Short Courses

Washington State School for the Blind is proud to offer our short-course program for the 2019-2020 school year in specific areas of need for blind and visually impaired students.

  • Short courses are offered at no charge for Washington State students and focus on the important Expanded Core Curriculum designed for students blind/visually impaired.
  • Short course students arrive late Sunday and depart at noon on Friday. Students will stay on campus with WSSB students in our supervised cottages with meals supplied on/off campus depending on events.
  • Roundtrip transportation by WSSB via charter bus along I-5 corridor or airline flight to Portland International Airport with transport to/from our campus.
  • Courses will include mandatory recreation, emphasis on self-determination and self-advocacy, self-management, as well as a focus on transition after high school.
  • In addition, short-courses will include a dedicated portion of the day for students to work on their classwork they miss while attending the program.

Who is eligible:

Middle and high school students who are at or near grade level. Students will receive instruction from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Students can participate in 2 courses per school year.

2021-22 School Year Short Courses

3 programs will be in person and on campus and 1 will be online at this time. We will be announcing additional courses for the 2021-22 school year in early fall.

The three programs on campus:

Mobility and White Cane week 10/10 - 10/15

Cooking and Living Independently 10/31 - 11/5

Tech Skills using Windows, JAWS and Google Suite 12/5 - 12/10

Registration Form for On Campus Short Course Programs


If you have any questions please email me at:

Wayne Oshiro

WSSB Irwin Education Building