Summer Programs

Summer School 2022 Options:

There are many options for Summer School 2022. Please click on the link below for more information.

Summer School 2022 Options

The WHS summer reading program is open to all West High students as an opportunity to engage in an enriching reading and literary experience. Here is how the program works:

  • If any of the books on the list appeal to students, they are encouraged (but not required) to read that book or books. Participation in this opportunity is optional.
  • In the September students will be invited to participate in a Book Talk discussion through Warrior Workshop. Each book talk is facilitated by the teacher or administrator who recommended the book.
  • Book discussion sessions are quite popular, but they are not required. There will be no grade or extra credit associated with attending these workshops, rather enjoyable networking and a fun, engaging literary discussion!
  • Note: Only honors and AP classes assign summer reading (and other work) that is required.

Click here to see a list of suggested reading books chosen by West High Staff - Coming Soon!!

Click on the link below to gain access to Sora by Overdrive that offers access to both new and classic fiction and non-fiction books in eBook and audio book format (Please note not all books from the suggested reading enrichment list will be in Sora).

  • Sora by Overdrive:  Click this link and follow the directions below to access our online eBooks and audiobooks from Overdrive.

    1) After you click on the link, choose "Find my school" and then choose "My school isn't listed."

    2) Type "Torrance" into the search bar and choose Torrance Unified and then TUSD student (teachers choose TUSD staff) from the drop down menu.

    3) Students log in using their etusd email and password and teachers log in using their eTUSD username and password.

    4)  Browse by category or search for specific titles. You can borrow up to 3 Ebooks and/or audio books at a time.

Correspondence Courses 

(Classes outside of West High)

The TUSD school board policy allows students to earn up to 40 credits for advancement toward graduation through outside educational providers over the four years of high school. However, courses are limited to a maximum of 10 credits per academic discipline (English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, World Language, and Fine Art) if they will be applied towards graduation requirements. For credit to be accepted, the following are required:

  • The Correspondence Course Pre-Approval Request form is signed by the student and parent/guardian prior to a student enrolling in the off-campus course.  Otherwise, the course will not be recorded on the high school transcript.
  • The provider where the course is taken must be WASC accredited.
  • The student shall receive the same letter grade for high school credit as is granted by the educational provider.
  • Upon completion of the course, the student must submit an official transcript to their counselor showing the student successfully completed the course.  Once received, the course, grade, and credits will be added to their TUSD transcript.