• Welcome to the Northwest Career & Technical Academy’s Summer Session Info Page!


    Enrollment Still Open! (Some programs are full.  Check with 360 848-0706 for updates on open programs.)


    We ARE accepting applications for Advanced Swinomish Culinary, Applied Medical, Animal Care & Handling, Fire Science, Intro to Veterinary Assisting, Automotive, Construction and Welding. 


    We are no longer taking application for HS Health, Culinary, Dental, Aerospace, Marine Services, Robotics 



    Special SUMMER SESSION Announcement-- If you are interested in culinary and hospitality, we're are excited to announce an awesome collaborative between NCTA, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner Schools and the Swinomish Lodge! 3 week training with the potential for continued summer employment! Contact 360 503-1005 for more information or complete the summer application to start the process!  Download a flyer here!

    Notification:  Students will be notified by mail the first week of June regarding their program enrollment.  We try to honor first selection choices as best we can.   NCTA will also try and balance classes for equitable access for all students.

    Applications:  Download the application here: SUMMER APPLICATION

    Please note that priority will be given to current NCTA consortium member districts. (Anacortes, Bellingham, Burlington-Edison, Concrete La Conner, Meridian, Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley)  Students from other districts are encouraged to get applications in right away so when seats are opened for non-consortium districts, they'll be in line already! 

    Who is Eligible?  Summer Session is open to incoming 9th graders through non-graduated seniors.

    Dates and Times: Summer session dates will be June 18 - July 6 for Mount Vernon, Sedro Woolley and Anacortes Programs.  For Whatcom County, summer session will run June 20  - July 10.  Typically, we start the day after the last of the regular school year in June.  Classes run from 8 AM to 3 PM daily. There will be a 30-minute lunch each day.

    Cost: Free! There is no cost for summer school except for possible small fees such as food handlers cards, etc.

    Lunch:  The Mount Vernon School District will be able to provide Simplified Summer Feeding Program for Children at the Main Campus.  Breakfast & Lunch Served Daily Monday through Friday. Meals will be made available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger.  Other students will need to bring their lunch daily as there are no vending machines on campuses.

    Credit: Students can earn a semester (0.5) high school occupational education credit for successful completion of a summer school class. Students taking the Family Health course will earn a semester (0.5) high school health credit. Attendance is mandatory to receive credit.  For extenuating circumstance regarding attendance, please connect with the Director regarding credit. 

    Transportation: No transportation provided except through Bellingham School District (to the main campus in MV). Transportation is the responsibility of the student and/or parent.  NCTA is happy to help with WTA or SKAT Bus passes if neeed.

    Questions: For more information about classes, call 360-848-0706. 

    Special Assistance:  NCTA needs to be advised in advance of the start of summer school regarding students requiring special assistance such as one-to-one educational aides, IEP accommodation, 504 accommodation, etc. If a student requires specific accommodation during the regular school year, the same accommodation is required during summer session.  NCTA will coordinate accommodation needs with the student's sending district.