Washington State School for the Blind is proud to offer our short-course program for the 2019-2020 school year in specific areas of need for blind and visually impaired students.
Short courses are offered at no charge for Washington State students and focus on the important Expanded Core Curriculum designed for students blind/visually impaired.
Short course students arrive late Sunday and depart at noon on Friday. Students will stay on campus with WSSB students in our supervised cottages with meals supplied on/off campus depending on events.
Roundtrip transportation by WSSB via charter bus along I-5 corridor or airline flight to Portland International Airport with transport to/from our campus.
Courses will include mandatory recreation, emphasis on self-determination and self-advocacy, self-management, as well as a focus on transition after high school.
In addition, short-courses will include a dedicated portion of the day for students to work on their classwork they miss while attending the program.
Who is eligible:
Middle and high school students who are at or near grade level. Students will receive instruction from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Students can participate in 2 courses per school year.
For more information, please contact Jeff Bowler at 360-947-3367, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 -2020 WSSB Short Courses Offered
Due to the closure of in-person learning for schools for the remainder of the school year, there will be no short courses on campus.
*Registration beyond deadlines to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis