Course Enrollment Options at SMW
- SMW Student Course Selection
- English Language Learners (ELL)
- E-School at SM
- SM Summer Programs
- SMSD Signature Programs
SMW Student Course Selection
Student Course Enrollment for the Next School Year
We begin the process of course selection for the following school year in January. Students attend an enrollment presentation grouped by their grade level, complete enrollment cards, and have a meeting with their school counselor.
Updated information will be available to your student through Canvas. Have your student log into Canvas, under "Courses", select "All Courses", then the course called "SMW Student Services", and then the graduation year (ex: Class of 2026).
Note: Changes to requested classes (including alternate courses) are due prior to the end of the school year in May.
For more detailed information, see the district program planning guide (includes course descriptions, graduation requirements, and information on additional programs and policies:
Courses available at West by grade level
- Class of 2024
- Class of 2025
- Class of 2026
- Class of 2027
English Language Learners (ELL)
The mission of the Shawnee Mission English Language Learner (ELL) Program is to serve, advocate for, and assist in the cultural adaptation of English language learners and their families. The ELL staff, educators, parents, and community will work with the students to improve their social, linguistic, academic, and/or vocational skills, so that they may become contributing members of society and the global community.
La misión del Programa de Alumnos de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ELL) del Distrito Escolar Shawnee Mission es servir, abogar, y asistir a familias a adaptarse a la cultura en los Estados Unidos como estudiantes del idioma Inglés. El personal de ELL, maestros, padres, y la comunidad trabajarán con los estudiantes para mejorar las habilidades sociales, lingüísticas, académicas, y/o vocacional, para que los estudiantes puedan ser miembros contribuyentes en el servicio a la sociedad y comunidad global.
For additional information on our ELL programs in the Shawnee Mission School District go to https://www.smsd.org/academics/english-language-learners
E-School at SM
High school students access the on-line curriculum and lessons for independent study through the district's eSchool program. Students will use Edgenuity, an online learning platform, in addition to other district-approved resources with the eSchool course and must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities. Online teachers assess student work and issue grades. Successful completion of the eSchool courses meet graduation requirements. Fall, spring, and summer semesters are offered. Students and parents should consult with their high school counselor prior to enrollment.
All students must be currently active in a SMSD high school and should enroll in their high school counseling office. Non-district students can no longer enroll in eSchool courses.
Click below for information on enrollment and dates.
Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Fall and Spring Semesters: If withdrawal from the e-course is completed within the first two weeks of an eSchool semester, no record will appear on the transcript. If withdrawal occurs after the first two weeks but prior to the last two weeks of the eSchool semester, the record will show the e-course and a notation of withdrawal will be made as WP (withdrawn, passing grade, no credit). Students may not withdraw from an e-course during the last two weeks of the eSchool semester and will receive the grade earned.
Summer Semester: If withdrawal from the e-course is completed within the first week of the eSchool summer semester, no record will appear on the transcript. If withdrawal occurs after the first week but prior to the last week of the eSchool summer semester, the record will show the e-course and a notation of withdrawal will be made as WP (withdrawn, passing grade, no credit). Students may not withdraw from an e-course during the last week of the eSchool summer semester and will receive the grade earned.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR WITHDRAWALS AFTER CLASS BEGINS. If a student withdraws from a course for any reason prior to the beginning of class, they will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. A written or email request from the parent is required for a refund. Please email email@example.com with your withdrawal or refund request.
SM Summer Programs
Different types of classes are offered in the district over the summer months. Each is designed to meet the individual needs of students.
High School Summer Academy classes are similar to regular school year classes students take at their home school. For courses required for graduation or advancement, student and parent should consult with their high school counselor prior to enrollment. Core classes and Financial Literacy are for credit recovery only. Students must enroll in the corresponding semester in which the course credit is required. Students may enroll in one class per semester. Some courses may be taught online through Edgenuity.
Summer Enrichment classes are for students entering grades 1-8 in the fall. Additionally, for students meeting class age requirements, there is a pre-k and kindergarten class for early learners. All classes are designed to develop new interests and skills through participatory learning activities. These classes are opportunities for students to enjoy new learning that is not based on school district regular curriculum.
Summer Music is a great way to stay in "playing shape" over the summer months. Summer Band Blast for students in grades 5-8 is a mix of band rehearsals, small ensembles, and sectionals that gives players of every playing level an opportunity to improve their skills in each of these settings.
Summer Program Contacts
Principal of Summer Academy
Principal of Summer Enrichment
Summer Band Blast
Fax (913) 993-9435
Summer Programs office is located at:
Broadmoor Technical Center
6701 West 83rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66204
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
SMSD Signature Programs
Signature Programs in Shawnee Mission offer wonderful ways for student explore their future career interests! Take a look at the many programs we have available:
Check out the district website for more information about the Signature Programs.