Summer Academy

Complete a Yearlong Class in Just Six Weeks!

Summer Academy is available to middle and high school students in North County San Diego and the surrounding areas.

Hybrid & Virtual Learning Models

 

Summer Academy offers middle and high school students the chance to earn credits over the summer to free up time in their school-year schedule! Academic courses follow a hybrid schedule of in-person instruction and independent learning and Physical Education (P.E.) courses are offered in either a hybrid or virtual learning model.

Benefits to Enroll!

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Credentialed Teachers

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WASC Accredited

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NCAA Approved

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Flexible Schedule

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Credits Equivalent to a Full School Year

Course Offerings

Full-Year Session

Hybrid Schedule: In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday – Thursday. Independent learning Monday & Friday.

Courses:  Math 8,  Algebra 1,  Geometry,  Honors Geometry,   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.

*No high school credit will be granted for these courses taken by incoming 7th or 8th graders. The course and grade may be entered on the high school transcript, but under no circumstance will the grade be calculated into the high school GPA.

Semester Session A

Hybrid Schedule: In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday — Thursday. Independent learning Monday and Friday.

Virtual Schedule: Virtual instruction and asynchronous online activities.

Courses:  P.E. I,  P.E. II

Semester Session B

Hybrid Schedule: In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday — Thursday. Independent learning Monday and Friday.

Virtual Schedule: Virtual instruction and asynchronous online activities.

Courses:  P.E. I,  P.E. II

Full-Year Session

Hybrid Schedule: In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday – Thursday. Independent learning Monday & Friday.

Courses:  Math 8,  Algebra 1,  Geometry,  Honors Geometry,   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.

*No high school credit will be granted for these courses taken by incoming 7th or 8th graders. The course and grade may be entered on the high school transcript, but under no circumstance will the grade be calculated into the high school GPA.

Session A

Hybrid Schedule: In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday — Thursday. Independent learning Monday and Friday.

Virtual Schedule: Virtual instruction and asynchronous online activities.

Courses:  P.E. I,  P.E. II

Session B

Hybrid Schedule:
In-person 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday — Thursday. Independent learning Monday and Friday.

Virtual Schedule:
Virtual instruction and asynchronous online activities.

Courses:

  • P.E. I
  • P.E. II

*No high school credit will be granted for these courses taken by incoming 7th or 8th graders. The course and grade may be entered on the high school transcript, but under no circumstance will the grade be calculated into the high school GPA.

Summer Academy Handbook

To read more information about the 2024 Summer Academy, view our handbook to learn about policy, courses, and more details.

Forms

Financial Aid applications are due to the Carlsbad Education Foundation office by May 3, 2024, at 5 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

What is the virtual learning model?

Students will learn via a combination of virtual direct instruction and asynchronous online activities. Online requirements and schedule will be provided by the instructor in June. Classes begin Wednesday, June 12.

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 the University of California counselor’s webpage.

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 15 students. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements of 12 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.

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.”

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

Summer Academy Principal

Dawn Kramer

Dawn Kramer

Summer Program Information

Cancellations and 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 a 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the upcoming Summer Adventure. No credit or refund if canceled 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.

Summer Enrichment

Receive a 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks before 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 3: Full refund minus a $25 processing fee
Between May 4 – May 17: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee
May 18 and after: No refund
Any change of schedule may incur an additional $25 processing fee.

Financial Aid

Carlsbad Educational Foundation awards financial assistance for Enrichment Camps and Summer Academy. A percentage of tuition assistance is discounted based on financial need and availability. Guardians must apply by the deadline assigned for each program. Applying for financial aid does not guarantee any financial aid will be awarded.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Enrichment Camps:

Round 1: March 7 – April 30, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Round 1 applicants will be notified by May 13

Round 2: May 1 – May 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Round 2 applicants will be notified by June 10

Applications received after May 31 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Summer Academy:

Deadline: May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Application for Financial Aid (Click Here)

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