How to Apply

Due to COVID-19, we are approaching Summer Link 2021 with a set of program modifications to ensure the health and safety of our students, counselors, and teachers. Because of the small size of the Summer Link cohort (16 to 20 students), we are planning to provide an in-person experience while also preparing contingency plans if we cannot do so safely. Applications open March 1 and will evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the spring. Summer Link will run from July 5 - 30, 2021.

In order to apply to Summer Link, students must be current 5th graders who will enter 6th grade in the 2021-22 school year. Applicants can apply to Summer Link starting on March 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If families have questions about or need support with the application process, please contact the Application Manager, Karen Zaidberg.

Application Components

There are three components to the Summer Link application:

  1. Application

    The application asks for basic family information and includes two written responses, one for the student to complete and one for the parent/guardian to complete. The application can be submitted online or on paper.
  2. Teacher Recommendation

    Print the teacher recommendation form and give it to a current teacher to complete. The instructions for the teacher are provided on the form.
  3. Records Request Form

    Print the records request form, sign it, and give it to the student’s current school. This form allows the current school to send the student’s transcript to Summer Link.

Please send all application materials to:

The Overlake School
Summer Link Program
20301 NE 108th St.
Redmond, WA 98053