West Suburban Summer School (WSSS) offers classes to students entering grades 2-12 for the fall of the following school year. It serves students who are identified as gifted and talented in our member districts, and non-member school districts (at a slightly higher fee). WSSS instructors have designed enrichment classes in their area of expertise to provide students with unique experiences to challenge their abilities.

2024 Summer Program Information 

Registration is closed for 2023. More information will be announced in January 2024 for the summer of 2024.

Registration site: Go here to register for classes.

Registration instructions: Step-by-step guide to registration.

Sites will be determined at a later date. 

Weeks of WSSS 2024

  • June 17-21 Wednesday June 19 Holiday – Closed (4 day week)
  • June 24-28
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26

If you are interested in becoming a WSSS Instructor, please contact one of the WSSS team members.

FAQ: Registration Changes for Member and Nonmember Districts

How do I register for West Suburban Summer School?
What is a class request?

In late February, families may enter requests for courses. This will not be official enrollment, nor will it guarantee a spot in the course. Families may enter up to three course requests for each week of West Suburban Summer School.

How do I prioritize requests?

If you request more than one class per week, the system will prompt you to prioritize these requests. If you only select one class within a week, then the system automatically prioritizes your request as a #1 request.

What happens after the classes are requested?

In late February, enrollments will be assigned to member district families according to an automated random process in the registration system based on their requests and the space available in the class. This will provide more equitable distribution of requests, and avoid the rush to be on the computer at a specific time. Backup requests can also be made in case the first choices are not accepted. In early March, enrollments will be assigned to nonmember district families.

What are members and non-members?
When are class requests finalized?

Members will be notified of assigned classes in early March. Nonmembers will be notified of assigned classes one week later in March.

May classes be changed or dropped?

Member district families will have a week in March to review their enrollments and consider changes before paying. Nonmember district families will have the following week in March to review their enrollments and consider changes before paying.

Is it possible to request to be with a friend or sibling?

Families may add the name of a friend or sibling who has an active account with West Suburban Summer School.  Because enrollment assignments are automated, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to match students with a friend or sibling. Knowing there is a preference, however, will allow us to look for potential adjustments in priority once the initial enrollments are assigned. This would be the first step to review the scope of the need, and how we can improve the process in the future. We do not wish to raise hopes, so want to be transparent about the process.

Covid Protocol:
We will follow the CDC/District guidelines that are in place for Summer 2024.

WSSS Refund & Scholarship Information

How many days do I have to pay for a class after enrolling?

We request that classes are paid for within seven days. After 7 days, $100 will be deducted from refunded classes.

If my child gets invited off of a waiting list for another class, may I drop an existing enrollment and be fully refunded?

Yes. We will honor waitlist invitations at any time.

If I am waiting to hear about a sibling or friend being invited off of a waiting list for a class my child is enrolled, what is the deadline for dropping a class without paying a penalty?

We understand that there are concerns about siblings or friends who may be on the waiting list for a class. For this reason, we will extend the period to drop a class without penalty until April 1. After April 1 there will be a $100 deduction in your refund for processing.

Is there a date when I will not be refunded at all for a class?

No refunds will be made except for medical reasons after:

  • Late May for June classes
  • Mid-June for July classes
Are scholarships available?


If you are interested in receiving scholarship information, please contact the West Suburban Summer School team.