 3: HIGHLAND (A-N) Amanda Dyer 608-204-4133

SLC 3: HIGHLAND (O-Z) Jabalja Gussine 608-204-4129

SLC 4: ASH (A-F) Jane Glynn 608-204-4135

SLC 4: ASH (G-Z) Cynthia Nordmeyer 608-204-4130

AVID (Grades 9-12) Lisa Lehman 608-204-4132

ELL Counselor Levels 1-5 Sky Chandler 608-204-4131

*Note that changes to schedules may be made by Summer School Staff through the morning of the first day of school.  Final schedules will be provided to students on the first day in the Ash Entrance.


High School Summer School Course Catalog

The following provides the type of credit offered for summer school courses: 

Credit Recovery - Retake courses previously failed in order  to recover the credits required for graduation in the areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and Physical Education. 

Credit Replacement - Replace a course previously taken in the core areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and Physical Education. 

Credit Recovery and Replacement Courses:

English 1, 2, 3 & 4

English Fundamentals/Intermediate English

Health Education

Physical Education

Algebra 1 & 2(Trig)




General Physics

Modern US History

US History

Social Issues

Western Civilization

Spanish 1 & 2

First Time Credit - Only the classes listed below are allowed for first time credit. Enrollment is limited and a lottery or other similar system will be used if registration exceeds capacity. The deadline to be considered for the lottery is Friday, May 3rd. All enrollment after the lottery deadline is based on a first come, first served basis. These courses may ONLY be taken one time during your high school career.  

  • Physical Education - incoming 9th grade (8th grade as of the end of 2018-2019 school year)
  • Health Education - 10th, 11th and 12th grades

Elective Courses:

Art - 2D & 3D Design

College & Career Readiness (AP Bootcamp)

Reading 901R

Personal Finance (Online)

Experiential Learning  - It is possible to earn elective credit towards graduation through successful part time volunteering or "work experience." Please see the Experiential Learning Credit section on page 8 of the course catalog or see a school counselor for more information. 


Summer School will meet Monday-Thursday June 24 - August 2, 2019 (no classes on July 4 and July 5).  Students can take up to two classes.  Classes are offered 8:00-10:05am and 10:10am-12:15pm.  Students may be assigned either section (time slot) by Summer School staff, depending on availability. This may be done when enrollment in sections is out of balance or a section is closed or dropped. In addition to two classes, qualifying students can earn elective credit towards graduation through successful part time work or volunteer experience.  More information regarding Experiential Learning can be located on page 8 of the course catalog. Students should contact their counselor to discuss this additional option. 

Summer School credit recovery, grade replacement and .25 first-time credit courses meet for 2 hours, 5 minutes, four days a week; .5 first-time credit courses meet for four hours, 15 minutes, four days a week.


Since summer school courses are 18-week courses condensed into 6 weeks, one day of absence is equivalent to 3 days during the regular school year. In addition students are expected to not be late for class due to loss of instructional time.  Summer school has a 5 day absence limit (excused and/or unexcused). Students who exceed this limit will be dropped from the class.


The public City Of Madison Metro Bus routes will run as usual and students are welcome to utilize this mode of transportation.  There are not specific busses assigned to school routes during summer school. School funded bus passes will be issued to qualifying students (just like during the school year) at the beginning of Summer School.  Summer Youth Bus Passes can also be purchased through Madison Metro.


Students who reside in the MMSD attendance area DO NOT need to pay tuition. Students who reside outside of the MMSD attendance area will be charged tuition of $499 per class. Several area districts will pay tuition for approved courses. Non-MMSD resident students should see their counselor and MUST obtain approval from their principal or they will be responsible for out of district tuition. All out of district students will be responsible for fees. All questions regarding fees or tuition can be directed to the summer school site principal. *Please submit fee of check or money order, no cash, for the correct amount to cover fees. Make checks payable to “MMSD, Summer School 2018.”

West High School Summer School Office

Room 2037 (Ash Office)

Hours: 7:45am-12:15pm during Summer School (Mon-Thu 6/24-8/2, no school on 7/4 or 7/5)

Secretary Janelle Heckendorn - 608-204-4116

Principal Melanie Thiel - 608-204-4117

Principal Mitch McGrath - 608-204-3090