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West Sound Academy’s academic semesters end mid-May, so all West Sound Academy students participate in June Term during the last ten days of the school year. June Term can also provide students an opportunity to opt-in to an international or domestic experiential learning trip called a June TREC (Travel, Rethink, Explore, Connect).

During June Term, students study one or two intensive classes in a forum where they can put the academic skills they have been building into practical application. Students enroll in either one morning and one afternoon June Term class or an all-day June Term class. Students are graded and earn 0.25 elective credits for a half-day June Term class or 0.5 elective credits for an all-day June Term class.

Full-day June term courses consume the entire school day, so students are enrolled in just one course. Half Day courses meet for three hours each day, either in the morning or the afternoon. The Independent June Term is available as a morning, afternoon, or full-day option. Students are first required to submit a June Term Independent Proposal form and have it approved by the Head of School.

The classes listed below will be offered for the 2024 June Term.

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  • Full Day
  • Half-Day
Forensic anthropology training - Britannica ImageQuest

Forensic Science

“I tend not to believe people. People lie. The evidence doesn’t lie.” — Gil Grissom, CSI Follow the evidence! Guided by Karen, students will use forensic science techniques and problem-solving skills to process mock crime scenes.  We will practice hair analysis, blood typing, and studies of blood spatter patterns, fingerprints, footprints, and other data analysis…

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Jan Term 2016

Independent June Term

A student can propose an Independent June Term course of study for half the day. The student must indicate their intention in the form below and in an Independent June Term course proposal – available on our website on the June Term page. All independent June Term course proposals must include a designated adult supervisor…

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Hand pulling playing card out of down-facing deck held in another person's hand - Britannica ImageQuest

Introduction to Card Magic

If you are willing to take the magician’s oath, Ben will help you develop your skills as an amateur magician in this introductory course on card magic. The beginner will learn various self-working card tricks that will astound spectators yet require no sleight of hand.  The more experienced conjurer will learn to combine breaks, controls,…

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Production of Christmas cards made from confetti - Britannica ImageQuest

June Crafts

In this class, students will work with Katelyn and spend their time creating arts & crafts in various forms! The types of crafting that can be created include oven-baked and UV resin jewelry, custom UV resin dice, bookmarks, birdhouses or bird/squirrel feeders, wind chimes, greeting cards or wall hanging art, votive candle holders, coasters, and…

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2023 June Tunes concert at Liberty Bay Park in Poulsbo

June Tunes

This is an all-day music ensemble course with the goal of a live performance on June 11th. Students who are considering taking this class should have intermediate to advanced experience on at least one instrument. Led by Paul, the class will work together as a group to deconstruct and reconstruct music along their own lines…

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Hiking group from a 2019 June Term class

Learn, Explore, and Discover Nature!

Join Luca and Bernice on the trails as we hike and share nature knowledge. This course will consist of all-day hiking destinations around Kitsap County. Students will bring a packed lunch, wear outdoor clothes, and be prepared to explore everything from woodland trails to tide-pooling fun. We will create nature journals along the way to…

Read More
Indoor games. Board and skill games stacked on a shelf - Britannica ImageQuest

Tabletop Game Design

Do you love playing board games? Have you ever wondered what makes a great game work? Have you ever wanted to create one of your own? Spend two weeks exploring what goes into creating a game people will love to play, and create a playable game yourself! In this course, Stepper and Bill McCrery will…

Read More
Film projector (chromolitho) - Britannica ImageQuest

The Making and Meaning of Movies

Do you enjoy watching and discussing movies?  Join us for an immersive and interactive two-week exploration of film and film criticism. This engaging course, led by Forrest, combines the power of storytelling with critical analysis to deepen the way we interact with cinematic productions. Each day, we will gather to watch carefully selected films from…

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Full Day

Full-day June term courses consume the entire school day, so students are enrolled in just one course.

Jan Term 2016

Independent June Term

A student can propose an Independent June Term course of study for half the day. The student must indicate their intention in the form below and in an Independent June Term course proposal – available on our website on the June Term page. All independent June Term course proposals must include a designated adult supervisor…

Read More
2023 June Tunes concert at Liberty Bay Park in Poulsbo

June Tunes

This is an all-day music ensemble course with the goal of a live performance on June 11th. Students who are considering taking this class should have intermediate to advanced experience on at least one instrument. Led by Paul, the class will work together as a group to deconstruct and reconstruct music along their own lines…

Read More
Hiking group from a 2019 June Term class

Learn, Explore, and Discover Nature!

Join Luca and Bernice on the trails as we hike and share nature knowledge. This course will consist of all-day hiking destinations around Kitsap County. Students will bring a packed lunch, wear outdoor clothes, and be prepared to explore everything from woodland trails to tide-pooling fun. We will create nature journals along the way to…

Read More
Indoor games. Board and skill games stacked on a shelf - Britannica ImageQuest

Tabletop Game Design

Do you love playing board games? Have you ever wondered what makes a great game work? Have you ever wanted to create one of your own? Spend two weeks exploring what goes into creating a game people will love to play, and create a playable game yourself! In this course, Stepper and Bill McCrery will…

Read More

Half Day

Half-Day courses meet for three hours each day, either in the morning or the afternoon.

Forensic anthropology training - Britannica ImageQuest

Forensic Science

“I tend not to believe people. People lie. The evidence doesn’t lie.” — Gil Grissom, CSI Follow the evidence! Guided by Karen, students will use forensic science techniques and problem-solving skills to process mock crime scenes.  We will practice hair analysis, blood typing, and studies of blood spatter patterns, fingerprints, footprints, and other data analysis…

Read More
Jan Term 2016

Independent June Term

A student can propose an Independent June Term course of study for half the day. The student must indicate their intention in the form below and in an Independent June Term course proposal – available on our website on the June Term page. All independent June Term course proposals must include a designated adult supervisor…

Read More
Hand pulling playing card out of down-facing deck held in another person's hand - Britannica ImageQuest

Introduction to Card Magic

If you are willing to take the magician’s oath, Ben will help you develop your skills as an amateur magician in this introductory course on card magic. The beginner will learn various self-working card tricks that will astound spectators yet require no sleight of hand.  The more experienced conjurer will learn to combine breaks, controls,…

Read More
Production of Christmas cards made from confetti - Britannica ImageQuest

June Crafts

In this class, students will work with Katelyn and spend their time creating arts & crafts in various forms! The types of crafting that can be created include oven-baked and UV resin jewelry, custom UV resin dice, bookmarks, birdhouses or bird/squirrel feeders, wind chimes, greeting cards or wall hanging art, votive candle holders, coasters, and…

Read More
Film projector (chromolitho) - Britannica ImageQuest

The Making and Meaning of Movies

Do you enjoy watching and discussing movies?  Join us for an immersive and interactive two-week exploration of film and film criticism. This engaging course, led by Forrest, combines the power of storytelling with critical analysis to deepen the way we interact with cinematic productions. Each day, we will gather to watch carefully selected films from…

Read More