High School Registration & General Information

Starting Thursday, June 18th, all summer high school phone or in-person registrations will take place through the Summer High School office at Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Rd., West Hartford, CT 06117 from 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. or by phone at (860) 929-5167.

PreK-1 summer program registration will take place through the Office of Continuing Education at         Town Hall- 50 South Main Street, Room 419 or 860-561-6900 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


By Phone:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MasterCard or VISA or DISCOVER
(860) 561-6900

By Fax:

(24 hours / 7 days)
MasterCard or VISA or DISCOVER
(860) 561-6907

By Mail:

Summer Options
Continuing Education Office
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-2447


Continuing Education Office
West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 419
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available to assist West Hartford resident students who require financial assistance to attend credit courses. For applications consult a guidance counselor. Application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020.


Tuition fees (Subject to change for Summer 2019): Residents and collaborating towns:

  • 1/4 credit; $294 (Non-residents $344)
  • 1/2 credit; $364 (Non-residents $404)
  • 1 credit; $689 (Non-residents $744)

Registration fee: Please add a registration fee of $16 per student. Each student must pay the registration fee only once per summer, regardless of the number of courses or programs selected. Make checks payable to West Hartford Public Schools.

Tuition: Tuition and registration fee are due at the time of registration.

Collaborating Towns: Once again the Bloomfield/Hartford/West Hartford Collaborative Summer 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, East Hartford, 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.

Refund Policy: Registration fee is nonrefundable unless a course is filled or cancelled by the Continuing Education Office. A full tuition refund excluding the registration fee is granted if the student elects to leave the program for any reason prior to the close of business on the first day of the semester.

Course Cancellation

The Summer School Program, or any specific course or activity therein, may be modified or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Decisions on the cancellation of a course due to a lack of enrollment may be made up to two days prior to the start of the course and a full refund will be granted. The Summer School will call the home of any students enrolled in a course that is cancelled.

Credit Information

All credit courses meet the minimum state requirement for the number of instructional hours offered during the regular school year, and are approved for credit by the West Hartford and Bloomfield Boards of Education. No credit or grade will be released by the Summer School unless tuition payments and book obligations are paid in full.

All students must check with their school counselor if they plan to take courses for credit toward their local graduation requirements, as some credit courses may require prior approval of the student’s Department Head/Department Supervisor.

Information for Parents

On the first day of school, each student will receive a Student/Parent Handbook and a written description of the teacher’s Academic Procedures. A parent signature is required to verify that the parent has read the on-line handbook. Copies will also be available in the summer school office.

Open House for Parents

Parents are invited to an Open House for first semester on the 3rd day of school from 7:00-7:20 a.m. during which time the teacher will describe the curriculum and expectations of the course. A second semester Open House will take place on the 3rd day of school, also from 7:00-7:20 a.m.

Student Attendance

Summer School credit courses meet approximately four and a half (4.5) hours per day. This time allotment makes each summer school day the equivalent of one week of school during the regular school year. Consequently, all students will be expected to attend every day. Summer school attendance policy mandates that unexcused or excessive absences may lead to course failure and, therefore, loss of course credit.

In short, if students will miss more than 2 class days for a full 1.0 credit  course, or one (1) class day for a 1/2 credit course in a semester, they may should not plan to attend class for credit. Specific attendance requirements are stated in the Student-Parent Handbook.


Students must expect to devote a significant amount of time on homework on a daily basis. Students holding jobs while attending summer school may find it difficult to allocate the time needed to complete their homework.

Homework Center

The Homework Center is open four days per week, Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. The center provides students help with homework and access to computers, math and language arts tutors, in a quiet atmosphere for completing assignments. It is open to all summer school students. Late bus transportation is provided to West Hartford students. All other students must provide their own transportation.

Expelled Students

Students currently expelled by a public school district may not attend this Summer School.

Room Assignments

Room assignments for each course will be posted on the first day of each semester inside the school entrances.

Student Accomodations - IEPs and 504s

The West Hartford Summer High School is a regular education program.  There are no special education services provided and no assigned special education staff during our program.  However, we will make reasonable accommodations to meet the educational needs for students who provide the program with a district issued Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504.   

All parents, even those with students in the West Hartford Public School system, are required to provide the Summer School with a complete copy of the IEP or 504 plan.  Accommodations listed in the IEP/504 will not be provided unless the IEP/504 is provided to the Summer School office on or before the second day of classes.


Student Parking: Students must park only in the student parking lot at the Summer High School. The student parking lot is located on the west side of the building by off of Berkshire Road.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up: All vehicles dropping off or picking up students must use the main entrance to the school campus at 110 Beechwood Road.

Bus Transportation: There is limited bus transportation available to eligible students for a nominal fee of $75 per semester, or $35 if taking a 7-day Health class. Students must live at least two miles from the Summer High School to be eligible for bus transportation. Students will be picked up between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. and will be transported home at the close of the school day, which is 12:20 p.m. except on the last day of each semester, when pickup-up will be at 11:40 a.m. Routes and pick-up locations are fixed and will be posted in the 2019 Summer Options catalog mailed to all West Hartford homes in April.


The Newington Board of Education funds bus service for Newington students attending the Collaborative Summer High School. The Newington bus will leave the front entrance of Newington High School at 7:00 a.m. The bus will then return to this site at the end of the Summer School day. If you need other information, please call Newington High School, Guidance Office at 860 666-5611, extension 1160.

Medical Information

If your child is not enrolled in a Connecticut school, a blue State of Connecticut “Health Assessment Record” must be included with the High School Registration Form prior to enrollment. Forms are available at the Continuing Education Office.

School Closings

Any closing of summer school for reasons such as inclement weather will be announced on radio stations WTIC - 1080 AM, and 96-5 FM, WDRC - 1360 AM, and 102.9 FM: WVIT-TV Channel 30, WFSB Channel 3; or call the Continuing Education office at 860-561-6900.

Any day of school lost due to a closing will be made up at the end of the semester and will delay the end of the semester.  When possible, especially during semester 1, class breaks are modified to make up hours of missed school.   

Electronic Devices

We encourage the use of tecnology in school, but cannot be held responsible for the loss of personal electronic devices. Students who bring electronic devices to school do so at their own risk. Summer school students will have access to computers during the school day. Cell phone use for instructional purposes is at the discretion of the teacher.

USB/Flash Storage Drive

It is highly recommended that students who may be using a computer during summer school to complete assignments should bring a USB/flash storage device to store their work or save to a Cloud-based storage system. Students cannot email work from home to a school account during the summer. WHPS students will have access to their Google accounts during summer school.

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50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-2447

Phone: 860 561-6900
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