Welcome to West!

Welcome to Shawnee Mission West! We have information on enrollment based on what your individualized situation is with your student and family. We are excited you are going to be part of our Viking Family and the West Way. Let us know how we can help you further by contacting Cathy Hays, counseling assistant, at (913) 993-7830.

New to SM West

If you have just moved into our Shawnee Mission West attendance area, welcome!  We are excited to get to know you and your student.  To help our new enrollment process go smoothly, we need a few things from you.  


Call to make an appointment to enroll with your student.  We need to have the parent/guardian and the student at the enrollment meeting to help pick classes, take a tour, and find out important information to support your family during this transition.  Cathy Hays, counseling assistant, can schedule a time to meet with you, your family, and school counselor.  Please call her at (913) 993-7830.  


We need specific documents to enroll students in our school district.   Please bring a copy of these documents with you to your enrollment meeting.

  • Proof of Residency
  • TWO Current Utilities Bills (Gas, Electric, or Water Bill) listing name and address of guardian
  • Lease or rental agreement or home ownership documentation
  • Copy of Student's Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Check out/Withdraw Form from previous school attended if possible
  • Transcripts and Grades from previous school attended if possible


Here are the documents needed for enrollment at Shawnee Mission West High School.  Our district website has the forms in Spanish and English plus additional information about residency at https://www.smsd.org/families/enrollment .  Transfer Request information can be found at our district website at https://www.smsd.org/families/transfer-procedures .

  • Home Language Survey
  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Immunization Statement Form Signed by Parent
  • Activate Family Access 
  • Complete Mandatory Sign Offs online for Parent and Student


Please bring the complete paperwork and requested documents to your enrollment appointment with your school counselor.  We will review all paperwork, check for graduation requirements, and create a schedule for your student.  During this time, we will also complete any additional paperwork and releases for photos, computer use, physicals, etc.  

Thank you for choosing Shawnee Mission for your child's educational needs.  

Current SMW Course Selections

Enrollment Information for Each Grade Level

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.

Fall Semester Dates:  September 3, 2019 until December 3, 2019

Click below for courses and enrollment information:                                                                          FALL COURSES AND ENROLLMENT INFORMATION.

Orientation Information

Students will need to attend a mandatory orientation meeting to participate in eSchool courses. Meeting opportunities include:

  • Wednesday, August 28, 6:00-7:00 @ Horizons
  • Thursday, September 5, 6:00-7:00 @ Horizons

Testing Information

Students will be required to take the final exam for the course in a supervised testing center located at a designated SMSD campus. Options include: 

  • Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Horizons
  • Or by appointment with Laura Brogdon at laurabrogdon@smsd.org.




eSchool Office Location
Broadmoor Technical Center                                        
6701 West 83rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 993-9740                                                          

Enrollment Hours
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon  and 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

eSchool Staff
Dr. Laura Brogdon
Principal of eSchool

Paul Colwell
Administrative Intern

Charlene Simmons

Lisa Benge
Teacher, American Government

Jennifer Fescoe
Teacher, Lifetime Fitness

Stephanie Gagnebin
Teacher, Psychology

Jennifer Hair
Teacher, Financial Literacy

Mary Hedges
Teacher, Health Education

Greg Schieszer
Teacher, Art History

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 charlenesimmons@smsd.org​ 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

Eddie LyDay 
Principal of Summer Academy

Misty Mayden-Miles
Principal of Summer Enrichment

Megan Hoelscher
Summer Band Blast

Charlene Simmons
(913) 993-9740
Fax (913) 993-9435

Summer Programs office is located at: 

Broadmoor Technical Center
6701 West 83rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 993-9740

Enrollment Hours:
Monday - Friday​
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.