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Anacortes Senior College Winter Term begins on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continues through Thursday, Feb. 18.

Classes meet at Anacortes Middle School, 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.

We encourage you to look for detailed course information on our website:

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Classes meet 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Classes run 6 weeks in length unless otherwise noted. A 6-week class is $30. A 3-week class is $20.

Tuesday Afternoons

Geologic Events: “In the Cross-hairs of Earth.” Jim Strong leads exploration of events that shaped Washington, including formation of mountain ranges, glaciers and more.

Mental Health: Common Facts and Myths. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Cook delves into common mental conditions and psychiatric conditions, and discusses various approaches to treatment.  

Alaskan Fisheries (3 weeks: 1/12, 19 and 26). Mark Lundsten presents the history of fishing, along with the politics and conservation methods maintaining the successful fishery.

Getting Your Stuff in Order (3 weeks: 1/12, 19 and 26). Lexie Lamborn guides students through organizing documents, storing stuff, sharing information with family and trusted friends.

Tropical Adventures: From Belize to the Galapagos (3 weeks: 2/2, 9 and 16). Explore with Bob Weathers exploring the tropics, emphasizing coral reefs and other aspects of marine biology.

Thursday Afternoons

Understanding Religion.  Join Jim Barrett in sifting through impacts of major religions on daily life, such as foreign policy, government decisions, social interactions and wars in this nondenominational course.

Understanding the Universe, Part II. Continue with Tom Churchill discovering the Cosmos, including Death Stars, galaxies, Clusters and the Cosmic Web, the challenges of space travel and more.

 Metalworking. Master blacksmith Paul Thorne reveals the importance of iron in the evolution of humanity, the tools and skills still used today in forging industrial, architectural and artistic objects.

Basic Norwegian for Travelers (3 weeks: 1/14, 21, 28). Susan Easthouse returns to teach her popular course on key Norwegian words and phrases, along with opportunity for discussing travel in Norway.

Self-Publishing (3 weeks: 2/4, 11 and 18). Tony and Karla Locke have led writers through the continually changing technological maze of self-publishing and will share their expertise with authors.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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