2023 Summer Academy

Hybrid & Virtual Learning Models


Summer Academy is available to middle and high school students in North County San Diego and the surrounding areas. All academic courses are offered in a hybrid learning model, and our Physical Education (P.E.) courses are offered in either a hybrid or virtual learning model.

Hybrid Learning Model (academic courses): Students attend in person at Carlsbad High School on Thursday, June 15th the first week of class. During the remaining weeks (weeks 2-6), students will meet in person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Students will be required to complete independent assignments on Mondays & Fridays. Classes run from June 15th- July 20th. There will be no class on Tuesday, July 4th.

Virtual Learning Model (P.E. only): Students will learn via a combination of virtual direct instruction and asynchronous online activities. One of two virtual meetings is required per week. If a student is unable to meet during the scheduled meeting times they can schedule a separate time to meet with their teacher.

Virtual Meeting times are:

Tuesday Mornings: 8 am -10 am

Thursday Afternoons: 3 pm – 5 pm

Course Offerings

Registered students will receive information about course material distribution and access to Google Classrooms a week before classes start.

Six Week Duration

Full-Year Classes

Full-year classes earn 10 school credits. 

Schedule: In person at Carlsbad High School: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Independent learning: Mondays & Fridays

No class on Tuesday, July 4th


  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Math 8
  • P.E. I
  • P.E. II
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 4

Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisites are met before registering for a class. Refer to the Summer Academy Handbook for course information.

Three Week Duration

Semester Classes

Semester classes are available in two three-week sessions and earn 5 credits.

Session A

Schedule:  In person at Carlsbad High School: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • Virtual option available
  • No class on Tuesday, July 4th


  • P.E. I
  • P.E. II
Session B

Schedule: In person at Carlsbad High School: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • Virtual option available
  • Classes begin on July 5th


  • P.E. I
  • P.E. II

Benefits to Enrollment


Credentialed Teachers


WASC Accredited


Credits Equivalent to a Full School Year


NCAA Approved


Flexible Schedule


Direct Communication with Teachers

Summer Academy Forms

Financial Aid applications are due to the Carlsbad Education Foundation office by April 30, 2023 at 5 pm

What Students Say

My teacher was really good, and the workload was manageable.

It was very simple, flexible, and educational.

The teacher was outstanding when it came to time management.

The teacher was kind and made the classes fun.

The teacher was kind and made the classes fun.

My teacher was very helpful and always answered my questions the same day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take more than one Summer Academy course?

You may only take one hybrid course per semester. Students enrolled in virtual P.E. are permitted to take one additional Summer Academy course.

Can middle school students receive high school credit for their Summer Academy course?

Middle school students will receive UC credit for each Summer Academy course they complete. No high school credit will be granted for courses taken in middle school; however, the course and grade may be entered on the high school transcript. These grades will not be calculated into the high school GPA.

For additional information please see the Summer Academy Handbook.

Do courses count for grade improvement or replacement?

No, Summer Academy is not permitted for remediation. The program is available for students who would like to accelerate their learning.

Are you UC approved?

In order for coursework completed at Summer Academy to be recognized by UC, the principal of the student’s home high school must certify that the course is comparable to other college-preparatory courses offered at the high school. Students should check with their school counseling department to be sure the course they are interested in taking meets their school’s graduation requirements

For more information, visit https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/

Can I make up for missed days with the instructor?

A typical Summer Academy day is roughly equivalent to one week of school during the normal school year. It is expected that students will attend class daily and be on time at the beginning of class and return after any class breaks. There are no “excused absences” during Summer Academy.

Regardless of the reason for the absence, any student who exceeds the allowable number of absences (see below) for the course will be dropped from the class and will not receive course credit.

In addition, students must complete the Withdrawal Request Form, found in the Summer Academy Handbook, to avoid failing the class. Refunds will not be given for unused days whether it is due to dropping the course, vacation, special events, short-term illnesses, or other personal commitments requiring an absence from class. Parents or guardians will be notified if a student has been dropped from a class.

More than three absences in a 10-credit course or 1.5 absences (8 hours) in a five-credit course will result in the student being dropped from the course. No exceptions will be made.

How is the transcript provided to the student?

An official transcript will be mailed to the school of record and an unofficial transcript will be emailed to the parent/guardian. For additional information please see the Summer Academy Handbook.

How many students are in each class?

Our average class size is approximately 12 students.

Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements of ten (10) students may be cancelled.

Who are the teachers for Summer Academy?

Teachers for Summer Academy are from the North County area and are credentialed in the subject area they are teaching.

Judi Stapleton

Judi Stapleton

Summer Academy Principal

Summer Program Information


Cancellations & Refunds:

If any summer program is canceled by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, a full refund will be available or a change of schedule may be made with no processing fee. The Carlsbad Educational Foundation respects the fact that life is unpredictable and that it may become necessary for you to withdraw from a summer program. In consideration to life’s uncertainties, we offer the following refund policies:

Summer Adventure:

Receive 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the upcoming Summer Adventure. No credit or refund if canceling within two weeks of your scheduled start date. The $75 registration fee for Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations in writing must be submitted via email to Carlsbad Kids Care: KidsCare@CarlsbadEd.org.

Enrichment Camps:

Receive 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to any half-day enrichment camp. Full-day enrichment camps must be canceled within four weeks of the start date for a 75% refund. No credit or refund if canceling within two weeks of a camp start date. You may transfer a purchased enrichment camp to another enrichment camp of the same price for no additional charge. Cancellations must be submitted via email to EnrichmentPrograms@CarlsbadEd.org.


Summer Academy:

Once a class has begun, students may withdraw by completing a Withdrawal Request Form, available online here. You may also request a withdrawal form by emailing SummerAcademy@CarlsbadEd.org. Final approval for dropping a class will be given by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

All enrollment cancellations and refund requests must be submitted through the Cancellation/Drop Request Form found online here.

Refunds are issued based on the schedule listed below:
Prior to May 8 : Full refund minus a $25 processing fee
Between May 8 – May 22: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee
After May 22: No refund
Any change of schedule may incur an additional $25 processing fee.



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